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We Recorded A Song Using Only Household Junk

Jared Falk  /  UPDATED Aug 22, 2022

We were so busy trying to figure out if we could, we didn’t stop to think about if we should.

You know that common story you’ve heard about drummers starting on pots and pans, right? Most of them eventually bought a drum set. But imagine if they never did. What if all you had to whack was the stuff around you?

Let’s see if we can build a drum kit out of household items and make it sound good in a pro studio.

What the heck will a garbage can bass drum, bucket snare/toms, and pan/sawblade cymbals sound like? And is that a microwave?

If Gene Hoglan can make a boat propeller and cannon shell work on a drum kit, you bet we’re going to see how far we can go.

We recorded the ‘junk kit’ over tracks from Michael Schack’s ‘Electrify Your Drumming‘ course, added EQ, reverb and compression, and made a song that just might reinvent the EDM genre.

Or not. You be the judge.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve added to your kit?

Jared Falk is a lifelong drummer, drum teacher, and the co-founder of Drumeo. For over 18 years, Jared has been a leader in the online music education industry, publishing his first online video lessons in 2003 and founding Musora in 2005.

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