You don’t stop drumming when you get old you get old when you stop drumming poster. In 1918, Baby Dodds, playing on a river boat with Louis Armstrong in Mississippi, modified the parade setup and experimented with playing the drumstick instead of woodblocks, club cymbals (1919), not yet popular, and more into a cymbals above the bass drum, what is known as the big cymbals. Drum producer William Ludwig developed a low-headed hi-hat after observing Dodd’s drumming.
Ludwig, noticed Dodd knocked on his left leg repeatedly. The Dodds asked Ludwig to raise newly produced low hi-hats nine inches taller to make them easier to play, thus creating a modern hi-hat cymb. The Dodds were one of the first drummers to play a broken triple, becoming the beats and standard of modern cymbals. He also popularized the use of Chinese cymbals. The recording technology is very rudimentary, which means loud sound can distort recording sound. To solve this problem, the Dodds used woodblocks and drums to quieten the cymbals and drumsticks respectively.