Questions about metal style drumming

Revdrum

Junior Member
I've been playing drumset for about a year and... 4 months or so. Started playing double bass about 4 months ago. Anyways I taught myself anything so I'm nowhere near as clean as other drummers, and Im not the best at drum fills and chops. I want to know what would help a lot for metalcore/deathcore drumming. That's the style my band plays. I really would like to learn black metal drumming, but that's a few steps above, and I'm kinda gettin the jist of metalcore. Any tips? How about check out this video, and maybe you can see something I need to work on... thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6L37YF_cVw&feature=channel_page
 
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BENANEB

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there is this turn it up and lay it down cd that is completely devoted to double bass songs. you might want to check it out here: http://www.drumfun.com/Vol_5_Double_Pedal_Metal.html

its a little slow, but its good for timing purposes, and jamming when no one is around.

also, just listen and practice the drumming you would like to learn. judging by your username, u like the rev, so listen to some a7x and try some songs.
 
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wy yung

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I've been playing drumset for about a year and... 4 months or so. Started playing double bass about 4 months ago. Anyways I taught myself anything so I'm nowhere near as clean as other drummers, and Im not the best at drum fills and chops. I want to know what would help a lot for metalcore/deathcore drumming. That's the style my band plays. I really would like to learn black metal drumming, but that's a few steps above, and I'm kinda gettin the jist of metalcore. Any tips? How about check out this video, and maybe you can see something I need to work on... thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6L37YF_cVw&feature=channel_page
Interestingly, if you want to play fast practice slow. I can tell a good drummer when I can hear the space between the notes at any speed. One gets this through careful work with a metronome set on a slow tempo, such as 16th notes at 30 bpm, and trying to be accurate as possible. If you play 1/4 notes the 16ths can help you by subdividing the distance between the 1/4s. It can be hard at first trying to hit very slow 1/4 notes on their own.

As for the different types of metal? It's all just rock and roll. The same techniques are used throughout with an emphasis on double bass drums. You can use, and I highly recomend The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming by Bobby Rondinelli. I had a look through Derek's blast beat book and it is fine, but I think Bobby's book is a bit better for those starting out. Plus way more info.

I highly recomend a good teacher.

Good luck!
 
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