I started learning how to play recently. I'm really loving it, I wish I had started years ago.

As a beginner I would be very interested to hear about others' drumming journeys.

@Lemmy i’ve always had a fascination with percussive elements. i did some very simple drumming in a couple of art bands for a while - just a floor tom and various extra percussion elements. but recently i rediscovered tap dancing, and its potential for percussive utilisation. it’s opened a whole new door for me

@h Fantastic! I've always been attracted to tap dancing. Some of the Nicholas Brothers routines are amazing. For as long as I can remember I've done a percussive thing by snapping multiple fingers in succession, as a way of tapping out rhythms. Now I'm in the process of slowly translating some of that instinctual stuff into drumming patterns. I could imagine doing it with tap too.

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@Lemmy i'm really enamoured by the work of sarah reich and dorrance dance. check this out: youtube.com/watch?v=31aC8vlc5D

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@h This is great. I can't help but wonder about the possibilities of adding sensors to different parts of shoes for triggering sounds. Not to emulate a drum kit necessarily but to have control over a different sound palette.

@Lemmy yes!!!! so exciting, the possibilities. i am trying to explore contact mics + manipulating the sound signals, but midi controller pathways could be open too. i'm working with a lot of improvisational and experimental musicians locally, which is really feeding my brain on this.

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