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Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

Concepts - The Endorsement Game

A lot of people think having an endorsement means a company is endorsing you as a player, but it’s actually the opposite. The idea is that the company is increasing its exposure and brand recognition by aligning itself with you.…

Feb 23, 2017

Rock Perspectives - Double Bass Workout, Part 3

In this lesson we’ll mix 16th notes, 16th-note triplets, and 32nd notes on the bass drums and play them along with 16th-note-based hand patterns. Remember to play to a metronome or click track, and start off slowly and master each…

Feb 23, 2017

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - Van Kleef - Snare Drums

Van Kleef Custom Drums is owned and operated by Alan van Kleef, a UK-based musician-turned-builder who started his career in the ’90s as a live drum & bass performer and studio owner. His workshop is in Sheffield, which is the…

Feb 23, 2017

The History of the Drummer Boy

Musicians have played an important role on the battlefield for centuries. Fifes, bagpipes, and trumpets have been used to instruct friends and intimidate foes. And since at least as long ago as the days of ancient Babylon, the beating of…

Feb 23, 2017

Product Close-Up - Zildjian S Family Cymbals

After two years of research and development, Zildjian has released a new series of B12 (12% tin and 88% copper) cymbals, the S Family, to replace its mid-level ZHT line. While retaining the bright, explosive tonal qualities and competitive price…

Feb 23, 2017

Great ’80s Drum Performances, Part 1

The era known as the ’80s, roughly the period between the dawn of punk and rap in the late ’70s and the rise of indie rock and hair metal in the middle of the next decade, was a time of…

Feb 23, 2017

Product Close-Up - Cask Drum Craft

The Cask Drum Company is a boutique manufacturer out of Post Falls, Idaho, owned and operated by Micah Doering. He sent us two snare drums for review. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99…

Feb 23, 2017