About this project
My name is Daniel Glass. I've been a professional drummer for the last 20 years, having worked with Royal Crown Revue, Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Gene Simmons, Liza Minnelli and many others. To learn more about me, click here.
The Century Project is the culmination of a journey begun a dozen years ago, when I started researching the evolution of the drums and the way we play them. Through my research, I came to a startling conclusion: if we understand more about the drum set, we can understand the origin of every style of popular music we play and listen to today: jazz, rock, blues, hip-hop, funk, reggae, etc. To learn more about my research, click here.
Over time, I took all this research and turned it into a clinic presentation. The clinic takes audiences on a 100-year thrill ride, from 1865 at the end of the Civil War right up to 1965 and the dawn of the British Invasion. It shows how drums and pop music evolved hand-in-hand, and how, by 1965, the drumming blueprint that we still follow to this day had been cemented.
In turning The Century Project into a DVD, my goal is to create a compelling, multi-media, interactive, lecture/performance that takes the typical (dare I say "boring") conception of "history," and turns it on its ear. As in my clinics, I aim to create a world that helps modern musicians realize just how much they have in common with their forebearers . . . a world that shows how the pioneers of the past "rocked" just as hard as rock stars of today.
For the last two years, I've been actively working with DrumChannel.com to bring The Century Project to life. In order to make my vision a reality, however, I need to raise $12,000, just over half the funds necessary to produce the DVD. If I'm able to raise that amount here on Kickstarter, DrumChannel has agreed to kick in an additional $10,000, allowing us to start production in early 2012.
How you can help:
To support our Kickstarter campaign, and learn more about the amazing list of incentives we're offering, just click the Green "Back the Project" Button to the right!
If you get a minute, please take a few minutes to spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, or with a quick e-mail to a few friends. Please include the following link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danielglass/the-century-project-100-years-of-music-evolution
If you have any questions about the project, about the incentives, about drums or music in general, please don't hesitate to contact me via the "send message" link at the top of this page.
Thanks so much for your help in bringing The Century Project to life!
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"Drumaniac Pack" #1: VINTAGE SNARE DRUM
- Early '60s "Shelly Manne" model.
- Sold at classic L.A. drum shop "Drum City" - owned by Roy Harte and Remo Belli (special Drum City label is affixed to the drum).
- Outfitted with all original hardware (Stick Saver Hoops, 8193 Strainer, etc.).
- This drum is not in mint condition. There is some slight pitting on the chrome, and light rust in various spots.
"Drumaniac Pack" #2: DW Performance Series Snare Drum:
Drum Workshop 6.5 x 14" Performance Series chrome-over-steel snare drum (Note: The Performance Series offers the same top-of-the-line quality materials and craftsmanship as DW's premier drum lines, only without as many customizable features. It's currently used by many top studio and touring drummers).
1mm Steel Shell.
Highest Quality Chroming.
DW's patented new "Mag" (magnetic) throw off.
Made in USA at DW's Oxnard factory.
"Drumaniac Pack" #3: PDP Mainstage 5-Piece Drum Set. Includes cymbals and hardware:
NOTE: Includes Sabian entry level hi-hats, ride, and crash cymbals with accompanying stands (everything except a bass drum pedal). Also includes a limited edition "Century Project" front bass drum head, courtesy of Aquarian. Shells will be signed by Daniel. Choice of two finishes. If you are outside the US and Canada, there will be an additional charge for shipping. For more information on the PDP Mainstage series, click HERE.
"Drumaniac Pack" #4: Complete set of BOSPHORUS CYMBALS - Traditional Series:
This set of Traditional Series Bosphorus cymbals includes: 20" Ride, 18" Crash, 14" Hi Hats, and 8" Splash (a $1,932 value). To listen to samples of the Traditionals and understand why they are Bosphorus' most popular line, please click HERE.
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