Advanced Single Pedal Bass Drum Speed
This is the last free drum lesson on developing speed with your bass drum foot. The exercises you’ll find here are very challenging and will have you working on 16th note triplet and 32nd note double strokes, as well as developing your feel for going from one note value to the other with a greater ease. Jared Falk, your instructor for this lesson, also takes the time to give you some cool tips on how to count these exercises and how to practice them effectively.
If you’re a beginner or an intermediate student we highly recommend you check the free drum lessons “Beginner Single Pedal Bass Drum Speed” and “Intermediate Single Pedal Bass Drum Speed” before you go through this one. Be sure to follow these free drum lessons in order. Jumping ahead will just hinder you progress. Taking things in a step-by-step approach will have you developing your pedal technique a lot faster and accurately. So don’t rush the learning process – you’ll be better off in the long run.
Make sure you have the stroke sequence memorized before you add the metronome in. Although these are advanced exercises it’s very important that you start them out slowly. Work on playing consistent sounding and evenly spaced strokes for each tempo marking. Focus on control and on playing these exercises without stopping, for long periods of time. This will enable you to line your strokes perfectly with a metronome while greatly developing your muscles in what regards power, control, stamina, and of course, speed. Once you’re able to play fast double strokes with your foot, check the free drum lesson “Beginner Punk Rock Drum Beats” to put your new chops to good use.