Make Your Own Drum Kit —Donald Knaack is a firm believer that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure and is always looking for new percussion instruments….
These water drummers are women who stand in water up to their waists, each playing a different rhythmic pattern that combines into a complex syncopated rhythm.
Once snare stands and drum pedals were invented drum kits evolved to meet the needs of musical groups from jazz to rock. Scroll down to witness the evolution of the modern drum in action.
Peter Lavinger holds the Guinness World Record for The World’s Largest Collection of Autographed Drumsticks
This series of songbooks from Alfred Music presents each of Led Zeppelin’s classic studio recordings.
Raised an only child, Matthew Kenney of Edgewood, Kentucky, was tasked with finding ways to entertain himself. The baby grand piano in his parents’ sitting room was his first inspiration. He began piano lessons in the third grade, but bored with the formal training, he quit after six months. Instead, he played by ear, learning everything from commercial jingles to the pop songs on his mom’s favorite radio station.
In addition to being one of the premier bass players of his time, most widely known as a member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Grammy winning bassist Victor Wooten also runs a successful music camp in Only, Tennessee. Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature at Wooten Woods Retreat originally focused on teaching music to bass players. Now in its 15th year, it has accommodated all instruments—voice, horns, keyboards, and more—for at least the last six years or so.