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December 2016 Issue – Volume 40 • Number 12

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Articles in December 2016

What Do You Know About…Bob Henrit?

What Do You Know About… Bob Henrit? by Will Romano His recent autobiography tells a fascinating tale of rock ’n’ roll survival, navigating ups and downs and twists and turns with seminal British acts like Argent and the Kinks. As…

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Jazz Drummer's Workshop - Rhythmic Conversions

Jazz Drummer's Workshop Rhythmic Conversions Part 3: Half-Note Triplets by Steve Fidyk For this lesson we’ll be focusing on the converted triplet material from Part 1 of this series, which ran in the May, 2016 issue of MD. Specifically, we’ll…

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Mar 8, 2017

Product Close-Up - Zildjian - Avedis Series Cymbals

Product Close-Up Zildjian Avedis Series Cymbals by Michael Dawson A retro refit of classic ’50s designs for today’s applications.   Given the great success of the vintage-style Kerope line, which was launched at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show as a…

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Mar 8, 2017

Concepts - Are You Playing the Drums?

Concepts Are You Playing the Drums? Or Are the Drums Playing You? by Russ Miller This month’s quote represents a classic sentiment that seasoned drummers often feel necessary to share with younger players. By this stage in my career, I’ve…

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Mar 8, 2017
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Product Close-Up – Canopus Snare Drums

Product Close-Up Canopus Snare Drums Yaiba II Maple, Yaiba II Birch, and Black-Nickel Brass Snares by Michael Dawson A trio of top-notch drums to cover all your bases. Canopus is one of the premier boutique drum manufacturers in Japan, specializing…

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Mar 8, 2017

Teacher's Forum - More Effective Learning

Teacher's Forum More Effective Learning Improving Practice Skills, Memory, and Drumming by Marc Dicciani As a private teacher, professor, and researcher, I have a great interest in learning how our brains, neural systems, and bodies work together as we develop…

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Rock Perspectives - Advanced Overlapping Phrases

Rock Perspectives Advanced Overlapping Phrases Superimposing Groupings by Aaron Edgar I’ve always been inspired by phrasing that seems to dance its way around the pulse. Bands such as Meshuggah apply this effect. You can bob your head in quarter notes…

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Mar 8, 2017

Catching Up with Jerry Marotta

Catching Up With... Jerry Marotta by Bob Girouard The drummer returns to the scene of his original artistic flowering—singer Peter Gabriel’s legendary early catalog.   “My motto has always been to keep growing both artistically and personally,” Jerry Marotta says.…

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Mar 8, 2017

Setting Sights - Ismael Cancel

Setting Sights Ismael Cancel by Ilya Stemkovsky When the rhythm ace with the enormously popular yet unclassifiable Puerto Rican band Calle 13 began working on singer iLe’s much-anticipated solo debut, he found that a no-rules approach worked best.   As…

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Mar 8, 2017

Product Close-Up - Tama Pedals

Product Close-Up   Tama Pedals Iron Cobra and Speed Cobra Pedals by David Ciauro Major upgrades to two of the most revered pedals around.   Tama has introduced the next generation of its Iron Cobra and Speed Cobra pedals with…

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Mar 8, 2017

Ralph Peterson - Forward Motion

Ralph Peterson Forward Motion   Story by Ken Micallef Photos by Paul La Raia Ralph Peterson Jr. burst onto the late-’80s/early-’90s jazz scene like a tornado, tsunami, and forest fire rolled into one. On a series of superb Blue Note…

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Mar 8, 2017
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In Memoriam - Johnny Craviotto

In Memoriam Johnny Craviotto Johnny Craviotto, who died on July 15 at age sixty-nine, may have passed on, but his legacy isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Craviotto thrived in the music industry as an innovator and a dear friend to…

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Mar 8, 2017

Catching Up With Billy Ficca

Catching Up With... Billy Ficca by Patrick Berkery This indie-rock hero is happy to revisit past glories. But he’s not exactly waiting around for the opportunity.   The bands Billy Ficca is most commonly associated with are all pretty different…

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Mar 8, 2017

Michael Shrieve - A Drummer’s Circle

photo by Steve Korn Michael Shrieve A Drummer’s Circle by Jeff Potter The original set player in the most famous Latin-rock band of all time has always placed a dedication to the larger musical picture well above any attempts at…

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Product Close-Up - Gretsch Gear

Product Close-Up Gretsch Renown RN2 Drumset and Full Range Hammered Black Steel Snare More classic appointments to the brand’s top import lines. by Michael Dawson The professional-grade Renown series drumset has been very popular among touring, gigging, and session drummers…

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Mar 8, 2017

Ash Soan

Ash Soan The Song Worker by Robin Tolleson Ash Soan has built an enviable studio drumming career—topped by a Grammy win with Adele—a burgeoning social-media presence, and his own recording studio. Housed in a 200-year-old windmill located on his property,…

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Mar 8, 2017

Strictly Technique - One-Two-Threes

Strictly Technique One-Two-Threes Exercises for Control by Bill Bachman In this lesson we’re going to work on a fun and challenging hybrid rudiment that does wonders for developing finger control. In the exercises, the right hand plays one note, the…

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Mar 8, 2017

Basics - Fundamental Fills Part 5

Basics Fundamental Fills Part 5 Part 5: Six-Stroke Stickings by Donny Gruendler During the 1960s, Motown drummers such as Benny Benjamin, Richard “Pistol” Allen, and Uriel Jones introduced the six-stroke roll to the masses with their signature opening fills. In…

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