Gene Hoglan, also known as the “Atomic Clock” and the godfather of metal, is here to teach you 10 tips that will drastically help you improve your double bass development and overall metal drumming. Gene will cover topics such as his pre-show rituals, his favorite ways to warm up, why he uses two ride cymbals, and how he tunes his drums.
0:00 – “Brotherhood of the Snake” by Testament
4:15 – Introduction
8:03 – Gene’s Warmups
15:12 – Ankle Weights
19:55 – Energy Conservation
25:55 – Why Two Rides?
30:18 – Tuning Drums
35:00 – Gene’s Ambidexterity
41:00 – Gene’s Influences
57:38 – Mental Exercises
1:01:13 – “My Name Is Murder” by Galaktikon
Gene Hoglan is one of the most creative and technically proficient drummers in the heavy-metal music scene since the 1980s. As the godfather of double bass and metal drumming, Gene has graced stages and studios around the world with metal heavyweights like Death, Testament, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Angel, Devin Townsend, Fear Factory, and Dethklok, which has earned him a spot in the annals of heavy-metal drumming as one the all-time best.
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