Re: Derek Roddy
Derek's Secret Weapon:
I saw this guy live. His secret to bass drum speed: Derek puts his foot down on the pedal heel up. He then lifts his ankle at the hip. Derek describes it as "The exact opposite of heel down", saying it can be practiced anywhere, even without a pedal, and that it will conserve energy. I'm sure we have all done this when we were sitting down one time. Try it now: keep your foot on the floor but lift and lower your ankle. Derek also has a practice routine on his site; he guarantees an improvement in endurance within 2 months. Plus, Derek plays at around 250 bpm.
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Last edited by tambian89; 08-19-2006 at 11:05 PM.