Songs with fast / tricky single bass drum patterns

whitecatcafe

Senior Member
Hey everybody, been really solidifying my bass drum technique for the past 6 months and there's definitely some improvement. I'm compiling a list of song that I can practice to that fit the criteria above. Here are some songs that I know of, please reply to this thread for your suggestions, thanks!

1. Gold Digger - Kanye West (especially the intro)
2. Empire State Of Mind - Jay Z & Alicia Keys
3. Englishman In New York - Sting (the drum break bridge)
4. Every Little Step - Bobby Brown
5. Real Love - Mary J. Blige
6. Get Lucky - Daft Punk (the vocoder part)
7. The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
8. Sugar, We're Going Down - Fall Out Boy
9. Scentless Apprentice - Nirvana
10. My Hero - Foo Fighters
11. Feeling This - blink 182 (the intro)
12. Most Iron Maiden songs
 

alparrott

Platinum Member
Immigrant Song (Led Zep): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rfKYm_3-M0
Trampled Under Foot: https (Led Zep): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBku3rJ0Xe0
Make her say (Kid Cudi): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt22KvnRSL4

Enjoy!
"Trampled Under Foot" is mostly just four-on-the-floor... I would throw in "When the Levee Breaks" and "Achilles Last Stand"... heck, throw in the entire Zeppelin catalog if you're looking for tricky (and/or squeaky) single pedal parts.
 

Souljacker

Silver Member
Foo Fighters: Monkey Wrench, lots of foot stamina required to play this the whole way through. Bloc Party : Like Eating Glass. A stream of 4 quick bass drum notes throughout the intro and verses, challenging stuff. These parts still elude me. The Roots : Otherside. Nice slow but busy hip hop pattern, good for control.
 

DaveyBoy

Senior Member
The whole of Bedlam In Goliath by The Mars Volta is redonkulous and thats just Thomas Pridgen and a single pedal.
 

Duracell

Senior Member
"Trampled Under Foot" is mostly just four-on-the-floor... I would throw in "When the Levee Breaks" and "Achilles Last Stand"... heck, throw in the entire Zeppelin catalog if you're looking for tricky (and/or squeaky) single pedal parts.
Are you sure that trampled under foot is just four-on-the floor. I am quite sure the main beat has a kick on 1, 1& and a double on the & of 3 and the a of 3 (leading into the 4).
 

alparrott

Platinum Member
Are you sure that trampled under foot is just four-on-the floor. I am quite sure the main beat has a kick on 1, 1& and a double on the & of 3 and the a of 3 (leading into the 4).
You know, I went back and listened to it off the box set CD. You may be right; I have just never clearly heard any of it past the four-on-the-floor. I tend to play it that way to lock in with the bass part, which John Paul played with his left foot on pedals in a pretty consistent quarter note pulse.

In this classic Earl's Court clip, if he's doing much more than quarters during the groove, he's doing it with his toes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0OPKywMoSk

I know Jason played quite a bit more to the part in "Celebration Day", but I chalked that up to forty years of styles between the original and that concert.

In any case, one of my favorite songs for sure, no matter what you do on the kick!
 
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