A pair of orchestral snare sticks, Remo 10″ pad, metronome set slow, each exercise 20 X’s, many aspects of grip/stroke technique and an uninterrupted hour of study. Rob Slack, principal percussionist of the Pacific Symphony, knows what he is talking about. Stick Control is a book I use for study and instruction. Thank you to the genius/author George Lawrence Stone. Carl Smelser.