July 1981 – Volume 5 • Number 5


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Articles in July 1981

Harvey Mason

Harvey Mason   "I never really thought of being a professional musician," stated Harvey Mason. "Music is something I did for fun and enjoyment, and coming from a poor family, there was no way I was going to do anything…

by Robyn Flans
Apr 24, 2017

Susan Evans: Doin' It All

A person interested in playing percussion has a lot to choose from.

by Rick Mattingly
Apr 24, 2017

Tony Smith

Tony Smith didn't own a set of drums until he was twenty. But then, he quickly made up for lost time, and eventually made his reputation with Jan Hammer and John McLaughlin.

Story by Michael Rozek | Photos by Rick Mattingly
Apr 24, 2017

Drum Soloist - Terry Bozzio

Fills A through D were taken from Frank Zappa Live In New York. The song is

by Paul Goldberg
Apr 24, 2017

REO Speedwagon's Alan Gratzer

REO drummer Alan Gratzer was born in Syracuse, New York, and almost immediately displayed an interest in drums. After bugging his parents for a couple of years to get him a kit, they gave in and got him a toy…

by Susan Alexander
Apr 24, 2017

Teacher's Forum - Practice And Jazz Drumming

by Charlie Perry In my article "The Chorus Form and the Jazz Drummer" (December/January issue of Modern Drummer), I said that all practice material for jazz drumming should be practiced with, and without, records. Practicing with records will help the…

by Charlie Perry
Apr 24, 2017

Rock Perspectives - A Practical Application of Swiss Army Triplets

The Swiss Army triplet was shown to me several years ago by Keith Knudsen of The Doobie Brothers.

by David Garibaldi
Apr 24, 2017

Concepts - Rudiments: For or Against?

Talking to drummers about the rudiments is much like talking to the average person about politics.

by Roy Burns
Apr 24, 2017

Bassists on Drummers

No matter what style rhythm section a drummer plays in, it is essential that he or she lock in with the bassist.

by Scott K. Fish
Apr 24, 2017

Driver's Seat - Energy and the Ensemble

In my last article I talked about supporting the big band, not getting in the way, and cueing or directing the band. In this article, I'll be explaining the value of underplaying and the extreme importance of energy levels. For…

by Butch Miles
Feb 23, 2017

July 1981 - Volume 5 • Number 5

Harvey Mason, Alan Gratzer, Eddie Marshall, Susan Evans, Rick Van Horn, Carmine Appice, Chris Parker

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Jul 1, 1981