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Old 03-14-2012, 03:00 PM
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The DrummerWorld 2 Minute Solo Challenge


Here is a place where you can showcase your talents and garner constructive feedback from your peers.

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1) Drums/Percussion only. No accompanying music. Electronic kits and sounds are ok, but no samples or loops.

For those of us who are really ambitious, you can also create a related "behind the scenes" video (or do so after you've finished playing) talking about how you came up with your solo, how you structured it, some of the root grooves or whatever, instructionals on specific parts.... whatever can give us some insight into the composition of your piece. This is another aspect of the solo that is rarely touched on, but can really expand a drummer's horizons with some awareness and structure (I always found that super interesting when reading or watching Neil Peart interviews or other drummers who do epic solos).

2) Must be recorded "live off the floor". No multi-tracking.

3) Maximum 2 minutes in length.

4) Video or audio, although using YouTube will likely get you more views since it's easier to watch than to download an mp3. Plus having a visual reference goes a long way in understanding what's being played, for those of us watching to learn something new.

5) Please comment!! This is the point of this challenge - for us to grow as musicians. The only "rule" for commenting is to make sure your comment "gives something back" to the drummer. Have a point. If you have nothing to contribute technically, then how about the structure? The composition? How did it make you feel? Or maybe it completely blew you away, and by watching their video, it gave you some tools or creative ideas for your own solo - let them know!

Be sure to quote the video you're commenting on so we know which video you're talking about.

6) Have fun, experiment, expand your horizons!

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Don't be afraid to participate or worry if you're not good enough. Remember, this is about growing as a musician, not necessarily getting out to impress, and we grow by doing the things we fear.


Disclaimer: This isn't meant to be an online pissing contest, looking to see who's the best drummer. The point is to share your playing regardless of your playing ability. Some people are better than others, and that's a given. Also, if you can't take constructive criticism, then strongly consider opening your mind to others' opinions before posting an emotional response.


SOLOS


POLLY'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09F25YBt74

GRUNTERSDAD'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUHu0P7kGec

HAREDRUMS'S SOLO
http://youtu.be/73o_Yy1iDIc

SPECTRON'S SOLO
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...4&d=1331845749

KEEP IT SIMPLE'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-CMAEiJ_os

SCORCH WHAMMIN'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CupWa_IdXEw

DUMDRUM'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-uVnKT1EPc

MEDIOCREFUNKYBEAT'S SOLO
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...6&d=1331927133

PQleyR'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx5IL...ature=youtu.be

NUMBERLESS'S SOLO
http://youtu.be/2BDfVqgQT_Y

BOBDADRUMA'S SOLO
http://youtu.be/44A5xPvx3MA

BRUCE M. THOMPSON'S SOLOS
http://snd.sc/FPBtnV - - - http://snd.sc/wUV1vp

FIXXXER'S SOLO
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...5&d=1332029874

8-MILE'S SOLO
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/a...9&d=1332101392

MARY'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHqAIi3R86E

GVDADRUMMASUM'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08qc7tIkbzA

MIDNITE ZEPHYR'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPCw1XZtuTI

EVOLVING_MACHINE'S SOLO
http://soundcloud.com/evolving_machine/drums-3-19-12

THAARD'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOK8-q_1NpY

ZODIAC DRUMMER'S SOLO
http://youtu.be/gapVZSwjA0A

AYDEE'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWz2EKfrCzc

XERO TALENT'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfwsmqSshI0

AMI'S SOLO
http://youtu.be/43zjFTK5wH4

AAAJN’S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXqAr...ature=youtu.be

KEEP IT SIMPLE’S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiXRZYVuCkc

TOO LATES’S SOLO
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...&postcount=300

ROBSEAGER’S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAaYZ...ature=youtu.be

DMACC'S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hxggrarjvs

LUKESNYDER’S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT12wlWffWs

MARY’S SOLO (2ND SUBMISSION)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8466oI-5dsg

GRID’S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGlf48EOgoU

DRUMSENSE’S SOLO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFNTg...4bFAAAAAAAAAAA
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:19 PM
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POLLY'S 1 MINUTE 15 SECONDS SOLO SUBMISSION

... titled Shave and a Haircut, which says a fair bit :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09F25YBt74

Since I can't play kit at home, I played $70 pawn shop bongos and leaned over to occasionally tap a djembe on the floor next to me. And I didn't even wake up Dad!

Given the limitations, the recording's been dressed up with heaps of reverb (I love the sound of solo bongos with 'verb) plus some other effects to keep it from being an insomnia cure - but it's just the one take. I did two takes and the first one was better.
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POLLY'S 1 MINUTE 15 SECONDS SOLO SUBMISSION

... titled Shave and a Haircut, which says a fair bit :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09F25YBt74
That was really cool, the reverb really created an atmospheric feel to the piece. Felt like I was on the beach surrounded by fire dancers.

