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Peter Szendofi is one of the most talented professional drummers, composers and most frequently employed musicians in Hungary, whose reputation as an educator crossed the Hungarian borders long ago. He teaches at Galileo University Guatemala, North Karelia University Finland and Drummers Collective, New York. He is also a member of the Drum Set Committee of Percussive Arts Society. As a musician, Peter has played on about 130 albums, and has performed with Loop Doctors (with Gary Willis and Brandon Fields), Fusio Group, Trio Ricardo, Subjective Symptom, and Eastwing Group, among others. He has also done a video for the widely popular Drumeo channel.

Peter is busy conducting drum clinics, workshops, courses and master classes all over the world. He has also visited Poland with those in mind, one of which was organized by us – www.beatit.tv. We invited him to Poznań, Poland, to do a drum clinic at the Republika Rytmu music school. As part of that event, Peter performed a drum solo, which we are posting especially for BeatIt viewers.

Peter Szendofi is is an international artist endorser for Tama Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, Regal Tip Sticks and Humes&Berg Cases.

P. Szendofi drum solo www.beatit.tv

Peter Szendofi Live for BeatIt: Drum Solo

The kit I’m using tonight courtesy of Avant Drum Shop is a Tama Starclassic, too. It sounds totally different to my kits, but I love it. It’s a walnut one and it’s absolutely great. The rack tom shell and the kick drum shell are thin. I see four plies, maybe five. The sound is really clear. The articulation, even on the floor toms and the kick drum when I play really fast things, is totally clear. This kit is difficult to play fast. If you make a mistake, it will be immediately heard. But it’s a great drum set.”

It’s the first time I’m using a Tama Kapur snare and I must say it’s great. The shell has nice overtones and it’s really powerful.”

In my set, I use my signature Bosphorus hi hat, ride and crash plus the previous Stanton Moore Trash Crash. The hi hat is a Bosphorus 13” Peter Szendofi Signature with a huge cup on both sides. The bottom is really thick, just like a bell. This gives the cymbal a more „nosy” sound and the hats together sound sharp. This fits the really fast drum and bass thing really well. The top cymbal is thin, lathed and hammered. The crash is a Bosphorus 18” Peter Szendofi Signature – lathed on the upside, natural on the inside. It has deep hammering marks and produces a sound which is somewhere between a china and a crash, so it’s a kind of an effect cymbal. The other crash is the opposite – a full crash with a clear, bright sound. Both of them are thin because I prefer thin crash cymbals. The ride is a 21” Bosphorus Rough Ride. It has a dry sound, a bit trashy because of its four humps. The effect cymbal is a 12” china. The edge is really thin, but the inside is much more thicker, hammered and with six holes. It also gives a kind of trashy effect type thing. It’s also good as a trash hi hat to play fast stuff, but it’s also great for soloing and linear patterns because the decay is quite short.”

Drummers and Drummerettes! Here is Peter Szendofi in a drum solo performed exclusively for www.beatit.tv viewers!