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Groovin' with Creativity: My Foot-Tapping Billie Jean Drum Cover

December 08, 20232 min read

I'm excited to share a recent video where I took on Michael Jackson's iconic "Billie Jean" groove with a unique twist – using my feet!

Drumming is not just a hobby; it's a way of life, an art, and a channel for boundless creativity. For me, it's all about having fun while pushing the boundaries of what's possible on the drum set. In this blog post, I'm excited to share a recent video where I took on Michael Jackson's iconic "Billie Jean" groove with a unique twist – using my feet!

The Creative Spark:

Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" is a timeless classic that's been covered in countless ways. I decided to bring my own flavour to this groove by incorporating my feet into the mix. This unconventional approach not only adds a fresh perspective to the song but also challenges the boundaries of drumming itself. It's all about stepping outside the box and creating something truly unique.

The Setup:

To achieve this feat, I set up my drum kit in a way that allowed me to use my feet for both rhythm and melody. This required a bit of experimentation and adaptation, but the end result was worth the effort. I used a combination of bass drum pedals and electronic triggers to trigger different sounds, allowing me to emulate the song's iconic beat and melody simultaneously.

The Performance:

In the video, you'll see me in action, synchronising my feet to replicate the unmistakable groove of "Billie Jean." It's a playful and creative rendition that showcases the incredible potential of drumming as a versatile art form. The challenge of coordinating both feet to produce distinct sounds adds an extra layer of complexity to the performance.


The Takeaway:

This experience taught me that drumming is not just about playing the same patterns but about exploring the instrument's vast potential for innovation and personal expression. It's a reminder that we can find creativity in the most unexpected places and that fun and passion should always be at the heart of our artistic endeavours.

Closing Thoughts:

I hope you enjoy watching my "Billie Jean" drum cover as much as I enjoyed creating it. It's a testament to the boundless possibilities that music and drumming offer when combined with a dash of creativity and a lot of fun. Whether you're a drummer, a music enthusiast, or just looking for a unique musical experience, I encourage you to explore and embrace your creative side.

If you've ever thought about trying something new and unconventional in your own creative pursuits, let this be your inspiration. The world is waiting for your unique twist on things, and who knows, it might just turn into something extraordinary.

So, without further ado, check out my foot-tapping "Billie Jean" groove, and let's keep the creative beat alive! [Insert your YouTube link]

Thank you for joining me on this rhythmic adventure, and remember – the world is your drum kit; go ahead and make some noise!

Billie Jean Drum CoverMichael Jackson's "Billie Jean"
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Grant Collins

Grant’s influential and inventive dedication to the instrument has spanned over thirty years, in which time he has developed new techniques and instrument combinations. This extensive commitment has also seen him make significant global musical contributions, not only to the drums, but the music industry itself as his dedication extends from professional drumming, to corporate motivations, keynote presentations and also the highest of quality creative educational instruction.

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