Basically, you want to practice so that your hands and feet can all do what the other can. Start slow, with a metronome, and just start speeding up later on. Takes lots of practice, and I'm still workin on it!
hi my name is LUCKY. I use a double bass pedal and am self taught... i love it. makes my drum life easier so i can rock out more and do more with the four limbs i have. lol you used / bought one yet? if so, how is it going?
Thanks to all the responses to date. I haven't gotten a pedal yet due to $$, even though I'm going to buy one used. I'm considering DW (I have their single pedal), Iron C, and Axis, & Pearl for db pedals. I've tried all of these in the stores and at NAMM last year.
Many drummers recommend Stick C. and other similar books to start with. I'm sure I'll make it happen in the new year:)
I play double kick and have a DW5000, but I'm about to switch and haven't yet gone shopping. Last I went exploring, I was leaning toward Iron Cobra or Pearl Eliminator.
I also teach the double kick stuff a bit and besides Stick Control for your feet (GREAT CALL!!), what has helped for ideas of doing LESS than the standard wall of 16th or 32nd notes are these books:
Bobby Rondinelli and Michael Lauren's Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming http://tinyurl.com/y9t3hka
Joe Franco's Double Bass Drumming http://tinyurl.com/2xfranco
Plus, try to do EVERYTHING that you can do with your right foot with your left...just in case your gear fails you during a show...(damn loose right beater.)
AND lots of listening to metal (black, speed, death, thrash) and stuff without triggers...
Burn it up and make it brutal!
OMG! i want to play double bass so badly.
But i dont know which brand of pedals should i buy...
this weekend i saw an Adam double pedal at $136 USD. but also saw a Pearl (a lot better than Adam) at $320 USD...
ANY SUGGESTIONS? :)
I finally got someone to show me some basics of db drumming in their home studio. I know I can practice at home with the hhat and bd pedal but I wanted to have a few lessons from someone that's played and try their pedals before purchasing my own. This guy uses DW, but on the kit I have the lessons on there are Tama pedals which I seem to prefer with the small felt beaters which make it lighter to play. I have seen a few good used pedal choices on Craigslist starting around $80 and up depending on the condition/brand.
ItsAndreaDDrummer I'd suggest start looking there depending on your city or ebay has great options also for used music gear. Also go to your music stores and try out a few there to see which feel you prefer for the pedals.
This guy said that I am already pretty good at 16ths and triplets and that once I have my own pedals I should be flying on the feet within 3-4 months of steady practice. I'm only looking to add a bit of doubling here and there into my rock or hip hop gigs, not to necessarily be Dave Lombardo (my hero).
When i started playing drums, i wasn't a fan of double-bass playing. I didn't like the sound. It wasn't my thing. But something happened in my life: i went to see a thomas lang's master class. And during this i was just fascinate by the fact of playing a cowbell with the foot. And even if i weren't really a fan of lang's drumming i liked his conception of drumming and teaching. Really german, clear, constructed and logical. The idea of being able to play whatever with both hands and feet just put me into the challenge of doing that.
I'm glad that i did start after that drumclinic, because i became a teacher 2 years after, and being a drum teacher unable to play double is impossible nowadays.
In my everyday practice, i don't really look for speed. My goal is to create new grooves with double bass, also in styles we don't use to have double like jazz. I know some did it before me and surely with better results but i like to do it my way.