Getting Started: Double Bass

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drumhead92
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:06 pm

I've played the drums for 3 and a half years now but today i finally decided to pick up a double bass pedal. I was wondering if anyone had some advice for getting started playing with a double bass.
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killdrum1983
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:52 pm

The most important is practise. Practise with a metronome slowly first and then accelarate when you feel confortable. Practise triplets, sixteens notes... If you have a good exercise to build up your rolls do it with you feet...

you can find a few posts about double bass skills and tips ;) :

http://www.drumsmylife.com/viewtopic.ph ... ght=double

http://www.drumsmylife.com/viewtopic.ph ... ght=double
www.myspace.com/neeekow
www.myspace.com/fourhourstonowhere

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PDP9000
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Post Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:59 pm

Practice Practice Practice work with a metrnome