Take your double bass drum technique to the next level

Learn hundreds of double bass drum rhythms, drum rudiments with the feet, and much more with the heel toe technique!
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  • Lectures 196
  • Length 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

    [Português] Para ler a versão em português, puxe a página para baixo.
    [English]

  • Do you want to improve your double bass drum technique to reach a new level?
  • Do you want to be able to perform feet techniques that many thought would only be possible to achieve with hands?
  • Do you want to learn hundreds of double bass drum rhythms and magnify your drumming glossary?
  • Do you want to learn with a smart sheet system which is going to help you reading them?
  • Do you want to practice exercises in a fun way with hundreds of guitar riffs to go along with your training?

Then this course is for you!

In this course we will start by approaching the heel toe technique. A technique that has been, in my opinion, underappreciated and underused in the drumming world. First, let’s shed some light on several misconceptions that surround this technique, the ones contributing to having it misinterpreted and, consequently, underused and even ignored. Then, we will learn the technique step by step, details after details and I will present solutions to potential problems.

After that, we are going to step into the preliminary exercises section, which will allow you to give the first steps with the above-mentioned technique, whilst learning how to assimilate that in a rhythmic-musical context. In the following section, you will learn how to blend that technique within a string of exercises based on sixteenth notes. For each exercise we will learn 4 different rhythms/grooves. Then, we will move on to a section that includes a very similar group of exercises, but whose foundation consists of eighth note triplets. Last but not least, we will have the section which I believe is the favorite of many of you… the rudiments section! In it you will learn to do those with double bass drum and you will assimilate them in 4 rhythms/grooves, like in the previous sections. After all this you will be able to create your own rhythms and even perform a double bass drum solo! You just need to let your imagination and creativity flow!

These are the materials which are included in this course:

  • All the sheets of all the exercises presented in the course will be available to download;
  • All the guitar riffs presented in this course will be available to download.


Extra note:

In some of the course’s sections, certain videos will be played in slow motion, so that you can see everything with the maximum detail. All the videos were recorded at 120 frames per second, to assure you have a watching experience of the highest degree.


[Português]

  • Queres elevar a tua técnica de pedal duplo a um novo patamar?
  • Queres ser capaz de fazer técnicas com os pés que muitos acham serem apenas possíveis de realizar com as mãos?
  • Queres aprender centenas de ritmos de pedal duplo e ampliar o teu vocabulário de bateria?
  • Queres aprender com um sistema de partituras inteligente que te ajuda na leitura das mesmas?
  • Queres praticar os exercícios de forma divertida com centenas de riffs de guitarra para os acompanhar?

Então este curso é para ti!

Neste curso vamos começar por abordar a técnica heel toe. Técnica que, na minha opinião, tem sido subvalorizada e subaproveitada no mundo da bateria.

Primeiro, vamos desmitificar alguns dos conceitos errados que a envolvem e que têm contribuído para que ela seja mal interpretada e, consequentemente, subutilizada e até mesmo ignorada.

Em seguida, vamos aprender a técnica passo a passo, detalhe a detalhe e mostrarei soluções para possíveis problemas.

Posteriormente, passaremos para a secção dos exercícios preliminares que te permitirão dar os primeiros passos com a técnica referida anteriormente e aprender como a integrar num contexto rítmico-musical.

Na secção seguinte, aprenderás como integrar a técnica numa série de exercícios com base em semicolcheias. Para cada exercício iremos aprender 4 ritmos/grooves diferentes.

De seguida, passaremos para uma secção com um grupo de exercícios muito semelhante, mas que têm por base tercinas de colcheia.

Por fim, mas não menos importante, teremos a secção que acredito venha a ser a favorita de muitos de vocês… a secção dos rudimentos! Nela aprenderás a fazer os mesmos com o pedal duplo e como os integrar em 4 ritmos/grooves, tal como nas secções anteriores.

Após tudo isto serás capaz de criar os teus próprios ritmos e até serás capaz de fazer um solo de pedal duplo! Basta deixar a imaginação e a criatividade fluir!

Os materiais que estão incluídos no curso são:

  • Todas as partituras de todos os exercícios apresentados no curso estarão disponíveis para download;
  • Todos os riffs de guitarra apresentados no curso estarão disponíveis para download.

Nota extra:

Em algumas secções do curso determinados vídeos são reproduzidos em slow motion, para que possas ver tudo ao detalhe. Todos os vídeos foram filmados a 120 frames por segundo, de forma a proporcionar-te uma visualização de altíssima qualidade.


What are the requirements?

