March 1986 – Volume 10 • Number 3


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Articles in March 1986

Marvin “Smitty” Smith Drum History In Transition

Affable, gregarious, and inquisitive, Smitty projected the kind of radiant enthusiasm and love off the bandstand that is the visible beacon of a soul at peace with himself.

by Chip Stern
Oct 16, 2018

Jerry Marotta

If Jerry Marotta had his way, we'd still be doing this interview. That's not because Jerry’s particularly enamored of interviews, but to continue means to never conclude. He'd much rather keep experimenting and trying to obtain the perfect interview than…

by Robyn Flans
Oct 16, 2018

March 1986 - Volume 10 • Number 3

Jerry Marotta, Buddy Williams, Manny Elias, Marvin Smith, Chris Brady, Steve Ferrone, Simon Phillips, Terry Bozzio, Joe Franco, Bernard Purdie

Modern Drummer
Mar 1, 1986

Paradille Funk

There seems to be a lot of controversy today concerning the usefulness and importance of drum rudiments. This column is not an attempt to justify all of the 26 American Drum Rudiments but, rather, to demonstrate how we can take…

by Joseph E. Forthome
Oct 16, 2018

Manny Elias — Patterns

Every year produces its musical surprises and success stories, and Tears For Fears was certainly one of 1985's most pleasant.

by Bill Wolfe
Oct 16, 2018

Tips Toward More Effective Practice

At one time or another, we've all heard that ageless expression:

by Mike Myers
Oct 16, 2018

Drumming And Experience

One of the most frustrating things for a young drummer to hear is, "Kid, you have talent. Get some experience, and come back and see me," or the equally discouraging, "You play well, but you lack experience." I have seen…

by Roy Burns
Oct 16, 2018