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Hi! My name is Frank and in this clip we’re going to be looking at the German grip. The
technique where there’s a lot of power, some finesse, but there’s a lot of control
here too. On the drum set you’ll be using this a lot with heavier playing and with a
lot of showmanship too—it’s pretty cool. But snare drum, right cymbal, some tom work
and a lot of hi-hat use a lot of German technique. In essence the German technique, where French
is about fingers and finesse, where American is the middle of the road, there’s power,
there’s finesse it’s very utilitarian it goes all the way around the drum set, it’s
great. German is really good like for a lot of what we’re saying power, because of the
muscles that are used to get it done.
In another clip we talked about hinge groups, this one employs other hinges. German uses
a lot of wrist and a lot of finger, not as much finger of course as the French grip,
but enough with matched grip using the German technique it’s great, it’s good. You’ll
know the difference between French and German because the back of your hand is pointed towards
the ceiling, it’s parallel to the ground, and French grip it’s actually perpendicular
to the ground. In the next clip we’ll look at the American.