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Articles in August 2014

Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic

Groove Freedom Part 2: “Funky Drummer” Permutations

Welcome to the second installment of articles based on my new book, Groove Freedom. I wrote this book for myself as much as I did for my students. There is nothing quite like the feeling of having one hundred percent…

by Mike Johnston
Feb 16, 2018
What Do You Know About...?

Lee Goodness

Photo by Nicole Goodness   Curtis Mayfield was unlike any other soul artist, and the job of servicing his timeless grooves was a unique challenge, especially during the dawn of electronic drums. The journeyman player who helped bring Mayfield’s message…

by Drew Schultz
Feb 16, 2018

Harvey Mason: The Groove Is All Around

Harvey Mason is one of the most recorded musicians in history. His precise, soul-filled drumming has knocked out fans of sophisticated groove playing for more than forty years, on such seminal albums as Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters, Charles Earland’s Leaving…

by Ken Micallef
Feb 16, 2018
Strictly Technique

Upbeat Triplets Breaking Free From the Downbeat

This month we’re going to look at quarter- and 8th-note-triplet rhythms that are offset to the upbeats. When we talk about upbeats, we’re usually referring to the “&” counts between the quarter notes in a straight 8th or swung context.…

by Bill Bachman
Feb 16, 2018