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The Complete Double Bass Drumming Explained

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About the author:
Born in 1985, Ryan Alexander Bloom has been playing drums since the age of eleven. He spent time signed to the influential metal label Candlelight Records as a member of Havok and his playing can be heard on the 2009 album Burn. His current band, Bloodstrike, is signed to Redefining Darkness Records and he can be heard on the 2015 album In Death We Rot. Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in percussion from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a working professional drum teacher in Colorado.

The Complete Double Bass Drumming Explained

The Reference and The Workbook - Revised, Expanded, & Updated

Authored by Ryan Alexander Bloom

The Complete Double Bass Drumming Explained contains all of the critical information and useful exercises from both of the previous Double Bass Drumming Explained books plus new expanded content. If you want to learn to play double bass the most efficient and technically correct way possible, start here!
Included are over 325 notated exercises, pictures, and illustrations to get you going or tune up your current skills. Topics include, heel-up, heel-down, floating, swivelling, heel-toe, slide, pedal adjustments, setup suggestions, historical context, blast beats, practice tips, warm ups, and tons of double bass grooves that work in real playing situations - plus a few to challenge your chops.

"I've looked both books over carefully, and I have to say I am really impressed. They are the clearest and best books I've seen on the topic."
- Joel Rothman (J.R. Publications)

"This workbook is the most straight-forward way to build proficiency in musical bass drumming I've seen."
- Sheldon Kreger (

"The technical explanations in this guide are awesome!!!"
-Mark Goodin (Nevada Music Academy / Mark Slaughter)

Publication Date:
1522961445 / 9781522961444
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Instruction & Study / General

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