In the previous blog, we talked about two of the best drummers out there, Joey Jordison and Chad Smith, their signature snare drums and what sets them apart. With this article, we plan to take the topic of maintaining and playing a drum kit ensemble a little further.
To get everything right, precise and in a qualified sense, relevant for an in-betweener, we got in touch with a professional drummer, Mihir Bhende. Mihir plays for a Mumbai-based atmospheric black metal band ‘Cosmic Infusion’ and is a seasoned performer on the Indian metal circuit. We asked him to give his inputs on the matter of practicing and tuning of the drums and he graciously took time out of his schedule to provide us with a thorough advice. Here is what Mihir says. (more…)
We did pieces on two of the world’s greatest and most successful rock guitarists of all time in the last couple of weeks. Continuing in the same vein, this week we take a look at the guys who go through the test of physical endurance on the stage. Yes, we’re talking about drummers, who else?
The name is Vai, Steve Vai.
Steve Vai can totally pull off The-Bond-Introduction among his groupies. He just can. This guy sizzles on the stage with an infectious spirit, is your daddy on the guitar and has to his name a discography that is quite enough to seal his reputation as THE rock legend. He can.
It is a known fact that the world of music globally has embraced Indian instruments and sounds. Since the conception of commercial music, we have seen innumerable songs that feature Indian instruments and sound elements. Iconic artists such as The Beatles, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and even Metallica have experimented successfully with Indian classic instruments and sounds.
Indian music lies in the roots of our culture, what with it being an important part of education for children in many households. (more…)