double bass drums

What each instrument says the most
  • Oboe: I bought shot-glasses and cigarette paper this weekend.... NO IT'S FOR MY OBOE I SWEAR
  • Flute: Yeah, she said she was going to do the Chaminade too. Looks like we'll have two people playing the concertino for the solo show this year, or there's always murder, you know
  • clarinet: It's my reed. Hold on I'll get another one out... also if another person asks me to play the mozart clarinet concerto i'll slap a bitch
  • Bassoon: could you scoot over a bit? I need more space to lean my bassoon... My posture is just fine, THANKS
  • Saxophone: shit. i still have my neck-strap on don't I?
  • Drums: Is the snare on? GOD, who turned the snare off again?! AND! Where the frickity frack are my sticks?
  • timpani: i gotta tune the timpani. hold on
  • trumpet: i hate partial jumping practice so much
  • trombone: Do you want to hear my gliss?
  • tuba: i literally play four notes the entire piece..,.
  • horn: look i don't know why we stick the hand in the bell. don't ask. it's just how it is
  • cello: yeah my cello cost 13,000 and my bow is custom made, so it's like 6,000 and my new case which is shock absorbent, fireproof and waterproof cost like 7,500
  • viola: I know we're trying to play louder it's the loudest i can get i know i know i'm so sick of pizzicato accompaniment give me a break please
  • violin: um I can't see the concertmaster's bowings from back here... yeah i know i can watch the person in front of me im not stupid it's just...
  • double bass: how the fuck am I supposed to carry this thing through the door? Hey, can you hold it open for me
How would you describe the color red to a color blind person?”
“It’s the heat in your cheeks when you think about the person you love, the slow burn of alcohol running down your throat. It’s that loud crash of fireworks, the rasp of fur spiking the wrong way, the feeling of skin rubbed raw against cloth. It’s the quick step of a drummer’s double pedal on the bass drum, that guitar lick you heard and can’t quite remember. The sultry sound of a woman’s laugh in your ear, the sticky gooey thrum of a Ferrari’s engine. It’s abrasive and brash and altogether too much, but sometimes it’s the essence of life itself.
—  s.a., of angles and colors

okay so me and @thelast-dodo are crying over musically inclined + adhd Lance McClain, and just voltron characters + music in general so I just…

•  Lance is great with string instruments, especially the ukulele and the guitar
•  He’s had an undying love for the ukulele since he was like 9 because he managed to strum a chord and half his family cheered and his dad stuck a sticker on his cheek
•  Both his guitar and uku are a mess of bumps and dings, and they’re both plastered with stickers all over
•  He plays when he’s stressed
•  He plays when everybody else is stressed, too
•  He’s constantly strumming similar patterns when morale’s low and urging the others to input their own lyrics, anything at all
•  “C’mon, Keith, you usually never shut up!” “Aw, please, Allura, I never hear you sing!” “Shiro you know you wanna”
•  Hunk’s the first to try it out, and pretty much after that they’re doing their best to sing something even slightly coherent
•  It’s never coherent, ever, but that makes it extra fun
•  Lance has so many lyrics stuck in his head at all times
•  Lyrics he doesn’t understand ‘You’re a constellation and stars mean everything to me, you’re the sun and being warm is everything to me-’ and lyrics he does understand ‘Playin’ word catch with you is like a dream, I’ll tell you-’ and lyrics that chime and ding and lyrics that feel like sparklers and feel like Summer or scarves or cat purrs
•  He makes up songs all the time and he knows he has a good voice so goddamnit, he’s gonna sing all the time if he wants to!
•  Keith is the first to learn one of his songs off by heart and gosh, can those two boys harmonise
•  It nearly brings Lance to tears when Keith’s able to join in with one of his songs all the way through, he hadn’t been expecting it
•  There are notes everywhere with stray lyrics on them
•  Hunk starts collecting them first, and putting them in Lance’s room for safe keeping
•  Soon enough everybody’s doing that too
•  Sometimes Keith and Lance are handing out in Lance’s room, Lance strumming away absently and Keith just letting the sound wash over him
•  Lance’s words might get stuck and Keith just pulls a suitable lyric from his notes and sings it, and the song carries on
•  Lance’s music is sporadic and unpredictable in every way, and moves and changes unexpectedly
•  His train of thought changes a lot while he’s thinking about the music and the words together
•  Allura once asked if that was how Earth music worked normally. Shiro just grinned at her. “No, that’s just how Lance music works.”
•  The boy cant read sheet music for the life of him, he just kinda knows where chords fit together and the boy just gets it without really getting it
•  Pidge once called him the “Mozart of the ukulele” but Keith rejected that real quick, because Mozart relied on sheet music, and anyway, Lance is the Lance of the ukulele because nobody else can play like Lance can
•  Lance blushes at that. A lot.

