PUNK-TUITION FOR THE GUITAR HERO/ROCK BAND GENERATION!

Buzzcocks drummer Danny Farrant has posted the first of a series of HD videos on YouTube.

The four-minute film gives wannabe drummers everything they need to master “the most fundamental beat of all” and is, of course, free.

Danny, who’s been playing and teaching professionally since he was fifteen, says “There are lots of instructional drum videos on YouTube, but most of them are too complicated and seem to teach how to show off on drums. Too many notes, not enough music. My film is aimed at kids who want play in bands or jam with their mates. There’s probably a mid-life crisis Dads audience out there, too.”

The ongoing project is a collaboration with film-maker Matt Thurling. Matt, who helped Gorillaz and Peter Gabriel launch online ventures, says “Buzzcocks are my all time favorite band, Danny is an old mate, and YouTube is the greatest educational resource ever created. This isn’t work.”

The film is made up of clear and simple instructions from Danny and shows people as much as it tells them how to do it. It features an innovative form of musical notation, not dissimilar to Guitar Hero.

“The animated notation is a much more intuitive way of expressing beats visually than crotchets and quavers,” says Dan. “But, honestly, if one more person mention bloody Guitar Hero……. The whole point is getting people to play real instruments.”

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October 27, 2010 at 2:13 pm / Posted in: Uncategorized

DROWNING POOL DRUMS CONTEST EXTENDED FOR ONE MORE WEEK!

There’s still time to enter to win Mike Luce’s tour kit valued at over $8,000!  Submit a video of you playing the drums to your favorite Drowning Pool song, pass it around to your friends to vote for you, and the top five fans will be in the running to win the GRAND PRIZE pack: the kit from PDP, cymbals from Paiste, and heads from Aquarian.

The runner up will win a signed DP prize pack including drum heads, sticks, guitar picks, and a signed copy of the new CD.

Think you got what it takes?  PROVE IT!

Upload your video to: www.youtube.com/group/drowningpooldrums.  Deadline is NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH!

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October 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm / Posted in: Uncategorized

PUNK-TUITION FOR THE GUITAR HERO/ROCK BAND GENERATION!

Buzzcocks drummer Danny Farrant has posted the first of a series of HD videos on YouTube.

The four-minute film gives wannabe drummers everything they need to master “the most fundamental beat of all” and is, of course, free.

Danny, who’s been playing and teaching professionally since he was fifteen, says “There are lots of instructional drum videos on YouTube, but most of them are too complicated and seem to teach how to show off on drums. Too many notes, not enough music. My film is aimed at kids who want play in bands or jam with their mates. There’s probably a mid-life crisis Dads audience out there, too.”

The ongoing project is a collaboration with film-maker Matt Thurling. Matt, who helped Gorillaz and Peter Gabriel launch online ventures, says “Buzzcocks are my all time favorite band, Danny is an old mate, and YouTube is the greatest educational resource ever created. This isn’t work.”

The film is made up of clear and simple instructions from Danny and shows people as much as it tells them how to do it. It features an innovative form of musical notation, not dissimilar to Guitar Hero.

“The animated notation is a much more intuitive way of expressing beats visually than crotchets and quavers,” says Dan. “But, honestly, if one more person mention bloody Guitar Hero……. The whole point is getting people to play real instruments.”

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October 27, 2010 at 9:13 am / Posted in: Artist News

Tracy Broussard at the AOL Sessions

This clip is from a recent AOL Sessions taping with country artist Blake Shelton(congrats on your engagement) and Aquarian artist Tracy Broussard.

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October 27, 2010 at 11:43 am / Posted in: Artist News

Jeremy Hummel at PASIC 2010!

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Aquarian is pleased to announce that Jeremy Hummel will be a featured clinician at this years PASIC event. His clinic is brought to you by Aquarian Drumheads, Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and HQ/Puresound.

PASIC will be held in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 10 through the 13th.

Jeremy’s clinic will be on Saturday the 13th at 11:00 AM where he will cover a variety of subjects that every drummer or percussionist can benefit from. Visit www.pasic.org for more information.

Jeremy Hummel is a professional drummer and educator. He is a columnist for Modern Drummer magazine, clinician, and studio musician. Jeremy’s most popular recorded works came with platinum-selling artists Breaking Benjamin. He was a co-founding member of the group and played on the band’s first two records, Saturate and We Are Not Alone. During his tenure the band scored two #1 hits in the Active Rock Format with “So Cold” and “Sooner or Later.” In 2007, he released a clinic DVD that combines performance and education. Jeremy currently holds down a regular Friday jazz gig and is also the musical director of an eight-piece horn band, Into The Spin.… » Continue Reading

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October 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm / Posted in: Artist News