Category Archives: Drumming

Japanese Musician Creates Unique Drum Beats by Tapping on Vintage Tape Recorders

Japanese musicians Ei Wada, Haruka Yoshida, and Masaru Yoshida create reverberating drum beats on the outstretched tape of cracked open reel-to-reel tape recorders from the 1970s and 1980s. The group, appropriately named Open Reel Ensemble, produces an intriguing timbre that more … Continue reading

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Jojo Mayer explaining and demonstrating polyrhythms [drumclinic 2011] in HD

A short exerpt of the question and answer segment of jojo mayer’s drumclinic at session music franfurt in april 2011.

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1000 Year Old African Polyrhythms

A modern interpretation of West African Polyrhythms dating back over 1,000 years. Arranged by Don Swanson and featuring Nigerian master drummer Baba Ayo Adeyemi.

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Shrine Drum – Museum Crush

Shrine drum, Bakongo (Vili) peoples, Kingdom of Kongo, Central Africa. © RAMM   Donated in 1866 by Dartmouth shipbuilder Richard Redway whose brother Thomas had a fleet of trading ships that went to Africa. Although it states on the drum … Continue reading

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paradiddle, an open-source 3D-printed drumming prosthesis by dominic siguang ma

‘paradiddle’, an essential rudiment of drum beats, is an open-source 3D-printed upper-extremity prosthesis designed specifically for amputee drummer by young china-born and USA-based designer dominic siguang ma. to develop unique features that would allow the drummer to play more intuitively and comfortably, the designer worked … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Drumming: Researchers Discover the Secrets of Drumming & The Human Brain – Open Culture

An old musician’s joke goes “there are three kinds of drummers in the world—those who can count and those who can’t.” But perhaps there is an even more global divide. Perhaps there are three kinds of people in the world—those … Continue reading

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The Storming

Manchester School of Samba as part of The Storming by Humberto Vélez, an event at the former Cornerhouse for Home in 2015.

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Midwinter Carnival 2015 (Dunedin) New Zealand

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MSS play Acoustic Amnesty!

We are playing this next week (despite the fact they can’t get our name right)!

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NHS299 Sunday 29th September 2013

The Musicians Union Bateria uplifting the crowd of 50.000 to 70,000 protesters at the Save Our NHS Rally to protest the way the Conservative Party has treated it and the country on the first day of their Party Conference this … Continue reading

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