We’ve seen Larnell Lewis play blazing-fast triplets on a single bass drum.
And drummers like Gene Hoglan tear it up on a double bass drum kit.
But have you ever seen someone play three bass drums?
Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett – legendary sticksmith behind Michael Jackson, Madonna and Elton John – has a triple bass drum setup. With three different sizes (18″/22″/24″) tuned to three different notes, he can play melodies and chords with his feet.
At the age of 10, Sugarfoot watched a church organist’s feet dance over the pedals of a Hammond B3. Fascinated and excited by the possibilities, he eventually applied it to the drums.
“Drummers have like 8 brains in this big ol’ fat head.”
In this hour-long drum lesson, you’ll learn:
You’ll also watch Sugarfoot play through tracks by Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and more!
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0:18 – SONG: “Escapade” by Janet Jackson
5:21 – Introduction
8:30 – The triple kick drum setup
11:39 – Melodic drumming
14:13 – How to apply it to existing songs
18:12 – Rehearsing for “This Is It”
19:51 – Triple kick drum demo (listen in stereo!) and tips
32:15 – SONG: “Emergency” by Jonathan Moffett
39:46 – The power of drums
45:44 – The “Billie Jean” groove
54:12 – SONG: “Earth Song” by Michael Jackson
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