Learn all about the bass drum. Dylan Wissing (Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Drake) discusses the biggest, baddest drum in the kit, the bass drum, or the mother drum. The bass drum is one of the most important elements in modern music and there are many variables that affect the sound. Dylan explains some of the history and the evolution of the bass drum and discusses 5 variables that change the bass drum sound in this drum lesson. He goes over drum size, muffling techniques, drum head configurations, beater type, and the physical hitting of the drum with the drum pedal.This drum tutorial is part of the drum toolkit and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.