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    double pedal tips?

    Hi, just want to seek the advice of the drummers here,

    What are some good practices for the double bassdrumming,

    and how long will it usually take for the pedalling to become fluent?


    Thanks alot, cos i just started out on my double pedal.


    cheers.

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    well, for starters you can use a metronome and start at a slow speed and go at a consistent speed. practice it for about 3 mins straight then stop and continue again. increase your speed when you feel like you can go faster. rmbr, it's about consistency, not how fast you play

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    For me, it took about a week for smooth, fast pedalling. Like he said, consistency - you must learn to manipulate gravity to help you play so that you don't tire out so quickly, but also must be in control or else you will lost control of your feet. Don't be afraid to keep shifting your feet, your butt, your chair. Find the sweet spot! And focus on your weaker foot alot because you want the doubling to be fluent.

    Practice the 4 basics - heelup/down & muted/nonmuted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlemingo View Post
    For me, it took about a week for smooth, fast pedalling. Like he said, consistency - you must learn to manipulate gravity to help you play so that you don't tire out so quickly, but also must be in control or else you will lost control of your feet. Don't be afraid to keep shifting your feet, your butt, your chair. Find the sweet spot! And focus on your weaker foot alot because you want the doubling to be fluent.

    Practice the 4 basics - heelup/down & muted/nonmuted.

    Hi phlemingo, thanks for the reply, what do you mean muted and non muted?

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    i think he means that when your beater strikes the head it comes off = non-muted.

    but imo, when heel down, the beater should not stay on the head.

    when heel up, you keep the beater on the drum head after strike to create a powerful and short-sustain thud sound.

    that's the point of playing heel up or down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evident View Post
    i think he means that when your beater strikes the head it comes off = non-muted.

    but imo, when heel down, the beater should not stay on the head.

    when heel up, you keep the beater on the drum head after strike to create a powerful and short-sustain thud sound.

    that's the point of playing heel up or down.
    yup! but i think heel up should play alot of nonmuted hits also, especially for lighter but still punchy music. and also depending on your material and bass drum, muting may hurt the sound much. it's kinda like sticking, where even if we strike a heavy blow, we still skilfully not press the stick onto the skin. takes a bit of practice to get it.

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    Hi I started at 70 bpm, then 80bpm... Try to establish a rhythem and do a fill in with double still on bass running. Try quarter roll, sixteen roll and tripets on double bass rhythem. Key is consistency.

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