One thing that I heard in my head while listening to your solo is that I wished there was a tambourine on the offbeat throughout. I know you're playing the bongos, but even tapping the tambourine with your foot, or mounted on a hihat (if you had access to a kit) would have been a nice touch, and added something at a higher frequency to fill up the overall sound.

Very cool though, I had not expected a bongo solo :)
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One Forty Seven. Thanks for watching

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUHu0P7kGec

Influences Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr, Sandy Nelson
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Thanks Xero. The tambourine idea is a good one and could have added atmosphere, along with a fresh flavour ... but it might have woken up poor old Dad!

I didn't expect to do a bongo solo - I was wondering how I could contribute and it seemed like the only option. I have a pair of small orchestral cymbals at home that I was thinking of incorporating but I didn't have enough hands ...

Enjoyed your solo, GD. Very groovy. Funny how things work out, I was thinking Brian Bennett rather than Sandy Nelson and others mentioned Gene Krupa (the Buddy Rich influence?).

Lovely sounding toms too. You shoulda turned your snares off, though ...
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Ok, I'm game. I'll post something as soon as I get to play some acoustic drums.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:47 PM
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POLLY'S 1 MINUTE 15 SECONDS SOLO SUBMISSION

... titled Shave and a Haircut, which says a fair bit :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09F25YBt74

Since I can't play kit at home, I played $70 pawn shop bongos and leaned over to occasionally tap a djembe on the floor next to me. And I didn't even wake up Dad!

Given the limitations, the recording's been dressed up with heaps of reverb (I love the sound of solo bongos with 'verb) plus some other effects to keep it from being an insomnia cure - but it's just the one take. I did two takes and the first one was better.
Very nice Polly! I love the idea of working a solo around one general beat like that and it's great to see how it can be done. I was thinking of working on a solo of nothing but paradiddles around the kit and this may just be the inspiration I need to try such a thing. Great job!
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POLLY'S 1 MINUTE 15 SECONDS SOLO SUBMISSION

... titled Shave and a Haircut, which says a fair bit :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09F25YBt74

Since I can't play kit at home, I played $70 pawn shop bongos and leaned over to occasionally tap a djembe on the floor next to me. And I didn't even wake up Dad!

Given the limitations, the recording's been dressed up with heaps of reverb (I love the sound of solo bongos with 'verb) plus some other effects to keep it from being an insomnia cure - but it's just the one take. I did two takes and the first one was better.
Hey Polly,

I really dug how your solo had a really clear composition. A clear theme, and the speeding up at the end to add tension. Very cool!

Logistics aside, I agree with the idea of adding in another texture at some point, but I also appreciated the sparse/clear sound.
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Hey GD,

Nice solo, I personally heard this as a "Sing Sing Sing" style jungle groove. But whatever your influences, it was a cool solo. I particularly liked how you started to wind down at the end by bringing the dynamics down. That was a very musical move.

The dynamic control at the end made me think that you could use some more of that throughout your solo for more contrast. One thought, you could start out big and strong (loud cymbal crash and strong groove) as a sort of introduction, and then bring the volume WAY down before bringing it back up. Just a suggestion. Overall I thought you did an awesome job!
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OK,

Here is mine:

http://youtu.be/73o_Yy1iDIc

The solo is the first 1:30, and the rest of the video is explanation. I posted this video in another place, but it works for this as well. This is basically a solo built entirely around a double stroke phrase that I had been working on with my students. If you want to learn more about the phrase (and see it all written out), you can go to my blog at:

http://haredrums.blogspot.com/2012/0...-drum-set.html

My basic concept for this solo was to start with some call and response with this phrase and then gradually build momentum using different variations. Thanks for checking it out!
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Hey Polly...very cool bongo solo! I too liked the reverb effect for ambience and the change in tempo at the end...very nice.

Grunt, I enjoyed your solo too. Good sounding drums...yes, I could hear the snare but still good all the same. Nice tribal vibe.

haredrums...can't wait to hear your offering, bummed I'm at work and can't pull it up! Tonight!!

I really want to contribute here. My drum room is in shambles, I've had sheetrock guys in there for the last two days adding layers of drywall and green glue. I'll think of some way to get something recorded.
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Thanks very much folks. This is fun.
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@ Grunt. Definately hear the Sandy Nelson. Love it. Reminded me of the album by him 'Let There Be Drums' which I listened to about 10,000 times as a kid.
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OK,

Here is mine:

http://youtu.be/73o_Yy1iDIc

The solo is the first 1:30, and the rest of the video is explanation. I posted this video in another place, but it works for this as well. This is basically a solo built entirely around a double stroke phrase that I had been working on with my students. If you want to learn more about the phrase (and see it all written out), you can go to my blog at:

http://haredrums.blogspot.com/2012/0...-drum-set.html

My basic concept for this solo was to start with some call and response with this phrase and then gradually build momentum using different variations. Thanks for checking it out!
Thanks for the feedback, Andrew.

