July 1978 Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine

July 1978 – Volume 2 • Number 3

Singers (particularly those with longstanding reputations) are very important to every practical musician in that they have the power to provide jobs for us. And the jobs can be plentiful and pleasant if we take the time to understand our role as instrumentalists and the unwritten rules defining the relationship between voice and drums.
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Articles in July 1978

Features

John Guerin - Stretching Out

Stretching Out by Susan Alexander "I want to create a feeling to a mass of people instrumentally, one that permeates their inner self, that gives them a feeling. We don't have lyrics to rely on and that makes me feel…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Departments

Driver's Seat - Understanding Phrasing

Driver's Seat Understanding Phrasing by John Pickering Because of the limitations of his instrument, the drummer need be concerned only with notes of two basic durational values. LONG AND SHORT. Generally, and unless otherwise indicated, quarter notes and all notes…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Backbeats

Drums: On Stage

Drums: On Stage Buddy Rich With The Louisville Symphony by Rick Mattingly Thigpen Returns by Eloise Fink Has Buddy Rich embarked on a new career in symphonic music? Not really. But he is giving it a try, playing with local…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Departments

Strictly Technique - A Musical Approach To The Single Stroke Roll

Strictly Technique A Musical Approach To The Single Stroke Roll < by Tom Lonardo The single stroke roll has always presented some interesting points for discussion. The most common method for teaching and practicing this rudiment has basically been alternating…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Features

Ed Shaughnessy: Swinger On Staff

Ed Shaughnessy Swinger On Staff by Rob Cook Ed Shaughnessy has been playing drums since he was 14 years old in his native New Jersey. By 19, he was working with George Shearing at New York's Three Deuces. He's performed…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Features

Joe and Jeff Porcaro: Like Father, Like Son

Like Father Like Son by Gary Farmer Surprisingly enough, much of the drumming heard in today's commercial media is aptly executed by a distinguished pair of performers, both of the same family, but of two different generations. The father, 48…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Departments

Rock Perspectives: Ride Rhythm Independence

Rock Perspectives Ride Rhythm Independence by Bill Charmelo Traditionally, drummers have used the bass and snare drum to execute independent yet interacting rhythms. The ride rhythm, whether played on the ride cymbal or hi-hat, usually was a repetitive steady rhythm,…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Complete Percussionist

Complete Percussionist The Beginning Timpanist

Complete Percussionist The Beginning Timpanist: Part 1 by George Frock Because the timpani are among the "musical" percussion instruments they present special problems for both the beginner and his teacher. The intent of this article is to offer some practical…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Departments

Driver's Seat - Understanding Phrasing

Driver's Seat Understanding Phrasing by John Pickering Because of the limitations of his instrument, the drummer need be concerned only with notes of two basic durational values. LONG AND SHORT. Generally, and unless otherwise indicated, quarter notes and all notes…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Features

Russ Kunkel: On Call

On Call Russ Kunkel is a familiar name on the Los Angeles session scene. He has played drums for some of the most well-known artists in the music business. As pulse maker of the rock-jazz quartet, The Section, Kunkel's breezy…

by Susan Alexander
Feb 23, 2017
Departments

Drum Soloist - Steve Gadd: Aja-Steely Dan

Drum Soloist Steve Gadd: Aja-Steely Dan by Chuck Kerrigan Chuck Kerrigan is a highly respected teacher and performer residing in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania area. During his 12 years of experience he has transcribed the drum parts for more than 230…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017
Flipbook

July 1978 - Volume 2 • Number 3

Ed Shaughnessy, John Guerin, Russ Kunkel, Joe Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 1978