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May 2016 Issue – Volume 40 • Number 5

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Articles in May 2016

Equipment

Remo Belli - How Time and Circumstance Gave Rise to the King of the Mylar Drumhead

Spotlight     Remo Belli How Time and Circumstance Gave Rise to the King of the Mylar Drumhead Interview and photos by Miguel Monroy Remo is one of the most well-known brands in the music industry. Its logo can be…

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Equipment

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - Paiste

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP Paiste Signature, 2002, 602, and RUDE Additions by Michael Dawson Specialty/artist-designed models and a ride for all occasions.   Swiss cymbal maker Paiste does a commendable job of balancing its catalog of creative, specialty products with more general…

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Features

The Charlie Daniels Band’s Pat McDonald

photo by Joey Tanner The Charlie Daniels Band’s Pat McDonald Determination, Dedication, Motivation, Inspiration Story by Aaron Strickland Photos by Joey Tanner   The devil may have gone down to Georgia, but he hasn’t gotten in Pat McDonald’s way. The…

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Equipment

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - Canopus Solid Brass and Harvey Mason Signature Snares

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP Canopus Solid Brass and Harvey Mason Signature Snares by Michael Dawson Need extreme power or utmost clarity and control? These have you covered…and then some.   Canopus has been hand-building high-end drums in Japan since 1977, with the…

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Feb 23, 2017
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Basics

BASICS - Five-Stroke Glue

BASICS Five-Stroke Glue Fortify Your Grooves With a Staple Rudiment by Rich Redmond The world’s greatest drummers have often laid the foundation of their grooves and fills with the five-stroke roll. It can act as a connective tissue that binds…

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Concepts

CONCEPTS - Drum Clinics

CONCEPTS Drum Clinics What Happened? by Russ Miller I had a conversation with an employee of one of the drum companies the other day. In this conversation, he said, “Drum clinics are a waste of time and money, and they…

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Catching Up With

CATCHING UP WITH - Jack DeJohnette

CATCHING UP WITH Jack DeJohnette by Ken Micallef Jazz supergroups don’t come along often, but when they do—and especially when they include this legendary drummer—kaboom!  The fireworks created by Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, and bassist Matt Garrison are based…

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Feb 23, 2017
Features

Hamilton’s Andrés Forero

Hamilton’s Andrés Forero Down in the pit and up among the stars Story by Ilya Stemkovsky Photos by Paul La Raia Andrés Forero is booked. And it’s not just any old steady gig that’s keeping him working. It happens to…

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Feb 23, 2017
Equipment

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - Shure PGADRUMKIT7 Mic Pack

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP Shure PGADRUMKIT7 Mic Pack by Miguel Monroy A professional-quality microphone kit at consumer-level pricing. It’s become increasingly common for drummers to bypass professional recording studios as they acquire the skills and tools to record from home. Shure has…

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Feb 23, 2017
Education

IN THE POCKET - The Collapsing Concept in 6/8

IN THE POCKET The Collapsing Concept in 6/8 Crushing Stickings to Create Odd Afro-Cuban Ideas by Steve Fidyk and David Garibaldi The legendary drummer and long-time member of Tower of Power, David Garibaldi, emailed me last year with variations on…

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Feb 23, 2017
Equipment

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP - DW Collector’s Series Pure Oak Drumset

PRODUCT CLOSE-UP DW Collector’s Series Pure Oak Drumset Crisp attack, booming tone, and ultra-rich aesthetic. by Michael Dawson With all of DW’s experiments in drum shell construction, you may be surprised to learn that it wasn’t until recently that the…

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