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August September 1979 – Volume 3 • Number 4

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Articles in August September 1979

Billy Cobham

Billy Cobham is one of the strongest innovative forces on the drumming scene today. Both his technique, and drum set-up are awesome.We met at Starr Recording Studios where Billy was to record an instructional tape for the Tama Drum Company.…

by Cheech Iero
Feb 23, 2017

Strictly Technique: Understanding Flams

Strictly Technique Understanding Flams by Rupert Kettle The ability to freely and easily embellish rhythmic figures with single grace notes and create "flams," is to me one of the earmarks of an accomplished snare drummer. Such accomplishment does not always…

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Feb 23, 2017

August September 1979 - Volume 3 • Number 4

Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Don Lamond

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 1979

Teachers Forum: The Gladstone Technique

Teachers Forum The Gladstone Technique by Bill Meligari The late William D. Gladstone was a multi-faceted percussionist who for many years worked in the pit orchestra of Radio City Music Hall in New York. Many well known drummers studied technique…

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Feb 23, 2017

Rock Perspectives Rock 'N' Time

by David Garibaldi The basic role of the drummer has always been that of a timekeeper. Today's music is no exception. I believe that basic role has become clouded in the minds of many due to the high technical level…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
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Rudimental Symposium: Back-sticking

Rudimental Symposium Back-sticking by Mitch Markovich Years ago, back-sticking was almost unknown in most drumming circles and when it was used, it was usually done in a rather simple way. Since that time, back-sticking has become more widely used and…

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Feb 23, 2017

Jazz Drummer's Workshop: Reading And Jazz Interpretation

by Ed Soph A drummer's interpretive powers grow once he has established the foundational techniques of hands and feet. Coordination, which means hearing something and spontaneously reacting to it in a musical manner, develops. It is then that further technical…

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Feb 23, 2017

Reflections: Don Lamond

Reflections: Don Lamond by Gabe Villani "I was fascinated by the drums. I was always banging on things but I couldn't figure out how people rolled on drums. How could they play fast enough to produce a continuous sound?" When…

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Feb 23, 2017

Jimmy Cobb: Seasoned Sideman

Jimmy Cobb: Seasoned Sideman Story and photos by Rick Mattingly After talking to Jimmy Cobb and hearing him play, I was impressed both by the man, and the musician. His musical credentials are extensive. From 1958-1962 he was a member…

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Feb 23, 2017

South Of The Border: The Mambo

South Of The Border The Mambo by Norbert Goldberg Ranking among the most popular Latin rhythms is the mambo. This rhythm, which originated in Cuba, has had much success on the dance floors of the world because of its exciting,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

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