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FAQ

I was born in May 1999. Now it’s up to you to do the maths :)
Most likely not
In the very west of Germany, right in the middle of nowhere between the cities 'Krefeld' (Germany) and 'Venlo' (Netherlands)
It depends really! Unless you live in my neighborhood I might consider to join a professional band anywhere in Europe or America if this band will allow me to make my living as a drummer. I won’t move to another country in order to play on a wedding every now and then. You have a professional drummer’s job to offer? Then send me a message!
It depends again. I get so many requests and I am very busy with the collaborations I agreed to earlier. So what do you have to offer? Are you a great musicians or singer or songwriter? Do you have a great idea for a spectacular piece of art that the world needs to know? Or do you look good at least? Only joking. I guess you got my point…
Yes, click the 'RECORDING SERVICE' tab
Yes, check the 'AUDIO' tab and click 'Chi MIGHT'
Since the summer of 2015 I endorse Kirchhoff drums. 'Kirchhof Schlagwerk' is a small manufacturer of High Class Acrylic drums. They also build regular wooden drums but they are most famous for their Acrylic Shells. I use an Acrylic set, too. The company is located close to my home village so it was kind of obvious for me to endorse them. Check out their fancy design on https://www.facebook.com/KirchhoffSchlagwerk2006/?fref=ts For my earlier videos I used a Vintage 80s Pearl Masters Custom kit.
I use some Sabians and some Meinl. They are pretty much mixed up but I like the combination
I use Evans for my snare and kick and Remo PinStripe for all toms' batter heads. All resonant heads are Evans - not for a reason but because that was the default setup when I got my drum kit. I didn't change the resonant heads yet.
Yes. http://girls-got-groove.com/collaborators/mike-wilbury/
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77 Comments

  1. ich bin begeistert, dass du dich im klassischen Rock der 70er jahre so gut auskennt… ich bin 40 jahre älter als du, und alles, was du perfekt spielt liegt bei mir als original vinyl platten zu Hause… woher kommt diese leidenschaft, kommt das aus deiner Familie?

    alles gutes!

    1. Hallo Nicolas, vielen Dank! Mein Vater ist Studio- und Livemusiker und ich bin mit Musik aufgewachsen. Damit könnte es zusammenhängen 🙂 Beste Grüße retour!
      Sina

  2. want to try something , that to me , seems like it would be a bit more challenging ? do a drum cover to Papa Roachs’ ” getting away with murder ” give a listen to it , and see what you think….you rock !

    1. Thanks for your request. I just had a listen. Honestly, that’s not quite my music and the drums are not really challenging, so I’m afraid that’s not for me… Sorry, hope you don’t blame me!!!

  3. Thank you for getting back to me @ Youtube regarding the drum kit you are using. Unfortunately Kirschoff drums are a hard find here in the US. I’ve been to several sites in search of these drums. But it seems they are only available in Europe. Oh well! It’s not the end of the world..lol! My personal preference is for Ludwig drums which I have now. But that said, your drum covers are excellent. You cover a lot of vintage rock songs. It’s great to see someone so young playing drum covers to a lot of great vintage rock music. Keep up the great work on the drums, Sina!

    1. Ludwig is an excellent brand. Beeing a Beatles fan I would certainly go for Ludwig if I had to choose a traditional brand. However, if you are interested in thos Kirchhoff drums I am sure the guys would find a way to ship a kit over to the US 🙂

