Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr was born the 7 July 1940 in Liverpool, and his real name is Richard Starkey. He joined The Beatles in 1962, were he gain fame and respect. Beside being a musician he is also an actor. As a drummer,  Starr described himself as "your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills".


"I've never been able to sit round on my own and play drums, practice in the back room, never been able to. I've always played with other musicians. It`s how I play, there`s no joy for me in playing on my own, bashing away. I need a bass, a piano, guitar, whatever, and then I can play" - Ringo Starr

Gavin Harrison - Porcupine Tree


Do you know the drummer Gavin Harrison? I didn't until now and I am tremendously ashamed for that. How could I not know a drummer like this one? He plays the drums at the Band PorcupineTree since 2002. He also plays with KingCrimson as guest drummer. I strongly recommend you to check out these bands.


Gavin Harrison was considered the best progressive drummer 4 years in a row from 2007 to 2010, by the magazine Modern Drummer. He has various instructional  books and DVD’s that you can check out in his website. Don’t forget to listen to his own CD’s in collaboration with 05Ric.
Stay tuned with this awesome video from Porcupine Tree. The song is Hatesong. As you should know this is not my favorite type of music but we have to show what’s good and in this song we can see a very good Gavin Harrison performance.


What is percussion ?

As I continue to develop this blog, I've been asked to explain what is percussion.
To answer this question I will try make some interviews with amateur percussionists, professional percussionists and some groups.

The definition of percussion in the music world is the section of a band or orchestra composed of percussion instruments. But percussion is more than that. Percussion is a passion for music, for rhythm. In my opinion, percussion is the base for all the music.

Me in Bomboémia @ Arredas folk fest 2010

 
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