October 1983 – Volume 7 • Number 10


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Articles in October 1983

Practicing And Boredom

One problem that all drummers face sooner or later is being bored while practicing. In the early years there are several reasons for being bored. First of all, the exercises for beginning drummers require dedication because they are so elementary.…

by Roy Burns
Jan 15, 2018

Phillip Wilson — Beyond The Blues

You hardly have time to settle on a bag for Phillip Wilson when he pulls a rabbit out of his hat to confound all your preconceptions and expectations. Just when you've settled into a groove, it up and disappears; watch…

by Chip Stern
Jan 15, 2018

Triplets With Buzz Rolls

Going from single strokes to buzz (multiple rebound) strokes requires a different pressure, which is controlled primarily with the fingers. The important thing to remember here is that "pressure" does not mean "rigidity" or "tension." So these exercises, then, will…

by Joe Morello
Jan 15, 2018

Frank Beard's Texas Rock

Frank Beard is a friendly, down-home sort of guy who makes you feel very comfortable talking with him. Even though he is a member of ZZ Top, a major rock band selling into the millions in records and concert tours,…

by Susan Alexander
Jan 15, 2018

"Lowdown In The Street"

"Lowdown In The Street" From the album Deguello (Warner Brothers HS-3361) Since the late '60s, ZZ Top has amassed a huge following, with their Texas-style blend of blues, boogie, and heavy metal. This power trio is featured here with "Lowdown…

Transcribed by James Morton
Jan 15, 2018

October 1983 - Volume 7 • Number 10

Alex Van Halen, Phillip Wilson, Frank Beard, Stomu Yamash'ta, Ronnie Verrell, Ivan Conti, Steve Negus, Aron Kaminski, Alex Riel, James Black, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Bruford, Paul Jamieson, Yogi Norton

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 1983

Drums Around The World

Japan's Stomu Yamash'ta By Stanley Hall The stage of the small Georgetown club is crowded with equipment and players. Near the far corner, with a look of intense concentration on his face, Mike Shrieve provides locomotion behind his white Hayman…

Modern Drummer
Jan 15, 2018

Alex Van Halen

"To me, 'rock 'n' roll' is just a term that describes something because there is no better word to use. 'Rock 'n' roll' in the '50s meant something completely different from what it means today. Now they try to be…

by Robyn Flans
Jan 15, 2018