      1. Hi Sina, and thank you for the offer of possibly getting a Kirschoff drum kit over to me. Unfortunately the cost of shipping the kit to the US is a bit too costly. Like I said before, “It’s not the end of the world”…lol. It’s definitely a great kit with a lot of punch to it. I only wish it were available here in my country.
        But I did manage to get a new Gretsch Catalina Maple 7 piece in walnut glaze here in the US. I just need to fit the kit out with some new hardware which I’m in the process of doing. The idea to go with Gretsch drums came from one of your videos where your father is playing a Gretsch electric guitar to the song, “Wipe Out”. The name Gretsch was stuck in my mind for a time, and I decided to check out their drum kits, and after looking and listening to several kits. The Catalina Maple kit had me! So, if I hadn’t been watching the “Wipe Out” video of yours. I never would have thought of looking into getting a Gretsch drum kit. Being a Ludwig fan for years, hence (Ringo Starr). It was in a sense a hard choice to switch over to Gretsch. But the price, and the sound was too good to pass up! That said, my old Ludwig’s that I mentioned before are being passed down to my 12 year old daughter (Alissa), who wants to take up drumming. “Like father, like daughter” lol. Well I must go now. Keep up the great drumming, Sina! ……………… P.S. I know you’re asked by much us who watch your videos to do drum covers of our favorite songs. But if in the future you could possibly do this song , “Hoedown” by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. That would be awesome! If not, I understand as a drummer myself that we can’t cover them all. Once again, keep up the great drumming, Sina!

        1. Thanks a lot Bobby, please say hello to Alissa and best of luck for her drumming! That’s a good age to start drumming and starting on a Ludwig doesn’t sound like a bad idea 🙂 Enjoy your new drum kit, Gretsch is a fine brand indeed!

  4. Have you ever played portions of Led Zeppelin/ John Bonham’s Moby Dick? I read that Page wrote that so he would have something to play during their live shows.

    1. That’s actually one of the first songs I ever learned and one of my first drum covers. Unfortunately, it was blocked world wide and I had to take it down.

        1. Thanks Alex, but it’s still there. This is an old video of 2009. He got away with it then 🙂 All current covers are done to cheap Midi Playalong tracks. I don’t wanna do that… Thanks for the link!

  5. Love u in the u.s. So much drive and talent. would love to see deep purples Burn or any ginger Baker. Keep following your dream.

      1. Hi sins, my two favs by you so far are acdc whole lotta Rosie and sultains of swain! Girl you didn’t miss a beat and you did add more performance! Keep it rocking girl! You are so kick ass awesome!

  6. Love your playing . Wonderful to see someone your age loving the music i love
    Would love to see you do highway star and some of Ginger Baker’s stuff
    Mike ; Bristol : England

  7. Hey Sina….This is my first visit to your homepage..Its great btw……I’ve been a a follower and then a fan of yours since, the very beginning…. You do a great job..And you are a excellent multi talented musician, and a good and kind person also.. I along with many others love both, your originals as well as covers….I’m am convinced that you are going to do very well and go far with this career…Being from a musical family myself, here in the US…(I wasn’t blessed with talent btw, but I try lol)..I understand how getting that “big break” could get frustrating at times…But I’m sure, this is gonna lead to great things for you……Now to my question…..What is you “Hopes and Dreams” for your future??…Musically as well as Just what you hope for in your everyday life??…………Again I’m sure you are gonna do great at all of your dreams…Thank you so much for all you do and for putting smiles and lifting spirits for so many people..across the world..Kyle..(aka-youtube=shadetree chevy..facebook=Duane)….:)

    1. Hi Kyle, that’s a nice comment really, thanks a lot! I’m always glad if a lady joins the discussion! my Hopes and Dreams? Not sure to be honest. I’m a fan of numbers and science (like my mum) and I just started to study Computer Science but I also love music, so I’m kind of torn between both. The future will tell 🙂 Thanks again!

  8. I like your playing but i can’t stand the toms sound. I hate pinstripes in general, i think they completely kill the sound of your drums. That’s your sound and i can’t critisice you for choosing pinstripes, but if you’d like to try to get some more open, natural sound, i’d recommend coated or clear ambassadors.
    PS. Your’re one year younger than me and you’re still so much better at drums. Your timing is great.

