When I drum I constantly struggle to keep the beat on the bass drum pedal for faster songs. Are there some practice techniques someone could help me with? The song I struggle with is Build Your Kingdom Here By Rend Collective. I drum with tennis shoes, (not barefoot because I'm actually sane). Thanks for your help.

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    Do you play toe-down or heel-down? …Swap. Report back. Toe-down gives me cramp in my shins with repetitive 4 on the floor. Heel-down I can do that all day.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 16 '21 at 17:45
  • Do you find that the problems are mostly physical—i.e. you have no problem with rhythm, just the endurance and agility? Or that you want to work on keeping the beat steady in general? Sep 16 '21 at 21:09
  • @Tetsujin I mainly drum heel-down but occasionally I switch it up. When I am laying the beat I can't seem to get my foot in a steady pattern at the tempo. I would just like to work on keeping it steady, I can hold it for 15-20 seconds but then I lose the feel for it. The tempo is 138 in 4/4 Sep 17 '21 at 2:52
  • @Scarif_68315 - Do you have the same problem with keeping it steady when you clap or tap your feet without any pedals?
    – Dekkadeci
    Sep 17 '21 at 12:10
  • @Tetsujin I can tap to the beat just fine, It's just I can't seem to get my foot in a comfortable pattern Sep 17 '21 at 16:18

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