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Geronimo
02-18-2004, 08:25 AM
What is your technique?

quitou
02-18-2004, 09:47 AM
Hey Geronimo,

Check out the two links below. There is a lot of information in these two threads about double bass drumming.

http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=171

http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=299

Geronimo
02-18-2004, 01:54 PM
Thanks alot. I have been dissappointed with some aspects of the heel toe technique, while I like others, so I was looking for a different way to double that I could add to my playing. It looks like most of you guys like to make the beater bounce, so I'll have to work at that. THanks

peter
02-18-2004, 09:55 PM
Do a search on this and check out
all that's been said here about it. You
should learn to do both.

When you practice, make sure you do
so at very quiet volumes too.

Geronimo
02-19-2004, 08:36 AM
Do a search on this and check out
all that's been said here about it. You
should learn to do both.

When you practice, make sure you do
so at very quiet volumes too.

Peter, I read both of the threads, and your research has been great. I can tell that you love playing, and are very proactive and open in developing and sharing your technique.

Since those threads are somewhat outdated, could you please summarize what you are doing now, and how you are applying it? Are you mixing singles with doubles? Are you getting good volume from the technique? If you could include current pedal set-up, heels-up/heels down, etc. that would be nice!

Peter, I am very interested in relearning my bass drum technique, and I am a fast learner, so please, give me what you can!

I have been playing heels up FOREVER (well, actually only 4 years, I'm 16), and have been using only heel toe for doubles. I found that when I'm really leaning into my drums, and when my playing is loud and intense, the heel-toe really feels weak. Definately not powerful. And when I try heel down playing it's almost like you cant even hear the drum anymore. I have some work cut out for me I guess, but I want to learn.

Please help, and thanks!

Chad

marlos
09-02-2005, 11:51 AM
Hi ! for a video on the double stroke motion take a look at the video section at http://www.edrums.gr/video.html. Plus take a look at the 6 groupings mini demonstration .Hope you will enjoy this !
Panos



What is your technique?