This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here.

Rock Perspectives

Progressive Drumming Essentials

Part 9: Switching Gears With the Double Bass Pyramid

 
Changing subdivisions on a dime is a fundamental skill for playing double bass in modern heavy metal. Switching gears to a faster subdivision can help build intensity, and with a careful execution it sounds incredibly tight and powerful. A great example of this would be playing a 16th-note groove and then ramping up to 16th-note triplets.

Check out a video demo of the lesson below.

Aaron Edgar
 
For the complete lesson with transcriptions, check out the April 2016 issue, which is available here.