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In this free live drum lesson, Jared Falk, Sean Lang, and Dave Atkinson take you through some of the most popular bass drum techniques out there and teach you some exercises to help you develop them. Jared teaches the heel-toe technique, Dave teaches the slide technique, and Sean teaches the flat foot technique. This free drum lesson is also directed to helping you develop your ability to play fast single strokes with the double pedal, and use your hi-hat foot creatively within your drumming.
To watch the live lesson in it’s entirety simply click on the play button. The live lesson is split up into four 15-minute sections. Once you reach the end of a section the next section will automatically load and begin to play. If you would like to skip ahead to a different section, go to the bottom right-hand side corner of the video player and click on this icon . A list of the four videos will appear, enabling you to select which part of the lesson you would like to jump ahead to.
Part #1 is dedicated to teaching you how to play the slide technique. The first section of part #2 is dedicated to exploring the slide triplet, a technique that combines the slide technique with single strokes on the double pedal. The second section of part #2 is all about the flat foot technique and exercises for developing double pedal technique. The heel-toe technique is taught in part #3. You’ll learn how to play, develop, and use it creatively by applying it to drum rudiments and the hi-hat foot pedal. With part #4 you’ll get access to extra tips and tricks for developing speed, stamina and control over these bass drum techniques.
Once you’re done with this free drum lesson, and if you’re interested in improving your double pedal technique, check the free drum lessons “Double Bass Speed Tips” and Double Bass Warm-Ups to work on speed, stamina and control. You can also check the free drum lesson “Flat Foot Technique” to learn more about this great technique for playing fast single strokes.
If playing fast double strokes is what you’d rather be working on, then you’re in luck. This free drum lesson gives you a great overview of the best techniques for doing so. But if you want to learn more about them, we encourage you to watch the free drum lessons “Heel-Toe Technique” and “Slide Technique“.
If you’d like to further your knowledge on foot technique check the “Bass Drum Boot Camp“.