May 1981 Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine

May 1981 – Volume 5 • Number 3

Most people, including most drummers, like a good drum solo. By good, I mean a solo that is rhythmical, musical, well constructed, well executed, in tempo and relates to the musical context in which it is played.

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Articles in May 1981


Buddy Harmon: Nashville Superstar

"They say nobody can play a country shuffle like I do, I don't know," laughed Buddy Harman modestly when asked if he is best known for any one style. A pioneer of the Nashville recording scene, Harman was really the…

story by Robyn Flans
Mar 30, 2017

Paul T. Riddle: Dedicated

Paul T. Riddle is a super, warm human being. He has been a member of The Marshall Tucker Band since before his high school graduation. We spoke at his hotel room in New Jersey and proceeded to cover everything from…

by Scott K. Fish
Mar 30, 2017

Madness From The South: Allman Brothers' Butch Trucks and Jaimo Johnson

Butch Trucks and Jaimo Johnson have been the foundation of the great Allman Brothers Band since its inception in 1969. They were not the first two drummers to work together in a rock and roll band, yet their styles are…

by Scott K. Fish and Bill Grillo
Mar 30, 2017

Paul English: On The Road with Willie Nelson

It's difficult to write about Paul English without mentioning Willie Nelson. Paul says that Willie is his "favorite subject." But, there's something admirable about long relationships. For three decades the team of Nelson and English has been on the high…

Story by Scott K. Fish
Mar 30, 2017

Rock 'N' Jazz Clinic - The Musical Drummer

by Alan Dawson One of the questions that has come up the most times in conversations is: "What is this about form in music? How do you know where you are? How do you approach playing with other instruments on…

Modern Drummer
Mar 30, 2017

May 1981 - Volume 5 • Number 3

Jaimo Johnson, Butch Trucks, Roger Hawkins, Buddy Harman, Paul English, Paul T. Riddle, Michael Carvin, Jimmy Maelen, Larrie Londin

Modern Drummer
May 1, 1981

Teacher's Forum - Technique

By Charley Perry Drumset technique is the means by which the drummer expresses his musical intellect and feeling. Technique and expression function together as part of the central directive system which incorporates the mind and body (or inner and outer…

Modern Drummer
Mar 30, 2017