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August 2022 – Volume 46 • Number 8

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Articles in August 2022

Kit of the Month

1997 Satin Emerald Green DW Kit

Mick McDermott plays classic country as well as classic rock, Western swing, and some Les Paul and Mary Ford for good measure on his 1997 DW kit refinished in satin emerald green by Spinelli Drums in St. Petersburg, FL. The…

Modern Drummer
Jul 31, 2022
Features

Tim Northup: The Northup Drum Museum, Come on in and PLAY!

During my years of touring, I have been to just about every musical museum in the world, and I know (and respect) people who collect things. But the one thing I have never liked about either, is the tendency to…

By Mark Griffith
Jul 31, 2022
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Meinl’s Pure Alloy Custom 20" & 22" Medium Thin Rides

Warm, Somewhat Dark, and Extremely Articulate The folks at Meinl sent over one of their Pure Alloy Custom Medium Thin Rides for us to look at, and we’re glad they did. Unlike the Byzance line which is hand hammered in…

By Brian Hill
Jul 31, 2022
CREATIVE PERCUSSION CONTROLERS

Sound Design Part 1

Sound Design is essential in the fields of musical instrument development, live performance, video game development, music production, theater, new media, post-production, virtual reality/augmented reality and of course, filmmaking and television production. Most of you probably think of sound design…

By Tony Verderosa
Jul 31, 2022
New and Notable

Dunnett acquires Intellectual Property Rights to Milestone Percussion

Ronn Dunnett is pleased to announced he has acquired the intellectual property rights to iconic Canadian drum company Milestone Percussion. Milestone Percussion was founded in Vancouver in the early 1970’s by Michael Clapham. At the time. Milestone quickly became the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 31, 2022
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Dan Mayo: Breaking the Norm of How Drums Sound

Dan Mayo is the definition of unique, in the best way possible. He started his musical journey at the age of three, and by the time he was six, Dan was exposed to (arguably) the best form of learning, playing…

By Raghav Mehrotra
Jul 31, 2022
JAZZ INSIGHTS

The Next So-and-So!

I’m tempted to begin each of my new Modern Drummer columns by writing “With everything else that’s going on in the world…” because the unrelenting news cycles force me to question the relative importance of an artistic particular or a…

By Peter Erskine
Jul 31, 2022
Product Close-Up

Offset Eclipse Double Bass Drum Pedal

I have played on a double bass kit from a young age. I had two 24" bass drums with one of those hoop clamps for the hi hat stand so I could fold the legs and set up the hi…

By Jim Toscano and Nic Kubes
Jul 31, 2022
New and Notable

Gretsch Drums Introduces the USA Custom Ridgeland Snare Drum and New Colors For USA Custom, Broadkaster & Brooklyn

Gretsch Drums proudly introduces the USA Custom Ridgeland Snare drum to their celebrated range of snare of drums. At almost half-inch thick and made from a fusion of woods, this new drum has a sound that is warm, powerful and…

Modern Drummer
Jul 31, 2022
Jazz Drummer's Workshop

Bob Moses’ More Musical Resolution Points

In the last several last months of Modern Drummer we have included the chapters from Bob Moses’ Drum Wisdom book on the 8/8 Concept and the Sixteen Musical Resolution Points. These two concepts work together and can apply to every…

Modern Drummer
Jul 31, 2022
Features

CHRIS LESSO Life Through Rhythm

Chris Lesso is a renaissance drummer: bandleader, sideman, clinician, teacher… His studies with the great Dom Famularo and the legendary Jim Blackley have helped him form a great foundation for his drumming and his teaching. Chris’ playing with his band…

By Mark Griffith
Jul 31, 2022
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Collector's Corner

Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault: Stan Lynch’s Mitch Mitchell Inspired Ludwigs

In 1983, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers were on a roll. They’d been steadily cracking out gold and platinum albums and racking up hits with songs like “Breakdown,” American Girl,” “The Waiting,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” and “Refugee.” The…

By Donn Bennett
Jul 31, 2022
Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic

Double Bass Drumming Eighth Note Triplet Double Bass Patterns

This month Modern Drummer will continue our re-introduction of Joe Franco’s classic book Double Bass Drumming, and his concept called the Single Stroke System. Here is Joe’s chapter on Eighth Note Triplet Double Bass Patterns. There are many more patterns…

by Joe Franco
Jul 31, 2022
Features

Carmine Appice: 50 Years of Being Realistic

This year will mark the 50th anniversary of Carmine Appice’s influential book Realistic Rock. Modern Drummer has been featuring some excerpts from the updated version of this book (The Ultimate Realistic Rock) throughout the year and this will continue with…

By Mark Griffith
Jul 31, 2022
Features

The Daru Sessions: The Evolution of His Set-Up

Modern Drummer is starting a new series with Daru Jones called “The Daru Sessions.” In these series of interviews, Daru and I are going to dive deep into several subjects. The first subject of these talks is Daru’s unique drum…

By Mark Griffith
Jul 31, 2022
New and Notable

Evans introduces dB One Heads and Cymbals

EVANS Drumheads, the most technologically advanced drumheads on earth, is introducing a revolutionary new suite of products, dB reduced volume drumheads and cymbals. The dB product suite includes dB Zero, a rebrand of the popular SoundOff mesh drumheads, and the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 31, 2022
Basics

The Game Changers Part 2

Welcome back for part two! Last month we discussed several important topics that I felt were monumental in my growth as a player. Those were: understanding subdivision, learning to read music, developing your ears, and learning to write charts/roadmaps. Once…

By Billy Ashbaugh
Jul 31, 2022
HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND DRUMMING

Cardiovascular Fitness for Strength and Longevity

In my series of articles, under the “Health, Wellness, and Drumming” section of Modern Drummer, we have explored the many of the benefits of weight training and maintaining healthy musculature. This is done to keep our joints pain free so…

By James Petercsak
Jul 31, 2022
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