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Ask Dave #5

Posted on February 12, 2008

The final part of your questions to Machine Head’s Dave McClain… Q. Would you like to work with Sacred Reich members again in a future reunion of the band? Roger That would never happen because Phil Rind has retired completely from music. Q. I saw the show at the Astoria on 27/11. What technique do you use for your bass drumming? Heel up or heel down? When you play the real fast bass drums it looked as though your legs were not moving so I though maybe you use your feet and push towards the bass drums? Anyhow keep up the good work, you are one of the best drummers out there mate, the new live show was absolutely amazing! Any tips on your style of drumming would be cool. Ciaran Thanks! I play heel up. I’ve been learning how to play double stroke rolls on the kicks. That’s what I’m doing on the really fast double bass on Imperium. I also work on my speed a lot with single hits, it’s kind of playing your feet like your hands. Try not to use your whole leg, try just using your ankle to move your foot. I’m up to about 830 bpm!


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