It’s National Drum Month and The Greatest Drummers of All Time
While everyone loves a strong voice and solid guitar work, an incredible drummer is a glue that cements the music of great bands. And according to National Today, May is National Drum Month! Have you ever been tapping your toes and fingers to a great beat? The drums are usually the beat causing that magical energy in your body.
Drumcenternh.com has a brief history of drums dating back to 5500 BC. The first drums, covered in alligator skin, originated in the Neolithic age. Drums spread to Europe in the 1200s and then to America in the 1500s.
The parts of the modern-day drum kit: snare, cymbals, bass, and other percussion instruments were originally played separately. In the late 19th century, Dee Dee Chandler created the first drum “kit”. Even though more parts were added to the drum kits of today, they were based on Dee Dee Chandler’s kit.
Few genres of music have utilized drums better than rock and we have some of the best classic rock drummers of all time!