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Kid Crafts: Tin Toy Drums

As they’re exploring the world, kids, as a rule, take great joy in discovering all of the things that make NOISE. So, why not turn that natural curiosity into a fun, creative afternoon filled with DIY drums?

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VioBass: Bass and Tom Tom Drum Mashup

Using a tom tom drum, an Icoustic bass, and violin, iCoustic founder Ken Preece has produced what looks to be a low-end banjo on steroids. The size and proximity of the tom tom brings out the depth of the bass as he plays it. Definitely a hip way to play upright bass.

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Jaime Oliver’s amazing membrane controller

Jaime Oliver’s “Silent Drum” uses a unique elastic membrane drum head as a sound controller. A camera reads the position/shape of the head as it’s deformed with the hands and then translates that into data that can trigger sound events. [Thanks, Alberto!] Silent Drum

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