Do Real Drummers Matter Anymore?

Overhead view of American jazz and pop music drummer Omar Hakim’s drum kit, United Kingdom, 2013. (Photo by Richard Ecclestone/Redferns).

This guy rules on the drums…well, on the iPad drums that is. Does he rule on the drums in real life? We don’t know yet however meet the man know as the iPad Drummer.

He’s a Russian musician that goes by @ipaddrummer on Instagram, aka Артём Барабанович. He plays the ipad really well! Take a look at the videos below and see what you think. Talent? Yes. Cool factor? No. Can you imagine watching this guy sit on a stage playing his ipad? While has band rocks out all around him? Or how about in a music video? No, no, no. So kids, don’t stop practicing on your drum sets. Real drummers still matter, and they always will.

You can check him out playing along to songs like “Fuel” by Metallica, “Toxicity” by System of a Down, “The Trooper” by Iron Maiden, “Throne” by Bring Me The Horizon, “Catalyst” by Slayer, “Still Waiting” by Sum 41, “Enter Sandman” by Metallica, “Battery” by Metallica, “American Idiot” by Green Day, to name a few:

 

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