asdfghjkl; I love my music family, guys

The Signs as Music Hoe Aesthetics
  • Aries: The slight rumbling you feel on the floor when you sit in front of the percussion
  • Taurus: the sound of the orchestra tuning, and you already feel your heart beating faster from a simple concert A
  • Gemini: The low chatter of anticipation from the audience before the performance
  • Cancer: Music torn at the edges with pencil writings scrawled all over the notes, a testament to somebody's time and passion
  • Leo: The feeling of playing a piece memorized; not just thinking about the notes but letting the music and your fingers work their magic
  • Virgo: The bright reflective lights on the keys of woodwinds and brass in the shining concert lights
  • Capricorn: When a person is so into the music that they start to dance and become a fluid structure, free and unbridled and emotional
  • Sagittarius: The feeling you get when you are in concert black with all of your friends, kind of like being a blurry smoke cloud in the night that moves together, breathes together, and performs together
  • Scorpio: when the string players are so into their music that their bow hairs start to fray and unravel and it's a mess of blurry lines moving like liquid silver
  • Libra: the conductor's arms, especially in staccato/scherzo moments, where movement is light and graceful and just there, showing its presence but not forcing it on
  • Aquarius: The adrenaline rush of playing a solo in a piece and the honor of standing up after it ends, where you have those few seconds just for you and only you
  • Pisces: The last note ringing around the air and the heavy, almost tangible silence which occurs for a microsecond afterwards

Miles Davis - Sorcerer [1967] 

Miles Davis - trumpet 

Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone 

Herbie Hancock - piano 

Ron Carter - double bass 

Tony Williams - drums

[The third of five albums that this quintet recorded]

The album’s cover is a photo of actress Cicely Tyson, who at the time was Davis’s girlfriend [and many years later his wife]

Los Angeles Is Burning - Tate Langdon X Reader

AN: This one came out kind of fluffy actually. I wasn’t really going for romance when I started this, but it came out that way. Warnings for death, violence, drugs and language I guess. 

“Fuck this world, and all the bastard motherfuckers who live in it.” You snarled. Sweet, innocent Beau was gone.

Tate was pacing back and forth in front of you, tearing at his hair. “I know she was behind this, and she had her fucking sorry excuse for a boyfriend take care of it.”

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musical instrument combinations i feel would be good for small music groups:
-hammond organ+bongos
-xylophone+ accordion+flute
-classical guitar+hang drum+maracas
-french horn+harmonium+seed pod percussion
-harp+double bass+steel pan drum
-thumb piano+panpipes+glass harmonica



Riviera ‎– 421 083 - Released 1971.
Eddy Louiss & Ivan Jullien ‎– Porgy & Bess.
Electric Bass Guitar – Francis Darizcuren.
Double Bass – Jacky Samson.
Drums – André Ceccarelli.
French Horn – Jean-Jacques Justafre, Yves Valada.
Guitar Electric – Pierre Cullaz.
Organ – Eddy Louiss.
Percussion – Bernard Lubat, Luis Agudo, Marc Chantereau.
Piano, Electric Piano – Michel Graillier.
Saxophone Alto – Jacques DiDonato, Pierre Gossez.
Saxophone Baritone – Jacques Nourredine.
Saxophone Tenor – Robert Garcia, Jean-Louis Chautemps.
Trombone – André Paquinet, Benny Vasseur, Christian Guizien, Gérard Massot, Jacques Bolognesi.
Trumpet – Ivan Jullien, Fernand Verstraete, Jean Baissat, Maurice Thomas, Michel Poli, Tony Russo.
Tuba – Marc Steckar.

