As promised, we’re going to be at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis reporting, tweeting, blogging, recording, blah blah blah starting Friday night. The plan is to put together all the content and recordings and post them sometime late Friday night. In the meantime, the best way to stay super up to date is by following me on Twitter (updates will also show on the right side). I’ll keep it updated with what’s going including TweetMic recordings, which are audio recordings posted directly to my Twitter account and hosted online. Throughout the night, feel free to send requests for audio, video, interviews, etc to me and I’ll do my best to fulfill as many as I can.
If you’re in Indy, look for me. I’ll be wearing the yellow drumFunny shirt and running around like a maniac.
This article comes from MSNBC’s Health news…
The finding, originally published in the Jan. 26 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests being able to rock out is innate.
Since you can’t expect a baby to bust some moves in response to a hip groove, István Winkler and his colleague Henkjan Honing of the University of Amsterdam monitored the brains of 14 infants listening to different rock rhythms from a drumset.
When ‘metrically-unimportant portions’ of the beat were muted, changes in brain activity didn’t occur, Honing said. But when the downbeat was taken away, the infant brain responded with an error signal. In other words, an “expectation for a rhythmic pattern” was not met.
After listening to rock samples for several hours, one baby’s actions, in particular, significantly strengthened Winkler’s hypothesis:
Skeptics point to overwhelming evidence contradicting claims of inherent rhythmic comprehension. Not surprising to drumFunny, a significant amount of this evidence comes directly from Expert Village.
Here’s the original article (which is actually really interesting): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28862536/
In this installment, How (Not) To Guy breaks down how (not) to hold a conga…or something like that. This one is good until the very end, so watch it all the way through.
As an ADDED BONUS, we get a demonstration on how (not) to produce a video for youtube. For some reason, how (not) to guy’s videos now include subtitles of his entire lesson…laid in one giant chunk over the entire screen. This begs several questions – from “how did someone not realize how terrible this looks” to “if your hearing is so bad you need subtitles, should you really be learning the drums?”
If you’re new to drumFunny, you may want to catch up on our beloved “How (Not) To” guy.
This can only be the byproduct of hallucinative drugs and intense boredom. Regardless, it makes for what I believe to be the greatest installment of Egor to date.
You’ll notice a couple new things on the site. Some design and others usability. I’ve gotten a lot of feedback over the past week about how we organize and categorize drumFunny content (thanks for that, btw), so I’ve created a drumFunny favorites section in the sidebar and made changes to the search box. The search box isn’t new, but hopefully it’s a little more clear now.
We might bring back a reorganized category section, but it will take some rearranging. We’ll see how the new setup works and then go from there. Any feedback you guys have is always welcome.