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This video drum lesson includes some valuable tips and tricks for achieving bass drum speed. It was put together for double bass drummers, but many of the tips are also applicable to single bass drummers.
You'll learn about the sweet spot on the pedals, basic pedal tension tips and suggestions, and get advice on how to balance between practicing heels-up and heels-down. Most important of all, Dave explains that beginner double bass drummers need to be more patient with their feet. Few drummers recall how much effort they put into developing a basic single stroke roll with their hands, and thus put high expectations on their feet. Take your time and be patient with your footwork. It will come with practice.
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