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Drum Channel’s Air Drumming Contest with Chad Smith

by Omar on July 2, 2009

in drum cover, Event Review

If you've read my three-part series on my origins (The Paradiddler, Origins), then you'll already know that, at least for the moment, I'm mostly a self-taught drummer, and I learned how to play by air drumming.  You also surmised that I'm a big fan of Neil Peart, Rush drummer extraordinaire.  So when came out with the "Chad Smith Air Drumming Contest on YouTube", well, you know I had to enter!

I chose a song I'm pretty familiar with, since I've been hearing it since it came out in 1982 - "Subdivisions" by Rush.  In real life, I'll need a couple more drums and cymbals to play it to my satisfaction, and that's where air drumming comes in!

For now, I'm a pretty good air drummer (if I must say so myself!).  My real drum playing, at least by my standards, has much room for improvement, which is a nice way to say 'it's all uphill from here'!  I've gotten a hold of some drum instruction videos and documents on improving your play, and will be reviewing them extensively in the near future and letting you know what I think.

You can click on the previous link to go to DrumChannel's air drumming challenge.  Of course, anyone can enter (the details are there), but if you're not, then view my video!  The winner is the one with the most views by July 15, 2009 at 3pm EST.  And of course, for your convenience (or mine!), I've included the video here.  Tell all your YouTube-viewing friends!  And thanks for viewing.  Let me know what you think as well!

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Radio Nitsuga January 31, 2013 at 6:30 am

Macho! Estoy muy contento de haber conseguido este blog! – GRACIAS por el buen trabajo que haces.


Terry July 4, 2009 at 10:13 am

Good Luck! I posted your video on my blog (The Essential 13 – ). Hope you win!


Omar July 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm


Thanks for the support! I hope I win too. 🙂


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