Almost 100 people put their percussion skills to the test Saturday night in the World's Most Accurate Drummer contest presented by Beatnik Rhythm Analyzers at the DCI Indianapolis major event. Contestants of all ages participated in the competition and after warming-up for a few minutes on practice pads, they played an unchanging two-bar rhythm for two minutes on the official Beatnik Rhythmic Analyzer electronic drum pad. Once finished playing, each competitor was given a calculated score which measured accuracy to the nearest 512th note.
A perfect score in the competition was 800 points. Nathan Martin, 18, from Rolla, Mo. came in third place with 607 points, Andy Krafcheck, 20, from Fort Wayne, Ind. came in second scoring 617 and Austin Aaron, 16, from Rolla, Mo. won the competition with a score of 637 and was named the World's Most Accurate Drummer from Indianapolis, Ind. "It's a great feeling to win the competition tonight," said Aaron. "I just came here to watch drum corps and I didn't plan on entering any kind of competition at all. But it looked cool so I tried it out, and I won!" The World's Most Accurate Drummer contest presented by Beatnik Rhythmic Analyzers will be held again for the last time this season in Pasadena, Calif. at the Drum Corps International World Championships. Learn more about the World's Most Accurate Drummer contest. Practice the lick you'll need to play for the World's Most Accurate Drummer contest.
Nathan Martin, Austin Aaron and Andy Krafcheck had the top three scores in Indianapolis.