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Gavin Harrison’s Bass Drum Exercise

Gavin Harrison  /  Mar 22, 2018

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.

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