July 2012 Issue – Volume 37 • Number 7


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Articles in July 2012

Jazz Drummer's Workshop

Swingin’ the Clave

Advanced Exercises for Developing Independence In jazz, the ride cymbal is the focal point for creating a flowing, swinging time feel. In Afro-Cuban music, the clave assumes this role. Essentially, clave is to Afro-Cuban music what the ride cymbal beat…

by Steve Fidyk
Apr 5, 2018
Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic

Metrically Modulated Drum ’n’ Bass

Using Triplets to Imply Faster Tempos Over the past decade, the drum ’n’ bass style of drumming has taken off in a big way. Many drummers tend to emulate this style by simply playing in double time. For example, if…

by Andy Shoniker
Apr 5, 2018

The CRASH Course to Success Part 3: Attitude

This article focuses on the third portion of my CRASH concept (“commitment, relationships, attitude, skill, hunger”) for attracting success to your drumming career—and that’s attitude. Attitude is everything in life. It will make or break just about anyone on any…

by Rich Redmond
Apr 5, 2018

Stephen Perkins: Rolling Thunder

His eternal smile and energy are impossible to forget, and whether he’s playing just a shaker and a pair of bongos or bashing home the finale of one of Jane’s Addiction’s more heady epics, his drive and feel are inspirational.…

by Stephen Bidwell
Apr 5, 2018

Ray Lucas

He jammed regularly with Hendrix, shared stages with Ringo at the height of Beatlemania, and set a standard that some of the world’s greatest players aspired to. Noted R&B/jazz expert Jim Payne tracks down the elusive groove pioneer and captures…

by Jim Payne
Apr 5, 2018
On the Cover

Matt Halpern

With one foot in tradition and one in the future, the exceptionally diverse, super-polished pounder is at the forefront of a scene that shows little interest in what can’t be done on the drumset. Halpern first appeared on the cover…

Story by Ken Micallef | Photos by Sahisnu Sadarpo
Apr 5, 2018

John Sherman

He’s a bit of a cutup, Red Fang’s drummer is. But don’t let that wicked smile fool you—what he and his bandmates hit you with live and on record is some of the most serious hard rock around. John Sherman…

by Billy Brennan
Apr 5, 2018