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Survey of Double Bass Drumming: History, Technique, and Performance Practice


Abstract Double bass drumming is a genre of drum set performance that utilizes a bass drum pedal for both the right and left feet. This allows the feet to function much like the hands, and provides the ability to play faster rhythmic passages on the bass drum that would otherwise be impossible in the classic single-pedal arrangement. The feet are then elevated to new levels of importance, which creates new challenges in four-limb coordination.

This double bass drumming tradition has been in use since the mid-20th century, and it has become extremely popular since that time. Today, virtually every drum set retailer offers the double bass pedal as part of their inventory. Many large drum solo competitions, such as the Guitar Center Drum-Off, also in... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Paris, Zach (Author) / Smith, Jeffrey (Advisor) / Kocour, Michael (Committee member) / Saucier, Catherine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / Musical composition / double bass / drums / drum set / heavy metal / percussion / rock music
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 69 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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