So far the smartest thing I've done in working to improve my drums chops is buying the George Stone book 'Stick Control.' In just a few days of doing some of the exercises I've noticed a marked improvement in my hand technique.
My question is how do most folks use it? I've been trying to do at least the first half of the exercises on the first page every morning and every night, 20 times each as Stone recommends. But does anybody do more than that at one time? And how long before I forget those exercises and move on to some of the others? The obvious answer would be when I've mastered the first exercises but while they're becoming a lot easier, as well as quicker and cleaner, I don't know when I'll be able to say I've mastered them.