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Gavin Harrison’s Bass Drum Exercise

Gavin Harrison  /  UPDATED Aug 22, 2022

Speed is usually the top quality people are looking for with their bass drum, but articulation and coordination are just as important! Thankfully Gavin Harrison’s got you covered.

The basic concept of this exercise is picking a common bass drum pattern and playing rudiments, leading with your weak hand, over top. This exercise focuses on connecting your limbs together in different combinations so they’re perfectly synchronized. No flams! The end goal is to have complete freedom with your kick drum while your hands play anything they want.

More videos with Gavin:

How To Create Amazing Drum Parts
“The Sound Of Muzak” Drum Beat
Paradiddle Challenge
Gavin’s 3+4+5 Groove

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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