Neha Sunkum

United States

Hi my name is Neha, I’m 25 years old and I’ve been drumming for 13 years. I started as a classical pianist but I got bored of having to play piano standards note for note so I took up the drums. I found it so liberating to play what I wanted to my favorite songs instead of having to read sheet music all the time. I learned a lot from listening to incredible drummers in various rock, funk, punk and metal bands growing up, but I never liked playing to their songs much. The drums parts were so well written that it felt wrong to not play the parts exactly and my favorite part about drumming has always been composition. For that reason, rap and pop are my favorite genres to play because the drum tracks are so sparse it gives me room to be creative. I constantly pull from all genres when I play and I’m heavily influenced by rudimental drumming because I was in drumline growing up. This particular song has no acoustic drums and a very simple beat so I had a blast coming up with grooves and fills that were fun to play and listen to. However, if I was playing this with the artist live, I would definitely stick to a more basic groove and only add flare when appropriate. Thanks for checking out my submission!

1 Comment

  1. Court-Ta-Nay Court-Ta-Nay on May 3, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Loved your whole vibe for this video. Great pocket and groove!

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