Amoeblog


IN CELEBRATION OF THE DRUM: PART TWO, CHILD DRUMMERS

Posted by Billyjam, January 8, 2008 11:22am | Post a Comment

Recorded circa 1988 when he was just a wee lad of seven years old is the mind-boggling video footage    above of percussionist prodigy Jacob Armen. Pretty damn impressive skills for such a young kid! However as you can witness for yourself if you go onto YouTube and do a search on Jacob and follow threads linking to later drum performances by him up to recently, you will see that while he is still a damn good drummer -- as is often the case with child prodigies -- he didn't continue to evolve and develop his skills at such an impressive level.

Equally impressive is the video below, given that the young percussionist in it, Levi Eshleman, is only 3 years of age. Amazing considering most kids are having difficulty just doing basic skills at this age! This clip below was originally featured on a DVD titled Be A Drumhead that featured Will Kennedy and Bob Gatzen, who produced a series of inspirational DVD's featuring young talents like Levi.

Relevant Tags

Drum (7)