Rock Band #108: Drum Lessons (3)I totally forget to mention this in the previous post.
One of the most difficult things about changing how I played the kick pedal is that it totally changed my balance point. I didn't realize this, but being able to press down on the pedal made it my anchor point--my balance was really centered around that leg.
With the pedal up, there's nothing to press against, and I had zero balance at first. I couldn't lean into the kit like I used to, either. I told my instructor this, and he said that balance is correctly centered around the drum throne and your butt. It makes sense, but it is really, really difficult to do at first.