  • A solid foundation on drum set
  • The basics of double bass drum (at least)
  • It might help if you can read sheet music (not mandatory, if you are good at playing by ear)
  • Drum set
  • Double pedal or two bass drums
  • Drumsticks
  • Drum stool
  • Sheet stand (not mandatory)
  • Metronome (indispensable)
  • Mp3 player (Optional)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the heel toe technique with both feet
  • Learn how to do double stroke roll with the feet
  • Learn how to do drum rudiments with the feet
  • Learn how to do double pedal/bass drum solos
  • Learn hundreds of double pedal/bass rhythms
  • Learn warm up exercises for double pedal/bass
  • You will get all the sheet music in pdf for download
  • You will get hundreds of guitar riffs to play along and make your study more fun. All available for download (mp3)

What is the target audience?

  • Drummers who like to play with double pedal/bass
  • Solo drummers
  • Session drummers
  • Metal drummers

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Welcome!
Preview
00:44
Course structure
02:29
Section 2: The heel toe technique
Introduction section 1
00:33
Technique demonstration
Preview
01:41
Misconceptions: Heel toe hi-hat vs heel toe bass drum
01:36
Misconceptions: Foot size
00:45
Misconceptions: The Pedal
00:46
Misconceptions: Footwear
00:43
Technique breakdown
02:03
Troubleshooting
02:42
Section 3: Preliminary exercises
Introduction section 2
00:28
Kick exercise 01
00:37
Drum set exercise 01
00:31
Kick exercise 02
00:37
Drum set exercise 02
00:31
Kick exercise 03
00:39
Drum set exercise 03
00:33
Kick exercise 04
00:38
Drum set exercise 04
00:32
Kick exercise 05
00:38
Drum set exercise 05
00:34
Kick exercise 06
00:41
Drum set exercise 06
00:32
Kick exercise 07
00:38
Drum set exercise 07
00:32
Kick exercise 08
Preview
00:37
Drum set exercise 08
00:30
Section 4: 16TH/32TH notes exercises
Introduction section 3
01:01
Kick exercise 01
00:47
Drum set exercise 01
02:58
Kick exercise 02
00:52
Drum set exercise 02
03:13
Kick exercise 03
00:54
Drum set exercise 03
03:09
Kick exercise 04
00:54
Drum set exercise 04
03:33
Kick exercise 05
00:57
Drum set exercise 05
03:44
Kick exercise 06
00:48
Drum set exercise 06
02:46
Kick exercise 07
00:51
Drum set exercise 07
03:13
Kick exercise 08
00:57
Drum set exercise 08
03:39
Kick exercise 09
00:51
Drum set exercise 09
Preview
03:46
Kick exercise 10
00:58
Drum set exercise 10
04:04
Kick exercise 11
00:56
Drum set exercise 11
03:39
Kick exercise 12
00:53
Drum set exercise 12
03:17
Kick exercise 13
00:51
Drum set exercise 13
03:12
Kick exercise 14
00:56
Drum set exercise 14
03:35
Kick exercise 15
00:53
Drum set exercise 15
03:23
Kick exercise 16
00:54
Drum set exercise 16
03:28
Kick exercise 17
00:58
Drum set exercise 17
03:49
Kick exercise 18
00:53
Drum set exercise 18
03:17
Kick exercise 19
00:57
Drum set exercise 19
03:19
Kick exercise 20
00:55
Drum set exercise 20
03:20
Kick exercise 21
00:51
Drum set exercise 21
03:16
Kick exercise 22
00:52
Drum set exercise 22
03:21
Kick exercise 23
00:53
Drum set exercise 23
03:13
Kick exercise 24
00:53
Drum set exercise 24
03:22
Kick exercise 25
00:54
Drum set exercise 25
03:26
Kick exercise 26
00:53
Drum set exercise 26
03:36
Kick exercise 27
00:54
Drum set exercise 27
03:45
Kick exercise 28
00:55
Drum set exercise 28
03:32
Kick exercise 29
00:57
Drum set exercise 29
03:43
Kick exercise 30
00:57
Drum set exercise 30
03:34
Kick exercise 31
00:54
Drum set exercise 31
03:32
Kick exercise 32
00:55
Drum set exercise 32
Preview
03:24
Kick exercise 33
00:54
Drum set exercise 33
03:17
Kick exercise 34
00:50
Drum set exercise 34
03:06

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Instructor Biography

Nelson Fernandes, Drum teacher

[English]

I started to study drums in 1997. Two years later I was already playing live as a professional.

 In 2003, I started to study orchestral percussion at the Musical Academy of Viana do Castelo, where I finished my complementary music course in percussion and musical training. 

Since 2008 to the present day, I have been teaching drums and musical education in schools in the north of Portugal.

The drums and the teaching are my great passion.

[Português]

Comecei a estudar bateria em 1997. Dois anos depois já tocava ao vivo como profissional.

Em 2003 comecei a estudar percussão de orquestra na Academia de Música de Viana do Castelo, onde completei o curso complementar de música em percussão e formação musical.

Desde 2008 até ao presente dia, tenho lecionado bateria e educação musical em escolas no norte de Portugal.

A bateria e o ensino são a minha grande paixão.

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