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July 2024 – Volume 48 • Number 07

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Articles in July 2024

Nick Buda’s Kenny Chesney Touring Kit

Photos by Jason Mehler     Drums: Noble & Cooley Union Series - 6x10 rack concert tom, 8x13 rack, 12x14 floor, 14x16 floor, 16x22 kick. Snares: main- 6x14 copper, Side 5x13 chrome/maple, 7x14 tulip (union series)  Heads: Evans – Snare drums UV1…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2024

The Drummers of the Sick New World Festival

Sean KinneyTim AlexanderMatt NichollsIlan RubinNick FolioGunnar Olsen The second iteration of the Sick New World Festival descended upon the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 27, bringing with it a packed lineup of renowned “nu-metal” and hard rock/industrial bands. From…

By Danny “Ziggy” Laverde
Jul 1, 2024

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Trying to Dial Back the “King of Yes” Photo by Christian Germoso In 30 years, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson has evolved from a drummer to an influential drummer and bandleader, to part of the music establishment, to now becoming a respected…

By Mark Griffith
Jul 1, 2024

The Power of Yes and No

In this month’s feature interviews, both Questlove and Florrie mention the merits of saying “Yes,” and learning the benefits of saying “No.” Peter Erskine has loosely addressed this in his Modern Drummer Jazz Insights column as well. When a musician…

Mark Griffith
Jul 1, 2024

TONY WILLIAMS : FRED

Few musicians reach such iconic status that their first name alone—Billy, Vinnie, Dennis—is enough to identify them. Tony Williams, one of the earliest drummers to achieve this, stands out among them. His influence on drumming is profound, impacting not only…

Transcription by Marc Atkinson
Jul 1, 2024
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The Bass Drum Owners Manual

Mastering the Art of Weight Distribution Part Two: Achieving Ultimate Control on the Bass Drum As drummers, our ultimate goal is to effortlessly translate our musical ideas into clear, concise rhythms on the drum set. This goal is a perpetual…

By Michael Packer
Jul 1, 2024

Marlon Simon

Blending Jazz with the drumming of South America There is a long tradition of fantastic drummers who have created the Latin drum set tradition and applied it to the jazz lineage. It started with Guillermo Baretto and Walfredo de los…

By Mark Griffith
Jul 1, 2024

The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming

Double Bass Drumming in The Blues In the new and revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming, Bobby includes nine new double bass drumming chapters. The new and expanded edition covers contemporary techniques such as bass drum double…

By Bobby Rondinelli
Jul 1, 2024

Frank Ferrer’s Guns ‘N’ Roses Pork Pie Drums

Guns N’ Roses are one of the most influential hard rock bands ever. The band has endured one of the most tumultuous roller coaster rides in the history of rock and roll, but they’re still going strong and rockin’ hard…

By Donn Bennett
Jul 1, 2024

Out Now July 2024

Modern Drummer is excited to spotlight new recordings that have the drums at the center of their musical sound. These recordings might be drummer-led, or just include a high-quality, special, or unique drumming and musical performance from the drummer and/or…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2024

Duet 17

Ron Spagnardi wrote a wonderful book called Snare Drum Duets: 25 Duets for Two Snare Drummers. It offers a selection of 25 challenging duets that range in difficulty from relatively simple to more complex. This month’s duet will inspire and…

By Ron Spagnardi
Jul 1, 2024

New and Notable July 2024

NEW PEARL TOM MOUNTING SYSTEM, NEW COLORS FROM PORTER & DAVIES, NEW 64 AUDIO IEM. Pearl Redefines Drum Mounting Physics with the R2 Air Tom Suspension System. The tonal physics of drum mounting is about to meet its match. Pearl…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2024
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Yamaha Tour Custom Maple Shells

One Beautifully Cohesive Instrument The badge on the drum says, “Handcrafted Since 1967.” The year of the Summer of Love. Ok! To me, that also says that Yamaha has had some time to get really good at making drums and…

Brian Hill
Jul 1, 2024

Tony Ferrari’s One of a Kind Fibes Kit

This Fibes kit was produced in 1970 at the Farmingdale factory. It consists of fiberglass shells with an actual chrome metal wrap. The eight concert toms were custom made by a Fibes employee and were tucked away for five years.…

Modern Drummer
Jul 1, 2024

FLORRIE

The British Pop Drummer is Lost No More! Photos by Archie Campbell Florrie is a true multi-instrumentalist, but at her core, she is a drummer, singer, and songwriter. Her journey through the music industry reads like a rollercoaster ride. Starting…

By Mark Griffith
Jul 1, 2024

The Sound Crafter

Think of yourself not as a drummer, but a sound crafter. Each zone of the kit has a voice. How does each one make you feel? Do you see colors or shapes? Can you feel the vibrations in your body?…

By Chris Lesso
Jul 1, 2024

Jack Magnet Science

As I was flying high above the clouds en route from Reykjavik, Iceland to the USA. I’d only heard of Reykjavik when I was a younger man in connection with the summit held there in 1986 between the United States…

Peter Erskine
Jul 1, 2024

Buzz Roll Studies: Triplets with Buzz Rolls

In Joe Morello’s book Master Studies, he details different techniques to develop control on the drums. These exercises develop technique, control, and will help you develop different vocabulary from the different sounds we can produce with our hands. Last month…

By Joe Morello
Jul 1, 2024

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