    1. Hi Bartek, when I first had my new Kirchhoff kit, there were coated Evans skins for the toms which I replaced after a couple of months. Not sure if I liked those ones better. Do you have a link to any cover of you, so I can hear what your toms sound like? Or can you paste a link of any video with a tom sound you consider great? Would be interesting to hear! Thanks for your message!

      1. Hi 🙂 Some of my favourite tom sounds are these:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XojtNFbdd7Y
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRtDu5szwTI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9Eh8wNMkw
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKOngTfTMs0
        They are all different but I wanted to show you that i like lots of different styles and sounds, but i surely consider these great. If you’d like me to, i could record me playing my drums in “perfect tuning” and I could upload it. Thanks for the quick response. Cheers!!!

        1. Hi again!
          I couldn’t listen to the 3rd example, it’s blocked in Germany. However, the first 2 examples are pretty much ‘Jazz’, especially the first one is very Acoustic. For the kind of songs I covered lately that sound is not right. I’m pretty happy with the sound I got for those kind of covers. I’m aware it’s a matter of taste and I like my sound. The 4th one by Led Zeppelin is great of course but the drum sound on a modern production wouldn’t be like that anymore. Blame it on the taste of the younger generation and what they are used to but I’m not sure if a band with a sound like Led Zeppelin would be successful today (if they came up as a new band). Something wrong with the general modern taste. It is going to change one day… If you want to record your own set and upload, why not?

  9. Hi Sina,
    mit großer (!!!!) Freude habe ich – selbst Keyboarder – einige deiner tollen Drum-Covers gehört, zuerst “Smoke On The Water”. Wie ein anderer auf YouTube schrieb: Immer mit einem Grinsen im Gesicht.
    Anstatt zu arbeiten, gucke ich seit über einer Stunde deine Videos, habe inzwischen deine CD bestellt…. Großartige Musik!!!
    Zu einem Kommentar animierte mich jetzt aber deine FAQ-Seite – ich musste sooooo laut lachen über deine Liste, als ich die ersten Punkte las…..
    Ich wünsche Dir weiterhin viel Erfolg und alle Gute!!! Follow your dreams!

  10. Hallo Sina Ich bin auch etwa 40 Jahre älter als du und bin sprachlos begeistert über Dein Können ,Ich spiele auch seit ca 40 Jahren Schlagzeug, komme aber an deine leistung leider bei weitem nicht ran -:( kann mich von Deinen Aktionen gar nicht mehr lösen -:) Meine Kinder sind auch mit dieser Musik groß geworden und hören kein HIp Hop ect. sondern meine geliebten Klassiker , meine Tochter ist ein Jahr jünger als Du hört sehr gerne Pink Floyd hat alle CD von denen und steht mit diesem Musikgeschmack natürlich alleine in Ihrer Klicke // meine Söhne spielen auch Schlagzeug und bass in derselben Richtung ///Ich wünsche Dir alles gute Mach einfach weiter so und sei Du selbst Viele Grüße M i c h a e l

    1. Hallo Michael, vielen Dank für den netten Kommentar 🙂 Mit Pink Floyd steht man in meiner Altersgruppe tatsächlich ziemlich einsam da. Seeeehhhhr schade aber da kann man wohl nichts machen…

      Viele Grüße!
      Sina

  11. Ich wollte Dir nur mal sagen dass ich dich sehr bewundert ich habe vor zwei Tagen deine Seite bei YouTube entdeckt da ich selber ein bisschen Ahnung vom Schlagzeug spielen habe aber meilenweit entfernt bin von dem was du tust habe ich großen Respekt vor deiner Kunst mach weiter so endlich mal ja mal ein cooles aus Deutschland und nicht nur immer coole Amerikaner

  12. I stumbled across your videos on UTube. I’m very impressed with your skill level. You’ve inspired this 62 year old “hippie” to kick the dust off my kit and start playing again. Please keep inspiring young musicians (old ones too) as music brings us all together in a productive and positive way. Thanks.

  13. Hello Sina,
    I allmost can’t believe that such a drum-star like you (in my opinion) lives near my home place . My home is between Roermond and Reuver.
    I follow your YouTube Chanel for some time, and I became a big,big fan of you. Your music choices are right up to mine and your drumming…wow ..just fenominal!!
    I’m a recreative drummer, it makes me happy But wen I look at your video’s on YouTube, it even makes more happyer. Really love your work.
    My drumkit is an electronic kit from Roland, because otherwise my neighbours would keep on complaining.
    Keep up the good work and live your dreams
    With kind (drumming) regards, Buddy.

    1. Hi Buddy, thanks a lot, nice! In fact, my neigbors DO keep complaining. I planned to record ‘Kickstart My Heart’ by Mötley Crüe this Friday, but before I even started the neighbor rang the bell and mentioned he would prefer if I stopped drumming… Next week my dad will be off so I’m not sure if there will be another cover next Friday…. we will see …

      Thanks again 🙂

      1. Haha lol …i know exactly what you mean.
        Perhaps an idea to get our neighbours in to drumming also hahaha.
        Just keep on groovin girl , it’s a fact that you got it
        Many greetings from a relative close village, Buddy.

  14. Hi Sina!

    I love your videos of covers and your original music. You’ve got nice skills and techniques and a great sound. I also love the sounds of your cymbals, particularly your ride. I know you use Sabians and Meinl, but can you tell me which cymbals you have. I know that your ride is a Sabian XS20, but is it a 20 or a 21 inch? The XS20 line is discontinued, but there is still some in store and your ride is the sound I’m loking for.

    Thanks and looking foward to seeing other videos of you.

    David

  15. Hallo Sina! Great job on the drums. Keep working hard at it. I was just looking at your FAQ’s and saw you were from Germany. The scorpions were my favorite band in my teen years, how about picking a song to cover from them that you like? All the best to you, Rob.

    1. That’s one of the most requested songs. The problem is that I did not find a drumless track yet. I might do it from scratch once I find the right singer…

  16. Hia Sina,just come across your website here after seeing the link on Sultans Of Swing,you have now done 2 of my all time fav songs in Sultans and Woman From Tokyo,cant pick the 1 I like the most between them,got a few questions for you,which is your favourite cover that you have done,who are your favourite band and who has inspired you the most,is it another drummer or as I suspect is it your father.Also love your cover of Don’t Stop Me Now,is great to see you sing along to this song,i suspect this may be 1 of your favourite songs,you have played many songs from my favourite bands but my 2 favourite drummers are Mark Brzezicki of Big Country, ( my all time favourite band ever having saw them live 39 times ) , and Mel Gaynor of Simple Minds,both bands from my Country of Scotland,look up this song if you have the time of Big Country-In A big Country from Glasgow Barrowlands 29/12/93,i was at this gig,Mark in my opinion is the greatest drummer the world has ever seen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sas-7ac_t4k and I was at this gig,greatest night of my life,would be amazing if you liked this and covered this song,look forward to more of your work 🙂

    1. Hi Freddy, thanks a lot for taking the time and writing a lovely comment! I might do some Simple Minds next year if I have a chance, I am soooo busy! I don’t really have a favorite band or favorite drummer, that keeps changing all the time. I enjoy a lot of 70s and 80s music, plus some 90s Prog Rock 🙂 and some 60s Beatles/Kinks/Who/Stones…

      1. Hi Sina,thank’s for taking the time to reply,my musical taste is also mostly 70’s/80’s,still an 80’s kid at heart and always will be,another of my all time fav songs which I think would be excellent for you to cover,and you would nail it perfectly,is New Sensation by INXS,in the future wherever your life leads you and whatever you do as you grow older,i hope you will always stick with your music as I think you have a great future there,from a very damp and cold Scotland have a great weekend 🙂

