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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:34 pm 

I play the drums and consider myself to be quite good. I would have no problem playing music like the more prog Iron Maiden material, Rush or similar. However, I cannot do blastbeats or fast double kick. Does anyone have any good links to guides, or even just some tips?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:21 pm 

The DVD set itself is quite useful, but here is a bit pertaining to your request: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkHvIxycVNI
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Location: Kiev, Ukraine
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:25 am 

No offense to Nordice_Warhammer, but Flo Mounier is the sloppiest extreme drummer to ever put out an instructional DVD and he looks like he's having a seizure when he plays. He hit the market back before YouTube and got lucky. Since then, you haven't heard from him because of said sloppiness.

You'll want to pick up Derek Roddy's book "The Evolution of Blast Beats" and practice those beats. It sounds to me that you're simply not practicing the material that'd require you to learn how to play the beats correctly. Iron Maiden and Rush are predmoninately one-kick drum material and, obviously no blast beats. This book is a great place to start because it has a huge library of tracks and audio files to practice and the practice material makes sense. Derek Roddy is an accomplished all around drummer as well, not just a blast machine. (Roddy also looks like he's reading a book when he plays, which is a great indication of technical skill.)

I'd had the best results developing my twitch muscles and learning to control the flick of my wrist/ankle and understand how to use the rebound motion to load it back into my wrist/ankle. It sounds stupid, but you'll need to use less larger muscle bellies to play faster. No quads, no hip drive, no shoulders, no bicips or tricepts - it's calves/ankles and wrist/fingers.

Consequently, Roddy just recently did a huge Drumeo live stream and he does double bass exactly the opposite, and the double bass part is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsFTMolfoNo - Do note he's playing without triggers and the kick drums are not tuned to each other.

Watch the whole Drumeo stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vyYIZt95EY
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