Drumming your fingers and tapping your feet

Percussion gloves.

Another stroke of brilliance coming atcha.

Each finger has it's own sensor, and the whole thing is wirelessly hooked into the P.A. So the performer can drum his fingers on any old thing, i.e. the mic stand, his own body —— even while singing/rapping/vocalizing/chanting/screaming.

You customize the drum kit before each performance so each finger can be any sound you choose.

The set up on stage would be much quicker. Instead of moving in a whole drum kit, you just slip on some gloves.

This would be impressive as a one-man show. Especially when combined with...

Percussion shoes.

Remember those hi-tops from the 1980's that would light up when you took a step? These will be the percussive version of that.

The shoes could have two different markets entirely.
  • The simple version for on-the-street or impressing your friends at school: the sound-maker is built into the shoes. The basic version wouldn't be as loud as the...
  • Stage version, which would be like the gloves in that it would connect to the PA system for mega-volume. The performance shoes could have a separate sensor on the toe and the heel, kinda like tap shoes.

A skilled performer could really rock the house with this ensemble. It wouldn't have to be that expensive, either, compared to say, a real electronic drum kit. Probably a couple hundred dollars for a set of gloves.

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