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Derek Roddy’s Double Bass Technique

Derek Roddy  /  UPDATED Aug 22, 2022

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.

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About Derek:

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.

Derek plays:

DW Drums
Meinl Cymbals
Remo Drumheads
Vater Drumsticks

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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