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December 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Buddy Rich!

(available on newsstands November 11, 2012)

On the Cover

BUDDY RICH

Twenty-five years after his passing, MD reevaluates the man many still call “the World’s Greatest Drummer.” Jeff Potter tells Buddy’s life story, Steve Fidyk analyzes some classic performances, and Ken Micallef quizzes MD Pro Panelists Antonio Sanchez, Jim Keltner, and Terri Lyne Carrington about his ongoing relevance.

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Drumming Great Buddy Rich on the December 2012 of Modern Drummer magazine

 

FEATURING

UPDATE
• The Bombastic Meatbats’ CHAD SMITH
• Silversun Pickups’ CHRISTOPHER GUANLAO

DANIEL FREEDMAN 
His restless global spirit has informed the music of renowned artists such as Anat Cohen and Angélique Kidjo.

GREGG POTTER
With his current role as the driver of the Buddy Rich Band, it’s clear that very few drummers’ career trajectories are like GP’s.

DRUMMER TO DRUMMER
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s JOHN RILEY Chats With VJO Sub PAUL WELLS

GET THE BEST
Featuring Dixie Dregs, Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat

PORTRAITS
Confessor/Loincloth’s STEVE SHELTON

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT…?
West Coast Studio Ace RICK SHLOSSER

SPOTLIGHT
THE LOS ANGELES MUSIC ACADEMY

EDUCATION

CONCEPTS
The CRASH Course to Success Part 5: Hunger

BASICS
Understanding Odd Time Signatures Part 3: Greater Than Seven

STRICTLY TECHNIQUE
Fours and Sevens in 7/8 Part 2: Double Strokes

JAZZ DRUMMER’S WORKSHOP
Action Figures Approaches for Big Band Rhythmic Articulation

AROUND THE WORLD
More Indian Rhythms for Drumset Counting Backward to the Downbeat

TEACHER’S FORUM
Alfred’s Drum Method Revisited Twenty-Five Years of Percussion Pedagogy

EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP
• CANOPUS Ash Standard Drumset
• SABIAN 2012 Players’ Choice Winners• EVANS Black Chrome Drumheads
• MEINL Artisan Cajons and Tambourines
• INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION Bundlz, Sweepz, and Drumset Sticks

ELECTRONIC REVIEW
OVERTONE LABS Tune-bot Drum Tuner

GEARING UP
Death Grips’ ZACH HILL

NEW AND NOTABLE

COLLECTOR’S CORNER 
Buddy Rich’s Super Classic WFL Drumkit

DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW 
Buddy by Michael Parillo

READERS’ PLATFORM

ASK A PRO Rodney Howard, Stewart Copeland

IT’S QUESTIONABLE The Doctor Is In • Drum Cases for Airplanes

SHOWCASE Featuring Drum Market

CRITIQUE Including Lighting the Fuse

BACKBEATS 2012 DCI World Championship Finals

KIT OF THE MONTH Banding Together

and more!

 

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