January 2016 issue Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine

January 2016 issue

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.

How to Practice: Get the Most Out of Whatever Time You Have

Enthusiasm is your fuel to improve your drumming. You probably spend time working on grooves and fills, playing along to recordings, searching YouTube for videos, attending concerts, practicing from method books, and jamming with other musicians. These are all key…

Nov 9, 2015

The Future State of the Art

So what of drumming’s future? What will happen when computers become even further integrated into our daily lives and playing routines? How will such buzz phrases as “the Internet of Things??? and “Industry 4.0??? change the way drummers interact with…

Nov 6, 2015

40 Years of Innovation - A look at Drum Gear Then...and Now

As Modern Drummer celebrates its fortieth anniversary, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the important milestones in the history of drum gear—especially those that came on the scene during the MD years. Enjoy! TO…

Nov 6, 2015

Catching Up With...Travis Orbin

The greatest session drummers of yesteryear would dart from one legendary L.A. or New York studio to the next, where they’d crank out smash hits that the world would be singing along to a few short weeks later. Today’s busiest…

Nov 6, 2015

Catching Up With...Zach Danziger

Throughout the arts there are the trailblazers who establish the paths that others follow. Beginning in the mid-’90s, Zach Danziger began exploring and building what he calls his “hybrid electronic drumkit.??? Many drummers have augmented acoustic drums with electronics, but…

Nov 6, 2015