Tag: Drumming

Watch This Little 5-Year-Old Girl Slay on the Drums

For most people, it takes a lifetime to master an instrument. Mastery certainly comes after childhood.   In this video, little Eduarda Henklein amazes with an ability beyond her five years of age. The daughter of two professional musicians, this prodigy had plenty of support and genetics on her side when it came to mastering the drums at such a young age. Watch her crush on the drums to the album recording of Van Halen’s classic, 80s anthem, “Jump.” You wouldn’t expect a little girl in a floral dress with ringlets in her hair to be such a beast...

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Blue Man Group Build An Instrument While Playing It Live On Stage

The history of the Blue Man Group is surprisingly long. The performance art group started 25 years ago, all the way back in 1991 when the internet was a fresh-faced baby. Three friends – Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, and Phil Stanton – started in Manhattan with small street “disturbances” and eventually found themselves performing in theatres. The music is fantastic, heavily inspired by the rock and industrial genres among others. They also became famous for their heavy focus on percussion, especially on homemade instruments made out of plastic pipes and tubes. They’ve made quite a name for themselves, and...

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The 'Top Secret Drum Corps' May Just Be The Best In The World

Situated right on the Swiss border with France and Germany is the city of Basel, Switzerland. From this city came an unlikely source of precision drumming that first made an international appearance in 2003. It turns out that this part of Switzerland has a rich drumming tradition that shines in the performances of the Top Secret Drum Corps. Composed of 25 drummers and colorguard members, this corps has been performing for well over a decade and is one of the few non-military and non-British Commonwealth acts to perform at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. The incredible talent on display by...

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Everything Is A Drum If You're Talented Enough

Budget cuts are clearly starting to hurt the youth of America. You know things are dire when the Sports and Music departments can’t even afford some drums for their band members. Thankfully, our youth are still incredibly innovative. Julie Davila came up with this routine which she decided to call “Stool Pigeon.” Not having drums for the Jenks Percussion Recital, this drum line opted to use stools in the place of snares and the result is even more impressive than you could have imagined. It must have taken some very long hours and countless practice sessions to come up...

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One Drummer's Impressive Way Of Selling His Product

Marketers and marketing firms take note, seeing is believing. At this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, one drummer and his company are standing above the rest with this incredible display of talent. NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants holds an annual trade show that brings musicians and music industry professionals and products together to network and conduct business. On behalf of Humes and Berg, drumming phenomenon Kristopher Chip Ritter decides to bring the crowd to him with a stunning display of talent. Not only are his beats delightful, but he’s juggling drum sticks and staying on beat like...

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