April 2016 issue of Modern Drummer magazine

Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

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Episode 33: Listener Questions, Narada Michael Walden, Ahead Switch Kick Quick-Release Bass Drum Beater System, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss fusion/pop/session great Narada Michael Walden and give their choices for which crash cymbal they would take to a gig if they could only take one. The hosts also answer several listener questions, and…

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Mar 18, 2016

Video Demo: Squashed Stickings with James Murphy

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the Aril 2016 issue, which is available here. Rock 'N' Jazz Clinic Squashed Stickings Getting Creative With Rolls   Finding creative ways to apply rudiments to the drumset can…

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Feb 26, 2016

Video Tour: Building a Teaching Business with Jeff Salem

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here. Teacher's Forum Building a Teaching Business From Breaking Ground to Finding Students   I’ve owned and operated my own teaching school,…

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Feb 26, 2016

Video Lesson! Basics - Backstage Warm-Ups with Rich Redmond

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here. Basics Backstage Warm-Ups A Rudimental Routine for Balanced Hands In this lesson, I’m sharing some of the warm-ups I use before…

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Feb 26, 2016

Video Demo: Bucks County Drum Company - Semi-Solid Bebop Drumset

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Bucks County Drum Company Semi-Solid Bebop Drumset A winning shell combo blending the roundness of ply with the power…

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Feb 26, 2016
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Video Demo: Zildjian - L80 Low Volume 468 Cymbal Pack

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Zildjian L80 Low Volume 468 Cymbal Pack Authentic-feeling practice cymbals that won't kill your ears—or your neighbors'   Many…

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Feb 26, 2016

Video Demo: Chicago Drum - Maple/Poplar and Mahogany/Poplar Snare Drums

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here. Product Close-Up Chicago Drum 6.5x14 Maple/Poplar and 5.5x14 Mahogany/Poplar Snare Drums Classic American drum manufacturing revised and reborn.   Chicago has…

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Feb 26, 2016

Video Lesson: Jazz Drummer's Workshop - Crossovers with Steve Fidyk

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here. Jazz Drummer's Workshop Crossovers 10 Exercises to Improve Drumset Facility   This month’s lesson focuses on the crossover, a technique that…

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Feb 26, 2016

Online Feature with Video: Jeff Ryan on Pleasant Grove’s The Heart Contortionists

Online Feature Jeff Ryan on Pleasant Grove’s The Heart Contortionists by Adam Budofsky Jeff Ryan has logged studio and stage time with St. Vincent, the War on Drugs, Daniel Johnston, and Sarah Jaffe, his band the Baptist Generals, and his…

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Feb 26, 2016

Video Lesson! Progressive Drumming Essentials, Part 9: Switching Gears With the Double Bass Pyramid

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the April 2016 issue, which is available here. Rock Perspectives Progressive Drumming Essentials Part 9: Switching Gears With the Double Bass Pyramid   Changing subdivisions on a dime is…

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Feb 26, 2016
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