Different tools for different jobsAn important concept to grasp from the outset is that these foot positions are used to achieve different things.
- Heel-down technique is used to play at low to medium volumes.
- Heel-up technique is used for medium to loud volumes and for accessing multiple stroke techniques.
Heel-down foot technique is ideal for playing at low to medium volumes. The stroke is a result of the calve muscle engaging a flexion at the ankle joint. Make sure you keep your foot in contact with the foot board throughout the motion. Remember that this technique is not for playing loud.
Heel-up technique engages the weight of the entire leg to facilitate the stroke. It uses ankle and hip flexion in the movement and works best with the heels only a few inches off the floor.
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