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Questions tagged [bass-drum]

A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.

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Should I rest the bass drum beater on the skin or in air when playing a drum kit?

What approaches are there to how the bass drum beater should be placed when in rest when playing a drum kit? Should I let it bounce back freely and rest in air, or should I rest it on the skin?
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Drums - Having trouble playing bass 16th notes

The title is an understatement. I've been trying for months, and I can't for the life of me play bass drum 16th notes while playing 8th notes on the hi-hat. I can play snare 16th notes and hi-hat 8th ...
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Are kevlar straps on bass drum pedals reliable?

Most bass drum pedals connect to the beater cam via one or two chains, or, in the more expensive models, a moulded arm. Some models, like the Gibraltar Velocity 3311D use a kevlar strap instead of a ...
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Do DJs ever use a third track to keep a third kick going for several songs or even entire sets? Or is the effect of “silkiness” achieved another way?

I listen to a lot of a specific genre, progressive house, but one DJ in particular, Hernan Cattaneo, seems to achieve a "silkiness" in his bass drum during transitions (or maybe it just stands out to ...
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Is there different bass pedal sizes?

I'm new to drumming. I'm an electric guitar player who likes rock and heavy metal, and after playing drums in school and on my spare time in a "band", I'm planning to buy a Roland TD-11KV kit. I've ...
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How fast is the BPM should you start to use double bass pedal?

First I am quite new to drums, like playing frequently for about a year. But I am quite depressed with my own progress and I have many questions in my head, here's one of them: I never learnt / ...
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Need help playing 16th notes on bass drum

This problem has been persistent ever since i began playing them. Whenever I play two 16th notes with the hi hat on the first it's usually completely fine, though when i play the first on the offbeat ...
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Best way to practice bass (drum) technique without a bass drum

A question to all those who have been or are in my current situation of temporarily not having access to a bass drum to practice on. I do have a pair of sticks and carry a pad to practice my hand ...
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Which technique is better to play double strokes on bass drum Heel-to-toe or sliding? [closed]

I have been practicing both heel-to-toe technique and toe sliding technique to improve my bass drum speed, which method would be helpful in the long run ?
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Metronome count problem left foot

I am a new drummer and i start drumming without counting from left foot, at that time i feld i always had tempo problem. it was really diffcult for me. How hard i could pratice on practising pad but ...
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What are the attachments used for on this bass drum?

Non-percussionist here. Questlove (The Roots’ drummer on Jimmy Fallon) has this colorful bass drum with some enhancements such as a separate, smaller drum (snare?) attached to the front and a hole ...
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Kick drum pitch variations? [closed]

In this song, Despacito-cover by J. Fla on Youtube, at the chorus(starting at min 1:00), it sounds to me that beat 1, and 3 have different pitches; one is lower than the other. Is that the pitches of ...
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Heel up technique

I want to know the muscle groups which are used in performing heel-up technique and how they are used. This is to know if I am doing it correct. While striking shall I use my hip muscles to lift my ...
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Seeking this Remo drum head [closed]

I am looking for this Remo drum head in an 18-inch diameter. https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/12304036_910782769016279_3977781745064574313_o.jpg Obviously, in the image ...