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Bob Moses Drum Wisdom: The Eight Points

In last month’s Modern Drummer, we reintroduced Bob Moses’ fabulous notion that he calls “The 8/8 Concept” from his book Drum Wisdom. Bob’s concept of feeling music in 8/8 leads naturally into another concept that Bob calls “The Eight Points.”…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2022

Bob Moses Drum Wisdom: The 8/8 Concept

This month we will be begin exploring Bob Moses’ classic book called Drum Wisdom. In this book Bob explores the organic side of drumming with wonderful explanations of some of the most important ideas in playing music. We will begin…

Modern Drummer
Mar 31, 2022

Nuggets of Drum Wisdom

In addition to interviewing some of the most cutting-edge drummers on the planet, we also like to check in with some of the living legends of our instrument, those unique personalities who paved the way for us years ago and…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2019

Ra Kalam Bob Moses

Since beginning his journey down the spiritual path, Ra Kalam Bob Moses has learned a lot about creativity, and even more about life. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15% Digital…

Story by Keith Carne | Photos by John Fell
Apr 30, 2019

Drum Wisdom: Bruce Becker

Bruce Becker is an L.A.-based teacher regarded as a guru of the mechanics of drumming. His colleagues refer to him as “Yoda,” “the Master,” “the Technique Guy.” TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99…

by Jacob Slichter
Mar 27, 2019

Drum Wisdom: Susie Ibarra

During the 2000s, multi-instrumentalist Susie Ibarra could be heard throughout New York City performing her very specific, very musical, and very original drum style within the creative music groups of bassist William Parker, trumpeter Dave Douglas, pianist Matthew Shipp, and…

Interview by Ken Micallef | Photo by Tony Cenicola
May 30, 2018

Drum Wisdom: Legendary Educator Michael Carvin

Carvin is not a musician whose feel and phrasing can be reduced to any single style. Rather, he’s shaped a distinct sound from the diverse musical and geographic surroundings he’s encountered over his six-plus decades as a professional drummer. TO…

by Keith Carne | Photo by Rahav Segev
Jan 31, 2018