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April 2013 Issue – Volume 38 • Number 3

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Articles in April 2013

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Marvin McQuitty Jr.

He worked with nearly every major artist in the gospel genre, including Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Israel Houghton, Maurette Brown Clark, and Kirk Franklin. Modern Drummer contributor Stephen Styles explains, from the head and from the heart, just…

by Stephen Styles
Nov 1, 2017
Education

Grooving With Fives

A Progressive Approach to Phrasing Quintuplets on the Drumkit   Sixteenth-note quintuplets are five notes played per quarter note. The simplest way to count them in 4/4 is, “ONE, two, three, four, five; TWO, two, three, four, five; THREE, two,…

by Mike McPhee
Nov 1, 2017
A Different View

A Different View: Steve Hackett

The Genesis guitarist, who helped shape some of the most enduring music to come out of England in the ’70s—and who’s remained quite busy since—continues the unique and painstaking re-creation of his rich body of work. The opportunity to discuss…

by Will Romano
Nov 1, 2017
Around The World

Implied Brazilian Rhythms on Drumset

Part 1: Maracatu    The musical style Maracatu is an amalgamation of Afro-Brazilian concepts within the context of the annual festival of Carnival. Maracatu, or Maracatu de Baque Virado (“turned-around beat”), originated in religious Candomblé ceremonies used to crown kings…

by Uka Gameiro
Nov 1, 2017
Features

Gene Hoglan: Lifting Metal Drumming Ever Higher

By marrying the syncopated swagger of Steve Gadd and other non-metal drummers to his uniquely staggered double bass passages and dual-ride flourishes, Hoglan introduced into metal a certain ebb-and-flow type of playing that strayed from the beaten path. His approach…

Story by David Ciauro | Photos by Alex Solca
Nov 1, 2017
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Dale Crover on Melvins Lite’s Record-Setting 51/51 Tour

On September 5, 2002, Melvins Lite—guitarist Buzz Osborne, bassist Trevor Dunn, and drummer Dale Crover—embarked on a fifty-one-day rock 'n' roll journey that even other road warriors would consider insane. Here, Crover tells the tale. Hello, fellow drummers! Dale Crover…

Dale Crover
Nov 1, 2017
Features

The Education of Tommy Igoe

Few contemporary players have learned so much about drumming—or have passed the wisdom of the ages down to so many.

Story by Ken Micallef | Photos by Emily Sevin
Nov 1, 2017
Education

Loosen Up! 18 Triplet-Roll Warm-Ups to Get You Going

The drumset is one of the most physically demanding instruments. As with any other high-intensity physical activity, it helps to loosen up your muscles first with some basic exercises. In this article we’re exploring a warm-up routine based on the…

by Joel Popelsky
Nov 1, 2017
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Daughtry's Robin Diaz Interview April 2013

MD’S BILLY AMENDOLA, WHO’S BEEN KEEPING TABS ON THE DRUMMER ALL ALONG, REPORTS.   On April 16, 2010, the chart-topping band Daughtry surprisingly announced on its website that original drummer Joey Barnes had left the group, and that L.A. session…

Story by Billy Amendola | Photos by Alex Solca
Nov 1, 2017
Education

The Half-Time Shuffle

Variations on One of Drumming’s Slinkiest Grooves The half-time shuffle is a signature beat for some of the most legendary drummers in history. Guys like Bernard Purdie, John Bonham, and Jeff Porcaro are all considered masters of this feel. Let’s…

by Dave Beyer
Nov 1, 2017
Education

Pete La Roca Sims Style & Analysis

The great jazz drummer Pete Sims was born on April 7, 1938, in New York City, and passed away on November 20, 2012. He gained early professional experience playing timbales in Latin groups, and it was during this period that…

by Steve Fidyk
Nov 1, 2017
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