(available on newsstands October 2, 2012)

Remembering Levon Helm:
The Band’s and Americana’s True Great Spirit

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November 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Levon Helm


  • J.J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell Tedeshi Trucks Band
  • Ralph Molina Crazy Horse
  • Doug Clifford Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Stephen Belans


  • Grace Potter & the Nocturnals’ Matt Burr
  • The Avant Garde Dogs’ Sean O’Rourke
  • Drummer/Percussionist Joachim Coder
  • Blackberry Smoke’s Brit Turner


  • Stlye & Analysis—Levon Helm
  • Concepts—The Crash Course to Success, Part 4: Skill
  • Strictly Technique—Polyrhythimic Coordination; Part 3: Five-Note Base Rhythm
  • Jazz Drummer’s Workshop—Improve Your Bottom Line, Part 3: Bass Drum Comping in 5/4
  • Basics—Practical Practice, A Four-Stage Approach to Developing Independence
  • Rock ’N’ Jazz Clinic—Don’t Disturb the Groove! Part 2: Hi-Hat Substitution

Ask A Pro
Antonio Sanchez, Jay Bellerose, Tony Thaxton

It’s Questionable
WWII-Era Bass Drum
Mind Matters

Product Close Up

  • Paiste PST 8 Series Cymbals
  • C&C Player Date Drumset
  • DW Black Nickel Over Brass Collector’s Series Snare
  • Ahead Armor Cases Rolling Hardware Sled
  • Tycoon Supremo 29 Series Cajon

Gearing Up
Zac Brown Band’s Daniel de Los Reyes and Chris Fryar

Electronic Review
Porter & Davies BC2 Tactile Monitor

Shop Talk
Build Your Own Tube Toms

Drum Market

Meinl Drum Festival 2012