Peatle Jville wrote:
Cheers Bill, I enjoyed that Five Americans clip loved the fact it was live and not lip synch. I was trying to figure out what the drummer was using in his right hand to play the cymbals with? Does anyone know or was it just a drumstick looking a bit blured in the video or some sort of drummers brush ?
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Pete, what I have posted here is a link to a set of drummer's brushes (i hope you can see it - forgot how to post a pic). The part that touches the drum is retractable, so when it's fully extended, the sound on the drum is a soft one - used mainly as a "sweep" or "swish" sound - depending on whether the drummer is striking a drum head or a cymbal.
In this instance, since The Five Americans are playing live on tv, and since sound parameters aren't as sophisticated as they are today, I am thinking they instructed their drummer to use the brushes partially retracted, so he'd have the "feel" of a drum stick, but not the volume, which may have been too loud over the other instruments. So what you're seeing is the flash of the stage lights shining on the partially retracted brushes.
I know we have some other drummers in the family, so I'd be interested in knowing what they think as well.
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