The August 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Reggae, Ska, and Rocksteady Grooves!

(available on newsstands July 3, 2012)

Special Collector’s Issue: Reggae, Ska, and Rocksteady Grooves

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August 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer Magazine

Carlton Barret 
Jamaican Drumming: The Evolution of Style
Sly Dunbar 
Cartlon “Santa” Davis
Leroy Wallace
Willie Stewart
Steve Nisbett 
Style Scott
20 Crossover Hits


  • Damian Marley’s Courtney “Bam” Diedrick
  • Jimmy Cliff’s  Scott Abels
  • Marley Brothers Vet Dave Simmons
  • Rebelution’s Wesley Finley

The Skatalites’ Lloyd Knibb

A Different View
Jimmy Cliff

Dub Trio’s Joe Tomino


  • In the Studio—Jamaican Drum Sounds: Quick Tips to Achieve Authentic Reggae-Style Tones
  • Strictly Technique—Chops Builders – Part 19: Irish Spring With Accents
  • Rock ‘N’ Jazz Clinic—Funky Threes – Breaking the Mold With Broken Stickings
  • Jazz Drummer’s Workshop—Make It Swing! – Part 2: Coordination and Consistancy
  • Health and Science—Drum Athletes: Coordination Exercises, Part 1

Ask A Pro
Back Through the Stack with Danny Carey
Must-Have Gear with Chris Adler Advertisement

It’s Questionable
Technology Corner: Dynamic Response and Drum Modules

Marley: The Movie
Legendary Producer/Engineer Ken Scott

Product Close Up

  • TAMA Starclassic Select Walnut Drumset
  • VIC FIRTH Signature Series Drumstick Additions
  • ZILDJIAN K Custom Dark Complex Rides and Hybrid Trash Smash
  • EVANS G14 Clear and Coated Drumheads

Electronic Review
Synthesia Corporation Mandala Drum mk2.9

Gearing Up
Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee

Shop Talk
The Drums of World War II: All-Wood Solutions to Wartime Restrictions