|Hosted by hands playing a drum|
In high school during the summer, he’d spend long hours marching in the Florida sun with a snare drum around his neck for marching band. Then he’d come home, barely pause to grab water, and spend even more long hours in the stifling garage, practicing on his drum set for the garage band he was in with my best friend.
There’s something about the “energy” of drums, the subtle tensions of the weaving rhythms, that’s very evocative. Whether it’s a marching band snare, a full drum set, a djembe, a bodhrán… something about it just stirs the blood.
Open Thread! Have you ever taken part in a drum circle? Or heard an all-percussion band? What did you think? Do you play drums, of any kind? Do you play any other instruments? Do you know any fun facts or trivia about drums?
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