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Drummerworld.com is an encyclopedia-like website about significant jazz, jazz fusion, rock, funk and pop drummers. The site features biographies, sounds, videos and pictures of important drummers, as well as a drum clinic section where drummers can learn from the masters. According to Alexa.com, [1] it is the number one ranked website for drummers and percussionists.

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".

Jazz fusion music genre

Jazz fusion is a musical genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined jazz harmony and improvisation with rock music, funk, and rhythm and blues. Electric guitars, amplifiers, and keyboards that were popular in rock and roll started to be used by jazz musicians, particularly those who had grown up listening to rock and roll.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.


The free site was created by Bernhard Castiglioni in Switzerland in 1997. It was initially launched as drummerworld.ch, and changed to drummerworld.com in 1998. The server costs for 25 terabytes of monthly traffic are covered by Bernhard Castiglioni and by advertising revenue.

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Drummerworld visitors have accessed more than 62 million individual pages, and traffic averaged more than 25,000 visits per day, 750,000 per month and 9 million per year. The site had visitors from 224 countries worldwide in 2014.[ citation needed ] Drummerworld was recognized by Drums!magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 as best Drumming Website. Seven Years in a row Drummerworld received the Drummie award, actually in October 2015 [2]

The Drummerword website is organized into the following main sections: Drummers, Drum Clinic, Drum Solos, Grooves, Drum Videos, Discussion Forum (over 100,000 members presently).


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