June 1981 – Volume 5 • Number 4
Articles in June 1981
Steve Smith: Journeyman
Although Journey has been around for eight years, tremendous public acclaim has come for the band only recently, particularly gaining momentum within the last three years of existence.
Master Percussionist: Oregon's Collin Walcott
Master Percussionist: Oregon's Collin Walcott It was really one of the major lessons of my life when I first started to study Indian music with a guy from Pakistan who was studying psychology at Indiana. He showed me the basic…
Rock Perspectives - Concept for Two Drum Sets
The year following my high school graduation, one of the big favorites was James Brown and the Famous Flames. At least once a year he came to the San Francisco Bay Area and played all the big auditoriums.
Jazz Drummers Workshop - The Music of the Drums, Pt. 2
Today's music has developed to the degree that anything conceived can be used if it's done musically. The basic drum has changed considerably since the days of the stamped pit and the slit log drums of Africa.
Driver's Seat - Hints On Playing With Big Bands
Driver's Seat Hints On Playing With Big Bands by Charlie Persip The important difference between big bands and small bands is in the orchestration/arrangements. A conventional big band has trumpet, trombone, sax and rhythm sections. These sections will, at times,…
Concepts - The World's Greatest Drummer—And Other Hang-Ups
I've been asked many times, while presenting clinics,
Portraits - Carmine Appice
The first time I met Carmine Appice was back in 1978 at a drum clinic on Long Island. That was the day we taped the interview that appeared in the April 1978 issue of Modern Drummer.