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April 1983 – Volume 7 • Number 4

The application of rudimental/military type patterns to the drumset has added another dimension to contemporary music.

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Articles in April 1983


The Pros: On Bass Drums

Certain reader questions seem to repeat themselves. Several of them involve the ins and outs of bass drums. What size? What kind of heads? How do I tune them? Do I use a single head or double heads? Should I…

Modern Drummer
Nov 21, 2017

Endorsements: Good or Bad?

There are so many rumors in the music business regarding endorsements that young drummers don't know what to believe. There are stories about drummers receiving thousands of dollars for agreeing to play a certain drumset. It can be confusing and…

by Roy Burns
Nov 21, 2017

Gary Chester: Taking A Stand

Photo by Rick Mattingly (NEW in 2022: Two brand new episodes in the video lesson Series "Students of the Master, Teach One2One!" featuring Chris Harfenist and Corey Roberts. Aspiring drummers have the incredible opportunity to tap directly into the lineage…

by Scott K. Fish
Nov 21, 2017
Rock Charts

Rush's "New World Man"

This month's Rock Chart is the latest hit by Rush, "New World Man," from the album, Signals. The sound of Rush is a blend of heavy metal and thoughtful lyricism. Neil Peart's contribution to both is obvious. As a first-rate…

Transcribed By James Morton
Nov 21, 2017

April 1983 - Volume 7 • Number 4

Jack DeJohnette, Artimus Pyle, Gary Chester, Joe Jackson, Simon Phillips, Carl Palmer, Bill Bruford, Russ Kunkel, Sheila Escovedo, Paul Humphrey

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 1983
Up & Coming

Larry Tolfree & Sue Hadjopoulos

Watching Sue Hadjopoulos on percussion and Larry Tolfree on drums, one would think they'd been playing with Joe Jackson for eons, and certainly working together for even longer. Neither of the above assumptions is accurate. Tolfree has been working with…

by Robyn Flans
Nov 21, 2017

Artimus Pyle Free Spirit

The name Artimus Pyle conjures up the image of a guy in cut-off jeans all frayed at the ends, hair hanging down the middle of his back, tucked under a wool hat, and a long, long beard that hides half…

by Scott K. Fish and Paul T. Riddle
Nov 21, 2017

Warren Cohen: Under The Big Top

Photo by Larry Kellogg SF: What does it take to become a circus drummer? WC: You have to be familiar with every style of music and drumming. Latin, rock, shows, marches, contemporary, disco. You have to have all those in…

by Scott K. Fish
Nov 21, 2017