Anna V

United States

I’m Anna V from Chicago, age 15. I started lessons about 4 ½ years ago after I was blessed to have received a drum kit as a surprise gift. The experiences since then, meeting, hanging with, and learning from so many drummers and other musicians, have been incredible! Everyone has been so kind and supportive of my efforts and I am grateful for all the encouragement. While my influences include several of the “top name” drummers, I’m really impressed by many of the not-so-well- known drummers who I hear playing in local gigs or online. It’s amazing the level of talent out there.

For this year’s submission, I chose the well-known Porcupine Tree/Gavin Harrison recording, ‘Sound of Muzak.’ I’m so amazed by Gavin’s technical skills and overall musicality! His groove concept in this song has a 7/4 time signature feel to it, although it could technically be in 7/16 or even 7/8 depending how you look at it. Because of that, my goal to match his parts note-for-note made for a really challenging but very enjoyable learning and performance process. I hope you enjoy it … Love and peace!

8 Comments

  1. drummerdanva on April 14, 2022 at 10:18 am

    Impressive! Excellent video. You can PLAY!!

    • Anna V Anna V on April 16, 2022 at 11:40 am

      Thank you so much!!

  2. sashadrummer sashadrummer on April 19, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    Anna, this is fantastic. Really really great. I love the sound you created. Good luck! xx

    • Anna V Anna V on April 20, 2022 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you Sasha! Good luck to you in the contest I enjoyed watching/listening to you play!

  3. marvicly on April 23, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Awesome! Its always a pleasure to watch and listen Congratulations!

    • Anna V Anna V on April 28, 2022 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you!!!

  4. Pádraig Fender on April 25, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Awesome drumming and a cool purple background effect.

    I didn’t even know they make songs other than 4/4 ! That song is a total challenge & you nailed it!

    1 – Jumping music CHECK & CHECK!
    2 – slick deejays, N/A
    3 – fog machines, MIGHT OBSURE
    4 – and laser rays. TOO BLINDING

    • Anna V Anna V on April 28, 2022 at 6:34 pm

      Ha ha! Thank you!!

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