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.