October 1984 – Volume 8 • Number 10


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Articles in October 1984

Back To Back Rolls

Here are some exercises in back-to-back rolls. These rolls are a series of the same stroked roll (five-stroke, six-stroke, etc.) played in a continuous fashion, so as not to break the flow of constant 16th notes or an 8th-note triplet…

by Stanley Ellis
Aug 6, 2018

Midnight Oil's Rob Hirst

A lot of attention has been paid to Australian bands in the last few years, and for good reason. What is not often mentioned is the abundance of excellent drummers who are responsible for the strong and danceable rhythms so…

by Bill Wolfe
Aug 6, 2018

Centering And Breathing

My first Concepts article for Modern Drummer was entitled "Drumming And Breathing." Since that time, I have received letters and requests to write more on the same subject. Whether or not you are into yoga or meditation, there is ample…

by Roy Burns
Aug 6, 2018

Les DeMerle — Transfuser

During this interview, Les DeMerle voiced slight annoyance and perplexity at reviewers who "always'' refer to him and/or his music as being "eclectic. " I believe that the commonly misunderstood definition of eclectic music is that it's weird, hard to…

by Scott K. Fish
Aug 6, 2018

Jerry Speiser — Drummer At Work

Jerry Speiser comes from a land down under—Australia, to be exact. And he's in the group that helped make the land down under a desirable place to be and to be from. The group is Men At Work, and when…

by Robyn Flans
Aug 6, 2018

Queen's Roger Taylor Interview October 1984

A big part of any successful interview is the preparation that's done before the actual interview takes place. It's during this stage that the interviewer gets a fix on the interviewee. But trying to size up Queen's Roger Taylor proved…

by Robert Santelli
Aug 6, 2018