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    They just hit the drums A few times. Again no offsense intended

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    I'm not sure what perfusion has to do with drums?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfusion

    If you mean percussion, maybe you need to listen to some modern classical percussion works. Here's a good one:



    It still might not be your thing, but it's much less boring than the drums in, say, electronic dance music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplerain View Post
    "...does perfusion become boring ?"...no offenseThey just hit the drums A few times. Again no offsense intended
    perfuse |pərˈfyoōz|
    verb [ trans. ]
    permeate or suffuse (something) with a liquid, color, quality, etc. : Glaser perfused the yellow light with white | figurative such expression is perfused by rhetoric.
    • Medicine supply (an organ, tissue, or body) with a fluid, typically treated blood or a blood substitute, by circulating it through blood vessels or other natural channels.
    DERIVATIVES
    perfusion |- zh ən| noun
    perfusionist |- zh ənist| noun
    ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense [cause to flow through or away] ): from Latin perfus- ‘poured through,’ from the verb perfundere, from per- ‘through’ + fundere ‘pour.’

    Yes, Keith Richards, as his blood was being exchanged with a blood-substitute as part of a detox procedure, said he got bored after a while. "Nothing to do, mate, 'cept stare at that ceiling light."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopachris View Post
    I'm not sure what perfusion has to do with drums?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfusion

    If you mean percussion, maybe you need to listen to some modern classical percussion works. Here's a good one:



    It still might not be your thing, but it's much less boring than the drums in, say, electronic dance music.
    .... and an older one: Edgard Varèse ~ Ionisation


    and yes, often enough a misspell ends up being a real word you had no intention using :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplerain View Post
    They just hit the drums A few times. Again no offsense intended
    First of all, percussionists do not "hit the drums a few times". A professional percussionist must be proficient at playing several types of percussion instruments, not only "drums", but also the vibraphone, marimba, cymbal, tam-tam, etc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion_instrument). Many of these instruments can make a lot of different sounds, and there are special techniques for producing that kind of sounds from the instruments, which are asked very regularly by the composers. In fact, if you read the first pages of an orchestral score, particularly the section about instrumentation, you will see what I say:

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    So I would recommend you to study first what's a percussionist before making st.upid claims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleazk View Post
    A professional percussionist must be proficient at playing several types of percussion instruments, not only "drums", but also the vibraphone, marimba, cymbal, tam-tam, etc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussion_instrument).
    Plus the piano and other keyboards. They have to know a lot of stuff.

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    The title is still cracking me up, even after 12 days.

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    Drummers sometimes seem like the best musicians around, they get stuff done. I've known drummers too who were no dummies about pitch, harmony, and theory, and had incredible ears. Kind of puzzling.

    There are so many mechanical subtleties about being skilled at the many kinds of percussion. Think people who know their way around a drum set, or a tabla player who makes such interesting rhythms and different timbres out of a simple two hand drums.

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    Yes, the tabla players have always amazed me.

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    I love table too.

    I just noticed that the title says "perfusion" and not percussion."

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    Great austrian band Allerseelen has some recordings where they play percussion on bones...Odd but very interesting...
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    And I just noticed that I called tabla, table. I guess I love table too.

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    Like most of the times in life its not what its written its what you see lol

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    Although very poorly expressed, I think there is a legitimate question
    at the core of the original post. If the fun of playing an instrument
    comes from, well, playing, does that mean that instruments that play a
    larger proportion of the time (on average), such as winds and,
    especially, strings are "more fun"?

    How does a percussionist stay engaged in a work when many measures, or
    even whole movements, can go by without having an active role in the
    work being performed?

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    ^ I would say - then try playing some mroe modern works with a greater involvement of perCussion
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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