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Take your double bass drum technique to the next level with the heel toe technique! (Intro)

teacher avatar Nelson R., Drummer

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Trailer

      2:24
    • 2. Course structure

      2:29
    • 3. The heel toe technique Introduction section 1

      0:33
    • 4. The heel toe technique Misconceptions Foot size

      0:45
    • 5. The heel toe technique Misconceptions Footwear

      0:43
    • 6. The heel toe technique Misconceptions Heel toe hi hat vs heel toe bass drum

      1:36
    • 7. The heel toe technique Misconceptions The Pedal

      0:46
    • 8. The heel toe technique Technique breakdown

      2:03
    • 9. The heel toe technique Technique demonstration

      1:41
    • 10. The heel toe technique Troubleshooting

      2:42
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  • Do you want to improve your double bass drum technique to reach a new level?
  • Do you want to be able to perform feet techniques that many thought would only be possible to achieve with hands?
  • Do you want to learn hundreds of double bass drum rhythms and magnify your drumming glossary?
  • Do you want to learn with a smart sheet system which is going to help you reading them?
  • Do you want to practice exercises in a fun way with hundreds of guitar riffs to go along with your training?

Then this course is for you!

In this course we will start by approaching the heel toe technique. A technique that has been, in my opinion, underappreciated and underused in the drumming world. First, let’s shed some light on several misconceptions that surround this technique, the ones contributing to having it misinterpreted and, consequently, underused and even ignored. Then, we will learn the technique step by step, details after details and I will present solutions to potential problems.

After that, we are going to step into the preliminary exercises section, which will allow you to give the first steps with the above-mentioned technique, whilst learning how to assimilate that in a rhythmic-musical context. In the following section, you will learn how to blend that technique within a string of exercises based on sixteenth notes. For each exercise we will learn 4 different rhythms/grooves. Then, we will move on to a section that includes a very similar group of exercises, but whose foundation consists of eighth note triplets. Last but not least, we will have the section which I believe is the favorite of many of you… the rudiments section! In it you will learn to do those with double bass drum and you will assimilate them in 4 rhythms/grooves, like in the previous sections. After all this you will be able to create your own rhythms and even perform a double bass drum solo! You just need to let your imagination and creativity flow!

