September 2012 Issue – Volume 37 • Number 9


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Articles in September 2012

Don’t Disturb the Groove! Part 1: Broken Doubles and Paradiddles

“Don’t disturb the groove.” Whether we’re playing to an audience that’s pumping their fists, moshing, or simply dancing, as drummers we never want to be the one held responsible for clearing the floor. But what happens when someone yells, “Give…

by Tobias Ralph
Apr 19, 2018

Inner Drumming — Listening With All Limbs, Part 3

In parts one and two of this series (April and June 2012), we worked with one, two, and three limbs. Before launching into the study of four limbs, I would like to review the process of working with the diagrams.…

by George Marsh
Apr 19, 2018

Travis Barker

Battles mythical and all too real have defined much of his life since MD last sat with him for a good long chat. With a recent solo debut, reams of one-off collaborations, new Transplants and Blink-182 activity, and a constant…

Story by David Ciauro | Photos by Paul La Raia
Apr 19, 2018

Ringo Starr: The Perfect Fit

When he joined the Beatles, he was the man, the one with all the playing experience. He fit like a glove, driving the music with a singular feel while meshing perfectly with the other Mop Tops and their wry sense…

Modern Drummer
Apr 19, 2018

Joel Smith

For readers unfamiliar with gospel music and its rich history, imagine the way you might feel about John Bonham or Tony Williams, Jaco Pastorius or Charles Mingus. That's how much this multitalented musician means to legions of drummers and bass…

By Stephen Styles | Photos by Michael Flodin
Apr 19, 2018

Corey Miller

Music and art have been inseparable for the tattoo icon since his earliest experiences as a drummer on the L.A. punk scene. Today his work is seen on TV, in national ad campaigns, on drumsets, on albums—and on the cover…

Story by Adam Budofsky | Photos by Alex Solca
Apr 19, 2018

Improve Your Bottom Line Part 1: Bass Drum Comping in 4/4

Drummers depend on the bass drum to help drive the band and provide depth to their time feel. Throughout the 1920s and ’30s, the bass drum was the “solid four” timekeeper of the rhythm section. Many modern jazz drummers use…

by Steve Fidyk
Apr 19, 2018

J.P. Bouvet

The 2011 Guitar Center Drum-Off champ and Roland U.S. V-Drums Contest winner shares his thoughts on soloing. J.P. Bouvet’s musical roots started growing early. Nurtured by his bass-playing mother, J.P. began playing the drums at age nine and by the…

by Anthony “Tiny” Biuso
Apr 19, 2018