• Drummer Science

    A scientific look, an elite athlete

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  • Pilot Ideas

    As a drummer it has

    always fascinated me how my body is able to produce the energy and

    maintain stamina for concerts and tours. I want to dig way deeper than

    that though. How does my body and fast twitching muscles overcome

    extreme mental and physical stress to still produce a flawless show?

    How quickly does my brain process the signals to send to my limbs so

    that I can play faster and faster? I’d love to explore the anatomy of

    my body during extreme cold weather and extremely hot weather to see

    how my different muscle groups and brain react and respond.

    I’ve always wanted to have a critical breakdown

    of time and milliseconds applied to acoustic sound vs amplified sound.

    For example, if I’m in a small practice room area with a band how

    many milliseconds would it take for musicians or spectators to

    actually hear what I play? From the time i strike a drum to the time

    it registers to their eardrum how long does it take for sound to

    travel? Does the time change depending on the size of the room? Do

    certain configurations of a space alter, speed up or slow down sound?

    Does the time change with me hitting the cymbals because it’s metal vs

    mylar film or animal skin? Do the different pitches, sizes and

    frequencies of the drums and cymbals play a factor as it relates to

    the eardrum registering the sound? If you are in the back of a stadium

    enjoying a concert do you ever think about why there is such a delay

    from what you see verses what you’re hearing?

  • Drummer Science

    Featuring

    Jason Holt and Stephany Lowe

    Jason Holt

    Drummer/Actor/Speaker/Philanthropist

    Endorsed by Mapex Drums, ProMark Sticks, Evans Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals

     

    "I've failed so many times in my life, that's why I succeed"

    Stephany Lowe

    Science enthusiast, writer, producer and podcaster. Known for making the process of understanding complex science, relatable and entertaining; as the host of The Dope Science Show Podcast, she regularly interviews guests about their passions and science. She has interviewed, artists, students, writers, rappers, filmmakers, doctors and various scientists.

  • Episode Ideas

    1. I’ve always wanted to have a critical breakdown

    of time and milliseconds applied to acoustic sound vs amplified sound.

    For example, if I’m in a small practice room area with a band how many milliseconds would it take for musicians or spectators to actually hear what I play?

    2. From the time i strike a drum to the time

    it registers to their eardrum how long does it take for sound to travel?

    A.Does the time change depending on the size of the room?

    B. Do certain configurations of a space alter, speed up or slow down sound?

    3. Does the time change with me hitting the cymbals because it’s metal vs mylar film or animal skin?

    4. Do the different pitches, sizes and frequencies of the drums and cymbals play a factor as it relates to

    the eardrum registering the sound?

    5. If you are in the back of a stadium enjoying a concert do you ever think about why there is such a delay

    from what you see verses what you’re hearing?