October 1981 – Volume 5 • Number 7
Articles in October 1981
Drum Soloist - Jo Jones -"Adlib"
This solo was transcribed from the album entitled, The Main Man—Jo Jones, recorded in November 1976, and released on the Pablo label. The solo is heard toward the end of "Adlib" which appears on side 1, cut 3. Jones keeps…
Rock Perspectives - "Playing Rock Music Is Not Dumb"
The following material is similar to the Rock Perspectives column regarding Swiss Army Triplets (July 1981). It's different enough to present additional technical challenges. These particular exercises can be of special benefit to the right foot (bass drum) because of…
Nazareth's Darrell Sweet
Being a member of a group affords a musician a certain amount of security, but it also demands a sacrifice. The security comes from the fact that the individual does not have to face the world alone.
A Tribute to Billy Gladstone
To those unfamiliar with the name, suffice it to say that Billy Gladstone was one of the percussion world's most legendary figures.
Jim Chapin - Father of Independence
The Chapin Book. Sooner or later every serious drummer has to master it.
Tommy Aldridge: Business Wise
Not a week would go by without letters asking,
Many of the things that drummers take for granted today would never have come about if someone hadn't dared to try it first; if some pioneer hadn't crossed over into unexplored territory; if some drummer hadn't found a new way of propelling a band.