Chad’s Bonham Doubles
Chad Smith: Bonham Doubles
I don’t profess to be able to play like Bonham, although I think every drummer would like to. His facility for playing doubles on a single kick drum was inspiring to me, so I’ve worked hard to develop that trick.
I kind of slide my foot forward on the pedalboard as I play a double. The first hit is a bit further back on the pedal and it’s one motion to get both hits as I slide forward. The second hit is a little stronger or louder as well. That’s what works for me.
Here are some of the exercises I like to use to develop that speed.