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Quick question.
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Any very basic exercises for foot accuracy and fluency?
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alexribchester
Jan 13, 2021
Hi Ryan, i totally understand what you are saying. I too have recently adopted the double kick and have been working my socks off trying to reach a level of control and fluency that I see in other double pedal players. From my experience so far, I have found that the level of progress for me personally has felt slower than it is in reality. When I started, playing singles at 100bpm was a struggle. ironically most of the tension was coming from my right foot trying to work way too hard to compensate for my weak left foot and i would always feel that ache in my right shin. I would be constantly be adjusting my seating position, moving my foot to different parts of the pedal etc.. For me there has been no quick fix. Not that I am at a high level at this by any means, but I have noticed significant progress by playing along with a metronome (16th note singles) at a moderately challenging tempo for 10 mins at a time. Throughout that 10 mins, I will be making micro adjustments to the point where I am seeking a level of comfort or lack of tension. It always starts off a bit rough, but I settle into it. This has helped me discover the sitting/foot position that works for me. Eventually the tempo I started out out would feel like a breeze and I could then increase the speed by 5-10bpm and repeat the process. If i had to bullet point a few tips they would be: keep your knees slightly behind your heels focus on lifting your heels rather than forcing you toes down practice heel up and heel down techniques in 5-10 min runs practice short bursts of speed 8ths - 16ths practice triplets with your feet over a 1/4 note pulse with your hand to get used to your left foot landing on the down beat. I hope some of this helps buddy. I am in the same boat as you. As I mentioned earlier, I used to struggle maintaining 16ths at 100bpm, I now play for 10 mins straight at 135/140bpm. Not amazing, but an encouraging improvement from where I started.
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alexribchester
Dec 24, 2020
Done.
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Hi Alex. I am not sure that this is your wheel house but, could you break down "Samba" for beginners.
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