Ralph Peterson on the December 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine

(Available in print and digitally October 27, 2016)

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Volume 40 • Number 12

On the Cover

Ralph Peterson

“I’m a better player. My energy is used to uplift the people I play with now, instead of beating them down in some testosterone-induced display of musical machismo.”

The jazz drummer and educator was chuckling as he said those words, but there’s a seriousness between the lines that tells of hard battles, and sweet successes. ~ by Ken Micallef

FEATURES

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Catching Up With…JERRY MAROTTA and BILLY FICCA

MICHAEL SHRIEVE

At twenty, Santana’s “classic lineup” drummer cut an image at Woodstock that still defines the era. But the past is the past…or is it? ~ by Jeff Potter

ASH SOAN

That’s him playing the oddball, contagious beat on Argent’s perennial FM fave, “Hold Your Head Up.” But it’s just the tip of the iceberg. ~ by Will Romano

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT…BOB HENRIT?

Whether arena-rocking Halsey or driving Ryan Adams’ 1989 album, he never loses his voice. ~ by Ilya Stemkovsky

SETTING SIGHTS: ISMAEL CANCEL

While the world-renowned Puerto Rican group Calle 13 takes a breather, its drummer explores the unknown with singer iLe. ~ by Ilya Stemkovsky

EDUCATION

Teacher’s Forum – More Effective Learning

Improving Practice Skills, Memory, and Drumming ~ by Marc Dicciani

Basics – Fundamental Fills

Part 5: Six-Stroke Stickings ~ by Donny Gruendler

Strictly Technique – One-Two-Threes

Exercises for Control ~ by Bill Bachman

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop – Rhythmic Conversions

Part 3: Half-Note Triplets – by Steve Fidyk

Rock ’n’ Jazz Clinic – Groove Construction

Part 8: Three-Note Variations – by Jost Nickel

Rock Perspectives – Advanced Overlapping Phrases

Superimposing Groupings ~ by Aaron Edgar

Concepts – Are You Playing the Drums?

Or Are the Drums Playing You? ~ by Russ Miller

EQUIPMENT

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Gearing Up: Fear Factory’s Mike Heller

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DEPARTMENTS

AN EDITOR’S OVERVIEW – Tell Them How Good You Are…

by Adam Budofsky

Readers’ Platform – Favorite Drum Shells

News:

On Tour with the Pretty Reckless and John Brown’s Body, new albums by Blonde Redhead and Dance Gavin Dance, and more

It’s Questionable:

Mind Matters: Playing in a Band or Solo? ~ by Bernie Schallehn

Showcase Featuring Drum Market

Critique:

Manu Katché solo album, Mark Guiliana method book, and more

In Memoriam

Johnny Craviotto and Dennis Davis

Backbeats – 2016 DCI World Championship Results

Kit of the Month – Envirodrum

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Ralph Peterson on the December 2016 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine

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