Faux double bass groove lesson (and exercises)

Feb 28, 2014
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Even with only a single-pedal setup, we can create some cool double bass sounding patterns by using combinations between the bass drum and floor tom. I call these faux (or imitation) double bass grooves.

Below is a short example. The right hand plays continuous 8th notes – alternating between the ride cymbal and floor tom – while the right foot (on bass drum) and left hand (on floor tom and snare drum) fill in all the "empty" spaces. This creates a super rad, super fun groove that's somewhat similar to a standard double bass drum pattern . . . but even cooler!

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If you'd like this broken down even more, check out the three exercises below. Combined, they create the groove demonstrated above.

Hope you dig these!
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