Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas, Drum Cover

by Omar on May 27, 2009

in drum cover

This edition of The Paradiddler features my latest cover, "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas.

This has always been one of my favorite classic rock songs.  I pretty much learned how to 'air drum' this one a long time ago (as I'm sure many people had!).  It was lots of fun to play.

There are certain passages in the song that I took the liberty of enhancing just a little.  Not that it needed any enhancing, but I wanted to make it my own without sounding too different from the original (I will be posting an article regarding my philosophy on drum covers in a subsequent article).

I've also started to include a few different camera angles and special effects that I hadn't done before.  I always want to move forward, getting better every time, be it playing or video production.  Of course, the playing takes precedence over everything, so that will never be compromised.  I did have quite a fit with saving this video.  I used Microsoft's Movie Maker (Vista) to edit the video.  In the dreamy section of the video (you'll know what I mean when you see it) I included the 'Spin 360' effect, which would rotate the image full circle.  This particular effect would prevent the final video from being saved!  It took me a little while to figure this out, but I did.  I think the video came out pretty good anyways!

Well enjoy the video, and as always, please let me know what you think!  We're all here to learn, but mostly it's to have fun!  Enjoy.

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SAul June 18, 2012 at 2:39 am

Great job on that! I can tell you’re really intuitive. Kansas and RUSH my favorites!


Omar June 18, 2012 at 6:30 am

Thanks Saul!

It’s been a while since I did that one, but I was happy with it at the time.

Keep coming back! 🙂


Tony August 17, 2009 at 9:56 am

Great cover, nice job.


Omar August 17, 2009 at 10:26 am

Thanks Tony!

My favorite Kansas song. I knew someday that if I ever had a kit of my own, I’d have to play it.


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