Re: your solo - great technique, control and swing and the call and response worked well. A fine lesson too - it almost makes me want to practice something properly, which is quite an achievement! Like the way displacing the hands automatically prevents that weak second stroke.
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POLLY'S 1 MINUTE 15 SECONDS SOLO SUBMISSION

... titled Shave and a Haircut, which says a fair bit :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09F25YBt74

Since I can't play kit at home, I played $70 pawn shop bongos and leaned over to occasionally tap a djembe on the floor next to me. And I didn't even wake up Dad!

Given the limitations, the recording's been dressed up with heaps of reverb (I love the sound of solo bongos with 'verb) plus some other effects to keep it from being an insomnia cure - but it's just the one take. I did two takes and the first one was better.
That was f'n cool! Far and away very creative and it grooved.
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Sandy Nelson all the way Mayor - I hear it and dig it. As already said, the album "Let there be drums" is the first thing that came to mind.

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Wow you already started the future "Sticky" thread of the "Your Playing" section, cool, very cool :))

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... titled Shave and a Haircut, which says a fair bit :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09F25YBt74
Nice feel Polly, and an original idea not to choose the drumkit:) Where did you get the inspiration? early Santana? Waiting comes to my mind :)

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Wow, cool Grunt, I like it, nice toms sound and a good feel, I can hear some Ringo in it, some vibes of that little solo he did at the end of the B side on Abbey Road :)

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OK,

Here is mine:

http://youtu.be/73o_Yy1iDIc
Lovely solo Andrew, you're mastering the doubles very nicely, good jazz feel, I love your left hand side cymbal :)
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OK,

Here is mine:

http://youtu.be/73o_Yy1iDIc

The solo is the first 1:30, and the rest of the video is explanation. I posted this video in another place, but it works for this as well. This is basically a solo built entirely around a double stroke phrase that I had been working on with my students. If you want to learn more about the phrase (and see it all written out), you can go to my blog at:

http://haredrums.blogspot.com/2012/0...-drum-set.html

My basic concept for this solo was to start with some call and response with this phrase and then gradually build momentum using different variations. Thanks for checking it out!
As a follower of your blog, I anticipated what I'd find. It's all there man... Not much else to say but - awesome!

What's the gear? Are all the cymbals Bosphorus? What lines? Please do share.
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As a follower of your blog, I anticipated what I'd find. It's all there man... Not much else to say but - awesome!

What's the gear? Are all the cymbals Bosphorus? What lines? Please do share.
Thanks Dmacc!

The cymbal on my left is a 20" bosphorous hammer with two rivets and a little tape, the cymbal on my right is a 22" bosphorous vintage masters, and the hihats are old crusty 15" zildjian a's.
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Jon E., Mad, Hare, Dmacc, Big Steve thanks for your comments. I don't post much but this felt good. Bring on more folks. If I missed you, thanks.
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Nice feel Polly, and an original idea not to choose the drumkit:) Where did you get the inspiration? early Santana?
Inability to play drum kit at home ... and Shave and a Haircut came to mind ...
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Polly- Very cool and creative! I didn't read all of your post about the verb before listening (was too excited) and I was like, "How is she getting that sound?!!!" :) Very cool!

Grunt- Very nice! I could feel that Kupra-vibe happening there!

Haredrums- Absolutely love that soft jazz- finesse thing you have going on there! Very cooll!


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Hare: Very nice. Nice hand technique. However, one criticism. There is a gong in the room. Next time you must incorporate the gong. I suggest setting it on fire at the end of your solo.
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Haredrums, loved the doubles around the kit. You get around the set with such ease, very fluid and musical. Thanks for posting that.
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POLLY'S 1 MINUTE 15 SECONDS SOLO SUBMISSION

... titled Shave and a Haircut, which says a fair bit :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09F25YBt74

Since I can't play kit at home, I played $70 pawn shop bongos and leaned over to occasionally tap a djembe on the floor next to me. And I didn't even wake up Dad!

Given the limitations, the recording's been dressed up with heaps of reverb (I love the sound of solo bongos with 'verb) plus some other effects to keep it from being an insomnia cure - but it's just the one take. I did two takes and the first one was better.
As I expected, great touch and feel, Pol.. but I was really hoping to hear you on a kit by yourself. We shall wait for the day...
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Polly- That was very refreshing, felt like I was listening to a song rather than a solo.

