October 1984 – Volume 8 • Number 10


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Articles in October 1984

Up & Coming

Midnight Oil's Rob Hirst

A lot of attention has been paid to Australian bands in the last few years, and for good reason. What is not often mentioned is the abundance of excellent drummers who are responsible for the strong and danceable rhythms so…

by Bill Wolfe
Aug 6, 2018

October 1984 - Volume 8 • Number 10

Roger Taylor, Jerry Spieser, Les DeMerle, Bill Bruford, Max Roach, Liberty DeVitto, Terry Bozzio, Willie Wilcox, Phil Ehart

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 1984

Queen's Roger Taylor Interview October 1984

A big part of any successful interview is the preparation that's done before the actual interview takes place. It's during this stage that the interviewer gets a fix on the interviewee. But trying to size up Queen's Roger Taylor proved…

by Robert Santelli
Aug 6, 2018
Strictly Technique

Back To Back Rolls

Here are some exercises in back-to-back rolls. These rolls are a series of the same stroked roll (five-stroke, six-stroke, etc.) played in a continuous fashion, so as not to break the flow of constant 16th notes or an 8th-note triplet…

by Stanley Ellis
Aug 6, 2018

Centering And Breathing

My first Concepts article for Modern Drummer was entitled "Drumming And Breathing." Since that time, I have received letters and requests to write more on the same subject. Whether or not you are into yoga or meditation, there is ample…

by Roy Burns
Aug 6, 2018