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The Drum Fantasy Camp returns to Cleveland this August 8-12. Packages start at $1199 and go up to $1759 (with hotel).
The 2013 Drum Fantasy Camp will once again bring together drummers of all ages, styles, and playing levels, to attend concerts and small group learning sessions with the world’s greatest drummers.
So far, Thomas Lang, Steve Smith, and Dave Weckl are on board.
The “BIG DRUM BONANZA” is an annual drum camp hosted by world-class drummer Thomas Lang. The intensive, 5-day, hands-on drum camp features world famous guest teachers and gives students the chance to enjoy small group and private lessons from some of the world’s best drummers.
Packages start at $1500.
Music Radar chatted with Thomas Lang and Benny Greb to ask them their tips for pro drumming!
To set the drums up for the viewer so it looks cool from the front rather than for yourself. I know a lot of young drummers make that mistake. Number two would be to set the drums up so that the bass drum is facing the audience straight on, rather than being off to the right if you are a right-handed drummer, because the bass drum is not the centre of the drumset.
Here a slick video of three of modern drumming’s greats duking it out with stick tricks. The collabo at the end is the highlight for me.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhQ-Bk7W8H0[/youtube]
The following story is an April Fool’s joke! It’s gotten a lot of response so I thought we’d keep it on the site. Thanks to everyone who commented.
In a shocking interview with radio station KAFJ in Albuquerque, drummer Thomas Lang says he’s giving up the sticks and pursuing more “meaningful” pursuits!
I don’t know, it’s like, I’ve conquered this drumming thing and I thought it would be rewarding, but really it’s all pointless. Drums are so easy – it’s really just waving your arms and banging and stuff like that, and things of that nature. I really thought it’d be harder than it really is.”
Lang further goes on to comment about how he misses his German homeland and desires to take up classical theorbo studies in Germany’s famed Fachgebiet Musik/Musikwissenschaft at the Universität Osnabrüc. Apparently, the drums just aren’t stretching him musically.
The drums just aren’t a challenge anymore. Sure, I can play a 3-2 clave with my left foot, a 7/16 diddle-egg 5 Murphy with my right hand, and solve pi to the ninth power with my left hand (I’m right handed, by the way), but what I really want to do is explore my more creative side and find a REAL instrument to play. That’s why I want to begin my studies at the Universität Osnabrüc to sit under the world renowned Flemish theorbist, Phillip d’McDerr. Plus, now I’ll be able to spend more quality time with my best friend in the whole wide world, Klaus!”
This is shocking news indeed, and we’ll keep you posted as this story unfolds. Read more here …