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A collection of terms used to describe methods used by percussionists in warm-ups and music alike, which do not tend to appear in other musical sections. The main reason for this is because many drum techniques involve the distinction between the left drum stick and the right drum stick. Drum techniques are similar in a manner to drumspeak, in that few people outside the percussion section recognize their meaning. They differ, however, in that drumspeak focuses on the sound produced, while drum techniques focus on the sticking used to achieve it. (Compare to drumspeak.)

Examples of drum techniques: