It’s not just a punchline – the “Probability-Based Drummer” is a real thing.

While this almost certainly belongs on the tech part of my website, rather than the music portion, I just really love the phrase, probability-based drummer.

I can think of a few probability-based musicians I’ve known in my life, and I think I’m going to start using that phrase instead of saying they have “bad rhythm” or they “can’t count”.

Also, if you’re actually interested in the product mentioned in the article, this probability-based drum machine (called DrumKid) has an online version here that is pretty fun to mess around with, and is in the process of becoming a physical product.

Meanwhile, if you want to explore probability-based rhythms, I have a list of probability-based musicians I can refer you to!

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About Colin Dorman

Colin is a freelance horn player and teacher, as well as a fan of tech of all sorts, aviation, and increasingly complex flight simulators. He also enjoys beer, bourbon and fitness - but not at the same time. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, as well as right here at!