To follow up yesterday’s post, here’s one of the best, most innovative ways to tune a snare drum. I know this is demonstrated on a drumset snare drum, but I wonder if you could apply this to a concert snare drum? Anyone want to try it out and let me know? Maybe I could a make a video. Let me know if you are interested.
If you are a drumset player, you must watch this video! The guys at Spectre Media Group show us what 14 snare drum heads sound like when they are put on the same snare drum with the exact same tuning. Even if you are a not a drumset player, this is really interesting to hear the difference snare drum heads. What’s your favorite snare drum head? Leave a comment and me know.
Jeff Porcaro was arguably one of the top professional drummers of the 80s and 90s and best known for his drumming with the band Toto. His iconic shuffle on Rosanna is one of his signature grooves. Here’s the audio of the drum track. I have also included a recording of the original tune. Classic! If you are interested in learning the groove, check out the numerous videos on YouTube.
If you are looking for a drum catalogue, look no further. The Internet Drum Archive exists to provide a source of reference material for vintage and collectable drums and percussion throughout the world. The are other sources of historical percussion information on the internet (check out the Deagan Resource) but this is the most comprehensive collection of catalogues that I have ever seen. If you have any catalogues you want to contribute, please make sure to contact DrumArchive.com.
If you have other resources, please make sure to leave a comment below. Thanks to Tom Blomquist for sharing this resource with me.
I remember seeing Dennis Chambers play live at the 1990 Zildjian Days at USC. I was blown away by his feel and groove. Even after 25 years, he is still grooving! In this video, legendary drummer Dennis Chambers performs “Low Blow” by Leni Stern (1993) on a 4-piece Reference Pure Series kit in a Black Cherry finish.
YouTube is an amazing resource! I can spend a lot of time listening to great performances, learning new percussion music or watching my idols perform and talk about their music. Vinnie Colaiuta is someone I could watch for hours! He is a legend in the drum set world and I remember seeing him play with Sting at the Hollywood Bowl during the Ten Summoner’s Tales tour (on Stings 40th birthday).
In this video, he talks about the groove in Seven Days.