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Glowing Sticks and Long Exposures Turn Drumming Into a Visual Feast

Watching a talented drummer beat away on a set of skins is an eternal joy, but even more so when said drummer is sitting in the middle of a long-exposure camera rig with a pair of glowing drumsticks in hand. What's usually a blur of arms and sticks suddenly becomes an intricate web of mid-air streaks and squiggles that highlight the drummer's performance. Read More >>

This Bionic Drummer Arm is Like Def Leppard 2.0

Like Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen who lost his arm in an accident but kept on performing, aspiring drummer Jason Barnes didn't let losing his right arm two years ago deter him from realising his dream. He built a crude prosthetic using springs that allowed him to keep on drumming, but after enrolling at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, he met an engineering professor who realised he could build Barnes something better. Read More >>

This Lego Drum Machine Turns Bricks Into Beats

If you're more adept at playing with blocks than fiddling with a bunch of knobs and buttons, then you might need Mark Crosbie's SoundMachine. This sequencer lets you assemble a funky Midi beat using nothing but Lego — and maybe a crude sense of rhythm. Read More >>

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This Amazing One-Year-Old Plays the Drums Like a Pro and Miles Better Than You

Prepare to be impressed. This tiny one-year-old dude plays the drums like a pro; as if it’s nothing -- it’s incredible. And no, I don’t mean kiddie drums. I mean a proper full-sized drum kit that’s way bigger than he is. If this little guy doesn’t have a music career by the time he’s 10, I’ll be amazed. Read More >>

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The Most Mesmerising Drum Solo Committed to Video

I love a good drum solo: it's chance for an often-overlooked musician to throw themselves into the limelight. But combine it with motion-tracking software to create a living art work, and a solo becomes truly mesmerising. Read More >>


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