Derek Roddy is one of the quickest speed metal players in the business, so getting him to breakdown his double bass technique for us was one of our top priorities when he came out to our studio. He discusses the main muscles he engages, his foot positioning, and other tips to help you achieve those top speeds.
Derek Roddy is an American drummer and snake breeder that has gained a reputation worldwide for his extreme metal playing. Derek is best known as the drummer for many influential metal bands including Hate Eternal, Nile, Malevolent Creation, Divine Empire, Council of the Fallen, and many more. In 2007, Derek started an instrumental band called Serpents Rise which immediately grabbed the attention of musicians around the globe.
Since his departure from Hate Eternal in 2006, he has become a featured drum clinician for several drum companies such as DW Drums, Meinl Cymbals, and Axis Percussion. Derek is also a widely sought after teacher having released many educational DVDs over the past several years.
* FREE VIDEO SERIES *
Fastest Way To Get Faster
The Fastest Way To Get Faster is a 10-Day routine that will help you rapidly improve your speed around the kit. You will need to practice hard, stick with it, and push yourself.
Gregg Bissonette /
How To Learn Drum Parts Without Drums
Gregg Bissonette explains how vocalizing parts helps us learn them long before we actually get to try them on the drums.
Jack Thomas /
How To Play Drums With One Arm
When you drop a stick, how do you keep the beat going while fishing out another one? Jack Thomas teaches you how to drum with one arm.
Randy Cooke /
How To Turn One Rock Beat Into 30 Beats (Full Course)
In this full course, Randy Cooke teaches you how to get way more bang for your buck from every beat you learn.
Aaron Edgar /
The 5 Most Iconic Double Bass Grooves
These are five of the most impactful and defining double bass grooves in metal - and how to play them.
Enter your email address to be notified every time we release new free drum lessons.
Don’t worry, we value your privacyand you can unsubscribe at any time.
By signing up you’ll also receive our ongoing free lessons and special offers. Don’t worry, we value your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time.