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Beginner’s Bass Drum Boot Camp

Dave Atkinson  /  UPDATED Aug 25, 2022

The bass drum is normally the weakest and the least developed aspect of most beginner drummers’ playing. Dave Atkinson is here to share his bass drum workout that he’s developed and refined over years and years of teaching students.

Start slow and make sure you stay relaxed throughout the whole workout! Don’t overlook the stretching exercises Dave provides at the beginning of the lesson.

This workout will help you develop:

  • Independence
  • Speed
  • Control
  • Power
  • Endurance

Things to keep in mind while doing this workout:

  • Keep your kick drum volume consistent
  • Keep good time
  • Retain proper posture
  • Have fun!

Jared Falk is a lifelong drummer, drum teacher, and the co-founder of Drumeo. For over 18 years, Jared has been a leader in the online music education industry, publishing his first online video lessons in 2003 and founding Musora in 2005.

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