Posts tagged drums
Whilst a lot of drum and cymbal makers have settled on materials, such as maple, birch and bronze, there are a few that are still out there experimenting. Finally, I think someone’s hit upon the ultimate in sound quality, versus weight, portability and set up time. As a gigging drummer, you’ve got to admit that transportability is a key element in any decision as to what to take to a gig. The free floating cymbals are so thin, you can barely see them. The sound that these puppies produce is incredible.
Brad Davis from adventuredrums.com takes drumming in a santa suit to a whole new level. At this time of year, who can resist a quality christmas drum cover …
… or two …
… and of course what goes better with christmas than mariah carey …
Zach Galifiniakis is famous for being funny, hungover (at least twice), and between two ferns. Brad Davis is a drummer who was previously in the band Reeve Oliver and now is more a freelancer (according to his bio). Thankfully, he’s stopped wasting his talents on playing music, and is focussing his attentions on the glamorous world of online drum lessons. As they say; those who can teach, those who can’t, can.
Brad’s drum lessons are full of great insights. He boils down the essence of drummers like Carter Bewford and Travis Barcher to their essential elements – singles, doubles and flams. Master those, he says, and you can play like Barcher too. You’ll learn to play for the song, and not for yourself, because if you’re playing for yourself, then that’s disrespectful to Britney Spears.
Brad also does covers, product reviews and interviews. He asks the hard questions that you want to know from the world’s leading up and coming drummers; like how do you hold the sticks; like how fast can you go; what’s it like to be a rock star? Then there’s the drum battles. Drumming gold.
Check him out on adventuredrums.com.
I’ve previously posted about Matt Butler. An Australian drummer who has put up some pretty spectacular drum covers of piano covers – all very meta. He’s back with a new series of videos. In this one, he’s playing to an original piece by a chap called Ronlad Jenkees. As usual, there’s some pretty interesting groove ideas in there.
I’ve posted about klaus troop before. A drummer from Germany who knows how to lay down a groove. Here’s another video of him playing a rock groove with a bit of a funk flava.
I ran across this drummer via a video response to another drummer’s post on youtube. There’s a couple of things I like about this guy – he uses a single pedal, and he comes up with some really interesting and unexpected grooves for some pretty well trodden pop songs.
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