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March 2023 – Volume 47 • Number 3

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Articles in March 2023

New and Notable

Roland Introduces VMH-D1 V-Drums Headphones

Premium Headphones Designed for Electronic Drum Kits Roland introduces the VMH-D1 V-Drums Headphones, a complete personal monitoring solution purpose-built for the electronic drumming experience. Co-developed by Roland and V-MODA, these unique headphones deliver premium sound that realizes the full sonic…

Modern Drummer
Feb 28, 2023
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OUT NOW! March 2023 – Volume 47 • Number 3

Modern Drummer is spotlighting certain new recordings that have the drums at the center of their 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 musicians in…

Modern Drummer
Feb 28, 2023
Features

Daniel Glass Finding His (And Your) Golden Groove

There is no other drummer today who is as grounded in ALL of the American roots styles of music than Daniel Glass. His moniker is drummer, author, educator. Since 2010, he has been the house drummer on Monday nights at…

By Mark Griffith
Feb 28, 2023
An Editor's Overview

Ready and Prepared

In reading this month’s Modern Drummer I saw a bit of a theme. When the time came, all of this month’s great drummers were ready and prepared for anything that the music world could offer. I often hear the question…

Modern Drummer
Feb 28, 2023
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New and Notable

WFLIII DRUMS NEW TEAM, NEW DRUMS, NEW EVERYTHING!

Bill Ludwig III and his company WFLIII are all FIRED up for 2023! Under the direction of Bill, together with new business partner Cloburn Ltd, owned and run by professional drummer Paul McManus, the year 2023 sees a new and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 28, 2023
FUNK FUNDAMENTALS

The (American) Shuffle Exercises in African-American Funk

This month we’re taking a look at some basic American shuffle grooves. We’ll begin with a groove to be played with the hands. Then we’ll offer a list of bass drum options. When you practice these grooves, a strong sense…

By Jonathan Joseph
Feb 28, 2023
On the Cover

Daru Jones Soul-Hop and Rock-Hop Drumming

This month’s feature concludes Modern Drummer’s ongoing column called The Daru Sessions that started last year. In previous pieces we have focused on Daru’s gear, and his various musical and drumming influences. This month we conclude by talking about his…

By Mark Griffith
Feb 28, 2023
Features

Talking Art with Rick Allen

On the cusp of another massive tour that will bring them through South America and Europe, Def Leppard is getting ready to go out on a tour with the recently unretired Motley Crue opening. And while Def Leppard doesn’t have…

By Mark Griffith
Feb 28, 2023
New and Notable

ADELE, ALICIA KEYS, & DECLAN McKENNA DRUMMERS JOIN PORTER & DAVIES

Top Drummers Use World Beating Silent Tactile Monitors Porter & Davies proudly announce that more world class drummers have joined their ever growing family. Derrick Wright for Adele, Mike Reid for Alicia Keys, Gabi King for Declan McKenna and Elijah…

Modern Drummer
Feb 28, 2023
Kit of the Month

Benjamin Patterson’s Crush Kit

This month’s Modern Drummer Kit of the Month comes to us from Benjamin Patterson. Benjamin is rockin’ a Crush kit with his band Rock ‘n Roll Ave. The bass drum is a 20, and his toms are 12 and 14.…

Modern Drummer
Feb 28, 2023
Rock Perspectives

The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming Three Consecutive 16th Notes

In Modern Drummer’s continuing series stemming from Bobby Rondinelli and Michael Lauren’s book The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming, this month we will continue with how Bobby integrates the idea of playing three consecutive notes with the bass drums. Included…

By Bobby Rondinelli and Michael Lauren
Feb 28, 2023
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Jazz Drummer's Workshop

The Stone Killer Part 2

In the September 2022 issue of Modern Drummer, we reprinted Joe Morello’s version of George Lawrence Stone’s amazing exercise The Stone Killer Part 1. There are actually three parts to this legendary speed and endurance workout. This month we will…

By Joe Morello
Feb 28, 2023
Features

Robby Ameen Playing with Legends

Robby Ameen is a drummer that has never really gotten a whole lot of attention for what he’s done, and he’s done a lot! Not only did he create one of the best drum books ever, Funkifying the Clave’ but…

By Mark Griffith
Feb 28, 2023
JAZZ INSIGHTS

Let’s Face It...

Chinese New Year usually finds me seated at a large circular table in Hop Woo’s, a terrific dining establishment in West Los Angeles. This annual meal is organized by the wife of my longtime friend and drummer Peter Donald. We…

By Peter Erskine
Feb 28, 2023
CREATIVE PERCUSSION CONTROLLERS

The Only Way Out Is In

World Premiere of the Full Length Track “The Only Way Out Is In” In this month’s Issue, we will discuss a video I featured in the January 2023 issue of Modern Drummer. The music from this video has evolved into…

By Tony Verderosa
Feb 28, 2023
EYE CANDY

Premier 1973 Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies tour kit

The kit shown here was created by Premier for Alice Cooper’s 1973 Billion Dollar Babies tour. According to a description posted on drummercafe.com in February of 2016, “This iconic mirror ball set consists of two 22” bass drums, three 16”…

Modern Drummer
Feb 28, 2023
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INDUSTRY HAPPENINGS

Zildjian’s 400th Year Anniversary Celebration As part of Zildjian’s 400th year anniversary celebration, the company has commissioned a special T-shirt honoring one of its legendary artists, Art Blakey. All profits from the new T-shirt will go to the NAACP Legal…

Modern Drummer
Feb 28, 2023
Collector's Corner

Rare and Collectible Snare Drums

Northup Drums Museum has over 100 snare drums on display that span over 100 years from the major American drum companies, Ludwig, Slingerland, Leedy, Gretsch, Rogers and others. The snare drum is an essential part of the drumkit and a…

By Tim Northup
Feb 28, 2023
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