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Old 07-26-2013, 04:19 AM
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Default Re: Where to play ON the footboard

Do you play heel up or heel down?

If heel up - playing at the top of the footboard is a bit silly as you're not using the leverage of the pedal and also not giving the beater as much freedom to swing back, hence the burying.

The sweet spot is probably just above the half way point, depends on the pedal but it's generally the position where you can use nervous tension to knock out a stream of evenly spaced notes. If you play a double you also need to slide your foot forward and that's not possible if you're already at the end.

Not sure about heel down, I haven't played that way since I was starting out.
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