The True Art of Drumming: “Portrait of the Ghost Drummer” [Video]

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The Verge posted this interesting video from Polish artist Obaide. We always thought drum solos looked like a blur of arms, sweat, and long hair, but Polish artist Odaibe has other ideas. By tracking the sticks of a drummer in motion and creating a video from the data, his  Portrait of the Ghost Drummer  allows for a stark reinterpretation of …


Drum Solo Week 2 on the Late Show with David Letterman

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The beat goes on as the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN gives drummers their due during “Drum Solo Week II,” featuring some of the best drummers in music. The LATE SHOW debuted its popular first “Drum Solo Week,” June 6-9, 2011, with renowned drummers such as the LATE SHOW’s own Anton Fig, Sheila E., Roy Haynes and Neil Peart performing …

Amazing Finger Percussion

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Here’s a quick thought before you watch this incredible video. If God is the author of creation, and He created us (every part), then it is also true that God created the very first rhythmic instrument: The heart. For without the beating of our hearts we would be dead. Watch this video and prepare to see how amazing God’s creation …

“Coolest” Drum Solo Ever [Video]

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I bet that’s not what you expected! The video features the Hellacopters drummer in Icehotel Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. I believe this is also where the Ice Hotel is. Here’s how they made it all happen: Never underestimate what you can do for your craft 🙂 What crazy kits have you seen? Share some links in the comments.