Double Bass Practice Songs

Post here anything about the world of drumming. Equipment, music, drum gear, artists, events, gigs, and anything else drum set related!

Moderator: Moderators

jwoo10
beginner
beginner
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:19 pm
Location: Kansas

Post Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:12 pm

THREE WORDS..................

"Hot For Teacher" by VAn Halen

...I'm through


Agreed.. EXCEPT ... I've never seen them do it live... Studio is one thing.. BUT live?????




now ya talk Portnoy... Thats the Heat!... PERIOD... just watch his videos.. technically SOUND!!!!! and doing it LIVE ... WOW!
Bigd11
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 70
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:32 am

Post Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:01 am

Well said Rob!
Heresy! \M/
AMK330
beginner
beginner
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:50 am
Location: pennsylvania

Post Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:56 am

i started with Metallica, Megadeth now i am on to bands like Dream Theater, Rush, Slipknot, Trivium and what not
User avatar
masonvonritchie
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 159
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:38 am
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:33 am

AMK330 wrote:i started with Metallica, Megadeth now i am on to bands like Dream Theater, Rush, Slipknot, Trivium and what not


TRIVIUM! Big fan right here... 8)
WANTED: Tama Starclassic B/B!

Pacific CX Series kit
Pork Pie Little Squealer 13x7
Zildjian A Customs, Z custom
Wuhan China
DW5002AD
User avatar
Qbs
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 435
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:03 am
Location: lost in space

Post Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:30 am

there's a great article by Jason Bittner about getting started with double bass playing in a recent MD (the one with S.Copeland on the cover)

check it out
Rhytm is a way to transmit a description of experience
in an emotional and not abstract way.
It is more than a metaphor:
It is a physical experience as real as any other.
User avatar
millsybaby
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:09 pm

Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:45 pm

The best songs i found when 1st starting off, or when my legs have had a break and dont like double bass anymore were Guns N Roses "Paradise City" and Whitesnake "Give me All Your Love Tonight" - do those alternating your feet for each beat so your legs are getting an equal warmup for the standard patterns then when the double bass bits kick in you should really notice an instant improvement in how your feet work with you and the rest of the kit. Its great for seperation and equal strength.

Then when you can do those with an easy as pie attitude, go for Motley Crues "Live Wire" and as you said "Red Hot" just for endurance so you know you got this shit down - if you keep messing it up, then just go back and keep going through it until your nailling those bass drums with all your heart everytime and you dont even have to think about it anymore. When you can use the legs like the arms - move onto the Slayer stuff and you'll no doubt have a nice smile on your face as you can just breeze right through it all.

Better to build a house on concrete than slap a mansion on sand you know. 8)
stephenchong
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:11 am
Location: Singapore

Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:36 am

in regards to myself wrote:fuck man i started off fuckin playin slayer and fuckin metallica then i fuckin got over that shit and went to like fuckin hardcore and fuckin how i learnd was aftermath by xdeathstarx thats a perfict song for double bass ull like thatshit its constent all the way through the song and some other shit but fuck all there is to it is to fuckin practice man thats all i can say its a bitch cuz u try so hard and u cant get it but its ganna be like piuberty u know like nite u go to sleep with no hair then u fuckin wake up and fuck u have hair on ur nuts its like u cant do it then one day after all that practice ur goin to man lol


Woahhhh. :shock:

Anyways, i would prefer the old fashion way of using a metronome and start of real slooooooooooow, then go on faster. And faster, and faster. If you keep doing that, you'll find that stamina will not be a problem for you. After you conquered stamina and technique, then you go to patterns. :D
Where do we run, when things that we cherish disappear right before our eyes ?
User avatar
drumur
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 907
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:41 pm
Location: New Jersey(Suburbs of Philadelphia)

Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:51 pm

THREE WORDS..................

"Hot For Teacher" by VAn Halen

...I'm through


JYD



that's a Shuffle, not straight 1/16


You could always just put any solid groove on and play 1/16 with that.
User avatar
Brother_Bong
groove master
groove master
Posts: 4300
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:53 pm
Location: Maine

Post Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:51 pm

I agree with proper technique and learning correctly, but if you are looking for songs Raining Blood is a good one.
MEDICINE MAN AZ Endorsed, TRICK PEDALS, ZILDJIAN, SABIAN, SALUDA, SUPERNATURALS, ASAPH, WUHAN, SILVERFOX, BUD LIGHT

Image
kcin616
beginner
beginner
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:43 am
Location: burbs of chi-town

Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:47 pm

here's what u need to build skills and stamina:

vital remains (anything off of "dechristianize")
any fear factory
any dimmu songs off of: "puritanical...", "death cult...", "in sorte diaboli"
old mans child (anything from "in defiance of existence")

if u cant keep up with the hands, just focus on the feet. then build upon their examples
Music in general is my fucking life. Literally.
User avatar
Empyrean Drums
groove master
groove master
Posts: 1748
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:22 am
Location: Aurora Colorado

Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:53 pm

Boltthrower has tons of steady moderate-tempo double bass songs which aren't over the top that make for some good exercise.
User avatar
xdoseonex
groove master
groove master
Posts: 3889
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:07 pm
Location: New York

Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:06 pm

kcin616 wrote:here's what u need to build skills and stamina:

vital remains (anything off of "dechristianize")
any fear factory
any dimmu songs off of: "puritanical...", "death cult...", "in sorte diaboli"
old mans child (anything from "in defiance of existence")

if u cant keep up with the hands, just focus on the feet. then build upon their examples


yeah these are great for a beginner (sarcasm)
Proud to endorse TRICK Percussion
Image
dwtoast72
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 562
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:58 am
Location: Fort Benning GA

Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:24 pm

Rob the Drummer wrote:I wouldn't start with a song. You should learn technique and then speed. Start slow with proper technique and work your way fast. The metronome and iso-phones are a good idea as mentioned by prog. You don't wanna just jump into Slayer, you will destroy yourself. Drumming is a life long thing, you don't wanna have a bunch of medical problems because of poor technique. Work good technique, start slow, and most importantly- be comfortable!

...that's it!!!
just start with 16ths at a sow tempo with snare on 2 and 4, or on 3, or on 1,2,3, and 4 and use the hats/ride as your metronome with quarters or eighths....
Image
dwtoast72
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 562
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:58 am
Location: Fort Benning GA

Post Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:26 pm

use cds to help your style, not technique <----my advice
Image