Back in 2012, percussion group ЭТНОБИТ (Ethnobeat) transformed the sheets of ice on Siberia’s frozen Lake Baikal into a wondrous natural musical instrument. The recording engineer for this clip deserves just as much praise as the musicians.
In order to truly enjoy the comedic timing of the kid drummer in this brief video clip, you must make the assumption that the other kid injured nothing more than his ego. After you do that, it’s comedy gold.
This street performer starts out with a solid demonstration of his pickle-tub drumming skills, but amps things up to percussion level 9000 when he busts out a lightning-fast, single-handed drumroll at the end.
The drum crew from the U.S. III Marine Expeditionary Force challenged the Republic of Korea Army Band to a battle of the bands. The Koreans shot first, but the Marines came right back and gave them a taste of their own medicine.
It’s happened to every drummer at some point – you’re jamming out and a stick goes flying. Scott Pellegrom was in the middle of a gig when it happened to him, but his recovery is so seamless that he managed to find time for a beer.
We’ve heard guitar and piano versions of the vocal parts of songs, but this is the first time we’ve heard someone’s voice transposed to drums. And it’s not based on a singer, but on an auctioneer. Oh, Internet.
Turns out precision and versatility aren’t just for Swiss Army knives. The Top Secret Drum Corps out of the historical drumming city of Basel, Switzerland put on an astounding show at the 2012 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Jessica’s face may be concealed by a mask, but her impressive percussive talents are out in plain view for everyone to see and hear in this desk-tappin’ video captured by her high school classmate.
This 10-year-old percussionist transforms his family’s washing machine into a complete drum kit with nothing more than his hands and an excellent sense of rhythm. (Thanks Dan!)