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10 Metal Drumming Tips

Gene Hoglan  /  UPDATED Jul 8, 2024

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.

Lesson Index:
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 Plays:
Pearl Drums
Sabian Cymbals
Evans Drumheads
Promark Sticks

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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