Friday, 27 April 2018

CRAZY UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE DRUM KIT

Today I'll be dishing out facts about this amazing family. A family blessed with beautiful kids, a family that have impacted and invested so much into the music world, a family that have collaborated with other families to create good music, a family blessed with rhythms, rolls, fills, dynamics and rudiments. Ladies and gentle men I introduce you to the DRUM KIT'S FAMILY.

With no further hyping, let's go straight to the fun facts about this family.

DID YOU KNOW THAT:
*The female drum sticks don't mind you cheating on her with another, as long as the other is in a good shape and makes you happy.

*The beautiful drum pedal with the bad attitude is likely to break your heart, leg and vibe on a big Gig.

*The drum key might be the quite one in the drum kit family but he is always there to tune good rhythms into some of the members when they are out of tune.

*In a complete drum kit's family, the toms and the drum sticks are the only identical twins in the family.

*The cymbals and the bass drums both need each other to finish a roll, fill or dynamics.

*The bass drum is the only one in the drum kit family that doesn't  need the drum sticks to be relevant.

*No matter how high the hat gets, there is always someone in the drum kit family ready to snare him down.

*The drum kit is more likely to survive without the drum sticks but not the drum pedals.

*The closest one to the floor is the bass drum not the floor tom.

*The twins (toms) are the only members of the drum kit family that don't stand alone but depends on the other (bass drum) to stand.

And finally did you know the most beautiful drum kit is futile without the drummer Lol. I guess you already know that.


#Drum-Kit
#Peace

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

I HEARD THE DRUMS TALK

Today was a good day for me and I feel so good and proud about myself and I guess you all don't wanna know why but I'm still gonna say it.
   * I practised for hours today (doesn't happen often)
   * I learned new rudiments, rolls, fills, and dynamics and also applied them on the drum kit in a day (yeah I'm a genius)
   * I got a call back from the last Gig I had (one of the biggest Gig ever)
   * I'm gonna be on tour with one of the biggest artiste in Nigeria (I dreamed about it Lol, still waiting for it to become a reality. #Positive)
   *And I finally showed gratitude to the universe for making me a drummer.

But

None of my band mates was there to give me an high-five and tell me how good I am and also lie to my face on how I am the greatest drummer on earth but instead I sat there closed my eyes and I began to imagine things. And as you all know imagination is envisioning things that do not exist.

So let's just imagine you on your way to the studio or where ever you practice and on getting close to the door you hear voices, not just any kind of voice but the voice of each part of the drum kit saying good and bad stuff about you and how you treat them on a Gig, show and studio sessions.

This is what the drum kit had to say about me.

Drum sticks: Hey guys! What do you have to say about my boss. You know I literally spend more hours with him than he does with you guys.

Snare: No you don't

Drum sticks: Yes I do and I'm pretty sure you know he doesn't need a snare to practise his rudiments. Anything and everything works for him.

Snare: Yeah I do and that's why you look rough, broken and unused sometimes.

Cymbal: Enough. Can we get back to discussing what we like about Jamer the drummer.

2nd tom: He is cool, though he really doesn't use much of me but I do get to enjoy a single or sometimes a double stroke before he crashes on a cymbal and I also get to feature in some of his rolls.

1st tom: His fills are good and I love the fact that he shares a triplet between I and the snare. His rolls are cool but can be better.

Hi-Hat: He knows how important I am but still he doesn't use me in most of his rolls and dynamics. I have seen other pro drummers use my colleagues perfectly in a roll and to be honest it kinda hurt.

Floor tom: I play a crucial part in some of his rolls and rudiments and I ain't complaining but what I do know is I get to enjoy a stroke or two before he hits Mr cymbal.

Bass drum: He is kinda good with the double kicking and also knows when to use it in a roll but his speed is not that good, he needs to work on that.

Cymbal: Snare you got anything to say?

Snare: Nothing much. I like him and I also love the fact that he works on his rudiments, rolls and fills well and applies them smoothly on the drum kit. I also know for fact that I am able to handle a roll with the help of the bass drum alone but he shares triplets, rudiments, rolls, fills and dynamics with hi-hat, the twin brothers (1st & 2nd tom) and their big fat bro (floor tom).

Cymbal: I don't think I have complains but if there is one thing I like about him is the fact that he hits a stroke on me for a reason, I might come out as the most loudest and the one with the most noise but when he is on the kit I don't feel like the noise making cymbal you all call me.

Drum stick: I know he is gonna replace me the moment I get old or broken but what I know is, I am glad to be used by a drummer like jamer and to work with you guys.

Yeah I know I sound crazy right now but this is just me and my imagination.
If the drum kit could talk what do you think they'd say about you.

                          

#Imagination
#Peace





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