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Articles in May 1985

The Five-Note Fill/Solo Concept

Here is an idea for use in either fills or soloing. The study is based on the following five-note pattern: The five-note pattern, when played as consecutive triplets or 16th notes in 4/4 time, comes back to where it began…

by David Garibaldi
Aug 30, 2018

Drumming And Sitting In

A young friend of mine from Massachusetts recently told me the following story. He was working in a club with the group he usually plays with. A man came up to him and asked if he could sit in. My…

by Roy Burns
Aug 30, 2018

Garry Peterson — Canadian Beat

What is it about Winnipeg, the lonely western Canada birthplace of two of the country's biggest rock bands, a city that musicians leave for success? Maybe it has to do with the deep chill of the prairie winters and the…

by T. Bruce Wittet
Aug 30, 2018

Reminiscing with D. J. Fontana

I knew Elvis was different by his clothes and his actions on stage. I said, 'The boy's got something. What it is, I don't know.' The first show at the Louisiana Hayride was kind of lukewarm. It was a country-oriented…

by Robyn Flans
Aug 30, 2018

David Robinson — Driving The Cars

There are a lot of things I want to accomplish as a drummer. There are a lot of things I want to work out and put down on tape where my ideas can take some real form," says David Robinson…

by Robert Santelli
Aug 30, 2018

Steve Ferrone - Not Your Average Drummer

It is a bit ironic that Steve Ferrone is still recognized most as being the Average White Band's drummer (and only non-white), after the banner year he had for himself in 1984, He crashed the R&B charts in a big…

by Robin Tolleson
Aug 30, 2018

Alan Dawson

In the basement studio where Alan Dawson teaches, a concert poster shows Alan dressed in a tuxedo, looking stately on his throne, drumming with Dave Brubeck. Scrawled across the top is a note from Brubeck: "Alan—thanks for the great job…

by Jeff Potter
Aug 30, 2018