THE HEEL TOE THREAD

davodi74

Senior Member
Re: Videos of Heel toe bass method

ARRRRRGH! You people with small feet dont realize how lucky you are.... I wear a size 11. Grrrrr.
 

Ducky

Junior Member
Re: Videos of Heel toe bass method

davodi74 said:
ARRRRRGH! You people with small feet dont realize how lucky you are.... I wear a size 11. Grrrrr.
i wear a size 13 :(

stupid forum. The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 20 characters.

there.
 

mr_hayward_99

Senior Member
using heel toe

i am just starting to develop my heel/toe technique getting up to sppeed.

when doing 16th notes with my with my heel in the air, i cant go that fast but if i chuck in a heel once evry 4 beats i can go alot faster.

i was wondering how do people use their heel in this technique.

when doing tripilets i do toe-heel-toe

do people when doing 16th notes on the bass drum to heel-toe-heel-toe or just throw in a heel every so often.

i have been trying to build my bass drum speed up and my heel-toe technique.
i have set up some exercise playing the bass drum on evry note.

heel -toe -toe -toe
toe-heel-toe-toe
toe-toe-heel-toe
toe-toe-toe-heel
heel-toe-heel-toe

so basically how do you guy incorporate heel-toe into ur playing.?
 

RudimentalDrummer

Pioneer Member
Re: using heel toe

You mean for - The Bass Drum only ? I used Ball Of Toe strictly most of the time.

Using Heel/Toe will not build up speed for your Bass Drum and added to that .. To
 
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Tamadrummer778

Junior Member
Heel Toe

Heel Toe is a great technique which I use to the best of my ability, but I want to know how many other drummers use this technique and any tips and tricks
 

richyokes

Junior Member
Re: Heel Toe

My pedal playing has always needed looking at, I'm ashamed. Weckl says toe only and the foot slides and pivots.

Gadd plays 1 with the heel, and then the double by bouncing up on the toe.

I'm not sure either.....
 

Tamadrummer778

Junior Member
Re: Heel Toe

I wear a 15 sized shoe (us) and haven't found a pedal yet for me to do heel toe on comfortably
 
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richyokes

Junior Member
Re: Heel Toe

Dude, I thought I had it bad in a 12 UK. I'm hoping you have the height to match the 'canoes'....as my Granny used to say.

The old Tama pedals had big open sized pedals...
 

Johnny_Stacks

Senior Member
Re: Heel Toe

if you got that big of a foot i dont no if you could be able to do heel toe man lol. im a size 9 and i have trouble doing it. i have to put my foot off to the side to do it

- John
 

richyokes

Junior Member
Re: Heel Toe

Guys,

Weckl and Phillips feet go to the side when playing doubles fast, sounds like you're playing correctly.
 

gr82bagn

Pioneer Member
Re: Heel Toe

Tamadrummer778,

Have you looked into the Vruk pedal attachment? I'm not currently learning a heel toe technique for bass drum but in the future I'm going to want to try and learn due to a 121/2 EEE foot I may have some issues. I researched and this Vruk looks very interesting. Check it out yourself at http://www.vrukpedal.com it seems to not only improve the way the beater strikes but it also extends the length of the bass pedal. I saw one of these sell on eBay last week for about $80.
 
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