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October 2022:
The Polyrhythm Conversion Timetable

The following comparative timetable illustrates how polymeters and polyrhythms work with one another when played at the same tempo and time signature.The first fundamental polymeter starts with with 3 over-4 notes (3:4), followed by 5:4, 6:4, 7:4, and 8:4. Within each polymeter, one can subdivide the rhythm into any combination …


December 2017:
Peter Magadini’s Polyrhythmic Life

Given that rhythm is the playground of drummers, polyrhythms seem to have a particular resonance. The possibilities of two against three, three against four, and beyond are continually explored in jazz, rock, and other styles. For many a drummer across different genres, discussing polyrhythms often brings to mind Peter Magadini.


January 2015:
Samba Songo

The Afro-Cuban songo rhythm was created in the 1970s by the Cuban band Los Van Van and its drummer/percussionist José Luis Quintana, aka Changuito. After many years of studying and playing Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms myself, and participating in a festival in the city of Recife in northern Brazil (where …


March 1984:
March 1984 – Volume 8 • Number 3

Matt Frenette, Joey Kramer, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Art Taylor, Ed Shaughnessy, John Stacey, Murray Spivack, Fred Gruber, Jim Blackley, Peter Magadini, Keith Killgo, Dennis Wilson, Chad Wackerman, Steve Smith, Jack DeJohnette, Larrie Londin, Paul T. Riddle


February March 1980:
February March 1980 – Volume 4 • Number 1

Horacee Arnold, Billy Hart, Freddie Watts, Alan White, Dave Mattacks, Roberta Crain, Keith Moon, Stanley Spector, Peter Magadini, Andy Newmark, Duffy Jackson, Joe Cocuzzo, Chuck Hughes


January 1978:
January 1978 – Volume 2 • Number 1

Tony Williams, Larrie Londin, David Garibaldi, Peter Magadini



Posted: November 2, 2015

Category: Feature Stories
Dom Famularo’s Teachers List

Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …


Posted: November 25, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl

See what’s in the January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl and where to get it….


Posted: October 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
December 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Gregg Bissonette

See what’s in the pages of the December 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Gregg Bissonette!


Posted: January 24, 2012

Category: Drummers, Education Team Members
Mike Johnston

[MDEdTop]Online educator and clinician Mike Johnston began playing drums at the age of five, and he studied privately with some of the greatest educators of our time, including Peter Magadini and Steve Ferrone. At the age of twenty-one, Mike received a major-label record deal with his band Simon Says (Hollywood …



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