Essential Bass Drum Techniques
In this free drum lesson, Jared Falk shows you how to perform the two essential bass drum techniques behind most of the strokes you’ll be playing on the bass drum throughout the years to come. The techniques we’re talking about are heel-up and heel-down.
In order to develop these two techniques, we’ve included free drum lessons that you can use to work on speed, power and control with both a single and a double bass drum pedal. Check the free drum lesson “Beginner Single Pedal Bass Drum Speed” to work on developing your single bass drum technique. If you have a double pedal – meaning, a double bass drum pedal, two bass drums, or a single bass drum pedal/hi-hat pedal combination – you can use the free drum lesson “Double Bass Warm-Ups” to work on both of your feet.
Once you’ve watched this free video drum lesson, and if you’ve already learned how to hold the drumsticks properly, move on to the free drum lessons “How To Play Drums,” to learn how to play your first drum beat and drum fill, and “Seven Essential Drum Beats” for working on the most important drum beats you’ll ever learn. You can do so totally by ear or with the help of the provided sheet music.
If you’d like to keep exploring the world of bass drum technique, we encourage you to check the free drum lessons “Flat Foot Technique“, “Slide Technique“, and “Heel-Toe Technique“. Slide and heel-toe are two very popular bass drum techniques for playing fast double strokes with the feet. Flat foot is a great option if you’re searching for techniques to help you play fast single strokes with the feet.