The Power of Drums is a captivating movie documentary made on the road and chronicling the experiences of numerous rhythms and percussions worldwide. Watch as presenters Bernard Lavilliers (a French musician) and Karl Perazzo (percussionist for Santana) travel across continents in search of "drum's soul". From India, where they explore polyrythmic tabla to Europe and the Asias where drums interact musically through beliefs and cultures. To top off this brilliant drumming documentary, you'll experience informal interviews from some of the world's musical superstars like, Al Jarreau, Trilok Gurtu, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, Dennis Chambers, Nana Vasconcelos and many more!
You're practicing and practicing and even putting in longer hours. You’ve acquired self-discipline and a handful of wisdom that taught you to concentrate on ‘quality over quantity’. You’re seeing the results. It’s paying off and after 10 years of drumming, you’re well on the way. But wait? What’s this? A drummer that’s only been playing for 3 months and he’s playing circles around you! WTH?!! A child prodigy? Vinnie's son? Nope, it's a new gadget that he simply strapped on and made him into an instant drumming superstar overnight! While we're having a little fun, we're not exactly far off and neither is this amazing, scientific device. The gadget is attached to an appendage of your body and utilizes science called proprioceptive interaction. If you're looking for someone to blame just blame science, lol. Source: http://www.chicagomag.com Unless you've had your head buried under a rock, you've been hearing about advances in AI (short for Artificial Intelligence). It powers everything from mobile phones to robots utilizing speech recognition, eye movement and so on. Walmart even managed to put thousands more low income workers out of a job by purchasing AI robots to clean their floors. Just when we got used to drum machines taking our gigs, now it will be arm(ed) robots! Screengrab/Walmart /YouTube How will all of this happen? Well through a serious of programmed muscle contractions in a particular speed and sequence, your arms/legs will soon be playing drums robotically. With the utilization of AI through muscle memory, the sky is the limit regarding the possibilities of what is ahead of us and researchers at the University of Chicago are on the trail. Just like the demise of rotary phones and cassette tapes, today's methods of learning drums and percussion through traditional methods, drum lessons and our approach to learning and playing will likely change significantly in the coming years. So throw out all of those drum lesson books and videos and start saving for your very own Bionic Drummer Arm 3000. Maybe you'll be on the cover of Modern Drummer afterall. The first one to master that baby gets the gigs! :) Buy Cool Stuff for Drummers
Here are our Top Picks for Drummer Gifts! After 20 years specializing in gifts for percussionists, we know a thing or two about what drummer's want. Take heed ladies and gentlemen, here our top 10 suggestions for best gifts for the percussionist in your life. #1 Drummer’s Tuning Tool - We picked the drummer’s tool as one of our first cool drummer accessories because it’s so practical. This 14 piece tool includes not only a drum key for tuning drum lugs but numerous other screw drivers and hex drivers for tweaking the drums or drum hardware. See all Drummer Gifts #2 Personalized Drumsticks - When it comes to the perfect gift, something personalized is always nice. Consider a nice pair of drumsticks with their name on them that they can display on their clothes dresser or in a case in their study or office. This particular pair features 'engraved' personalization which is nicer than 'imprinting'. See all Drummer Gifts #3 Drumset Stationery Pad and Sticks - This is one of our favorites! A clever idea for the perfect present to bring a smile to their face. This colorful stationery notepad, featuring a 5 piece drumset, is also a mock drum kit for practicing with your drumsticks. The drumsticks say, "Drum Up Some Ideas". What fun! See all Drummer Gifts #4 Drum Bum Sling Carry Bag - We're a bit partial to our branded carry bag but it's because it's lightweight, has slots and pockets for accessories and is just an all around useful gift for any student or professional. Add to that our famous logo and you've got the perfect gift! See all Drummer Gifts #5 - Drumsticks Holder - You know what really dresses up a room? This cool drumsticks holder that holds up to 25 pair of drumsticks! It's clear acrylic finish stays out of the way so that it shows off the drum sticks themselves. Use it to dress up a room while keeping your sticks in order. See all Drummer Gifts #6 Drumsticks Fire Necklace - Their passion for drumming runs hot and this drumsticks necklace reflects that emotion while offering a unique gift to your favorite drummer or percussionist. This unique drum necklace is a sure fire winner! See all Drummer Gifts #7 Drumset Money Clip - The best gift is something they will use time and again. This drummer's money clip with a silver drumset charm fits the bill - the $100 bill they'll make on their next gig! You can't go wrong with this one. A classy, practical gift idea that will last for years. See all Drummer Gifts #8 Zildjian Cymbal Clock - You can't go wrong with the most popular cymbal brand in the world. Chances are, the drummer you're buying for has at least one or two of these cymbals in their arsenal. Now, they can hang that famous brand cymbal on their wall as a functioning wall clock. See all Drummer Gifts #9 - Metal Drummer Creature - The ultimate conversation piece and one of our favorites! This artistic drummer figurine will be the hit of their party whether it's a birthday gift, Christmas gift or to celebrate their drumming excellence. See all Drummer Gifts #10 Drum Bum Logo T-shirt. A very popular gift for drummers over the last 20 years has been our drum bum logo tee. It comes in 5 different colors and instantly sends the message of drumming passion. See all Drummer Gifts So that's it folks, our top 10 drummer gift picks for 2019. All great things related to drums, drumming, drummers and percussion. Whether it be cool music accessories, snazzy jewelry, clothing or drum stuff to decorate the home, you can't go wrong with these drummer gifts! Click Here for 100's more Gifts for Drummers
National Drumming Day - Do you tap out rhythms on your desk or air drum along to your favorite rock song? Maybe you know a drummer that plays in the school band or on the big stages. November 15th is the day we celebrate DRUMMING- throughout the nation. Celebrate by: 1. Joining a drum circle or local drum practice group! 2. Wearing your favorite drumming t-shirt or hat. 3. Posting your favorite drum pics or videos of your drumming on social media. Use hashtag #NationalDrummingDay 4. Revisiting your drumming goals and making sure you're still on track. 5. Setting up a drum club using the 'drumming' theme to help 'at risk' school kids. 6. Calling in sick. Tell your boss it's National Drumming Day. 7. Taking your drums apart for a thorough clean and repair. 8. Giving a free drum lesson to the kid down the street. 9. Getting a 'serious' day of effective drum practicing in. (No jamming) 10. Drumming up Support for a better world. The history of National Drumming Day: This special day was created by the proprietors of Drumming.com. Upon building this website, it was realized that there was no special day particularly for drumming. There were 'months' dedicated to percussion but not one particular day that we could call our own. It only seemed fitting that we designate that official day. Not to be outdone by National Coffee Day and National Cheeseburger Day (yup, you heard right), DRUMMING can now join the ranks of "official" days on the national calendar. Grab your drum and let's go! Chat about National Drumming Day with other drummers over at DrumChat.com Putting on a drumming event for National Drumming Day? We can supply promotional drum stuff for you. From custom drumsticks to pens, bags and more, we've got hundreds of products that can feature your event phrase, company name or logo.
“Reaction was mixed… I’ve always been a little too jazz for rock and a little too rock for jazz, and that’s kind of the area I like. If you’re always asking ‘what is it?’…I’m very happy.” – Bill Bruford
This guy is one of the best. You’ll hear speed, chops, musicality, metric modulation, amazing creativity, endurance and expert precision. – Feast your ears on Mark Guiliana! Peruse our site for even more drum lesson solos and videos.