Grunter- the toms sound great and those upbeat hats complete a monster groove, loved the descrescendo at the end, a great touch.

Hare- Amazing, very fluid and musical and a great swing feel, very inspiring to me (i'm a beginner jazz drummer)

My new Zoom should be here at any moment, this will be the first thing I record!
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LOL. Great idea Jonerotten, I will see if I can get permission from the school I work at!
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Haredrums, loved the doubles around the kit. You get around the set with such ease, very fluid and musical. Thanks for posting that.
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Polly- That was very refreshing, felt like I was listening to a song rather than a solo.

Grunter- the toms sound great and those upbeat hats complete a monster groove, loved the descrescendo at the end, a great touch.

Hare- Amazing, very fluid and musical and a great swing feel, very inspiring to me (i'm a beginner jazz drummer)

My new Zoom should be here at any moment, this will be the first thing I record!
Hey Numberless,

Thanks for your kind words, I am looking forward to hearing your contribution!
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:25 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, gennelmens.

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Polly- That was very refreshing, felt like I was listening to a song rather than a solo.

Grunter- the toms sound great and those upbeat hats complete a monster groove, loved the descrescendo at the end, a great touch.

Hare- Amazing, very fluid and musical and a great swing feel, very inspiring to me (i'm a beginner jazz drummer)

My new Zoom should be here at any moment, this will be the first thing I record!
Thanks Num. I ran it past my sis-in-law today and she said it was good ... I added, "But it wouldn't want to be any longer, though" and she yes with no hesitation :)

You need a lot of fuel to keep people interested with solo drums for any length of time. Agree with your comments about Grunt's and Andrew's solos.


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As I expected, great touch and feel, Pol.. but I was really hoping to hear you on a kit by yourself. We shall wait for the day...
When it happens, rest assured it will be very short :) Might be fun to base a solo on a tango or watusi ...or tango AND wastusi.

Imagine the odds on Grunt, Andrew and me putting in the first entries to the challenge ... 200 to 1?? Thaard would be short odds to post next, Xero has to do something soon cos it's his thread ... maybe we should start running odds? :)

There's Mary (now a veteran of composed solos), David, Henri, G-alphabet, Mike ... lots of goodies to come.

Jon e ... do it :)
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:28 PM
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There's Mary (now a veteran of composed solos), David, Henri, G-alphabet, Mike ... lots of goodies to come.
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I'm lurking...checking out the others and getting ideas. Not sure what I would do with a whole 2 minutes! I'll try not to disappoint but it may take a little longer to post...lol.

Loving hearing all these great solos though, ain't we just the creative, talented bunch? :)
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OK,

Here is mine:

http://youtu.be/73o_Yy1iDIc

The solo is the first 1:30, and the rest of the video is explanation. I posted this video in another place, but it works for this as well. This is basically a solo built entirely around a double stroke phrase that I had been working on with my students. If you want to learn more about the phrase (and see it all written out), you can go to my blog at:

http://haredrums.blogspot.com/2012/0...-drum-set.html

My basic concept for this solo was to start with some call and response with this phrase and then gradually build momentum using different variations. Thanks for checking it out!

Hare, that was smooth and tasty. Despite the fact that it was part of a exercise demo, I found myself smiling at your touch and sensitivity. Be nice to hear you play some swing on some other thread some day : )

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... Xero has to do something soon cos it's his thread ... maybe we should start running odds? :)
Mine is coming soon, I'm in rehearsals every night this week, and this weekend is St. Paddy's Day, so it may be a solo under the influence.

Hoping to do it Sunday afternoon.
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To all participants so far:
Great solos, folks! With a lot of variation going on - in terms of rhythm, phrasing, dynamics... and instrument choice (Polly).

What a pity it's not about soloing on the guitar, haha... For the remaining week I still have an e-kit for temporary use I'll try to focus on "constructing a solo" (newbie mode). If I find it pleasing to my ears I might contribute in this thread. But 2 minutes is clearly too much to keep almost any solo interesting enough I think. 1-1.5 minutes will do I'd say. And from a listening perspective, I'm pleased detecting dynamic changes and "melodic" playing in solos.
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Guys, the good news is Xero said up to two minutes.

I see no reason why someone couldn't do a 45 second drum composition. After all, tons of albums have little snippet songs of less than a minute. Sometimes just 30 seconds. A short statement.

Better an entertaining half minute than a dragging longer piece IMO

PS. Steve time to make some space amongst the sheet rock ...
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Workin' on it Polly...Not having my practice space is killing me!
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Im itching to get my solo recorded

just so damn busy right now... which I guess is a good thing

cant wait to see some others when they get posted , and love what ive heard so far
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