By Ryan Alexander Bloom (Mus’07)
(Ryan Alexander Bloom, 2012)
Buy Double Bass Drumming Explained (Kindle Edition)
Ryan Alexander Bloom (Mus’07) writes a definitive guide to learning how to play the bass drum with both feet in his self-published novel Double Bass Drumming Explained. The book explains, in detail, how double bass works at the most basic level including pedal setup, drum kit arrangement, single stroke techniques, double stroke techniques, drum head selection, tuning, drumming anatomy and more.
The book supplies inside knowledge on the practice and instructs ways in which to improve in the realms of speed, power, and accuracy. Learn to play techniques such as heel-up, heel-down, floating or flatfoot, heel-toe, slide and swivel. The book instructs on how to be equipped to play double bass at any tempo and at any volume. More than 25 pictures, diagrams and musical examples are included to augment the text.