Originally Posted by leoyucht
I have a general jazz drumming question.
I never learned to feather the bass drum as I played. I play a ton of rhythms in my foot so (a la Elvin Jones) mainly because I never learned this method. As of recently, I have been practicing a little bit and playing 4 on the floor when I am not adding other rhythms in the right foot. I was just wondering what your opinion was on this technique - does it actually do anything (sorry if that sounds incredibly ignorant, but I really don't know).
I like keeping a soft pulse going on the bass drum, just like you say you've been doing it. Do it, and make it your own.