Archive for the ‘Drum solos’ Category

drumcool.com - 2013-02-11 playmobeat drum trio from Germany (stand up comedy)

There is an astonishing drum trio that is making some real noise on the social media around the globe… They come from southern Germany and call themselves ‘Playmobeat’, and man, they sure know how to make a show on drums…
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Q: Was it odd to be the most famous drummer using Orthodox grip?

A: Oh no, Vinnie’s orthodox, there’s a few of us left! What I like is that the youngsters REVERE the orthodox grip, they’re full of reverence for it. I was taught from the age of nine, I am classically trained, in the drums at least, the harmony came a while later. All my technique is absolutely correct. And it really helps. I warm up with rudiments. I just find that I have a better show, if I warm up correctly, doing the correct rudiments, get my paradiddles just perfect. It’s like eating my greens! My technique is absolutely correct. (more…)

drumcool.com - Daniel Rodriguez Guitar Center Drum Off 2006 Champion

Well, not so much time has passed, we know… 2006 was ‘yesterday’ but some groovers must be reminded and never forgotten! With some close attention to his solo, we feel a bit of  the classic Tito Puente‘s (more…)

Q: How do you tune your drums?

A: Until the thing’s about ready to pop. Because I discovered two things – first, the response is much better. And also, when you have the drums tuned to a high pitch, there’s still in that sound a lot of low end. Your ear responds to the high end, but the low end is still in there, and since it still exists, through equalisation of the PA you can can roll off a lot of the high end and roll on a lot of bass, and you can get that thick boom, but still have that attack, that cut. (more…)

Dave McClain Machine Head (Rotterdam 2009)

Q: How did you develop you double bass drum technique?

Dave McClain: “I practice a lot just by myself. When we’re home, I practice at least three days a week, usually four or five. I’ll play our songs or geek out and play solos or just work on things. I’ve had this double bass breakthrough in the last couple of years. I started doing heel-toe doubles on the kick drum. On our last Machine Head album, Rob wanted me to (more…)

One of the most famous drum battles ever! Two legends on the same stage!

Funny is that it seems that on that particular day, Buddy Rich was showing absolutely no (more…)

Back in 2007, with only 17 years old, he shocked the world with his outstanding drumming technique. Many young drummers by then though (more…)

This is Suzanne Morissette’s drum solo on her own wedding wearing her wedding dress! (more…)