Designed by veteran drummer and instructor Pat Petrillo, the P4 is the world’s first drum practice pad to have multiple height levels and four different pads that mimic the feel of percussion instruments. The variety helps you stay creative and keeps exercises fresh.
Three-year-old Lyonya Shilovskya was invited to join the stage with a symphony orchestra in Russia to perform a section of Offenbach’s classic Orpheus in the Underworld. We’re still convinced he’s an adult in a little kid costume.
Cigarette smoking may be bad for your health, but we’re pretty sure it’s okay to blow smoke rings if you’re filling a bass drum with fog, instead of your lungs with carcinogens. We’re surprised this isn’t already a staple at rock concerts.
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.
See that cute girl? While the vocalist in this performance of My Way isn’t too bad on the eyes, she’s quickly upstaged by the drummer and his stick-spinning antics. And his hair. (Thanks Dan!)
We’re not only impressed with six-year-old Jaxon Smith’s self-taught drumming abilities, but his taste in music is impeccable, as he jams along with Foo Fighters’ Pretender.
We don’t blame these guys for initially being afraid when a cop pulled up to their campsite. Luckily the only things he was interested in busting were jams. Canada wins again. Minus that guy at 1:07.
With a single drum and four drumsticks, Wayne Oien takes snare drumming to new heights with this award-winning solo performance. Our ears are still ringing, but it was worth it.
Make a drum set out of anything with TableDrum. Map an object to a drum sample and when you hit the object, it will trigger the sample in real time, as if you were playing an actual drum set.
Drummer Baard Kolstad can really kick out the jams without need for any additional musical accompaniment. Listen as he rips up a 7 minute rhythm solo on the streets of Norway.
We are digging the beats coming down and the flow of the film here in Objective Rhythm, a stop motion animation video about a magical drumstick, from 3rd year student Ross Holdstock. (Thanks Adam!)