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  • Showroom: Craviotto Solitaire Series Aluminum Snare Drums
    Showroom: Craviotto Solitaire Series Aluminum Snare Drums
    News and Events - October 22, 2014
    The Craviotto Drum Company’s new Solitaire snare drums feature a price point geared toward providing working drummers with a handmade metal shell instrument. Solitaire snares feature a thin-wall, aero-grade aluminum shell that’s cast and rolled in the USA and is said to provide strength, warmth, clarity, and substantial body with enhanced mid-range projection....
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  • Showroom: Spaun’s New Revolutionary Series Blends Old-School Sound and Modern Manufacturing
    Showroom: Spaun’s New Revolutionary Series Blends Old-School Sound and Modern Manufacturing
    The Showroom - October 21, 2014
    The Revolutionary series from Spaun features old-school style and sizes coupled with modern manufacturing techniques to produce a rich, full sound and unique look. These drums are built from 8-ply maple shells and have rounded bearing edges for a darker and subtler tone, beavertail lugs, and wood badges....
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  • Jonathan Joseph
    Jonathan Joseph: Tracking Soul Legend Betty Wright’s Living…Love…Lies
    Feature Stories - October 20, 2014
    Jonathan Joseph recently wrapped up his second tour with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, a gig that you can read all about in the November issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Here we talk with Joseph, who’s also singer Joss Stone’s drummer and musical director, about his work with R&B singer Betty Wright, with whom he recorded the recently released album Living…Love…Lies....
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  • Showroom: DW True-Sonic Snare Puts a Modern Twist on a Vintage Favorite
    Showroom: DW True-Sonic Snare Puts a Modern Twist on a Vintage Favorite
    News and Events - October 20, 2014
    Drum Workshop has recently released a snare drum that pays tribute to an American classic and includes today’s latest innovations and build-quality. This drum, the True-Sonic, features a pre-tensioned, highly-adjustable snare bridge that said to provide orchestral-like sensitivity and articulation....
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    Pearl Launches MYFIRSTDRUMSET.COM To Bring Drumming Message Forward
    News and Events - October 17, 2014
    In an effort to take the love of drumming to a new audience, Pearl has created www.myfirstdrumset.com, an interactive and informative web platform for parents and future drummers.
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  • Grover Pro Inks Deal With Hammerax
    Grover Pro Inks Deal With Hammerax
    News and Events - October 17, 2014
    Grover Pro Percussion, Massachusetts-based makers of high-quality professional percussion products, has reached an agreement with Hammerax that grants them exclusive rights to worldwide distribution....
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  • Aquarian Celebrates “West Coast Artist Day”
    Aquarian Celebrates “West Coast Artist Day”
    News and Events - October 17, 2014
    Aquarian hosted a “West Coast Artist Day” this past October 1. Food and beverages were provided and over ninety endorsers attended....
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  • Joan Jett
    Little Kids Rock Will Honor Joan Jett At Annual Star-Studded Benefit
    News and Events - October 17, 2014
    To ensure the continuation and revitalization of music education in economically challenged public schools across the country, non-profit organization Little Kids Rock will host its sixth annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, honoring Joan Jett and her music.
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  • Stanton Moore’s Second-Annual “Spirit of New Orleans” Drum Camp Set for December 5–7
    Stanton Moore’s Second-Annual “Spirit of New Orleans” Drum Camp Set for December 5–7
    News - October 16, 2014
    Grammy award–winning drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic) has announced that his second-annual “Spirit of New Orleans” drum camp will take place December 5–7 at the historic Old US Mint in New Orleans’ legendary French Quarter. Produced by MUSO Entertainment, this three-day camp celebrates the legacy and rich musical tradition that is unique to New Orleans....
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    Crash ’N Flash Introduces DMX Concert Pro Stage Lighting System
    News and Events - October 16, 2014
    The Crash ’N Flash DMX Concert Pro Stage Lighting System features a foot switch/stomp button with standby/power and system active/blackout indicator LEDs to depict system mode while offering complete control of the lighting effect....
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  • drummer Sam Ulano Tribute
    Sam Ulano Tribute
    Drummers - October 16, 2014
    The afternoon will be filled with stories, photos, audio, and video of Sam. His contributions to music education and drumming changed the way drumming was taught and instruction books were written....
