Select the best answer for each of the following questions.
"Click" the button labeled "Check Answer" to check your answer.
Response will appear in the frame below the question.


1. The left stick is controlled by pressure exerted from:

      1. The middle finger.
      2. The thumb only.
      3. A combination of thumb and first finger.


2. The right stick is held . . .

1. Between the pad of the thumb and the joint of the first finger closest the fingernail.
2. In the same fashion as the left stick.
3. Between the crotch of the thumb and the base of the index finger.


3. Both left and right sticks are held:

      1. With palms facing up.
      2. In a relaxed manner.
      3. Tightly, as to not drop them.


4. To ensure a balanced sound from the sticks you should:

      1. Always strike the drum harder with your weak hand.
      2. Maintain equal pressure and distance from the pressure points to the butt end of the sticks.
      3. Disregard a balanced sound. The left stick always sound different than the right.


5. The left stick is held:

      1. In the same manner as the right stick.
      2. Very tightly!
      3. Between the crotch of the thumb and the base of the index finger.


6. The drum should be struck:

      1. Dead center!
      2. Just off center and towards the front of the drum.
      3. As close to the rim as possible.


7.The "sweet spot" for striking the drum is an area:

      1. Just off center and approximately 1-1/2 inches from the rim.
      2. Approximately the diameter of a Silver Dollar.
      3. Covering the entire top of the drum.


8. If holding the sticks correctly, the back of the right hand should be:

      1. At a slight angle to the ground.
      2. Parallel to the ground, facing upwards
      3. At a slight angle to the forearm.


9. If holding the sticks correctly, the back of the left hand should be:

      1. Perpendicular to the ground.
      2. Parallel to the ground with palm facing up.
      3. At a slight angle to the ground, with palm upwards.


10. The "sweet spot" on the drum is:

      1. Approximately the diameter of a Silver Dollar.
      2. Dead center of the drumhead.
      3. Just a made-up term.



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