  17. Hi there Sina. Don’t ask me how or why, but I stumbled across your videos on youtube, and my jaw dropped on the ground when I heard you playing. Not only the covers (which are almost all my kind of music) are magnificently done but also your album Chi Might is done great. I can only agree with Ralph Houser (see his comment above, november 3) “Please keep inspiring young musicians (old ones too) as music brings us all together in a productive and positive way.” You really do inspire musicians. And not only musicians. You also inspire me. It has always been a wish of me to play drums, and you have got me decided to actually buy a drumkit to learn to play. I know you’re very busy, and maybe this is not your typical choice of music, but maybe some day, when you have time and you are in the mood, you feel like making a cover of ‘Toss the feathers’, an Irish song which is played without drums by The Corrs during an MTV’s unplugged session. (They played it lots of times during their concerts with drums) Until then I wish you great playing, and keep inspiring people, but above all; keep inspiring yourself.

      1. I know this album. 🙂 Great songs. I hope your dad is wise enough to let you take part in more projects like these. 😛
        Anyway, thanks for your inspirational videos. I’m sure the world will see and hear a lot more from you.

  18. Hi Sina , ich bin begeistert von dir !
    Ich spiele Gitarre seit ich 5 Jahre alt bin .
    Es ist echt cool das du es in 7 Jahren so weit geschafft hast.
    Ich spieltest du schon einmal vor einer größeren Menge an Menschen ?
    Währe cool wenn du mir antwortest .
    Bleib am Ball, Coole Nummer . ;P

    1. Hallo Tobias,
      ich habe keine ‘richtige’ Band, habe bisher nur mit dre Schul BigBand und auch mit Playalongs vor Publikum gespielt. Noch nie mehr als 500- 600. Mal sehen, was noch passiert 🙂

  19. Have you heard of Galactic Cowboys “Space in Your Face” album? I think you’d love it, in particular the two ‘hidden’ tracks – probably the best on the album..
    I imagine Kings X meets The Beatles meets Dream Theater meets Metallica? I think you could do a wonderful cover of them!
    Just got you “Chi-Might” on CD today… can’t stop listening, a real breath of fresh air
    thank you x

    1. Thank you very much 🙂 Will try to check out the Galactic Cowboys album if I have a chance. Currently I need to learn so many different songs that it’s very difficult to listen to any other stuff on top of it 🙂

  20. You have amazing skill. Keep it up and we’ll see you in America touring at some point whether its with an established band or new. Your future is bright!

    “Come in here dear girl, have a cigar, your gonna go far, your gonna fly high, your never gonna die, your gonna make it if you try, they’re gonna love you.” – Pink Floyd

  21. my wife and me just listened to the songs from Chi Might project and we love it. One comment was “Music like in the good old times”.
    One question: is there any chance to see you playing live somewhere with your collaborators?

    1. Thanks, I love to hear that! Regarding common concerts with my collaborators, that’s pretty unlikely due to the different continents we live in, but you never know what the future brings!

  22. Hola sina me gusta mucho todo lo que haces me encanta el cover de waith snake here go again me dejo loco desde que vi ese video no dejo de seguirte
    No se como seras en persona pero me enamora tu performanse
    Me gustaria saber si aras un cover de QUEEN OF THE STONE AGE – wi go the flow — se que no es un desafio pero es una buena musica
    Saludo sina besos para vos desde Iguazú Argentina

    Hello Sina I really like everything you do I love the cover of waith snake here go again I leave crazy since I saw that video I do not stop following you
    I do not know how you will be in person but I love your performance
    I would like to know if you are a cover of QUEEN OF THE STONE AGE – wi go the flow – I know it is not a challenge but it is a good music
    Greeting sina kisses for you from Iguazú Argentina

  23. Hi Sina,
    Just want to say that your covers keep blowin me away. I wish i had your talent. Just amazing
    I would like to wish you happy christmas hollidays and a super drum-filled happy 2017
    Greets Buddy

  24. Hi,
    I am moved to tears by your talent. i think your version of “Jump” by Van Halen was the best, followed by “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen).
    Can you do Phil Collins’s “I Don’t Care Anymore”?
    Thanx.

