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Old 12-05-2012, 12:09 AM
peety777 peety777 is offline
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Default How to play fast beats with a single pedal?

Hi, I want to increase my single pedal speed. I can use heel toe for a quick machine gun as it were but say I wanted to play an 8th note groove, ie 8th's on the hats snare on two and 4 and then the bass drum as 8ths as well at a high tempo? What is the best technique for this as heel toe doesn't really work. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:55 AM
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Default Re: How to play fast beats with a single pedal?

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Hi, I want to increase my single pedal speed. I can use heel toe for a quick machine gun as it were but say I wanted to play an 8th note groove, ie 8th's on the hats snare on two and 4 and then the bass drum as 8ths as well at a high tempo? What is the best technique for this as heel toe doesn't really work. Thanks
I'm not sure why you would do that without a double pedal but if you really want to, try to play on the back part of the pedal. From there, you can manage to "cheat" with the rebound and just sync so you kick the beater back as it bounces on the kick's head.
To me, it sounds BAD. It's weak and uncontrollable but if I understood correctly what you want to do, is maybe the best way.

Another way would be to train your ankle to be able to play "floating". Even with that, though, I don't think you can easily reach very high speeds on single pedal.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:59 AM
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Default Re: How to play fast beats with a single pedal?

check up the flat foot technique.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:13 AM
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Default Re: How to play fast beats with a single pedal?

I checked the "Flat Foot" tech out and it's basically what I meant when I said:

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try to play on the back part of the pedal. From there, you can manage to "cheat" with the rebound and just sync so you kick the beater back as it bounces on the kick's head.
I just didn't know it had a name.
Again, I don't like it. There's almost no control and no power in it, it's just playing with the spring.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:02 AM
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Default Re: How to play fast beats with a single pedal?

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I checked the "Flat Foot" tech out and it's basically what I meant when I said:



I just didn't know it had a name.
Again, I don't like it. There's almost no control and no power in it, it's just playing with the spring.
yes I understood, just for him to go find it easier on youtube or whatever. I agree with you!
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:20 AM
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Default Re: How to play fast beats with a single pedal?

constant release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGm_S...bd1US_fgtRzXDw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E92sl...bd1US_fgtRzXDw
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