Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Percussion and Drum Stuff's Best of 2011

It's that time of year. Let's look back at our most popular posts from 2011:
  1. Snare Drum Sheet Music - Rhythm X 2010: "Inspired"
  2. Snare Drum Sheet Music: Cavaliers Flam I Am 
  3. Drumline Sheet Music: Double Drizzle Cadence 
  4. Marching Snare Drum Sheet Music: Blue Devil's Dick 
  5. Tenor Sheet Music: Rhythm X Quad Solo 2002 
  6. Snare Drum Sheet Music: Blue Devils 2003 Opening 
  7. Drumline Sheet Music: Music City Mystique 2011 
  8. Radiohead deput new song with two drummers 
  9. Sheet Music: Glassmen Cadence 2003 
  10. Snare Drum Sheet Music: Arcadia High School 2011

We aim to make 2012 even better! What are you looking forward to in the new year? I personally cannot wait for indoor drumline shows to start. I'm also going to be seeing the Blue Man Group perform this February in Columbus, Ohio which I'm super stoked for!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Percussion and Drum Stuff!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Steve Young on DCI

I found this video to be pretty interesting. Steve Young is pretty well spoken and I totally agree with his assessment (isn't he a lawyer too?).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Video of "Bassman" performed by a steel drum band

Check out this video of "Bassman'" by Winston "Mighty Shadow" Bailey, arranged by a former co-member of the University of Toledo drumline, Aaron Ziegler, and performed by the University of Iowa's steel drum band.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas for Drummers

Looking for that extra special holiday gift for your drummer friend? Here are a few suggestions on gift ideas for percussionists.

RealFeel by Evans 12" 2-sided pad has a large playing surface that fits inside a standard snare basket, a natural gum feel on one side for realistic stick rebound, and a harder recycled rubber surface on the other for a real workout.

Rock Band 3 Wireless Pro-Drum and Pro-Cymbals Kit. 4 Durable drum pads / Metal-reinforced kick pedal / Sound-dampening, velocity-sensitive heads for more expressive performances. Wireless connectivity/3 AA Alkaline batteries included.


Once you've seen Drumline: Special Edition, halftime shows will become works of art. This formulaic yet surprisingly captivating movie honors the military precision of college football marching bands, those battalions of eager, sternly disciplined brass sections, drummers, and fly girls who turn halftime shows into well-oiled Vegas variety acts on steroids. 

The Blue Knights are a competitive indoor drumline from Denver, CO. Every year they travel to Dayton, OH to compete in the Indoor Drumline World Championships. Watch On the Line today!

Blue Man Group takes the audience on a 90-minute journey that pushes the boundaries of the rock concert experience. Filmed during their summer rock tour, The Complex Rock Tour Live is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation and themes surrounding the tour. 

Finale SongWriter lets you hear your music play back, print sheet music, share songs with the free downloadable Finale Reader, and save MP3 files for your iPod. From the creators of Finale, the world's leading music-notation software, SongWriter is perfect for songwriters, band and choir directors, church musicians, students, and other musicians. 


Virtual Drumline 2.5 by Tapspace. The world's most powerful, complete marching battery and concert percussion sample library ever recorded - featuring the 2004 world-champion Santa Clara Vanguard percussion section. 

On The Beaten Path: The Drummers Guide To Musical Styles & The Legends Who Defined Them (Book & CD). Learn to play the most legendary drum beats and solos ever recorded! This book is your essential guide to the biggest & best drummers to ever grace the instrument, the music they played, the gear they used, and the drummers that influenced them. Pick up your copy today!

 What are your drummer gift ideas?