How to double kick fast on drums
Having trouble finding and maintaining speed in your
double-kicking? Here's a list of methods and techniques to improve
- Tension your kick pedals so that they give lots of response and spring, but not too tight that you can't push them down.
- Try playing with both your heels up (ie. using the ball of your foot to kick down on the pedal, and using your calf muscles).
- Try playing with your heels down (ie. using your ankle to kick down on the pedal, and using your hamstring).
- Find the best or easiest and most effective method of these for you.
- or you can start whereevery you are sitting right now and try this.
- lay your right foot flat on the floor
- raise the front of your foot off of the ground
- raise your foot in that position off of the ground and back down
- when your heel hits the floor roll the front half of your foot down until its flat on the ground also
- continue rolling your foot until the heel of your foot is off of the ground
- lift the front part of your foot off of the ground and back down
- when your toes hit the floor roll back until your foot is float on the floor and repeat from number 7.
- you are basically rolling your foot from front to back and lifting it up when you get to either side.
- Listen to death metal music, it is full of double kicking.
- Listen to Dave Mackintosh's (Dragonforce) kicking-his kicks are always perfect.
- Try to find a tension in your bass pedals that gives the most response without being too hard to push down.
- Start slowly, about 120 bpm, and gradually build up.
- Always stretch your hamstrings, calves, quads, groin and rotate your ankles before playing double kicks on drums. This will prevent pulling muscles, cramping or tearing ligaments.
7 Jan 2005 by RaftingCanadian 1.1K