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Air drumming: A star is born

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100,000 views in 5 days for air drummer, music teacher & jazz drummer in Nakhon Pathom. 

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Air drummer goes viral

25 Jul 2013 

Air drumming on YouTube.

A video of a Thai man rocking out on drums that were drawn on a wall with coloured chalk was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday and is rapidly gaining popularity, with more than 100,000 views in just five days.

Weerachat "Note" Premananda, a jazz drummer and music teacher at Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, was filmed air drumming to Rez Power by Israel & New Breed with only drumsticks and a kick pedal.

A total of four drawings, each portraying a drum kit seen from four different viewpoints, accompanied Note, adding virtual realism to his performance.

The video was met with much positive feedback. The most "liked" comment, written by a person using the alias Matana Chaiwandee, was: "This is world class air drumming."

Note also posted a comment thanking everyone who posted comments on his YouTube page. The air drummer claimed on the page that his brand of air drumming was a Thai idea, not copied from elsewhere, although some commentators disagreed.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/361516/chalk-outline-air-drummer-gets-heavy-hits-on-youtube

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Vocabulary:

accompany: play music with - เล่นดนตรีประกอบ

air drumming: playing the drums without actually having drums, pretending to play the drums -

alias: used when a person, especially a criminal or an actor, is known by two names; used before a different name that someone uses instead of their real name - ฉายา, สมญานาม

brand: a type of product made by a particular company - ตรา, ยี่ห้อ

chalk: a soft usually white stick used to write on blackboards in classrooms - ชอล์ก

claim: saying that something is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it - ข้ออ้าง ข้อกล่าวหา

comment: expressing an opinion - แสดงความคิดเห็น

commentator: someone whose job is to write about a particular subject or discuss it on television or radio - ผู้วิจารณ์,ผู้ออกความเห็น, ผู้บรรยายข่าว

drum: a large container, shaped like a cylinder - กลอง

drummer: a person who plays the drums as a musical instrument - คนตีกลอง

drumstick: the wooden sticks that a drummer uses to hit the drum to make music - ไม้ตีกลอง

elsewhere: another place or other places - ที่อื่น

feedback: advice, criticism or information about how good or useful something or somebody's work is - ผลสะท้อนกลับ,การตอบกลับ

go viral: (of a video, photo, story, etc.) to spread across the internet very quickly (like a virus spreading a disease) as people share it with their friends or the news media reports on it - แพร่กระจายผ่านทางอินเทอร์เน็ตอย่างรวดเร็ว

jazz: a style of music that developed in the US among African Americans with a strong beat and lots of free playing or "improvisation" - แจ๊ส, ดนตรีแจ็ส

kick pedal: the pedal that hits the big bass drum on a drum set -

kit: a set of things used to do some activity or job - ชุดเครื่องมือสำหรับใช้

pedal: a part of a musical instrument or bicycle or other device that you press with your feet, foot lever - คันเหยียบ

performance: the act of carrying out some type of entertainment or sport - การแสดง

popularity: a situation in which someone or something is liked by many people - ความเป็นที่นิยม, ความเป็นที่ชื่นชอบ

portray: to represent or describe someone or something in a painting, film, book or other artistic work - แสดง, พรรณนา

positive: hopeful and confident, or giving cause for hope and confidence - ซึ่งมองในแง่ดี

rapidly: happening quickly - อย่างรวดเร็ว

Rex Power by Israel and New Breed: Israel Houghton (pronounced, hoh’-tin) (born May 19, 1971) is a "Grammy Award-winning American Christian singer, songwriter, and worship leader, mostly known for his cross-cultural style of Christian music that fuses elements from gospel, jazz and rock. Houghton is usually credited as Israel & New Breed and currently signed to Integrity Music. Houghton is a worship leader at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. 'All Around' is on the Digital Praise PC game Guitar Praise." (Source: Wikipedia) -

rock out: have fun playing rock music -

upload: to send documents or programs from your computer to a larger system using the Internet - ใส่ข้อมูลจากคอมพิวเตอร์ส่วนบุคคลไปยังเครื่องส่วนกลาง

viewpoint: the way someone sees or understands an issue or problem; an opinion, point of view, perspective, attitude - ทัศนคติ, ความคิดเห็น, มุมมอง

world class: of very high standard, high quality -

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