Heel-toe technique

\m/-Kyon-\m/

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:evil: Im getting frustrated. My feet are too big to really get the heel toe technique easily and im wondering if theres a trick to doing it with the ball of your feet and your toes cause no matter how long i try i can never seem to get it. I've got a video by Jared Falk about the technique, and he does it with the balls of his feet and his toes and I was wondering if anyone could me out. I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks.
 

xdoseonex

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watch the whole thing
 

NG1284

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What pedals are you using? I can't heel-toe myself, but I heard it makes all the difference in the world when learning.
 

dbkman

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ive tried for so long to get the heel toe, but ive come to the conclusion, for the styles i play, it doesnt make much sense to spend so much time on it, i wouldnt ever use it. but its a cool trick though. not to mention, i wear 14 an a half wide shoes and i play a yamaha flying dragon..big feet + little pedals = hard to learn heel toe lol.
 

\m/-Kyon-\m/

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NG1284":2vbzw7ej said:
What pedals are you using? I can't heel-toe myself, but I heard it makes all the difference in the world when learning.
i have the pearl eliminator double pedal. not too small but maybe too small for a size 12 foot eh?
 

\m/-Kyon-\m/

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xdoseonex":23ajdq93 said:
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watch the whole thing
wow thank you. helped a ton. appreciate it my friend!
 

kErmit vOn zOmbie

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i tried heel toe for a while but found it to be kind of awkward at best... i'm definitely a ball of the foot player, which is more ergonomically sound....
 

dunkerton12

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^^Good change.

I've never really practiced the heel toe technique. I guess it could come in handy, but I've been fortunate to have fast feet so I can play double bass fast enough for anything I'll ever need to play. Unless you're Tim Waterson there may be few places where being able to play heel-toe fast is necessary. It is a nice trick though.

BTW, I don't consider the Yamaha Dragons to be small pedals-definitely not Axis Longboards but not small either.
 

BillRayDrums

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dunkerton12":1lskzeqg said:
^^Good change.

I've never really practiced the heel toe technique. I guess it could come in handy, but I've been fortunate to have fast feet so I can play double bass fast enough for anything I'll ever need to play. Unless you're Tim Waterson there may be few places where being able to play heel-toe fast is necessary. It is a nice trick though.

BTW, I don't consider the Yamaha Dragons to be small pedals-definitely not Axis Longboards but not small either.
"Heel-toe" is not so much of a trick as it is a movement that is ergonomically efficient. I use it in ways that allow me to control dynamics to a much greater level that I could playing "normal". THen again, Heel-toe is "normal" for me so I really cannot think how it would be without it.....unless I go backto when I was about 12 years old, just prior to my discovery of the technique. :)
 

dbkman

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dunkerton12":3f3vj1my said:
^^Good change.

I've never really practiced the heel toe technique. I guess it could come in handy, but I've been fortunate to have fast feet so I can play double bass fast enough for anything I'll ever need to play. Unless you're Tim Waterson there may be few places where being able to play heel-toe fast is necessary. It is a nice trick though.

BTW, I don't consider the Yamaha Dragons to be small pedals-definitely not Axis Longboards but not small either.
ya your right man, i guess its the fact that i wear a size 14 and a half to 15 shoe, so every pedal might seem small! lol.
 
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