Intermediate Single Pedal Bass Drum Speed

Bass Drum Boot Camp

This free drum lesson is the next natural step in developing speed with your bass drum foot. The exercises presented in this free drum lesson by Jared Falk are sure to foster your ability to play double and triple strokes with a single bass drum pedal. He also shares some extra tips on some of the techniques you can use to play double and triple strokes at slow and fast tempos. These exercises can be used to develop your weaker foot as well. Doing so is invaluable if you want to play double and triple stroke rolls with your feet at faster tempos.

This free drum lesson is directed to the intermediate drummer. A drummer who has developed his ability to play fast single strokes and is looking on further developing his bass drum control and speed. However, if you’re a beginner drummer, you can still use these exercises if you want to. Just make sure you keep practicing the exercises featured in the lesson on “Beginner Single Pedal Bass Drum Speed” as you work on these as well. Spend more time with the beginner lesson than with this one since it helps you develop the most essential of strokes.

As you work through these exercises remember to keep the strokes as consistent as possible. Focus on control first and foremost. Developing control at slower speeds will actually increase the speed at what you’re able to play your bass drum pedal. In the video, Jared talks about two techniques for playing fast double strokes – the slide technique and the heel-toe technique. You can learn how to play them both with the lesson “Bass Drum Speed Techniques“, and with the free drum lessons “Heel-Toe Technique” and “Slide Technique“.

Jared also discusses playing fast bass drum triple strokes with only one foot. He talks briefly about the technique he uses to play fast bass drum triple strokes with one foot. If you’d like to learn more about it, make sure you watch the free drum lesson “Bass Drum Triple Strokes.”

The patterns featured in this free drum lessons are all based on 16th notes. If you’re interested in developing your ability to play double strokes as 16th note triplets and 32nd notes then check the free drum lesson “Advanced Single Pedal Bass Drum Speed”.