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Man sits down in alley, plays perfect musical covers on “tiny drum” set

October 19th, 2020

People’s creativity never fails to surprise us.

There’s always people out there who make their dreams a reality, no matter how unusual they are. In this case, someone built a tiny drum set that doesn’t seem like it looked like it could be played by anyone.

Big drums are great, but how about these tiny ones?

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This peculiar drum set is small enough to be considered ornamental.

Looking at its petite size, it does not seem playable by a kid, though it might be even harder to play as an adult. However, this man proved them wrong as he personally tested the drum set himself.

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With some little revisions, it magically became a playable drum set that functions just as you would expect a proper drum set would.

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The drums look feeble as expected, and it is impossible to kick the pedal for the tri-hat and the bass drum.

However, as the man placed it on top of transparent fiberglass, he encased something underneath that makes it possible for him to make use of those drums.

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More specifically, he made regular-sized drum pedals and attached the mechanism to the bass drum and the tri-hat.

To avoid breaking the drums, the man had to use smaller drumsticks to produce an audible sound while also making sure that the drums wouldn’t be destroyed in the process.

Since the drums were so little, he had to play them somewhere where their sound would be amplified.

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You couldn’t play these drums in an open space, as their sound would easily drown out any outside noise.

In order for the drums to be heard and sound great at the same time, the man set them somewhere the acoustics would be better, most likely somewhere underground. That said, he did choose the perfect location for his performance and only he and the cameraman were on the scene.

It’s a shame that no one else there got to witness this!

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With his tiny drumsticks, the man started banging on the tiny instrument.

It may sound silly but hey, it works! Right away, he shows great drumming skills that make the performance a hundred times better. Just imagine how hard it must be to align the sticks with such little surface area!

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The man demoed common drum routines, some slow and some fast.

It is just impressive how the man was able to pull everything off. Still, it is such a shame that no one was there to reward him with well-deserved applause. To be fair, he was able to receive some applause—from his online audience after he uploaded the video.

The man behind the drums was Rick Syers.

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Rick Syers is a famous marionettist and a self-proclaimed “artsmith” whose creations are said to be enjoyed around the world.

He has entertained the world with his marionettes and can make their movements seem so lifelike that they look just like little people.

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Syers is also a musician himself, which explains how he rocked those drums!

Perhaps the drums were meant for his marionettes, but we are yet to be surprised at how he could pull it off. Learn more about him by visiting him on his website or binge-watch his videos on his YouTube channel.

Watch the full show in the link below:

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Source: YouTube/rickysyers

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