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    Hello everyone...Im searching for some good and eficient Double Bass methods and video lessons about it. If you guys could reccomend me i would aprecciate a lot!!! Thanks!

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    Um, i suppose your three options are heel down, heel up, or heel-toe. I used to just do heel-toe for easy speed because I had issues doing single strokes fast. I would advise against this because in my opinion heel-toe is kinda sloppy and only works real well with triggers, and should be learned after getting single strokes down. If you reach that point where you get discouraged and think you'll never get better after ages of practice, keep going. You'll reach an epitome and it will all come together. For singles I like to play heel up but it's all personal preference. For some good videos of practice technique look up some Derek Roddy stuff on youtube, he's got some good exercises you can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SambaRock_Brasil View Post
    Hello everyone...Im searching for some good and eficient Double Bass methods and video lessons about it. If you guys could reccomend me i would aprecciate a lot!!! Thanks!

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    Welcome to Drum Chat Samba. Here are some double bass drum lessons on video. I especially recommend Jeff Bowders and any of the play alongs are great too as it gives you a chance to play along with band. If you buy from that site, you'll also be supporting the owners of this forum (drum bum).

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    Quote Originally Posted by limzz View Post
    in my opinion heel-toe is kinda sloppy and only works real well with triggers, and should be learned after getting single strokes down.
    First. I have played heel-toe for over five years WITHOUT triggers and in NO WAY is my playing sloppy and I can play at all volume levels with little to extreme power as needed. It is easily achievable with practice and proper technique.If I can do it, so can you. Second, you are correct in stating that Heel-toe should be learned only after first mastering single strokes. I actually mix single stroke and heel-toe constantly depending on the style of music and what the song and patterns require(such as adding 32's to 16's or 64th's to 32's, or playing swiss triplets on you bass drums when performing a blues shuffle). Also heel toe is very convenient when you are winded and need to conserve energy.
    Last edited by Reverend D.; 04-14-2009 at 01:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend D. View Post
    First. I have played heel-toe for over five years WITHOUT triggers and in NO WAY is my playing sloppy and I can play at all volume levels with little to extreme power as needed. It is easily achievable with practice and proper technique.If I can do it, so can you. Second, you are correct in stating that Heel-toe should be learned only after first mastering single strokes. I actually mix single stroke and heel-toe constantly depending on the style of music and what the song and patterns require(such as adding 32's to 16's or 64th's to 32's, or playing swiss triplets on you bass drums when performing a blues shuffle). Also heel toe is very convenient when you are winded and need to conserve energy.
    I'm saying it's easier to struggle through with, so although you don't have the technique mastered you can still play fast, it just sounds poor. Sorry I should have phrased that differently.
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