Double Bass Drumming Explained Part 2: The Workbook
Ryan Alexander Bloom has published a follow up to his first book on double bass drumming. While the first book explored double bass techniques from a conceptual level, this second book is a library of exercises to master the techniques explained in part 1.
You can get a copy of both books at http://bloomdrums.com/ebook.html
If you're looking for a no-nonsense, 100% practical book on double bass drumming, look no further. It is appropriate for those just starting out, but also has plenty of advanced material for those who are more experienced already.
Priced at $2.99, it's a real bargain!
The truth of the matter is that the vast majority of double bass drum playing is executed with single strokes in just a handful of subdivisions: 16th, 32nd, 16th triplets, and 32nd triplets. When one masters clean, precise execution of these subdivisions with the bass pedals, they are ready to tackle the vast majority of double bass drum music (especially metal). Ryan's exercises are great because they focus on this skill - the most important skill to have!
This workbook is the most straight-forward way to build proficiency in musical bass drumming I've seen. It covers all aspects of musical double bass drum playing - precision, endurance, speed and coordination.
Again, you can get an instant download of this book at http://bloomdrums.com/ebook.html