Sunday, 12 June 2011
Techniques for the bass drum pedal
^ Picture has been used before in my other post; they are my feet and pedals. :D ^
As I've played drums for quite a while, I thought I'd make a post relating to some of the techniques I've came across for playing the bass drum;
Swivel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXINemV8E_0&feature=related - 0:37 - Gives you a good example to refer to for the capabilities of this technique.
Heel To Toe - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lkZPJES45Q - Simple example of this techniques, minus the coupling; should sound like a clear fluid set of notes.
Slide - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRqiQSUNFP4 - 0:10 - Start here and wait till it "kicks" in so to speak. A clear example of where this is used. This technique is one which I have used the most when creating my music. Chris Adler, the drummer shown in this video, prior to having the bass pedals he's using in this video, used Heel To Toe primarily because the pedals he used were less responsive, he explained that using this technique helped him in playing 'when the adrenaline is pumping' live. It gave him a secure basis.