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Old 05-10-2012, 08:01 PM
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Default Heel-toe pedal technique

I am interested on learning the heel-toe bass pedal technique (or hi-hat pedal), but I don't know where to start, how to start etc.
Can someone lead me to some PROFESSIONAL video tutorials that will teach me this technique? It doesn't matter if the lessons are not free, I'd buy them if necessary, but if you can show me some free videos, it would be even better.

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
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Default Re: Heel-toe pedal technique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMGCT-J-_N0

Take a look at this vid by Jared Falk. He goes really slow. I wish I had this video when I first started the technique.

Just type in “heel toe lessons” in Youtube.

There are different ways to do the technique. I believe Jared is landing his heel down, but it’s the ball of the foot that makes the 1st hit. Then the 2nd hit occurs with the toes as the foot is “rolled” forward. Almost like walking. Very natural movement.

Depending on whether your board is a long board will vary your method. Jared’s is the prolific DW9000 regular length. You don't need a longboard for this method. I use both.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Heel-toe pedal technique

There are many good & free videos out there. Here's the ultimate tutorial on foot technique (for the time being), including heel-toe though:
Tim Waterson's "Techniques, Motions & Applications for Bass Drum Playing"
http://www.twothreeonetwomusic.com/

Here's a dedicated thread on heel-toe on DRUMMERWORLD:
THE HEEL TOE THREAD
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=6143
I haven't browsed that thread in detail but I assume there's various links to videos/tutorials, too. You might find plenty of good info there.

Keep in mind you can do heel-toe with any pedal (longboard vs. shortboard) and any foot/shoe size - those factors simply don't matter! In one video Jared Falk demonstrates heel-toe with close to any footwear you can think of, including snow boots, rubber boots... whatever. The physical principles are the same. So grab your pedal and get going.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: Heel-toe pedal technique

Derrick Pope has made some great free videos, one of which covers this technique. The technique is broken down step by step (no pun intended) and all of his videos are extremely informative. They might actually be on this DW site, but if not just google his name or do a search on youtube - they'll come up.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: Heel-toe pedal technique

Here's the link to that Derrick Pope tutorial.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSKS9a9NuPc

That link was mentioned in the most recent thread on heel-toe - this one:
Heel Toe Technique Query
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=90349

Doing a search will reveal tons of other threads here on DRUMMERWORLD.
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