View Full Version : Anyone a drummer?

02-16-2010, 11:27 PM
Specifically looking for anyone moderately knowledgeable about double-kick styles. (I.E. Probably metal players.)

Picking up a drum set after years of pseudo playing on a friends set, I'm already competent on most things, but he didn't have a double kick to practice on, and I'm mostly looking for pointers on where to get started.

(Roland TD-4S or whatever-ish for anyone curious. Had to be 'lectric for dorm/apartment playings.)

02-17-2010, 02:18 AM

I've had maybe a week or two of drum lessons, but discovered they weren't really for me. I don't even keep up with drummer news. But having owned and played a set, I think the above is what you need.

Blah (http://diy-workshop.com/) - Don't know your money situation, but here's a DIY site on Electric Dum kits. After practicing for a bit, I think that the family was ready to get me one of these, and it would be especially useful if living in an apartment building.

Also, pick up a metronome somewhere. I don't know if it will do you any good, but I've got the rhythm of something that can't metaphor well, so it used to help me keep the beat.

02-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Actually, I went with this (http://drums-percussion.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-TD4S-V-Compact-Electronic-Drum-Set?sku=580565) for reasons involving the mesh snare head, sturdier stand, and dual-trigger cymbals. (And a preference towards the Roland brain over Yamaha.)

I'm moderately experienced to begin with, so picking out the drum set itself was more of a price issue. I mostly specified in the thread I was looking for any double kick pointers, though, as that is one area I'm lacking despite metal being my preferred style on most instruments.

Oh, and the Roland brain has built-in training junk, but I just plan to throw on two sets of headphones and jam along anyway.

02-22-2010, 10:52 PM
There are a few videos scattered around youtube that I've seen that have some basic double kick things you can work on in some beats.

Given, most of the ones I saw had nothing to do with technique and was just something to play to practice.

I wish that Mike Johnston guy used double kick sometime so he would have a lesson about it. His videos are fantastic.

02-22-2010, 11:12 PM
Yeah, I wound up hitting a few friends around here for advice and brute forcing the practice until I got the gist. I've got bursts down, and mediocre steady rolls, so all in all good for the one weekend I had to practice on a set. (Mr. Roboto kit is on backorder.)