The Flat Foot Technique

Bass Drum Boot Camp

The flat foot technique is used for achieving higher speeds with either a single or a double pedal. It’s quite popular among the heavy-metal drumming community but can be used within any style of music you see fit. In this free live drum lesson Sean Lang goes over the flat foot technique and shares tips and exercises that will make you a master of this technique in no time.

The flat foot technique is basically a hybrid foot technique for playing fast strokes with
your feet. It’s not heel up nor heel down; it’s a mix between both. This free drum lesson is packed of exercises for developing this technique. They focus on transitions between the foot technique you use for low to medium speeds and the flat foot technique. Most exercises can be used as cool drum beats as well, so don’t forget to try them out with some songs and play-alongs.

Besides flat foot technique exercises, Sean Lang talks about strengthening the weaker leg, practicing double bass with a single bass drum pedal and consistent drum set dynamics. As you work on your bass drum speed, power and control it’s a good idea to practice some double bass drum beats and drum fills as well.