February 2015 Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine

February 2015 Issue – Volume 40 • Number 2

The R&B and fusion vet, who’s put in time with Macy Gray, Natasha Bedingfield, and Tal Wilkenfeld, says it’s all about making meaningful connections—between song sections, between fellow musicians, and between past and future generations of players.
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Articles in February 2015

Basics

Basics - The Lindy Beat by Rich Redmond

Basics The Lindy Beat The Grooviest of Early Rock 'n' Roll Rhythms by Rich Redmond The classic rhythm we’re exploring this month has weathered the test of time since first appearing in the early twentieth century. The pattern is associated…

Rich Redmond
Feb 23, 2017
Catching Up With

Catching up with Prairie Prince

Catching Up With... Prairie Prince by Bob Girouard In the mid-’70s, the San Francisco–based band the Tubes came roaring out of the gate with over-the-top live shows, blistering musicality, and an outrageously satirical take on modern culture. Toning down their…

Bob Girouard
Feb 23, 2017
On the Cover

King Crimson's Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, and Pat Mastelotto

After the show at L.A's Orpheum Theatre, Setptember 30, 2014. Photo by Tony Levin On The Cover King Crimson's Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, and Pat Mastelotto MD goes deep inside the reinvention of a prog-rock institution, which stormed stages around…

Michael Parillo
Feb 23, 2017
Shop Talk

Get the Sound You Want From Your Drums! Part 2: Drumset Tuning

Shop Talk Get the Sound You Want From Your Drums! Part 2: Drumset Tuning by Dave Ribner Shortly after introducing the tune-bot electronic drum tuner in 2012, we were flooded with phone calls and emails asking how to tune different…

David Ribner
Feb 23, 2017
Up & Coming

Brittany Brooks

Up & Coming Brittany Brooks She’s spent the past few years touring with the R&B stars CeeLo Green and Kelis. Now the drummer says she’s more than ready for the next phase of her career. by David Jarnstrom Drummers for…

David Jarnstrom
Feb 23, 2017
Catching Up With

Catching up with Trigger Hippy's Steve Gorman

Trigger Hippy, featuring the Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman (second from left) and singer Joan Osborne Catching Up With... Trigger Hippy's Steve Gorman by Jim Riley “You can make up a lot of ground when you don’t know what you’re up…

Jim Riley
Feb 23, 2017
Features

Understand Indian Rhythmic Concepts

From left: Giovanni Hidalgo, Eric Harland, Zakir Hussain, and Steve Smith work out some high-level cross-cultural music on stage at the SFJazz Center, March 2013. Features Understand Indian Rhythmic Concepts Let’s get it straight from the start: There’s no dabbling…

Ken Micallef
Feb 23, 2017
Features

Greg Morrow

Features Greg Morrow Jason Aldean’s Rich Redmond sits down with the first-call Nashville drummer to trace his journey to the top of the charts. Every one of us has favorite players who have left a lasting impression on the way…

Rich Redmond
Feb 23, 2017
On the Cover

King Crimson's Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, and Pat Mastelotto

After the show at L.A's Orpheum Theatre, Setptember 30, 2014. Photo by Tony Levin On The Cover King Crimson's Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, and Pat Mastelotto MD goes deep inside the reinvention of a prog-rock institution, which stormed stages around…

Michael Parillo
Feb 23, 2017
Electronic Insights

Drum Miking 101, Part 2: Two-Microphone Setups

Electronic Insights Drum Miking 101 Part 2: Two-Microphone Setups by John Emerich Last month we began this series by exploring three different ways to record a drumset with a single microphone. The distance between the mic and the drumset was…

John Emerich
Feb 23, 2017
Strictly Technique

Strictly Technique - Consecutive Flams part 3: Inverted Motion

Strictly Technique Consecutive Flams Part 3: Inverted Motion by Bill Bachman In the third installment of this series, we’re going to modify the exercise by removing one tap from the transitions. Instead of using a flam accent to shift from…

Bill Bachman
Feb 23, 2017
Concepts

Creating Opportunity - Five Key Components for the Working Drummer

Photo by Miguel Monroy Concepts Creating Opportunity Five Key Components for the Working Drummer by Russ Miller This month’s column is about creating opportunity for yourself. Our quotation by the American author H. Jackson Brown Jr. describes the idea beautifully.…

Russ Miller
Feb 23, 2017
Catching Up With

Catching up with Terry Bozzio

Catching Up With... Terry Bozzio by Mike Haid Last summer, drumming innovator Terry Bozzio celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his first drum lesson by performing his unique solo compositions on tour in North America and Japan. The sixty-four-years-young Bozzio, still…

Mike Haid
Feb 23, 2017
Features

The Julie Ruin's Carmine Covelli

Photo by Paul La Raia Features The Julie Ruin's Carmine Covelli The multitalented drummer with a penchant for science and technology brings us the affirmation we’ve been waiting for. by Marian Li-Pino Carmine Covelli, drummer for Kathleen Hanna’s latest project,…

Marian Li-Pino
Feb 23, 2017
Get Good

Hang Chops: The Other Social Media

Get Good Hang Chops: The Other Social Media Your playing skills are the number-one asset in your drumming career. That’s a given. But your ability to “hang” is a not-too-distant number two. Maybe this is a good time to make…

Juels Thomas
Feb 23, 2017
Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic

Odd Groupings Over Samba with Mike Johnston

Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic Odd Groupings Over Sama Combining Concepts for Creative Coordination Development by Mike Johnston What do you do when you have two things in the refrigerator or pantry that taste awesome by themselves? You put them together!…

Mike Johnston
Feb 23, 2017
Catching Up With

Catching up with Trigger Hippy's Steve Gorman

Trigger Hippy, featuring the Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman (second from left) and singer Joan Osborne Catching Up With... Trigger Hippy's Steve Gorman by Jim Riley “You can make up a lot of ground when you don’t know what you’re up…

Jim Riley
Feb 23, 2017
Features

The Julie Ruin's Carmine Covelli

Photo by Paul La Raia Features The Julie Ruin's Carmine Covelli The multitalented drummer with a penchant for science and technology brings us the affirmation we’ve been waiting for. by Marian Li-Pino Carmine Covelli, drummer for Kathleen Hanna’s latest project,…

Marian Li-Pino
Feb 23, 2017