How can I increase my double kick speed?

Practice Key

  1. Use the heel-toe technique to practice the above exercise with each foot separately.
  2. Play a heel stroke for every written “H” and a toe stroke for every written “T”
  3. Start very slowly and increase your speed only after your control increases.

Should I buy a double bass pedal?

Double Pedal is rarely a necessity unless you’re playing the extreme forms of metal. Still, if you ever hear tasteful use of double bass playing it can make you want to get one.

How far should the beater be from the bass drum?

I’d recommend starting by placing your bass drum pedal into position (there’s usually a slot under your bass drum. Then measure a distance of about 3 inch (about 8 cm) or have your beater set at an angle that’s about 45°.

How do you adjust the angle on a bass drum?

Adjust the angle of the beater by loosening the beater angle cam adjustment square or Allen key bolt (fig 2) then tighten it back up. It’s best to make fine adjustments as too much adjustment either way will prevent the beater from striking the head.

Where should the beater hit the bass drum?

As a general rule the beater should strike the bass drum slightly higher than center. About an inch above works for most folks. If the beater hits directly on center the head tends to bounce more and it flams against the head easier if it is buried into the head.

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