above list is with courtesy of Digital
Dream Door Site
They are not compiled by myself. They have a page for
~ which I am sure you have many!
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FACTS & FEATS
A peak reading of 109.1 decibels
was recorded during a show by the French one-man show The Jerome Experience (aka
drummer Jéróme Dehèdin) at the Celtic Warriors 10th Birthday
Bash at Woodgreen Animal Shelter, Cambridgeshire, UK on April 12, 2003. A
peak-level sound meter was used to record Dehèdin's drumming, which peaked
at a volume equivalent to a propeller plane taking off and louder than a pneumatic
drill from 3 m (10 ft) away!!
Dhol Drum Ensemble
total of 314 dhol players from the UK performed for 8 min 40 sec at Oldbury, West
Midlands, UK on July 3, 1999, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth
of the Sikh faith.
drumming marathon by an individual lasted for 84 hours and was achieved by Arulanantham
Suresh Joachim (Australia), from February 1-4, 2004 at the Magic Factory, Zurich,
Longest Team Drumming
of 14 drummers completed a drumming marathon of 52 hr 15 min at the Nexus Music
Academy, Coventry, West Midlands, UK from May 17-19, 2005.
Quote - "We
students at Nexus Trust were taught by Simon Alexander who is now Head of the
Drum department. He pushed us to achieve this World Record (along with the Director
of the college Dave Silber, staff members and supporters- friends and family).
14 of us broke this record and most of us could have kept going. Five of the record
breakers were girls." - Victoria Foster (team
In A Minute
most single-stroke drumbeats played in one minute is 1,026, achieved by Johnny
Rabb of the USA, on April 28, 2000, at the Nashville Music Institute, Nashville,
Largest Japanese Drum Ensemble
August 9, 1998, at Irie stadium, Muroran City, Hokkaido, Japan, 1,850 musicians
gathered to play Yamabiko on 1,845 Japanese drums for 25 minutes.
Largest Autographed Drumstick Collection
Peter Lavinger of New York,
USA, has collected over 1,300 famous drummers' sticks since 1980. He was faced
with a peculiar problem after he had picked up his 100th starry stick. He had
no proof of their amazing origin. "People would say 'Yeah, sure it was',"
he remembers. It led to the mammoth task of tracking down drummers and persuading
them to sign their own sticks from 13 years ago! The length of a drumstick ranges
from 4.15 cm (16.3 in) to 38.5 cm (15.1 in), and weighs between 40 g (1.4 oz)
and 70 g (2.5 oz). The top of a drumstick is called the tip, which narrows down
to form the stick's neck.
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