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Level Up: Independent (Stevens) Grip

We go over the basics and mechanics of this popular technique, go through some standard exercises, and then we break down the different applications. These videos will make you rock solid in every application from getting ready to march a world class drum corps, to preparing for college juries. 

Lesson 1 - The Story - break down the history behind it, and get into the strengths and weaknesses of the technique. 

Lesson 2 - The Kung Fu! -  We break down the physics of how to hold it, the movement and flow, otherwise known as the "Kung Fu" 

Lesson 3 - Block Chords For Days - Get the wrists flowing with these chordal exercises and start getting around the board in different intervals. 

Lesson 4 - Is it an Innie or an Outtie? - Techniques, theories and exercises for strengthening your combination strokes. (2/3 - 1/4 or 1/3 - 2/4) 

Lesson 5 - Independence - Learn to master the power in each individual mallet. 

Lesson 6 - Higher Level Exercises

Lesson 7 - Etudes

Lesson 8 - Music and Other Applications 

Later Event: August 15
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