June 1981 – Volume 5 • Number 4


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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.

by Robyn Flans
Apr 12, 2017

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 stroke for the sixteen-beat pattern…

by Harold Howland
Apr 12, 2017

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.

David Garibaldi
Apr 12, 2017

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.

by Barry Altschul
Apr 12, 2017

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, play the same melodic and rhythmic figures collectively…

by Charlie Persip
Apr 12, 2017

Concepts - The World's Greatest Drummer—And Other Hang-Ups

I've been asked many times, while presenting clinics,

by Roy Burns
Apr 12, 2017

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.

by Scott K. Fish
Apr 12, 2017