February 2012 Issue – Volume 37 • Number 2


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Articles in February 2012

The Sounds That Drew Me In And What I Drew Out of Them

Think back to that first moment when you knew drums were it for you. For me, this happened after seeing a traditional Serbian folk group with a drummer who played a set of mounted bongos. Now think about the many…

by Marko Djordjevic
Mar 9, 2018

Brush Workshop Part 3: Linear Motion

Many drummers think that brushes can be used only in jazz, but if you’ve been following this series and practicing the various patterns in each article, you should realize by now that brushes can be used in any musical style.…

by Florian Alexandru-Zorn
Mar 9, 2018

Chops Builders Part 17: Two-Hand Coordination, Triplet-Based Ride

In Chops Builders 15 and 16, we looked at two-hand coordination exercises involving 8th- and 16thnote ostinatos and various 16th-note-based rhythms. This month we’re going to shift into triplet mode. We’ll combine the two most commonly used triplet-based ostinatos—the jazz…

by Bill Bachman
Mar 9, 2018

Charlie Benante: Beyond Speed

  Alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer, Anthrax is part of the “Big Four” architects of thrash metal, and the band is a monolith in the metal genre in general. Drummer Charlie Benante may be the single biggest reason for the…

Story by Billy Brennan | Photo by Lissa Wales
Mar 9, 2018

Jeff Hamilton

His early obsession with jazz might have been out of step with the rock ’n’ roll dreams of most kids his age. But his commitment to the art form has worked to his advantage—and to that of some of the…

Story by Jeff Potter | Photos by Alex Solca
Mar 9, 2018

Karl Brazil

He’s a pop hitmaker with a rock ‘n’ roll heart. But a song is a song, and this is one drummer who knows what to do with a song. Don’t call U.K. drummer Karl Brazil on his home landline—chances are…

Story by Ilya Stemkovsky | Photos by Paul La Raia
Mar 9, 2018

Cecil Brooks III

In an age when it’s increasingly difficult to forge a career in any area of the music business, he’s a rare example of a success story in many different wings of the industry—drummer, bandleader, producer, concert promoter, and club owner.…

by Paul Wells
Mar 9, 2018