I'm not Weatherproof

Contrary to the greater good,
I am coming to fall in love with you.
It’s the most honest thing I could ever say,
From sunup to sundown this confession lies on the tip of my tongue,
But for some reason it still feels like a lie,
Because how can I love somebody who isn’t mine?
If I ask these questions am I selfish?
You see, I don’t just love you, I crave your touch.
The trance you’ve put on me seems to be permanent,
But was it really even pertinent?
What are your intentions?

You’ve got my mind running laps and my heart beating to the rhythm of a double bass drum,
A wildly written composition taking place in the upper left of my chest.
I seek your advice and wish for your laugh,
I’d listen to you speak until your throat no longer could,
I’d fill your lungs with my sigh if only to hear another sentence,
learning every little thing you’d let me.
I would go blind just to be your muse,
and I would lose my mind if it meant I could watch you become the person you aspire to be.

I long to love you in the way you deserve,
The way that couldn’t quite be reached by her,
Don’t be mistaken, you’re a work of art,
The type to put against a wall and admire,
A picture to glance at night after night,
Each time revealing a new detail to make your eyes linger longer.
If only you’d believe me,
If given the chance my eyes would look you up and down until the stars fade to clouds,
And then again back to stars,
Because lord knows one day just doesn’t come with enough time,
Not for what I want to do with you.

It seems that I’m coming to fall in love with you,
And although this is so undeniably true,
I would like to believe it goes beyond that,
beyond anything words could ever begin to describe,
But despite my lack of diction,
I still find my pen clinging to the lines of this loose leaf paper,
I’m trying to find them with all my might.
Although I’m one for a challenge this task can’t be met,
But I’ll be damned if I let that stop me.

Lord knows that making you mine is the most delicate puzzle I’ve ever tried to piece,
But darling once it’s together it will be so grand,
Worth all of the patience put in and then some.
There’s nothing like a future that builds itself,
And I can’t help but think that’s what we would bring to one another,
Unspoken stability,
So for now I will dance in our chaos while I await the calm to our storm,
Letting the rain sting my skin and remind me that I’m not weatherproof.

I really appreciate Alan’s vocal style because it’s these howls but you can totally understand what he’s singing and I like that a lot more than the screeching black metal has had for a long time like that is not my cup of tea at all because I like to be able to sing a long with vocalists 
I’m a singer at heart I like to sing along ook 

Blast beats are fun tho 
double bass drums kinda make me horny 
As do bass guitars
it’s a problem™


Miles Davis - Milestones (1958)

  • Miles Davis – trumpet, piano
  • Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – alto saxophone
  • John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Red Garland – piano
  • Paul Chambers – double bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
There’s a tuba everywhere in the band.

F, Eb, CC, BBb. Let’s move on down the line.

Euphoniums. Literally a tuba with half the tubing length (therefor, it is tenor).

Baritones. Same as euphs, just with a smaller and more cylindrical bore (like a trumpet) and with a less heavy sound.

Contra/bass trombones. Tubas of the trombone section. Can get up in the stratosphere if they try hard enough.

Tenor trombones. Slide tenor tubas.

Bass trumpets. Tubas of the trumpets. Mouthpiece is basically the same size as a trombone one.

Baritone saxophone and lower. Tubas of the saxophones. Those things can be massive.

Bass clarinet and lower. Tubas of the clarinets.

Bass flute and lower. Tubas of the flutes.

Contra/bassoon. Tubas of double reeds.

Bass drum. Ghost note tuba.

Timpani. Percussive tuba that can make distinct notes.

Double bass.

I give up.

