Drum History

A podcast all about the rich history of the drums - and how they became what they are today! Join Bart van der Zee as he speaks with experts about the curious journey of the ever-evolving drum set.

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The History of Yamaha Drums with Jim Haler
Yamaha has been involved in musical instruments since 1887, but didn't began making drums until 1967. Since then, they have made a huge impact on evolution of drums and drumming technology.
74 min
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The History of Drumsticks with Matt Dean
Did you know Mozart was the first person to use Hot Rods in his music? Matt takes us from the beginning of drum sticks in the 7th century up to when they got the sizes and shapes that we know today,
57 min
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The Birth of the Drum Set with Dr. Jaz Sawyer
Did Papa Jo Jones invent the Hi-Hat with the help of a plumber? Listen to find out! Jaz takes us from the beginnings of drumming in Africa through the advent of the modern drum set as we know it today.
45 min
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The History of Keller Shells with Justin Owen
Keller has quietly made shells for many of the worlds greatest drum brands - learn about how the company got its start in 1946!
47 min
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The History of Drumheads with Ben O'Brien Smith
Evans or Remo - Who was first? Learn about the dramatic history of these two companies along with the origin of drumheads from the very beginning.
52 min
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Discovering Gene Krupa's Lost Drum Collection w...
A large collection of Gene Krupa's equipment has been in a storage unit since 1973 and has recently been discovered! If that wasn't enough...It was all purchased by the legendary Charlie Watts! Our friend Brooks Tegler was the man who authenticated this collection and shares the story with us!
44 min
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The History of Slingerland with Mark Cooper
Mark takes us on a journey through the amazing history of what was once known as The Slingerland Banjo Company. Slingerland grew into one of the most well known names in drumming history.
65 min
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The Modern History of Online Drum Lessons with ...
Mike was one of the earliest pioneers of teaching drums online - He shares the history and evolution of this game-changing technology with great stories along the way!
68 min
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The History of Gretsch Drums with John Sheridan
"That Great Gretsch Sound" has been around since 1883, join me as I talk with John Sheridan about the full history of this iconic company!
53 min
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Wild Thing: The Study of Rhythm in Animals with...
It all started with a Cockatoo named Snowball on YouTube dancing to the Backstreet Boys...
36 min
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The Epic History of Female Drummers with Angela...
Angela Sells takes us through the history of fema…
45 min
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The History of Ludwig Drums with William F. Lud...
Bill Ludwig runs us through the fascinating histo…
54 min
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Gene Krupa: The Father of Modern Drumming with ...
We explore the entire life of the legendary Gene …
72 min
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The History of Leedy Drums with Rob Cook
Rob Cook, founder of the Chicago Drum Show and Au…
53 min
115
Long Live the Speed King with Vincent Leef
Do you know what the Speed King Squeak is? Think …
36 min
116
Growing Up Slingerland with Jim Moritz
Jim has a deep family history that revolves aroun…
30 min
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Made in Japan - The History of Stencil Drums wi...
"Stencil drums" were Japanese copies of major dru…
26 min
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No Metal? No problem... Exploring WW2 Metal-Rat...
For a moment in time, it was ILLEGAL to use more …
52 min
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The Death of Trap Drummers with Kelli Rae Tubbs
What was it like to be a Trap Drummer in the sile…
41 min