Gordo is a street performer who plays 5 gallon buckets as drums. It’s incredible what he can do with a couple sticks and some old paint pails.
Tony Royster Jr. started playing drums at the age of 3, when his dad began teaching him. This famous video shows a 12 year old Tony playing a drum solo in front of a live audience. Over the years, Tony has played with a lot of famous acts, and in the past few years became Jay-Z’s live concert drummer. Watching this video, you can tell he’s got talent, and I’m sure anyone watching that 12 year old kid just knew he would grow up to be an incredible drummer.
Neil Peart is widely regarded as one of the best drummers of the past few decades. He’s played with the Canadian band Rush for almost 40 years, and is known for his drumming skill and technique. Peart is also famous for his drum solos, which are a highlight of Rush concerts. His solos are featured on every live Rush album, and often incorporate odd time signatures, intricate drum patterns and exotic percussion instruments, such as bells, timpani, cowbells and even electronic drum pads. Check out the video below to see Neil Peart perform one of his most famous drum solos from the song “YYZ”.
Today we’re going to feature our first video lesson. This lesson is brought to you by “thislisa” on YouTube. The beat featured in the tutorial is the most basic straight 4/4 beat, and is probably the first beat every new drummer learns. Lisa is a great teacher, and she takes you through the lesson in an easy to follow manner. If you’re brand new to drumming, you should be able to play a basic beat in no time after watching this video!
This video has been around since 2007, but it’s still pretty cool. Andrea Vadrucci, aka “Vadrum” is an Italian drummer who has over 75 million views on YouTube, been featured on at least 12 albums, and is an active session drummer, playing all over the world. In this old video, Vadrum lays down a sick beat over the Super Mario theme. Check it out below, and if you like it, be sure to check out his YouTube channel for many more awesome videos.
Buddy Rich was a very talented jazz drummer, and many people would consider him one of the best drummers of all time. He was well known for his speed, groove and pure natural talent. Over the years, Buddy Rich played with some of the most famous musicians and singers of his time, such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald, to name just a few. Aside from his rhythmic talent, Buddy also was great at performing stick tricks and was quite a showman.
Phil Collins really is a true professional drummer, musician, and overall entertainer.
He is best known for being the singer/drummer for the band Genesis, and their hit song “In the Air Tonight”.
It’s 2014, Phil Collins is 63 years old, and he’s still an awesome drummer and human being.