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October 1978 – Volume 2 • Number 4

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Articles in October 1978

Features

Peter Erskine - A New Horizon

A New Horizon by Gary Farmer "It was surprising but I felt immediately at home. We enjoyed playing together instantly." states drummer Peter Erskine. For those few who haven't heard. Erskine has indeed found a new home, playing with the…

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Feb 23, 2017
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October 1978 - Volume 2 • Number 4

Steve Gadd, Art Blakey, Peter Erskine

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Oct 1, 1978
Story by Aran Wald
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Complete Percussionist

Complete Percussionist: The Beginning Timpanist: Part 2

Complete Percussionist The Beginning Timpanist: Part 2 by George Frock ROLLS. One of the more difficult techniques to develop is that of producing a sustained sound. Much practice must be done to ensure a feel for the proper roll speed.…

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Feb 23, 2017
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Shop Talk: Tuning Your Snare Drum

Shop Talk Tuning Your Snare Drum by Gary Montgomery A common complaint among many drummers is excessive snare drum rattling and buzzing when striking another drum in the set. Another familiar complaint is, "my snare drum just never sounds crisp…

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Feb 23, 2017
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Strictly Technique: Towards More Musical Practice Routines

Strictly Technique Towards More Musical Practice Routines by Rupert Kettle Many drummers and teachers seem to feel that a mechanical exercise, repeated an ungodly number of times, is the cure-all for a particular technical problem (weak left hand, sloppy doubles,…

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Feb 23, 2017
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Art Blakey - The Eternal Jazzman

The Eternal Jazzman by Harold Howland Two days before Art Blakey was to end a week-long engagement at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with the legendary drummer. Blakey is a simple man…

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Feb 23, 2017
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Drum Soloist: Elvin Jones

Drum Soloist Elvin Jones Album: Night Dreamer Cut: "Black Nile" Transcribed by Doug Garrison Elvin Jones needs no introduction to drummers. He reached prominence in the early sixties by way of his pioneering rhythmic concepts behind the late, revered tenor…

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Feb 23, 2017

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