Today’s post is more of a poll or a questionnaire that requires some feedback in order to be useful. The question posed is in regards to the variations of matched grip. There are three variations: German in which the hands face downward, French in which the hands are turned up, and American which is a combination in-between. Of course the alternative to all of these is traditional grip. My questions are as follows: Which grip do you prefer? Why do you prefer a particular grip? Do you use different grips based upon the musical style you are playing? What advantages do you experience with certain grips? Please post your replies in the Comments section below and I will share them for our readers. Thanks in advance for the replies.