April 2013 Issue – Volume 38 • Number 3


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Articles in April 2013

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

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

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

Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins on the Who’s Live at Leeds

“No matter how many times you listen to Live at Leeds, it surprises,” says MD Pro Panelist Stephen Perkins, who’s been touring with Jane’s Addiction behind its latest studio album, The Great Escape Artist. “It’s so unpredictable, because these guys…

by Ilya Stemkovsky
Nov 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Snarky Puppy's Robert "Sput" Searight

  What’s on this monster multi-instrumentalist’s mind when he’s at the drumset with the kaleidoscopic groove machine known as Snarky Puppy? Melody, of course. Who would take a mini orchestra navigating funk, jazz, fusion, and world music and name it…

by Ken Micallef
Nov 1, 2017

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

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