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TITANS OF THE THRONE is a new and unique drum festival designed to not only educate, but inspire! Four of today's most iconic and prominent players in metal together to help save the art of drumming. Putting together such an event wasn't easy, but neither is mastering the instrument...both of which I am passionate about!
There is no doubt that drumming started with the hands, the ears, and a desire to say something with music. Today, there are so many types of drums, cymbals and percussion instruments, that we as drummers have a ton of different sounds at our disposal. Almost as vast is what we can hit our instruments with.
CLICK!!! It’s that 4-letter word we all love to hate. We all practice to a metronome, endlessly following that beeping box till we have perfect time, right? Not exactly. I got tired of following blindly and decided to take the lead. Let’s take a look at some new ways to forge our own sense of time and develop a stronger ear for tempo.
I was horrified to see someone walking toward me with Plexiglas panels. I immediately told the person that we don’t need them. Someone from the orchestra administration came up and said: “These are for the musicians.”