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Articles in February March 1981

February March 1981 - Volume 5 • Number 1

Peter Criss, John Bonham, Rick Marotta, Mel Lewis, Art Blakey, Rod Morgenstein, Bill Bruford, Jack DeJohnette, Don Lamond, Peter Hoorelbeke

Modern Drummer
Feb 1, 1981

GEORGE MARSH - Exploring Self-Awareness

GEORGE MARSH Exploring Self-Awareness There is a rare group of people in the world of percussion that are called "drummer's drummers". George Marsh is a member of that prestigious group. George Marsh is an honest person who not only was…

by Charles M. Bernstein
Mar 20, 2017

Jazz Drummer's Workshop - Bass Drum Technique

by Ed Soph The bass drum foot should be developed with the same technical/musical objectives as the hands: control of tempo, dynamics, and syncopation. A simple approach to these objectives is to relate bass drum technique to hand technique.  REBOUND…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2017

Show And Studio - A Conductor-Arranger Talks to Drummers

Show And Studio A Conductor-Arranger Talks to Drummers by Laura Deni "It sure as hell would help if drummers would listen to the entire orchestra, rather than just concern themselves with their own immediate surroundings." The man speaking is Nick…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2017

Rudimental Symposium - A Wake-up for Drum Sections

Rudimental Symposium A Wake-up for Drum Sections by Nancy Clayton You have probably heard your band director say to the brass and woodwind players, "Let's play that chorale once more. Listen to your tone. Practice warming-up every day." Band directors…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2017
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In The Studio-On The Road with RICK MAROTTA

In The Studio-On The Road with RICK MAROTTA Rick Marotta was born January 7, 1948 in New Rochelle, New York. And, apparently, he was also horn to play drums. For without any formal training, Marotta's natural "feel" for the instrument…

by Michael Rozek
Mar 20, 2017

Concepts - Teachers, Studying and Learning

Concepts Teachers, Studying and Learning by Roy Burns There are many opinions and points of view (pro and con) about studying with a private drum teacher. Drummers who have never taken a lesson frequently criticize drum teachers. Drum teachers criticize…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2017

The New Peter Criss

The New Peter Criss It takes a lot of courage for a musician to leave an established group to pursue a solo career. It takes even more courage when the group is Kiss, who truly reached the top, both in…

by Rick Mattingly
Mar 20, 2017

Rod Morgenstein

Rod Morgenstein When Rod Morgenstein was growing up he heard the saying, "There are musicians, and drummers." Now, as the driving force behind the musically diverse Dixie Dregs, he lays that distinction to rest. The 27 year old is trained…

by Robin Tolleson
Mar 20, 2017

Driver's Seat - Reading Charts

by Mel Lewis Over the years, I've seen too many aspiring big band drummers who simply do not take the time needed to fully develop their reading ability. Unfortunately, I've heard many competent young players become very mediocre drummers when…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2017

John Bonham In Retrospect

John Bonham In Retrospect by James Morton Without doubt, the dominating force in heavy metal rock during the entire decade of the 1970's was Led Zeppelin. John Bonham led the way with his wildly enthusiastic style, both on stage and…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2017

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