How Bass and Drums Work Together

  • Written By 
  • Austin Davis and David Curran
  • Jul 10th, 2018

A strong relationship between bass and drums is the foundation to every great band. You can be a great drummer, or a great bass player, but if you don’t know how the two work together, you are missing it.

In this 2 part video series, Austin Davis [Drummer for Kari Jobe] and David Curran [Bassist for Elevation Worship/Lauren Daigle] teach the relationship between drums and bass.

Good communication between bass and drums is one of the most important factors in any band. Every drummer and bassist play differently, so learning how to connect and adapt your playing style to lock in with each other is key.

In Part 1, Austin and David go through each section of Reckless Love [Bethel] and demonstrate how to practically adapt your playing to master the relationship between drums and bass. Watch now!

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Part 2 Includes:

  • A Full Demonstration of Lion and the Lamb
  • Common Mistakes Bass/Drum Players Make
  • Accenting and Creating Space
  • How to Properly Accent High Hats


We want to hear from you!

How do you as a drummer or bassist adapt your playing to lock in with one another? What has helped your relationship and communication? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below. 

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