The Blue Devils win 2014 DCI World Championships

The Concord Blue Devils won their 16th DCI World Championship on Saturday night in Indianapolis. The Blue Devils scored a 99.65 (the highest score ever in DCI) in their final performance. The Bluecoats (97.175) won 2nd place and The Cadets (96.875) placed 3rd. The Blue Devils had an amazing year, winning every competition leading up to finals. The Santa Clara Vanguard placed first in percussion for their final performance.

For complete results and recap analysis, check out DCI.org. Congratulations to The Blue Devils.

Were you there or did you watch it live? What were your favorite moments of the season? Leave a comment and let us know what you thought of the 2014 DCI season.

Here’s the Blue Devils show from Salem, VA on 07/29/2014.

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Cymbal Songs

The creativity exhibited on the internet often blows me away. Some of the my personal favorites includes videos that feature Gavin Harrison (british drummer and member of Porcupine Tree). He released a book and video set back 2007 that featured his compositions. His video of Cymbal Song is still one of my favorite videos on YouTube.

If you enjoyed that video, also check out Leo DiAngilla’s Cymbal Song video.

Obviously, a lot of works goes into the production of these videos. Are there any other videos you can recommend that we should check out?

Originally posted on DrummChattr.com on February 18, 2011 by Dave Gerhart.

Tud McGrearunchth’s “Louder Faster Better” • Drum Instruction

Happy Sunday everyone! We thought it would be a good idea to lighten things up with some classic drummer humor. This video speaks to the tried and true drummer stereotype that louder, faster equals better. All kidding aside, why do you think this stereotype exists? Name ONE factor that you think contributes most to this frustrating but humorous stereotype. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks to Payton MacDonald for the tip.

Originally posted on DrummChattr.com on January 23, 2011.

Vadrum Meets Barber of Seville

It’s been awhile since we featured any Drum Set here on DrumChattr. Today is Vadrum. He has several videos that are similar to this. By that I mean, shredding over classical music. Check him out on YouTube.

What’s your favorite Vadrum video? Maybe not to this extent, but have you ever had students just “rock out” to music that was seemingly unrelated? Talk about it in the comments below.

Best of WGI 2010

James Doyle was recently announced as the winner of our “2010 Year in Review” Contest. In a podcast soon, he and some of his colleagues will be discussing WGI and everything it has to offer. He also noted that we did not have much WGI content on the site, so to that end, here is the “Best of WGI 2010.”

What were your favorite WGI moments in 2010? Of all time? What would you like to hear us talk about on our WGI focused podcast with James Doyle? Any questions for a WGI staff member?

Originally posted on DrumChattr on January 5, 2011.

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