This is simple: Hand to hand or right-left. Starting slow then accelerate. Start slow.
We will start with match grip. For real keeners, you might work with traditional grip and French grip as well.
1. Start slow, over time you will be able to speed up with minimal tension.
2. Let the sticks rebound, or bounce freely off the head. If the stick is buried in the head, the drum will not speak.
3. Keep the hands and arms relaxed, it comes primarily from the wrists. No "Death Grips".
David Story, drummer, pianist, qualified online music teacher