In-Depth Night is just around the corner! It’s hard to believe that the whole In-Depth project is so close to wrapping up. But, it’s not over yet, and I have been giving some thought into my performance on In-Depth night. However, I will get to that later.
Before I do talk about my performance, many things have happened since my last post. Firstly, I managed to get my hands on a double kick! I talked to my mentor about it, and he managed to bring one over. This opened up so many more possibilities for me, and I have been having a blast with it. These are the exact same Iron Cobras he brought over:
Secondly, I got a couple opportunities to improve my drumming. First, I got a volunteer opportunity to play drums at a Community Center for a Sing-a-Long with some seniors. Secondly, I managed to join a Drum Line, which has a marching band style. Both were something I had never done before, and were great experiences that taught me a lot.
Now, for the performance. My plan is to play Afterlife, which I have brought up in some of my past blog posts. But now, I have the double kick to get it done, and the song itself is fairly easy. I will bring my drum set over to the school, and possibly ask and borrow a China Cymbal and possibly also a Splash Cymbal from my school’s music room’s drum set. My only concern is the duration of my performance, as the night is long enough, and a 5 minute song will probably not go so well with a restless crowd…
The song ‘Afterlife’ incorporates a solid amount of bass drum work, including a few double kick parts as well. There are also several different fills, so I think this song is perfect to display what I’ve learned from my In-Depth project because it incorporates most parts of the drums.
Looking forward to In-Depth night!