Matt Starr’s Rock Perspectives column in March, “Diamonds in the Ruff,” deals with three-stroke ruffs, giving us a handy entry into some of rock’s most revered songs, all of which feature this highly applicable rudiment. Then we present the two Animals as Leaders tracks that cover artist Matt Garstka demonstrates at, some classic and contemporary New Orleans grooves, and much, much more.

The March 2015 issue of Modern Drummer magazine