Drumming and the Bass Pedal

I’m slowly learning to play the drums. Right now I’m working on practicing syncopation, which is basically a technique of either playing a beat where there isn’t otherwise one, or not playing a beat where one should be. It seems to be what is used to mix up a beat somewhat so that it’s not so boring.

It’s a bit difficult to teach my feet to hit a beat that’s not there, so I was looking up some resources for bass pedal/foot positioning, to give myself the best chance possible. There is a good explanation and pictures on this generic-sounding domain. I believe that having the heel up is the way to go; I’ve seen it mentioned in a lot of places, and I can feel the difference.

I’m going to go and attempt to adjust the spring. I think it’s too loose.