Hi guys! It’s Brendan here from Liberty Park Music! Just a quick video for you to see all the
different types of drumsticks that you can find out there and what they’re used for for? If you got any comments or questions then
please do leave them below, let’s get started! We’re starting with the brushes, the wire
brushes over here. Now these are great for if you want to play
jazz music, it’s really useful to have a set of brushes and then you can play them by brushing
your drums or your cymbals or you can play them as a regular stick just to create a different
articulation from each surface. They come in different materials as well,
these ones are wire but you can also get nylon brushes. The second pair of sticks that I’d like to
look at are these over here. These are called “Hot Rods” or “Rods”. Now, these are great if you want to play at
a lower volume, so if you want to practice at home but you don’t want to make so much
noise, then they’re fantastic. And also if you want to… just a general
sort of quieter sound, but still have like a woody articulation from your drums, then
there are also great. Then we’ve got the “Mallets” over here. Now if you’re playing music which requires
lots of cymbals rolls or timpani style rolls on your tom-toms then these are also really
useful and you know, you need that soft beater sound to create those cymbal swells and you’ve
probably noticed over here, I’ve got some combination sticks. On one hand you’ve got the soft beater and
on the other hand you’ve got the regular drumstick tip, these are a pair of John Riley
combination sticks. Now these are really useful if you want to
play like I do, lots of musical theater productions, or orchestral pit work. These are really useful because you can have
a soft articulation which only for cymbals swirls and timpani rolls. And then you can almost instantaneously transfer
to a hard wooden tipped regular drumsticks for when you’re playing drum kit. And then if you want to play some latin percussion, it
might be worthwhile if you get some specialized “Timbal sticks”. These are the vic firth, Alex Acuña world classic conquistador. But unless you’re looking to play any sort
of Afro-Cuban music or Afro-Caribbean music, then you might not need these. But I’d certainly say that the brushes, the
rods and the mallets would be very useful for you as a drummer. Thanks for watching! Do check back every Tuesday and Thursday to
see any new content from Liberty Park Music! And if you’ve learned something new today,
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Drum Basics – Stick Types
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4 thoughts on “Drum Basics – Stick Types

  • November 4, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Hi ! I'd like to know what type of sticks should I use if I want to play some rock music. Can someone help me please ?

  • February 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    would be a lot nicer if you give a demo for each type

  • December 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    So… There are two different kinds of brushes: nylon and wire. Can you please show us what they sound like?

  • January 28, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Here is an update video that demos what each stick type sounds like! Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sklhjBrFnI


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