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The Modern Drummer Guide to Reading Rhythms - Part 3

Part 3: 8th Notes and 8th-Note Rests

by Miguel Monroy
Dec 27, 2018

The Modern Drummer Guide to Reading Rhythms - Part 1

Part 1: Fundamental Elements of Music Notation

by Miguel Monroy
Oct 30, 2018

Tips Toward More Effective Practice

At one time or another, we've all heard that ageless expression:

by Mike Myers
Oct 16, 2018

Essential Cymbal Patterns

Fundamental Figures to Spice Up Your Grooves

by Powell Randolph
Sep 28, 2018

Essential Sight-Reading

Playing Charts at First Glance

by Joel Rothman
Aug 29, 2018

The Single-Stroke Three

Exploring an Often-Used Yet Unsung Sticking

by Joel Rothman
Jun 27, 2018

Reading Syncopated Rhythms

Getting Familiar With Offbeats

by Joel Rothman
Feb 28, 2018

The Fundamentals of 5/4 Rock

Backbeat and Ghost Note Placement

by Joel Rothman
Jan 31, 2018

The Fundamentals of 3/4 Rock

Where to Play the Backbeat

by Joel Rothman
Dec 28, 2017

Linear Drumming Fundamentals

Defining the Concept

by Joel Rothman
Nov 30, 2017

Dressing Up Your Fills

Fresh Ideas to Kick Off the Band

by Powell Randolph
Oct 31, 2017

Embellished Jazz Time

Pushing Beyond the Standard Ride Pattern

by Joel Rothman
Sep 27, 2017

Odd Groupings in Four-Bar Phrases

Trading Fours With Threes, Fives, and Sevens

by Joel Rothman
Aug 30, 2017

Samba Drumming - Applications and Attitude

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by Rich Redmond
Jul 26, 2017