The results are undeniable. These exciting discoveries should empower all of us to be proactive in promoting the art of drumming as the ultimate tool for health and healing. Old stigmas are dissolving, and we, as drummers, have the opportunity to not only create great music but change the world for the better.
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Some people see things others cannot, and they are right, and we call them creative geniuses. Some people see things others cannot, and they are wrong, and we call them mentally ill. And some people, like John Nash, are both.
Back in the 1990s, in a cramped out of the way basement deep in the bowels of San Diego State University, I got to hear a pure, mathematically perfect musical interval for the first time. The sound came from a pump organ, modified by musical heretic Harry Partch.
Music is a force that can unite humans even as they are separated by distance and culture. Science can explain many things, but science alone cannot create them. Science can explain music, but only intellect and emotion can create it.
Benson Music is the inventor of KickStrap, the best solution to stop drum and pedal creep, and is currently working on the Day Tripper (secret soon to unfold). Combining Benson Music’s innovative products along with other innovations in music gear will be an exciting direction in an industry saturated with big box retailers selling only name brand equipment.
99.9% of drummers are working drummers playing small gigs, hauling their drum set around in a small car, having to pack it up, load it in, pack it back up and load it out themselves.
KickStrap now attaches to any Slave Pedal. Many drummers are embracing the ease of percussion drum kit set ups. Using a Cajon with a mini hi hat and/or woodblock struck with a kick drum pedal is a great solution to lighten your load. KickStrap is the essential tool holding these slave pedals from sliding forward. Check out this video in which I use two slave pedals attached to my Cajon with KickStrap. It’s the perfect solution!
From my experience being a semi-pro drummer, playing an assortment of odd gigs in cramped spaces, I’m always trying to lighten my load.
With 88 keys and hundreds of internal strings, a standard piano produces a slew of unique sounds and tones. And mastering that complex system doesn’t only result in beautiful music — a new study says it can also help kids build up their language skills.
Groove out with JoJo Mayer and Nerve bassist. Incredible timing. Great groove. I recorded this at 2016 NAMM show at the SONOR booth. Amazing. I had never seen JoJo Mayer play before. I was blown away!