Double drumming

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Double drumming (sometimes referred to as double drums) is a musical technique, used mostly in rock music, where two drummers each play a drum kit at the same time.[citation needed] One may play the rhythm while the other may play another style, or both may play the same rhythm. It is more common to have a main drummer with an auxiliary percussionist who plays Latin American percussion, toms, or mallet percussion, but this is not considered "double drumming".[citation needed]

Featuring two drummers has been common in jazz music, in particular in free jazz.[1]

List of bands including double drumming/additional percussionists[edit]

The Doobie Brothers in concert on August 31, 2006
Genesis performing in 2007
The Grateful Dead in 1980


  1. ^ "25 Great Double-Drumming Tracks - Modern Drummer Magazine". Modern Drummer. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ Pareles, Jon (September 5, 2014). "Wallops of Exuberance With Traces of Yearning". NYTimes. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Eisen, Benjy (August 1, 2014). "The Grateful Dead's Drummers on Their 'Far-Out' New Collaboration". Esquire. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
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  5. ^ DownBeat: January 18, 1962 vol. 29, no. 2

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