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October November 1979 – Volume 3 • Number 5

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Articles in October November 1979

Krupa: A Musical Perspective

Krupa: A Musical Perspective by Rupert Kettle The work of the late Gene Krupa should be obligatory study for today's serious drum student and, indeed, may offer some refresher lessons for a few old pros. For initial study of Gene's…

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Feb 23, 2017

Krupa and the Small Groups: A Lesson In Individuality and Swing

by Bruce Klauber "What we do is provide entertainment. We use showmanship and we work for a good, free swinging feeling. We try to have a balanced repertoire and a good overall sound. We can play hard and we can…

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Feb 23, 2017

Jazz Drummer's Workshop: Foundational Studies For Ride Cymbal Technique

by Ed Soph Before be-bop, jazz rhythm was characterized by equal emphasis on all four beats of the measure. With bop came the accentuation of the second and fourth beats. This accentuation is clearly heard in the ride cymbal pattern…

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Feb 23, 2017

October November 1979 - Volume 3 • Number 5

Gene Krupa, Michael Shrieve, Bill Bruford, Irv Cottler, Herb Lovelle, Bob Moses

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Oct 1, 1979

Complete Percussionist: Interpreting Marches

Complete Percussionist Interpreting Marches by David L. Codrey Is it possible to "kick" a march in much the same way you kick a dance band? As long as we're not talking about dance band rhythms, but are talking about support…

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Feb 23, 2017
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Gene Krupa 1909-1973

Gene Krupa 1909-1973 by Karen Larcombe "I'm happy that I succeeded in doing two things: I made the drummer a high priced guy, and I was able to draw more people to jazz. "The above quote of drum master Gene…

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Feb 23, 2017

Drivers Seat: More On Phrasing

Drivers Seat More On Phrasing by Butch Miles In my last article, I discussed the various methods used to learn the chart and the importance of phrasing. I'd like to go into phrasing with the band further. Let's check some…

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Feb 23, 2017

Krupa In Solo

Transcription and Analysis by Ron Spagnardi A special tribute to the late Gene Krupa would certainly be incomplete without a full transcription of a classic Krupa solo. Gene's style was unique. Though the transcription below was recorded late in Krupa's…

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Feb 23, 2017

Reflections on Gene Krupa

Reflections on Gene Krupa In 1939, I first met Gene. I started at the Hickory House in 1938. So Gene and I had been friends for over 30 years. I guess that everything that has been said about the man…

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Feb 23, 2017

Michael Shrieve: Transcendence

Michael Shrieve: Transcendence by Scott Kevin Fish I can remember being 16 years old, listening to 17-year-old Mike Shrieve on the first Santana album. It was released soon after Santana's stunning performance at the Woodstock Festival. Shrieve was very articulate,…

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Feb 23, 2017

Rock Perspectives - Developing Hand/Foot Coordination

Rock Perspectives Developing Hand/Foot Coordination by David Garibaldi For a drummer, one of the most important areas of study and consideration is developing hand and foot coordination. Frequently, I am asked how I develop independence. After some thought, I'd have…

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Feb 23, 2017

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