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Gaining speed and control with double bass drums or a double bass pedal seems to be one of the most elusive and frustrating facets of drumming for many players. Well, after sifting through mountains...

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By mikebrew150 on 11-13-2009, 05:28 AM
Re: Double Bass Speed and Control

Does it actually work this fast or were you already quite good at it?
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By mikebrew150 on 11-13-2009, 06:20 PM
Re: Double Bass Speed and Control

Also wondering, with the flat foot technique, is it bad if i feel muscle burn, but it is a lot more "crampy' than when i burn out my calfs for example? I play at 150bpm and i can hold it for a long time comfortably but is this bad for me?
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By mikedrums4 on 11-13-2009, 06:33 PM
Re: Double Bass Speed and Control

thats some damn good advice
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By mikebrew150 on 11-13-2009, 09:23 PM
Re: Double Bass Speed and Control

My double bass is very slowly improving with this. It may be my beater distance? I use medium tension and the beaters are about 10cm back.

I find that I barely progress speed each day, besides the fact I am getting a healthy burn. Do you suggest I move my beaters a bit closer? I also find it a lot harder to use mostly ankle with them so far back.

Thanks.
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By mikebrew150 on 11-15-2009, 10:30 PM
Re: Double Bass Speed and Control

This sounds like a good helper but I find that i'm not really increasing my speed from this at all. I can, and have been able to hold 130-140bpm for 20+ minutes but I am finding it hard to increase from this. I find that if I go fast I get an unpleasant cramp in my shin muscles. Any tips?
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By KyleNelson on 12-16-2009, 03:43 PM
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Wow this is a good guide, I am also having problems trying to go fast.
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By doublebassdrummer17 on 07-02-2010, 11:53 AM
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I found it a hell of alot easier to act like your running in place when you are practicing your double bass hits. Just use your toes and this should help you alot. Start on ur right or left leg than alternate by 8ths and 16th.

-David-
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By doublebassdrummer17 on 07-02-2010, 11:57 AM
Re: Double Bass Speed and Control

Dude another great way is to use your toes
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By bhandarigroup on 07-07-2010, 06:10 AM
Re: Speed Work

I really agree with you Lewy. Fast work is not effect. Just try to work slow and keep on practicing. Afterall practice makes a man perfect.
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By 11ninja1 on 01-09-2015, 11:49 AM
Re: Double Bass Speed and Control

Nice post, I am just getting started with double bass (been doing this for about 2 years now).

I totally agree to do more than single stroke rolls.

I use Stick Control exercises 1-72.

Start with the first page and do 30 sec heel and 30 sec toe on each exercise.

Start at a slow pace like 80 BPM and every week build up by two BPM.

Obvously daily proctice is best, but 2-3 time a week does wonders.

I typically do 10-20 exercises per session.

In a few weeks the gains will really start to show, in my view this really develops control and by gradually increasing speed you build longer lasting results, like all things physiological (i.e. stretching, weight lifting, running etc.).

Hope this helps and sorry if this was too simple or obvious.

Best

Marty (11ninja1)
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