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Transcripts

1. Trailer: do you want to improve your double bass drum technique and reach a new level? Do you want to be able to perform feet techniques that many thought would only be possible to achieve with your hands? Do you want to learn hundreds of double bass rhythms and magnify your drumming repertoire? Do you want to learn with a smartsheet system, which is going to help you read the rhythms? Do you want to practice exercises in a fun way with hundreds of guitar riffs to go along with your training than this course is for you? Hello, my name is Nelson. I'm a drummer and I've been playing That's a professional since 1999. Throughout these years, I've learned countless techniques. Now I will share them with you. First, you will learn the heel toe technique step by step after will move on to the preliminary exercises, which will allow you to incorporate the first steps with it. Next, you will learn how to blend the techniques within a string of exercises based on 16th notes and eighth note triplets. Last you will learn how to do rudiments with double bass drum. Don't waste any more time. Enroll now 2. Course structure: Hello, everyone. In this lecture, I will explain you how this course is structures. First, we will focus in the heel toe technique for the dreamers who already know how to do it. This section is optional. Okay. After that, we will move to the broom Millenarian exercises. These exercises are very important. Please do not skip them. Okay? I recommend you toe. Always practice them with the Metrodome and adjust the speed as you are progressing. If here is the first time that you are using this technique, do not exaggerate on the study time while practicing, don't forget to take a few resting breaks for the drummers who already have experienced. With this technique, you can use this exercises as a warm up. We will now move to the exercises featuring 16th notes in 32nd notes. Once again, I recommend that you always practice them with the Metro. No, we then go to the exercises featuring eighth notes, triplets and 16th notes. As you are probably guessing, I recommend that you always practice them with Metron. Um off course. Last but not least, there is the rudiments section. I believe this section will be the favorite for many off you and not forget matter unum. Always before moving forward to the next section, I would like to live some notes there I consider important. In each section you will use a fixed temple for all exercises. However, I recommend you adjust the temple according to your needs. You don't have to start with same tempo as I do if you need to start slower. There is absolutely no problem. If you can do it faster by no excellent. I decided to do like this because I thought that making all the exercises with different temples would only fill up the course with repetitive content. For each section, I shows a temple that I thought was OK for the exercises in question. I would like to remind you that this course is intermediates level. However, for those who may have difficulties, I will put at your disposal a slower version off each exercise. Let's begin 3. The heel toe technique Introduction section 1: in this section, I will start by showing you a short video where I perform the technique at different angles first at normal speed and then in slow motion. Afterwards I will talk about some misconceptions around the same. Next, I will teach you how to perform the technique with as many details as possible to end the section I will live you some tips on how to solve possible problems in its execution. 4. The heel toe technique Misconceptions Foot size: the foot size is a myth. Associate it with this technique a lot ofpeople if this misconception that by having a Bigfoot you cannot execute it, that it is not true as you will find out. As you can see, my ill is completely out off the pedal. Even so, I managed to execute the technique without any problems whatsoever. 5. The heel toe technique Misconceptions Footwear: some people wonder if the footwear can interfere with this technique. It is indeed a good question, since there are some techniques in which the footwear can make the execution ardor like, for instance, the slide technique in the case off the hill toe technique, footwear is not a problem, as I will demonstrate. 6. The heel toe technique Misconceptions Heel toe hi hat vs heel toe bass drum: in this lecture, I want to talk about one off. The biggest doubts surrounding this technique, that is, if there is executed the same way in the high hat, better and in the bass drum pedal, the answer is no. I will execute to the technique in the high hat battle, and you will understand why doesn't work the same way on the bass drum pattern. Okay, as you could see when executing the technique on I had battle, I used my ill on the board has. Strange as it may seem in the bass drum pedal, I will not be able to execute the technique in the same way in order for you to better understand why. Let's look at the following video. It didn't turn out so well, did it? The main difficulty is related to the lack of space that the foot as to move in the case off the ahead. We don't have this drawback. Our food can move around without any space problems. In the best room, however, space becomes limited for the foot to move, which bring us to the topic off the next lecture, the foot size 7. The heel toe technique Misconceptions The Pedal: that. That, though, is another much debated theme. When talking about this technique, some think that in order to execute it on expensive or even a long board pedal is necessary . Once again, this is not true. I will use unordinary pedal and executed the technique without any problems. As you can see, it is an ordinary pedal and the pretty war notes to Even so, the technique work it just fine. 8. The heel toe technique Technique breakdown: in this lecture, I'm going to explain you the way I performed the heel toe technique in certain parts. Off the video, I will use the slow motion to give you the iest number off details possible. Let's begin then. First off, all we start with the hill up. That's very important. Otherwise it's not going to work. Okay, let's now watch the foods movement in slow motion, and I'm going to pause it right at the moment where it hits the pedal notice. When the foot hits the shadow, they are parallel to each other. This is very important. Okay, do notice as well that my heel is placed outside off the foot board and there's no problem whatsoever with that. After hitting the shadow, the foot is not going to follow its movement. The pedal gets down by itself, thanks to the foot's impact, and it will produce the first stroke when it hits the drum hat. We just have to wait for it to move up again. Let's now watch how this movement is processed. Frame by frame after the pedal has moved up again, reaching our foot. Let's move on to the second stroke to produce it. Our foot is going to Bush the kettle done until it hits the head again. Let's watch that's movement frame by frame and we will finish it at the start position. Where the hell up that small way to perform the hill toe technique. 9. The heel toe technique Technique demonstration: 10. The heel toe technique Troubleshooting: if you have followed all the steps previously illustrated and something similar to this is still happening to you. Don't worry. Don't get frustrated. I will now show you several solutions. Let's see the following video in which I'm going to start by executing the technique correctly. Now I'm going to do a sliced week, something that is enough to stop doing the technique in a correct way. I'm going to sit slightly further back like you were able to see. A minor change can make all the difference. I'm going to sit back in the original position and the problem is solved. Try to find your correct position. It varies from person to person. If you're still cannot perform the technique correctly, even after you've try it. This solution Let's use technology. These days, we have gadgets like smartphones, tablets, cameras, etcetera that record high definition videos. If you have one off those, try to record your foot in a close of angle with good lighting if possible, like it is shown in the following image. After recording it, you can use the Media player classic software to play it like here is shown in the following image. I'm recommending this program because besides being free, it allow us to watch it in slow motion. And that's exactly what I suggest you do to play the video in slow motion. You just have to press several times the button that is highlighted within the Red Square. Now establish a comparison between your video and my demonstration videos and try to find the error. You can also send me the video so that I can scrutinize it, and as soon I have the time, I will to reply.