Stone, George L.
Died: November 19, 1967
Studies: New England Conservatory
George Lawrence Stone (born 1886 in South Boston, d. 1967) was best known as a percussionist, teacher, and author of percussion books including Stick Control for the Snare Drummer. Stone joined the musician's union at age 16 as its youngest member, and later played solo xylophone on the Keith Circuit. He also served as a regimental drummer, and played with several Boston area orchestras. In 1933 he was one of the founding members of NARD, the National Association of Rudimentary Drummers. For many years he also lectured, taught, and judged competitions. His books teach drum and xylophone technique, with Stick Control one of the all-time best sellers in this field. In 1997 he was added to the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.
Books for Percussion
Stone, George L. Accents and Rebounds: For the Snare Drummer. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co. 2009.
Stone, George L. Mallet Control: For the Xylophone (Marimba, Vibraphone, Vibraharp). Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co. 2009.
Stone, George L. Military Drum Beats: For School and Drum Corps- Including Individual Exhibition Beats and the Original 26 Rudiments of Drumming. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co. 2009.
Stone, George L. Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co. 2009.
Works for Percussion
- PAS.org Accessed May 18, 2015