Musical Instruments Vocabulary Word List

accordion acoustic guitar Aeolian harp Alphorn alto saxophone anvil baby  grand piano bagpipe balalaika bandoneón bandura banjo baritone horn bass bass clarinet bass drum bass guitar bassoon bell bongo drum bouzouki bow      brass instruments bugle calliope carillon castanets  celesta cello celtic harp chimes cimbalom clarinet classical guitar clavichord clavier concertina conch conga drum contrabass cornet cowbell cymbals didgeridoo double bass drum drumsticks dulcimer electric guitar electric  organ English horn euphonium fiddle fife flugelhorn flute French horn glockenspiel gong grand piano guitar hammered dulcimer harmonica harmonium harp harpsichord helicon horn hurdy gurdy instrument jaw harp Jew’s harp kazoo kettledrum keyboard lute lyre mallets mandolin maracas marimba mellophone melodeon moog synthesizer musical instruments musical saw mute oboe ocarina organ pan pipes penny whistle percussion piano piccolo pipa pipe organ player piano pump organ rainstick rattle recorder reed saw saxophone sitar slide whistle snare drum spinet spoons steel drum sousaphone steel drum steel  guitar string bass string instruments strings synthesizer tabla tambourine theramin thumb piano timpani tin whistle tom-tom drum triangle trombone  trumpet tuba tubular bells ukulele upright piano valve vibraphone viola viola da gamba violin violincello vuvuzela Wagner tuba washboard whistle wind chime wind instruments woodwind instruments xylophone zither         

Medium is the Message: Double Pedals Change The Game

The idea of using both feet to control bass drums is not a new one. Many credit the late Louie Bellson for the idea, and its been an ever increasingly popular idea since then. Initially, double bass drumming was reserved for those who could afford a matching bass drum and pedal, and even then is was considered a gimmick. Even though the hair-metal era made double bass drumming explode in popularity, it wouldn’t be till the advent of an affordable working double pedal that double bass drumming became normal part of modern rock and fusion drumming and almost compulsory in the metal world.

Depending on who you ask, the first double pedal to resemble what we currently use was arguably the Zalmer Twin introduced in 1973. Utilizing a spring cable as a drive mechanism, the pedal understandably could not function to a level many drummers felt comfortable performing with. It wasn’t until DW released the 5002 double pedal in 1983 and continued to develop the idea that drummers really began to seriously consider the switch to a double pedal from their existing double bass rigs. By the early 90s established and respected double bass drum players like Neil Peart had switched to single bass drum setups as the numerous pedals which most major manufacturers produced began to enter the market in droves, bringing with them a flood of constant innovation.

Early versions and competitor imitations of the DW 5002 often had the undesirable trait of slave pedal lag. While the drummers pushing the boundaries of double bass drumming still swore by their twin kick setups, the benefits of the double pedal became apparent to many and convinced some to abandon their second bass drums and others to try double bass drumming for the first time. Before these pedals, players who wanted to try double bass drumming needed to buy a double bass drum setup and second pedal (which was costly), or set out on the daunting task of getting a matching kick for their existing kits. Secondly, the amount of space saved, meant that drum and cymbal positioning was a lot easier with only one bass drum. Finally, double pedals meant that drummers and drum techs only needed to tune one bass drum further lowering the amount of maintenance a double kick setup required.


Coincidentally, with the rise of grunge music in the early 90s, rock drum sets became downsized over night. Not only was it more convenient, but it was also fashionable. As slave pedals continued to improve, many drummers jumped ship from their double kick sets and never looked back. But for others, two bass drums would remain the only comfortable, authentic and even effective way to play double bass drum. Despite numerous advancements in pedal technology throughout the 90s, double bass drum purists stuck with their dual kicks long enough for them to enjoy a small revival during the Nu Metal boom at the end of the 90s and early 00s. Beyond nu-metal, others found more utility in using two bass drums. Many drummers report that two bass drums sound better and for those who use triggers they are supposedly cleaner than one bass drum alone. Meanwhile, some drummers just prefer the look and are more comfortable on two bass drums. Regardless, it is clear that double bass drum playing has become a vital part of the modern drummer’s arsenal.

What was once a luxury, has become a staple in the learning process for most young drummers. With the rise of overseas manufacturing, beginners can choose from a variety of pedals under $150 (even under $100 in some cases) meaning that players who once did not have the money or space for two bass drums in their early years could now afford an alternative. Now that these pedals have been on the market for 15+ years, the boundaries of double bass drum playing expand daily becoming the breakout story of late 20th and early 21st century drumming technique.


In the next installment I’ll take a look at the humble tom-tom from its ascent from chinese specialty drum through the modern two-headed tom and all the interesting detours it’s taken along the way.