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  • DW Personalized Snare Drums Exotic Monogram
    Showroom: DW Personalized Snare Drums
    News and Events - October 16, 2014
    Drum Workshop has recently added a new offering to their line of Collector’s Series snare drums, called Exotic Monogram. Each drum is hand-inlayed with laser-cut exotic wood veneers to comprise a “retro shield” design containing two personal initials....
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  • Jerry Gaskill of King’s X By Mike Haid
    The Essence of Progressive Drumming
    Feature Stories - October 14, 2014
    What is the rhythmic essence of progressive music? What makes prog so different from other genres? Does it require a specific skill set on the drumkit, or does the nature of the music make it open to interpretation? MD posed these and other questions to the drummers in Spock’s Beard, King’s X, the Devin Townsend Project, Haken, Glass Mind, the Flower Kings, and the Adrian Belew Power Trio, all of whom performed on the 2014 edition of Mike Portnoy’s Progressive Nation at Sea cruise. The answers they gave were wide-ranging, thoughtful, bold, even poetic—much like the music itself. Before we get to the drummers, though, let’s hear from a man whose contributions to the art of prog-rock guitar are legendary, and who’s been known to lay it down at the kit as well....
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  • Didi Negron Named Celebrity Spokesperson for the 2015 “Hit Like A Girl” Drumming Contest
    Didi Negron Named Celebrity Spokesperson for the 2015 “Hit Like A Girl” Drumming Contest
    News - October 10, 2014
    Didi Negron, drummer/percussionist for Cirque Du Soleil’s “Amaluna,” has signed on as the “Hit Like A Girl” contest celebrity spokesperson for 2015. In her new role, Didi will be an advocate for women’s drumming through performances, events, and media activities. She will also contribute her expertise as a judge for contest, which is scheduled to kickoff on January 15, 2015....
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  • Sabian Relauches Set-Up Builder at Cymbalsetup.com
    Sabian Relauches Set-Up Builder at Cymbalsetup.com
    News and Events - October 10, 2014
    Sabian’s new Set-Up Builder allows users to build as many kits as they like, listen to high-quality sound samples, and easily share configurations. Sabian endorsers can also create their own setups and have them automatically updated to their profile pages on Sabian’s website....
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  • Dixon Drums and Gregg Bissonette Northern California Clinic Tour Wrap-up
    Dixon Drums and Gregg Bissonette Northern California Clinic Tour Wrap-up
    Drummers - October 10, 2014
    For students and enthusiasts of any instrument, there are few moments as valuable as an in-depth and intimate session with a professional. Drummers in Northern California were given that opportunity when Ringo Starr’s Gregg Bissonette and Dixon put on clinics in five venues, from September 10 to the 14....
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  • Former Percussive Arts Society President Bob Briethaupt Streaming Live From Rhythm! Discovery Center on October 11
    Former Percussive Arts Society President Bob Briethaupt Streaming Live From Rhythm! Discovery Center on October 11
    Drummers - October 10, 2014
    Briethaupt’s session, entitled “Cymbalism: A History of Jazz Drumming and Cymbals,” will be presented in conjunction with the currently running exhibit, “Drumset: Driving the Beat of American Music,” at Rhythm! Discovery Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The session will explore the history of drumming and the importance of cymbals in creating textures and colors and keeping the beat....
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  • DW Direct-Drive Pedal
    Showroom: DW Direct-Drive Pedal
    News and Events - October 10, 2014
    Drum Workshop recently announced a new division of the company, called DW Manufacturing, that produces high-end, machined products. The first offering is the MDD direct-drive bass drum pedal....
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  • Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD’s November Issue
    Listen to the Drumming on Spotify: Great Tracks From MD’s November Issue
    News and Events - October 9, 2014
    This month’s playlist is notable for featuring a number of other long tracks, including some of the most intense and complex hard rock cuts of recent times by genre leaders Periphery and Animals as Leaders, among others. See what else we have on tap for you right here....
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  • Showroom: Simmons SD500 Electronic Drumkit
    Showroom: Simmons SD500 Electronic Drumkit
    News and Events - October 9, 2014
    The full-size SD500 five-piece electronic drumkit is said to be ideal for rehearsals, recording, schools, houses of worship, and small to mid-size clubs....
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  • A intimate trio setting can be especially suitable to a drummer who has masterful control of the “small” notes. This is such a setting, and Antonio Sanchez is such a drummer....

    Enrico Pieranunzi Stories

    A intimate trio setting can be especially suitable to a drummer who has masterful control of the “small” notes. This is such a setting, and Antonio Sanchez is such a drummer….