Heel-Raise Bass Pedal Technique, Part I

December 3, 2009 2:09 pm in Drumset by Mat Marucci

The heel-raise technique I’m about to detail is one that can be used for both speed and power when needed. It allows the player to bury the beater if desired or let the beater come off the drumhead with as much power. But I think once a drummer learns to use the technique correctly the buried beater days might be over. Why sacrifice speed when you can have both speed and power?