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May 2013 Issue – Volume 38 • Number 3

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Articles in May 2013

Cully Symington

Symington in Italy recording a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Lovecrimes” with the Afghan Whigs. Photo by Greg Dulli The natural-born thriller’s curious, powerful beats have made him a favorite among indie-rock royalty. Any proper search for truth or wisdom is…

by Will Romano
Nov 6, 2017

Areosmith's Joey Kramer

Watching Aerosmith perform, you're likely not thinking about the band's famous feuds, or about singer Steven Tyler's stint on American Idol. What you probably are wondering is how, after forty years, their drummer can still rock so impossibly hard. It…

Story by Ilya Stemkovsky | Photos by Rob Shanahan
Nov 6, 2017

Spirit's Ed Cassidy

In the late 1960s, the generation gap was so wide that the Who was singing “I hope I die before I get old” and activists were warning “Don’t trust anyone over thirty.” That’s just one reason why the jazz-influenced psychedelic…

by Philip Varriale
Nov 6, 2017

Triplet Gear-Shifter

12-18-24 Exercise, Part 1   This month we’re going to challenge your hands by playing triplets as 12th notes, 18th notes, and 24th notes, with and without accents. (We’ll use two other stickings in the second installment.) First let’s define…

by Bill Bachman
Nov 6, 2017

Funk Drumming Training Camp

Part 1: Paradiddles and 16th-Note Subdivisions   Having a tight, solid, good-feeling groove has always been important in drumming. In many cases, bandleaders, singers, and other musicians value a drummer with a solid groove and a good feel more than…

by Mike Adamo
Nov 6, 2017
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Study Up!

You can learn a lot just by listening to drummers talk about their own educational backgrounds. This month MD asks two Pro Panelists about their unique paths of instruction, the teachers who’ve been the most influential on them, and their…

Interviews by Jeff Potter
Nov 6, 2017

Kendrick Scott

  It doesn’t take long to realize just how much detailed analysis this blazing leader and sideman applies to his art. And that might be exactly why, when the time comes to create in the moment, he’s so free to…

Story by Ken Micallef | Photos by Paul La Raia
Nov 6, 2017

No Doubt's Adrian Young Inteview May 2013

Behind the larger-than-life drumming persona of Adrian Young you’ll find many of the same qualities shared by the rest of us humble timekeepers. It takes a certain amount of mojo to play sold-out arenas wearing only a Mohawk and a…

Story by Stephen Bidwell | Photos by Alex Solca
Nov 6, 2017

Minimal Miking Techniques

One-,Two-,and Three-Mic Setups for a More Natural Sound   by Mark Parsons   Whether you use the term “minimal,” “organic,” “old school,” or “vintage,” there’s definitely a renewed interest in capturing that drumset-in-a-room vibe that was employed on pretty much…

by Mark Parsons
Nov 6, 2017

Beware of Mr. Baker

Madman or genius? A new documentary paints a vivid picture of Cream’s Ginger Baker while making a persuasive argument in both directions. It’s not entirely clear what possessed the former model, boxer, and music video director Jay Bulger to fly…

by Ilya Stemkovsky
Nov 6, 2017

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