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Feet movement control, first exercises
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The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to drum rudiments, contains a series
of introductory exercises about feet movement control of bass drum and hi-hat pedals.
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Introduction to the drum lesson: Feet control
You should put in the study of legs and feet tecniques as much effort as you put in the study of hands and wrists tecniques.
Bass drum and hi hat play a basic role in drumming, they mark the main accents and are the reference point to every other instrument.
The motion of the lower limbs is generally more repetitive, so -besides developping speed and endurance- remember that coordination and independence
are even more important to extend your expressive creativity.
In the drum sheet, bass drum and hi-hat pedal strokes are respectively represented by a note and by a cross, in the lower part of the score.
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This drum lesson dedicated to Feet control is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing.
The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers
still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.
Topics in the basic drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are:
Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, and Songs drum parts,
with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro.