If you want to play double bass drums... ALWAYS play
heel up it will save you so much aggravation. Heel down is much
harder to co-ordinate and gain speed with - Scott
THE SWEET SPOT! For all you metal heads out there who
play double bass, the sweet spot is the key to finding your
maximum speed. Find the center of your pedal and place the groove
between your toes and your foot. You're on your way! - Daniel
Mifsud - drummer of Argento
Explore different muscle group combinations when playing
usual double bass licks. You'll find that you can pull out the
same patterns for longer with less fatigue and/or cramping.
- Jim ".50 Cal" Deabenderfer
Double Bass Technique: It's important to sit up straight
when you play double kick. Then lean into the drums slightly
when playing your exercises. This will help you keep your balance.
- Mike S.
BASS DRUMMING BOOKS + DVDS
Bass Drum Play-Along CD - New!
Repetition is key! Often drummmers will put a massive amount
of practice in their hands but when it comes to their feet,
they feel that it requires less. Quite the opposite is true.
Approach your feet and double bass playing just like your hands.
Play an exercise, then play it agan and again and again until
you have it down real good. The repetitiveness of the exercise
is what engrains it. Repetition is how you get good!
Ordinary calf raises help strengthen your calf muscles.
Many famous drummers swear by this exercise to improve on your
double bass drumming.
For double bass, don't over use. Play your normal beat
and when the audience never expects it play the double. Then
you leave them wondering how the heck you did that. - Zach
If you dont have a double bass pedal and you play a lot
like me just hit bass and then the floor tom or other toms right
after as fast as possible and it will sound like a double pedal!!
SO GO ROCK OUT!! - Kevin Maslan
Double bass drum beginners: Start out with straight sixteenth
notes and get those down real good first. Then move on to triplets,
doubles, etc. Get the basics down first. - Lee Alten
Since your left foot is already playing quarters much of
the time on the hi hat, it tends to be easier to start many
of your double bass drum beats or fills with your left foot.
Of course you can always learn some fills starting with your
right foot too. Ultimately, go with what's comfortable and what
feels natural to you. - Tom
Bass Play Along CD
Learning to play double bass drums can be like starting
over and can be "very" frustrating. In the beginning
it feels like the progress is sooooooo slow! But hang in there
because, if you stay with it and practice hard, you will see
a difference. - Jonathan Mire
Do you play double bass? Do you want to get your speed
up? I found a secret to double bass playing that will triple
your speed! If you just play a samba at a fast tempo for long
periods of time with both feet, you will see amazing results
in your drumming. Sambas are fun to play and practice. My double
bass playing is twice the speed it was before. - Rocco
Play relaxed! Most guys try too hard to force their licks
out and they get all tense. When approaching the double kick,
you've got to be centered and totally relaxed. Being well-rehearsed
ahead of time is key. Don't practice your double bass chops
on the gig. - Lailo
- Hundreds of challenging double bass drum exercises that
provide double bass players a straight-forward method of
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Doubles on the bass drum. Spend as much time on the double
strokes as you do the single strokes. And make sure you're left
foot is just as fast as your right foot. You can work out paradiddles
on the double kick too. - X4 Zero
Double Bass Pedals. Take your time picking out the right
pedals. Do your research and figure out what the top drummers
are playing. You don't always have to go with brand names like
Pearl, Axis, Yamaha, Drum Workshop (DW) or Tama, you just need
to make sure that your pedals are good quality. Also check out
newer drum pedals on the market like the Trick Double Bass Pedals
or the new Sleishman Twin Bass Drum Pedal. - The drum dog
Double Bass Drum Rudiments. Pro drummers have gotten
a lot of mileage out of taking basic drum rudiments and applying
them to the feet instead of the hands. Take all the basic rudiments
like paradiddle, flams, drags, singles, doubles, etc. and apply
them to double kick drumming to see good results. - Steve Dunseath
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Create your own bass drum exercises. There are a lot
of exercises in books and on videos but don't forget to be creative.
Use your God-given brain and create double bass licks and groove
patterns that are unique to you.
Mimic your hands. One idea for double bass licks is
to have your feet play a pattern simultaneously with your hands.
This an effective method that's been used by a lot of drummers
partiuclarly in solos. It creates a very powerful sound, almost
like two drummers playing together.
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Bittner Drums DVD
- Master metal drummer Jason Bittner's
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DVD with the two-time Grammy nominee features a wealth
of performance and instructional content aimed at aspiring
young metal players but applicable to many styles, ages
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method for developing foot control, power, endurance and
speed is explained and demonstrated in detail while foot
cameras and split-screen shots augment the instructional
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