Let There be Drums
You know your son is making progress as a drummer when he elects to play Frank Zappa's The Black Page for his performance exam. Here is Lucy Landymore playing it on her way to winning the percussion final of the 2010 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.
And just so you know what that looks like on paper:
However, Ruairidh intends to play both the drum solo (version #1) and group (#2) versions, so let's see Terry Bozzio (for whom it was written) and Steve Vai guesting with Zappa Plays Zappa:
And let's not forget the perils of music, as set out by FZ at the start of Joe's Garage, an album which garnered Vinnie Colaiuta the accolade of "Most Technically Advanced Drummer Ever" from Modern Drummer. Here he is, with Ed Mann on additional percussion, on surely the funkiest track Zappa ever penned.