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Old 05-20-2016, 12:30 PM
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Default Two drummers in bands

Hello!

any thoughts about bands with two drummers? doesn't work in all bands in my opinion..

i like it a lot in this band;
https://open.spotify.com/artist/279uYY1pJnEZvet8ho4bvS
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Old 05-20-2016, 03:58 PM
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Its like having two bass guitar players. Not required.
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:26 PM
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Asked and answered.
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...=dual+drummers

And you've been a member since 2006? wow
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:34 PM
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Default Re: Two drummers in bands

It can work but both drummers need to WANT it to work, rather than playing dual drum solos.

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Old 05-20-2016, 05:26 PM
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Tedeschi Trucks Band has two drummers that really play well off/with each other. This video is a great example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j97zxM2nsSM

It also helps having the greatest slide player ever, and Susan Tedeschi belting her sweet, sweet voice while looking sexy as hell.
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Old 05-20-2016, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: Two drummers in bands

last summer I got to play with the son of one of the Allman brothers, and there were two drummers in the band. Both playing drum set, both playing basically the same parts...

While it was a cool opportunity, I didn't understand the concept. Pink Floyd and several of the big arena rock bands would have a drummer and then a percussionist, but not two drum sets.


PS I feel like there was a thread on this not too long ago...
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:30 PM
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Two drummers? Sure why not. When done well, it's great.

Here's a list of bands with 2 drummers - even cooler than the list are the features. Click on the album cover, you get the album details and commentary. Click on the band name you get more goodies. Very nice - found it by accident today.

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/Hiro_N...wo_drummers/1/
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The Monsters band from Switzerland has two drummers, and they actually share the same kick drum. Yes, they face each other.

https://youtu.be/QiIniAQru7E
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:28 AM
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Asked and answered.
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...=dual+drummers

And you've been a member since 2006? wow

Many topics come up for discussion multiple times. It's simply the nature of forums.

Instead of trying to shame him, maybe just don't participate in the discussion?
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:48 AM
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I wasn't shaming anyone, just showing him a like thread and was surprised at the low post count from 2006. Not to worry.
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Old 05-22-2016, 04:20 AM
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It's only ever for show.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:42 AM
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It's only ever for show.
Clearly a very researched opinion.

Like nearly everything, it can work in the right context. However one (or I guess, two, in this case) must be aware of the common pitfalls of doubling instruments in a non-orchestral context (don't prod me on that phrasing, that's a whole vat of worms to open up); i.e. if they're just playing the same thing or just jamming, what's the point?

One great example of dual-drumset work is the piece "Valley of Smoke" by Intronaut, which has some really attractive polyrhythmic motives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xFNmOPUhZ8 (in addition this also has two bass parts) It's approached with a great degree of compositional touch.

The other example is the work of Upsilon Acrux, which is definitely not a universal taste... but anyways, they have two drumset parts and two guitarists, and essentially the two pairs of guitar/drums serve as two complementary ensembles plus an electric piano. Very engaging. https://newatlantisrecords.bandcamp....square-dialect
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:54 PM
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:37 PM
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I've wanted to do something funky/dance oriented with two drummersfor a long time now. One guy tuned low and fat who plays predominantly half time or meat and potatoes stuff while the other guy tunes up higher and plays fill-in-the-blanks stuff over top. You could just flat out hypnotize people with some of the grooves you could come up with. Of course, the hardest part of the equation is finding two guys who are both good players and are good team players who can unselfishly play together so it doesn't just turn into an ever-escalating wankfest of oneupmanship.
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Default Re: Two drummers in bands

I recently participated in a jam night at a buddy's house with a big slew of musicians playing improvised music. We ended up having 2 drummers including yours truly. It was a little different of an experience, I found myself laying back and adding a little more texture than my usual straight forward style.

As for the 2 drummers concept that the mods don't want us to discuss here (kidding, you know you're my hero Grunt), this has been done and done again with a drummer and percussionist in Latin bands. Usually there is a kit drummer playing the bare bones beats and a standing player with timbales, block and stuff adding the sizzle on top.
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Default Re: Two drummers in bands

Or how about three drummers in a band?

King Crimson's recent line-up featuring Gavin Harrison...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1JapuD0ikk
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Or how about three drummers in a band?

King Crimson's recent line-up featuring Gavin Harrison...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1JapuD0ikk
This is cool, also how they're out front, not in the back row.

Tho it is of my opinion a drum kit in that shade of blue should not be allowed onstage.
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Default Re: Two drummers in bands

Not a big fan of multiple drummers. It seems redundant, like paying for 2 men to do a job that one guy can easily handle. It takes a lot of work and the right personalities to sound good. IMO it doesn't add nearly enough to warrant it. Drums to me sound tighter under the control of one brain, and the end result is king.

That's what I like about the drumset. In days of yore, where you had one guy on bass drum, another guy on snare, and yet another on cymbals....IMO music really took a giant leap forward when it all came under the control of one person. Tighter with more complex possibilities and the ability to be more spontaneous. Just better in every way. Two drummers is like 5 wheels on a car. What's the point?
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:50 AM
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And back here on earth...
It's always for show.
You don't need to sit at a kit to do what the King Crimson triplets did.
One kit and a good percussionist or two (sudo, bells etc.)
So, just for show.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that King Crimson exists simply to see how much tuneless BS we will put up with before walking out.
As to the previous two tracks, you can't really hear the two drummers.
So drummer and percussionist would be more versatile.
So, just for show.
But it looks so damn cool seeing two drummers waling away in sync.

I did play once with another drummer at a hippy sit-in, but it was just a stupid jam that went on for hours while the hippies got high. So, just for fun. Full disclosure, I was not a hippy but they were using my drums... so.
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I always think about Bill Kreutzmann, I saw the Dead in 72 with one drummer, I saw them (The Grateful Dead) with the Allman Bros in 73 with one drummer, my favorite LP by the Dead was/is Europe '72... The 2 or 3 Dicks Picks I have are with Kruetzmann only. I really liked the Dead with one drummer.

The Allman Bros... 2 drummers I like them too, but it's busy. It's good, don't get me wrong. Something like a drummer and a percussionist works for me but 2 kits muddles things up IMHO.

And the decades keep marching on and my musical tastes have progressed, but I still maintain a select, yet diverse listening collection... and 1 kit plus a percussionist is great. So is just 1 kit.

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