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January 2023 – Volume 47 • Number 1

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Articles in January 2023

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Samsun Cymbals Dre Energy Signature “Remix” Line

A full line of artist inspired Turkish Cymbals Tradition In Progress: Not just a catchy tag-line, but more of a statement of fact. Mustafa Diril, the founder and master cymbal craftsman of Samsun Cymbals, has been learning and plying his…

By Brian Hill
Jan 1, 2023
Jazz Drummer's Workshop

Master Studies

In Modern Drummer’s ongoing salute to Joe Morello’s legendary book Master Studies and his teachings, this month we present Joe Morello’s Table of Time, and his advice on Using the Metronome. Table of Time This will help your development of…

by Joe Morello
Jan 1, 2023
An Editor's Overview

Under The Radar

We have all seen the lists on the internet: Underappreciated Drummers, Underrated Drummers, Unsung Drumming Heroes, Drumming Talents Deserving Wider Recognition… Why do so many drummers go under the radar? What does a drummer have to do to get some…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2023
Teacher's Forum

“Duet 9”

As an ongoing tribute to Ron Spagnardi who founded Modern Drummer Publications in 1977 and was an excellent drum teacher and author in his own right, Modern Drummer is going to include some of the articles, exercises, and pieces that…

By Ron Spagnardi
Jan 1, 2023
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Collector's Corner

1930 Ludwig Peacock Pearl Drum Outfit with original painted Millstream Scene Bass Drum head

The Northup Drums Museum specializes in early jazz drum kits with rare finishes and-or painted heads in near mint original condition. This 1930 Ludwig Peacock Pearl drum outfit fits all of the above criteria. It is featured with the original…

By Tim Northup
Jan 1, 2023
CREATIVE PERCUSSION CONTROLLERS

Hybrid Drumming with Alternate Mode

This month let’s take a closer look at hybrid drumming that uses several advanced triggering concepts. We will also be focusing on “randomizing” sound selection. Hybrid drumming is a highly complex system and process, particularly when you move into the…

By Tony Verderosa
Jan 1, 2023
New and Notable

ROLAND REIMAGINES FIVE CLASSIC RHYTHM MACHINES IN NEW DRUM MACHINE COLLECTION

Roland, a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments and software products, introduces its Drum Machine Collection, which includes five of the brand’s most revered rhythm machines from the ‘80s as recreated modern plug-ins. These plug-ins are enhanced with…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2023
Rock Perspectives

The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming

This month we are starting to introduce a book by Bobby Rondinelli and Michael Lauren called The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming. It takes a slightly different approach from our ongoing studies from the Joe Franco book on double bass…

By Bobby Rondinelli and Michael Lauren
Jan 1, 2023
Industry Happenings

The 2022 Music City Drum Show

It was another difficult year with COVID-19 in our midst, but with vaccinations and boosters, people have started to venture out, live life, and enjoy live music again. One of the highlights of 2022 was the return of the Music…

Story and photos by Bob Campbell
Jan 1, 2023
Out Now

Drumsville! The Evolution of the New Orleans Beat

In Modern Drummer’s “Out Now” column, we usually spotlight several different CD’s, DVD’s, or books that have been recently released that feature notable drummers or impeccable drumming. But every once in a while, something comes along that deserves a little…

By Robert H. Cataliotti Interview by Mark Griffith
Jan 1, 2023
Features

Polyrhythm Books, Professor, Distinguished Drummer: Pete Magadini

Drumming history has a wonderful lineage of fantastic and illustrious teachers: George Stone, Gene Krupa, Jim Chapin, Alan Dawson, Joe Morello, Gary Chester, Joe Porcaro, Gary Chaffee, Peter Erskine, Carmine Appice, John Riley, Pete Magadini, and many more. According to…

By Mark Griffith
Jan 1, 2023
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Basics

How To Practice When You Have No Time: The 3 Minute Rule

“Don’t break the chain. Your only job is to not to break the chain!” These are not the words of a drummer, but of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. When asked how he works on his craft, he says that he writes…

By Chris Lesso
Jan 1, 2023
EYE CANDY

Tama’s Dream Theater Custom Logo kit

The kit shown here is from Dream Theater’s 2002-04 tour. It was created by Tama drums to meet Mike’s imaginative specifications and was dubbed “The Siamese Monster” because it essentially consists of two conjoined kits. The massive collection of drums…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2023
Features

Jamie Wollam

The Inner Workings of Tears For Fears Everyone wants to be a “rockstar.” The fame, the lights, the constant validation…while this lifestyle is appealing for most, it includes certain unseen realities and obstacles that are only faced once in the…

By Daniel “Ziggy” Laverde
Jan 1, 2023
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Roland VAD507

Is it just me or are more drummers warming up to the idea of using electronic drums as their primary kit for use on stage, social media and in the studio? Even for die-hard acoustic drummers it is hard to…

By Jason Mehler
Jan 1, 2023
Kit of the Month

Ludwig Classic Maple, classic indeed!

Every Modern Drummer Kit of the Month doesn’t have to be a huge monster kit. Sometimes there’s nothing cooler than a classic four-piece kit. This month’s Kit of the Month comes to us from Jim Chronopoulos of Whitby Ontario, Canada.…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2023
Features

Myles and Layne Ulrich of Taipei Houston

Being the sons of a Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame drummer (Metallica’s Lars Ulrich,) comes with its own set of challenges and ever-evolving history. But Layne and Myles Ulrich are not exactly shy and retiring. In fact, they are…

By Bob Girouard
Jan 1, 2023
New and Notable

EPLEX7 ANNOUNCES THE NEW CARDIAM D-142k VACUUM TUBE PASSIVE EQUALIZER PLUGIN VST

The Cardiam D-142k is an boutique vst plugin equalizer inspired by classic American coil and vacuum tube equalizers from the 50s and 60s. It is characterized by a soft “passive style” sound in the middle, highs and transients. Liquid and…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2023
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