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August September 1980 – Volume 4 • Number 4

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Articles in August September 1980

Driver's Seat

Driver's Seat - Avoiding Common Pitfalls

by Mel Lewis CONTROLLING THE BASS DRUM One very common pitfall of many young big band drummers is the manner in which they play their bass drum. Too many novice drummers seem to feel a need to pound the bass…

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Ed Greene: L.A. Studio Heavyweight

Ed Greene L.A. Studio Heavyweight It is a wonder that Ed Greene isn't as well known as the material on which he has played. Barry White's original drummer, Greene's drumming has been heard on an endless collection of songs and…

Story by Robyn Flans
Feb 23, 2017
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Talking Drums With Joe Cocuzzo

Talking Drums With Joe Cocuzzo by Cheech Iero CI: What made you gravitate towards the drums rather than piano, or trumpet?JC: My older brother Danny was a drummer. He'd play something and I could repeat it, I could hear it.…

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Education

Rock Perspectives - A Practical Application of the 5 Stroke Roll

Rock Perspectives A Practical Application of the 5 Stroke Roll by David Garibaldi The possibilities offered to us by the 5 stroke roll are limitless. In this article, we'll look at a few possible ideas for applying the 5 stroke…

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Morris Lang: N.Y. Philharmonic Veteran

Morris Lang N.Y. Philharmonic Veteran We often think of orchestral musicians us stuffy and snobbish individuals who look down upon the rest of the musical world. If there is anyone to disprove this stereotype, it's Morris "Arnie" Lang, percussionist with…

by Norbert Goldberg
Feb 23, 2017
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Chet McCracken and Keith Knudsen: Takin' It To The Doobies

The Doobie Brothers legend began in 1969 when percussionist John Hartman got together with singer/guitarist Tom Johnston and bassist Greg Murphy. At that time, the trio was called Pud and their first album was released in 1971 on Warner Brothers…

by Susan Alexander
Feb 23, 2017
Education

Jazz Drummer's Workshop - Coordinating Accents Independently

by Ed Soph Independence may mean playing two or more rhythmic patterns simultaneously. It may also mean playing two or more rhythmic patterns simultaneously and coordinating different accent patterns within those rhythmic patterns.Here are some basic exercises in accent coordination…

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