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July 2016 Issue – Volume 40 • Number 7

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Articles in July 2016

BASICS - Advanced Disco

BASICS Advanced Disco Beyond Four on the Floor by Rich Redmond Disco, a style of music popularized in the 1970s, launched dance crazes, drove up record sales, and sometimes caused a lot of frustration among the era’s working drummers. (Some…

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PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - Cymbomute

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP Cymbomute Cymbal Dampeners by Nick Amoroso Rubber rings to control volume without destroying feel.   Many drummers struggle to figure out how to practice quietly. Whether we live in an apartment complex or in a house with young…

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PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - Bone Custom

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP Bone Custom Essence Series Drumset by Michael Dawson Bone Custom has been handcrafting drums in Slovenia since 2005. This year it launched the Essence series, which is designed to be more affordable without sacrificing the high-end quality and…

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PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - Innovative Percussion

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP Innovative Percussion Legacy Series 9A Drumsticks and KDB-1 Bass Drum Beater by Michael Dawson An all-purpose stick with a small barrel tip and a yarn-covered beater for beefier bottom end. Innovative Percussion, one of the leading manufacturers of…

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Greg Wells

Greg Wells Story by Stephen Belans Photos by Paul La Raia How does a kid from small-town Canada end up playing drums on records by Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Pink, Greg Holden, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mayer Hawthorne, and global superstar…

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Josh Block

Josh Block Story by Jeff Ryan Photos by Erin Rambo For ten years he plied his trade with the adventurous Texas rock band White Denim. Recently he’s dedicated his significant playing, engineering, and producing skills to the Grammy-nominated old-soul singer…

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Catching Up With…Jae Sinnett

Catching Up With…Jae Sinnett by Ken Micallef He has recorded more than ten albums as a leader, but he’s equally well known for his nationally syndicated NPR jazz program, Sinnett in Session.   Jae Sinnett’s drumming style is visceral and…

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TEACHER’S FORUM - Teaching Young Children

TEACHER’S FORUM Teaching Young Children Time-Tested Advice for Getting Them Going at an Early Age by Jeff Salem Nothing is more exciting than watching new students enter my teaching studio for the first time and seeing them react to all…

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PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - Dunnett Dreamtime Snare Drums

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP Dunnett Dreamtime Snare Drums by Michael Dawson Creamy, smooth tones crafted from premium Australian timbers. One of the standout products launched at this past Winter NAMM was a collaboration between notable Queensland builder Paul Warry of Metro Drums…

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Adam Rudolph

Adam Rudolph Spirit of the Drum Story by Jeff Potter Photos by Paul La Raia In the liner notes to the album Turning Towards the Light, Adam Rudolph comments on one of his compositions, explaining, “a triple-diminished cosmogram is explored.”…

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