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Percussion

How Drumsticks Are Made

How Drumsticks Are Made

We’ve seen how cymbals are made, now find out how the drumsticks that are used to play them are born. Vic Firth shares footage from inside their factory, where they transform sticks of freshly-cut wood into their premium 5A American Classic sticks, then precision matches them for weight and pitch to ensure perfect pairs.

Africa: 1% Skill, 99% Editing

Africa: 1% Skill, 99% Editing

While Kaboom Percussion seems perfectly capable of playing songs without such trickery, they decided to skip a traditional performance for this clip, instead recording each note of Toto’s Africa individually, then chopping it all together in video editing software.

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Marble Machine X Plays Drums

Marble Machine X Plays Drums

From the looks of things, musician, and instrument designer Wintergatan has nearly completed the build of his long-in-progress follow up to his original marble machine. After showing us the amazing marble elevator, he’s ready to play some percussion with the intricate contraption.

A Song at Ringing Rocks

A Song at Ringing Rocks

Pennsylvania’s Ringing Rocks Park is packed with boulders which create a unique sound when struck with a hammer. The percussionists of Square Peg Round Hole decided to use the park to record an original song using only rocks and hammers as their instruments.

Kids Play Crazy Train

Kids Play Crazy Train

Before they turned in their stellar performance of classic Led Zeppelin, the kids of Louisville Leopard Percussionists played this charming rendition of Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train, played on a variety of instruments you hit with hammers and sticks.

Giant Swiss Army Knife Beats

Giant Swiss Army Knife Beats

Check out the cool percussion beats Roger Lima and WhiteNoise Studios throw down here; they were made using only the 87 implements and 141 functions found on the Giant Swiss Army Knife.

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