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In marching bands from the late 1800's (like that of John Phillip Sousa), the percussion parts were played by separate musicians: one with cymbals, one with a snare drum, one with bass drum, etc. With the advent of smaller bands in the Jazz era (1910's - 1930's), percussion duties were placed in the hands of one seated drummer, surrounded by drums. One of ...


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It sounds like a cowbell to me. The "Cowbells in popular music" section of the "Cowbell (instrument)" Wikipedia page notes that Guns N' Roses have often used the cowbell, notably in "Nightrain," "Welcome to the Jungle," and "It's So Easy."


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Why is the 808 kick so popular? Both the TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines have carved their character into many genres, including house, techno, r&b, electro, and hip-hop. Released in 1980 and 1984 respectively, they didn't get much attention at first, but eventually became two of the most well known and used electronic music instruments, along with the ...


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Note that you have a good answer but to focus more on modern music, drums were not a big part of the equation in the early days of rock and roll and country music. Many venues didn't accept drums onstage (I think Grand Ole Opry was late 50s and wasn't widely accepted until the 70s). Drums were though to be part of "black" culture in the US and we are ...


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as requested by OP, turning this comment into an answer : On the strict meaning of the word, it suggests he is more than just laying down/keeping the beat, but rather has some role in how the piece is orchestrated. If I knew Black Sabbath's music in more depth, rather than part of the soundtrack of my life, I could expand the answer with examples.


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The original track is made by Kid Koala. You can see the whole recording session in the movie, here. The table drums you are looking for is a Yamaha DD-20 (4-Pad Digital Drums) The other devices or instruments he uses are: Casio TA-10 Electronic Organ. 32 keys electronic keyborad that features a tape recorder/player. Miles' model has a broken cassette ...


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It's known as a side-stick or cross-stick Google found this http://freewavesamples.com/side-stick or this set looks pretty comprehensive - http://www.freesound.org/people/quartertone/packs/8839/ I didn't test either of the above, I've got more drum samples here than I really know what to do with ;)


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My drummer always called it a rimshot.


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Some Return To Forever stuff has a similar sound, but there you have Lenny White and Stanley Clarke so you're gonna get this kind of groove. Brand X, which sometimes featured Phil Collins on drums, had a little of this vibe as well. Check out a song called The Nag by John Scofield (who happened to have Chambers in his band at the time).


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What a great question of an underrated genre. What most people do not realize is many BIG names are actually categorized in what is known as Progressive Jazz, Progressive Rock, Progressive Rock and Jazz, Rock and Jazz. Such bands are Genesis, Steely Dan, Manfreds Mann's Band, Yes, Pink Floyd and many others from the 60s-80s. You did not mention if you ...


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One description for this would be "brass rock", defined as rock music with a brass section. Brass rock influenced the development of both ska and funk. Unfortunately, it largely predates the punk rock sound, which had a stripped down, guitar-based instrumentation that, in some ways, was a reaction against the overstuffed maximalism of genres like brass ...


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Since this word (or words) would best be used to describe the audience-performer interactions, I would suspect that there isn't going to be an obscure word for this. That is due to the fact that the interactions cannot be academicised as it is between trained musicians and untrained audience members. One of these words might be groove. Groove is commonly ...


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On Discogs you sometimes can find useful information about music releases. For this song, the credited drummer is Jordan Palmer who is also the producer of the song: Bass Guitar – Aroyn Davis, Jordan Palmer Composed By, Lyrics By – Aloe Blacc, Jake Scott (3), Jay Stolar Guitar – Jay Stolar Producer – Jordan Palmer Producer, Mixed By, Drums, ...


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I dunno about a genre, but there's a steady history of punk bands using horn sections. Usually for a jazz/old r'n'b feel. But sometime it gets like a marching band. The Saints did this back in the 70s. Downtown Boys would be a recent example Here's a spotify playlist of loud bands incorporating horns, though it tends way more towards soundtrack jazz/...


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There is only one band that I can think of that fits the bill and that is the Wet Secrets from Edmonton which bill themselves as a marching band DIY rock hybrid. I have not heard any other band attempting it without using ska elements. This band exists in the DIY rock culture of the Canadian prairies which can get pretty dorky so they can get away with it. ...


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As @User16 noted, the characteristic stuttering heartbeat rhythm of Reggaeton is called dembow, after the song that initially popularized it, Shabba Ranks' (infamously homophobic) reggae dancehall hit Dem Bow. Dembow, also called dembo, has become a very popular and influential rhythm around the world. It has even made its way into mainstream American pop ...


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