How much time till single stroke competency?

Dr_Watso

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In my experience, slow practice is the most helpful for getting the kinks out of your technique. Joe Morello and his students have some good YouTube videos to watch.
For me this includes extra challenge to do on two bass drum pedals. Like with your example of just simple 8ths, I can play those fine on one pedal and it sounds better when I DO play them on one pedal; I know I need to get through the slow practice for my left foot if I want to get anywhere, but the temptation to just use my "good" foot is usually there!
 

Push pull stroke

Platinum Member
For me this includes extra challenge to do on two bass drum pedals. Like with your example of just simple 8ths, I can play those fine on one pedal and it sounds better when I DO play them on one pedal; I know I need to get through the slow practice for my left foot if I want to get anywhere, but the temptation to just use my "good" foot is usually there!
Change it up, make it interesting. Keeping it fun and fresh for you really helps
 
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