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October 2022 – Volume 46 • Number 10

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Articles in October 2022

Collector's Corner

Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault: Kenney Jones’ Rod Stewart and Faces Ludwig “Allsorts” Drum Set

On September 2nd, 1972 I was about to attend my first rock concert. I was 12 years old. It was the last day of summer vacation. The next day would be my first day in the eighth grade. I hated…

By Donn Bennett
Sep 30, 2022
Lessons

Triplets to Sixteenth notes

This is an exercise that I call Triplets to Sixteenth notes. This entire exercise can be played over the foot patterns written in bar A, B, and C. For starters, I will play a bar of triplets and then I’ll…

By Brendan Buckley
Sep 30, 2022
Features

The Daru Sessions Vol.3

The new PDP Daru Jones Nashville Blue New Yorker kit In November Drum Workshop and PDP are introducing a new Daru Jones signature drumset. A lot of thought went into the Daru Jones Nashville Blue New Yorker kit. It’s not…

By Mark Griffith
Sep 30, 2022
In Memoriam

Fredy Studer

June 16, 1948-August 22, 2022 Fredy Studer was a drumming and musical renaissance man. He was a musician that played jazz and interpreted 20th Century Classical music. He was a stalwart of the European jazz scene, a bandleader and a…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2022
Features

Cymbal Craftsman Paul Francis

The Cymbal Whisperer Drummers play drums AND cymbals. Drums can sometimes be a little utilitarian. Even when in the presence of the most special of drums, some drummers have remarked, “A drum is a drum.” But cymbals are special. They…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2022
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JAZZ INSIGHTS

“The Little Things”

First impressions can be deceiving, but they can also be quite revealing. When it comes to music, we will often form an opinion or judgement based on just a few notes’ worth of playing. Most recently, I auditioned a drummer…

By Peter Erskine
Sep 30, 2022
Features

The Toadies: Mark “The Rez” Reznicek

If you could go back in time and turn on the radio or walk into any coffee shop, bar, or restaurant in the mid 90’s; I guarantee you that the probability of hearing any of the standout tracks from The…

By Jeff Ryan
Sep 30, 2022
CREATIVE PERCUSSION CONTROLERS

MIDI 2.0 - The biggest advance in Music Technology in 40 years

In this month’s column, we will focus on MIDI, discuss the role of the MIDI Association with the continuing evolution of MIDI technology and take a close look at the expanded features coming soon with MIDI 2.0. The upshot is…

By Tony Verderosa
Sep 30, 2022
An Editor's Overview

The Old and The New

As this month’s issue was coming together, I thought of the interesting mix of features that we have. There is no newer and more cutting-edge drummer and producer around today than Butch Vig. His use of electronics with his drumming…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2022
JAZZ PERSPECTIVE

The Polyrhythm Conversion Timetable

The following comparative timetable illustrates how polymeters and polyrhythms work with one another when played at the same tempo and time signature.The first fundamental polymeter starts with with 3 over-4 notes (3:4), followed by 5:4, 6:4, 7:4, and 8:4. Within…

By Peter Magadini
Sep 30, 2022
Rock Perspectives

Carmine Appice: Realistic Sixteenth Note Triplets

Continuing Modern Drummer’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Carmine Appice’s Ultimate Realistic Rock book, this month we present a sound often associated with Carmine’s playing in Vanilla Fudge, many of John Bonham’s Led Zeppelin grooves, and later with Dennis…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2022
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Rock 'n' Jazz Clinic

Double Bass Drumming Part 5 Eight Note Triple Fills

This month we will continue with more fills from Joe Franco’s groundbreaking book, Double Bass Drumming. This month Modern Drummer is including Joe’s explanation of eighth note triplet double bass fills using his Single Stroke System, and we are including…

by Joe Franco
Sep 30, 2022
Kit of the Month

Mapex MyDenity is no Gimikk

This month Modern Drummer’s Kit of the Month comes to us from Josh Tilton. It is a Mapex MyDenity series kit. He uses it for his band Gimikk which plays music from 70’s classic rock to modern pop. In speaking…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2022
New and Notable

ROLAND UNVEILS SPD-SX PRO SAMPLING PAD

New Flagship Sampling Pad with Advanced Features and Professional Enhancements Based on Feedback from SPD-SX Users. Roland announces the SPD-SX PRO Sampling Pad, the new flagship model in the long-running SPD series. Born of user feedback fueled by extensive road…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2022
On the Cover

Pioneering Drummer and Producer Butch Vig Talks Drumming, Roland V-Drums, Production, and Garbage.

There are very few musicians that have had the influence that Butch Vig has had on modern rock music. As a drummer for the band Garbage his acoustic-electronic-hybrid approach to drumming is revolutionary. Their new record No Gods No Masters…

By Mark Griffith
Sep 30, 2022
New and Notable

AHEAD ANNOUNCES A NEW SIGNATURE STICK

Rikki Rockett’s black on green drumstick is the best of both worlds with the larger grip of a 5B handle and the lighter articulation of a 5A shaft, designed to provide a great balance of speed, power and control for…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2022
Departments

OUT NOW! October 2022 Recordings in the Spotlight Volume 46 • Number 10

This month Modern Drummer is going to start spotlighting certain new recordings that have the drums at the center of their sound. These recordings might be drummer-led, or just include a high-quality, special, or unique drumming and musical performance from…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2022
New and Notable

LEWITT ANNOUNCES BEATKIT AND BEATKIT PRO DRUM MIC KITS

The new BEATKIT is the perfect choice for entry-level users looking for the best sound quality on a tight budget. The package includes four fantastic microphones from the LEWITT range – one kick drum microphone, one for snare, and a…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2022
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