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December 2013 Issue – Volume 38 • Number 12

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Articles in December 2013

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Jazz Drummer’s Workshop - Stick Control Revisited Part 3: 5/4 Variations

by Steve Fidyk Welcome to the third installment in our series on drumset applications of George Lawrence Stone’s classic book Stick Control. The following variations utilize the “72 Single Beat Combinations” found on pages 5–7.For starters, let’s begin by reading…

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Rich Redmond on Stewart Copeland

Rich Redmond on Stewart Copeland By Ilya Stemkovsky Synchronicity. By 1983 it may no longer have described the interpersonal relationships between the members of the Police, but it’s the perfect term to illustrate Stewart Copeland’s masterful rhythmic blend inside the…

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Rock Perspectives - Part 5: Paradiddle-Based Hand Patterns

Rock Perspectives Part 5: Paradiddle-Based Hand Patterns by Todd Vinciguerra In this lesson we’ll explore double bass groove ideas that incorporate paradiddle-based hand patterns. Remember to play to a metronome or click track, and start off slowly and master each…

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Portraits - Sparks's Tammy Glover

Story by Ken Micallef Photos by Alex Solca Few musicians have the opportunity to enjoy simultaneous—and significant—careers on stage and in the conference room. Here the veteran drummer with the iconic cult band Sparks connects the dots between the two…

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What Do You Know About...Karen Carpenter?

What Do You Know About...Karen Carpenter? by Dena Tauriello One of the most iconic vocalists in pop history was also a drummer—and a damned good one. So why do we still need reminding?In a 1975 Playboy magazine readers poll, Karen…

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Rock 'N' Jazz Clinic - Bembe-Inspired Half-Time Shuffles

10 Ways to Add an Afro-Cuban Inflection by Andy Shoniker The original inspiration for these patterns came courtesy of Brady Blade’s wonderful groove on the tune “So Damn Lucky” from Dave Matthews’ 2003 solo album, Some Devil (see Example 1),…

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Strictly Technique - Chops Builders: Hemiolas, Part 3

Strictly Technique Chops Builders Hemiolas, Part 3 by Bill Bachman In this final installment of our hemiola series, we’re going to add yet another accent to the half-note-triplet patterns we covered in parts one and two. Part one had one…

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George "Spanky" McCurdy

  LADY GAGA'S LEAN, MEAN DISPLACEMENT MACHINE Story by Ken Micallef Photos by Alex Solca His infamous “off time” approach has been the source of many a drummer’s woodshed frustrations. An eye-opening DVD now offers insight. But, as with so…

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Victor Indrizzo

Get Him to the Gig by Lowell Parker The public profile of top studio cats might not be what it was during the heyday of ’60s star Hal Blaine, ’70s icon Steve Gadd, or even ’80s “it” guy Dave Weckl.…

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