  25. Okay literally I am really considering putting you in my band, I am a singer, songwriter, and an overall musician, drums is one of my favorites, I work with a lot of synth sounds and I love guitar riffs and making some up of my own and I’ve already made many things to work with, I could send them to you if you would want to hear them, I have written many songs I would like you to try to drum to cause like omg I just found out about your YouTube and I was like omg you’re amazing, so please consider being apart of my band in the future as it will be very wide and well known, I am very pleased to have met you, so please write me back and we will see how it goes from there 🙂

  26. Hi Sina. My 12 year old daughter plays drums as well, and really enjoys it. You are a great inspiration . I see you are a fan of Jeff Porcaro. He is my favourite drummer, and I love playing Toto songs on drums (although I’m nowhere near as good as you are ). Would really love to see how you play Hold The Line. I think Jeff would have been proud of anything you did of his.
    Cheers

  27. Hi Sina!
    I just found your Youtube channel and you friggen ROCK! I wonder though- think you could cover Bob Seger’s Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man?

  28. I assume that you know the rockband THE WHO and the fantastic drummer, Keith Moon. I wonder if you could make a drumcover with one of the most difficult drumparts with the WHO, where Keith Moon really go mad on drums?
    Kind Regards, Klaus Hansen, Dänemark 🙂

    You are a very talented og giftet drummer. The future with som great drumming lays is right before you 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot. For any drum cover I need to rely on drumless tracks. They are hard to find but if I find one for The Who I’ll have a go 🙂

  29. Durchaus beeindruckend. Respekt. Mir scheint, ich habe bisher tatsächlich etwas verpasst, und es gibt offensichtlich wirklich noch Hoffnung für die Musikszene in Deutschland, abseits von Castingshows und anderen kläglichen Formaten. Danke dafür! Ob ein Schlagzeuger wirklich gut ist, hängt nicht von seinen technischen Fähigkeiten in einem bestimmten Alter ab, sondern, ob er in der Lage ist, verschiedene Genres zu beherrschen, und dies buchstäblich mit Leib und Seele. Das ist etwas, was nicht messbar, aber trotzdem zu hören ist. Ich kenne z.B. niemanden, der in der Lage ist, “Ticks and Leaches” von Tool und gleichzeitig “Aja” von Steely Dan zu beherrschen. Um ehrlich zu sein, nicht mal einen Song von beiden. Steve Gadd und Danny Carey sind allerdings auch große Fußstapfen, in die man sinnbildlich zu treten versucht. Aber wenn ich einen ultimativen Wunsch für einen Song äußern könnte, den du einmal spielen könntest, dann wären es in Wirklichkeit derer zwei: “Lowdown” von Boz Scaggs, oder “Human Touch” von Bruce Springsteen, jeweils mit dem Meister himself an den Drums. Ich weiß nicht, was Jeff bei “Lowdown” mit diesem Hi-Hat gemacht hat, aber wenn es eine Definition von “Smooth” gibt – dann gebührt sie ihm, hier, für immer. Und ich liebe den Cross Stick bei Human Touch, und wenn der Song nach dem ersten Refrain richtig losgeht – just brilliant. Dir wünsche ich weiterhin vor allem Eines: Genauso viel Freude und Glück, wie du offensichtlich zur Zeit beim Spielen empfindest, und dies unabhängig von Klickzahlen oder positiver bzw. negativer Kritik. Denn am Ende ist es das, was zählt. Ich glaube, du kriegst das hin 🙂

  30. here’s an idea , but not a new one. how about some t-shirts with your logo on them ? a big logo on the back , smaller one on the front , just an idea , maybe make some extra money for you ! count me in for an XXL !

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