In second part of Art Cruz’s focus on bass drum technique, the remarkable Winds Of Plague drummer demonstrates how he approaches his fastest bass drum patterns by reverting to an toe-activated style that employs an odd inward angling of his right foot. He then demonstrates the technique on the song “Soldiers Of Doomsday” from the band’s brutal 2009 release The Great Stone War.
If you’ve ever wondered how Winds Of Plague drummer Art Cruz can slam bass drum patterns so quickly and easily, this video lesson will remove the shroud of mystery forever. It’s all about applying a simple heel-toe technique that requires rocking your foot to acitvate the top and bottom of your pedal’s footboard in quick succession. Master this with both feet and you’ll be able to execute rapid-fire sixteenths and thirty-seconds just as Cruz does during this demonstration of the song “Chest And Horns” from the band’s brutal 2009 release The Great Stone War.