Most Helpful Girl
When I was a little girl jumping double-dutch ropes in the street, I used to do "beats" with my feet, to make cadences along with the rope. (Mb if we'd all stuck with that for some more years, we could've had a variety-show act... lol)
... but yeahhh.
I'm an inveterate leg-bouncer and fidgeter, so, I'm ALWAYS banging out rhythms -- even when I'm trying to sit still.
I also notice rhythms in my surrounding environment -- like when random traffic lights are in sync with each other.
I remember one time when I was 18 and going through a pretty bad depressive period, and I was in a car pulled over by the side of the road, and it was raining, and I noticed that the wipers were in perfect 3:2 synchronicity with these two pairs of traffic lights that were blinking together (it was like 3AM -- back then, the lights switched to blinking red in one direction and blinking yellow in the perpendicular direction from 2-6AM)... and I spent about an hour, just watching them, lost in the rhythm.
Similar rhythms are also the only way I can get through long boring bouts of cardio during pre-contest. There's a point after which even music won't sustain me, and I have to kill the headphones and just hear nothing except the rhythm of myself and the machine (and whatever ambient noises are around).
In general, if someone around me starts tapping out a random rhythm, I'll totally start tapping something in sync with it.
My oldest son would be very likely to just randomly start rapping or singing, too, even -- especially, in fact -- in the middle of a crowd. lol
I also like challenging myself, with unconventional rhythms.
Like, if I have a flat surface and 5 minutes to wait somewhere, [let's say fingers are labeled 1-5 from pinky to thumb] I'll try to go 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 with one hand in the same time as 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 with the other hand. It's challenging enough to kill a couple minutes, especially if I switch hands every now and then.
Don't hate, I get bored easily... lol #nurdgurl #itshopeless
I never had any horrible awful experiences with childbirth -- truth be told, it was actually less bad than my teenage menstrual cramps, all 3 times -- but, I actually used the same sorts of finger-rhythm games to get through the last hour of labor contractions. hahah srsly
(mb that's WHY they weren't as bad... never really thought about that before, but it's very possible. The rhythms definitely put me into a certain kind of meditative state that transcended pain.)
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Most Helpful Guy
I'm not trying to be a uhh drum elitist or anything like that, but I actually don't think what he did was too insane. He did it in 4/4 (mixed meter is much much harder), did stick tricks but did the easier ones (the throw spin and the hand spin), repeated the same pattern pretty often (same accents and stuff), and he didn't have to worry much about a kick as well (just lifting the bucket)
However, he was quite smart in that he made it appear difficult by doing 16th notes and a few stick tricks. Crowds eat that up because they assume when one does stick tricks they are god level lol. 16th notes also hide the simplicity of something because it creates "woah, he's so fast" illusion.
Same with the bucket concept. Now it really wouldn't be that impressive looking if he did it on a regular drumset, but since he did on buckets it makes him look cooler.
I think on the whole, it was actually relatively medium level. I would equate to the difficulty of the song "Anna Molly" by Incubus, which isn't hard. The most difficult part of the thing was stick tricks, which can be done with some focus on the area. It also takes a bit of stamina going for 16th notes that long, but many drummers are that skilled.
Not trying to be a negative person or anything. Just reacting to the clickbait "Best Drummer Ever [HD]" title. I've seen like 10 different best drummer ever apparently lol. If I feel I can do it, it isn't the best drummer since I'm definitely not the best drummer 😅
In any case, DRUM BATTLE 2016 PAUL. LET'S GO.