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Video Lesson! Bass Drum Development with Mike Johnston

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Rock & Jazz Clinic Bass Drum Development 4 Focused Exercises for Building Raw Speed by Mike Johnston One of the most…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

VIDEO LESSON: Grooving in Form, Part 2: AABC

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the September 2015 issue, which is available here. Rock & Jazz Clinic Grooving in Form Part 2: AABC by Mike Johnston In our previous lesson (July 2015), we learned…

Modern Drummer
Jul 30, 2015

Rock & Jazz Clinic: Grooving in Form, Part 1: AABA Beats (VIDEO)

The excerpt below is taken from the complete article that appears in the July 2015 issue, which is available here. Rock & Jazz Clinic Grooving in Form Part 1: AABA Beats by Mike Johnston One of the first things you learn…

Modern Drummer
May 29, 2015

VIDEO LESSON! Elvin Jones–Style Triplet Fills, Part 2: Orchestrating Accent Patterns

This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the June 2015 issue, which can be purchased here. Jazz Drummer’s Workshop Elvin Jones–Style Triplet Fills Part 2: Orchestrating Accent Patterns by John Xepoleas Welcome to our second lesson covering…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2015

LESSON! Rock & Jazz Clinic: Odd Groupings Over Samba (From the Feb. 2015 Issue)

The following excerpt is taken from the February 2015 issue of Modern Drummer. Rock & Jazz Clinic Odd Groupings Over Samba by Mike Johnston What do you do when you have two things in the refrigerator or pantry that taste…

Modern Drummer
Jan 13, 2015

Aquarian Celebrates “West Coast Artist Day???

Aquarian hosted a “West Coast Artist Day” this past October 1. Food and beverages were provided and over ninety endorsers attended. On display were the new Super Pads, and the acclaimed electronic onHeads, and the hybrid electronic/acoustic inHeads. Sales specialist…

Modern Drummer
Oct 17, 2014

VIDEO - Aquarian Drumheads NAMM Show 2014 New Gear Coverage

  In this video Aquarian's Jamie Harris giving a tour of the latest products at the Aquarian booth at The NAMM Show 2014. The NAMM Show is the world's largest trade-only event for the music products industry. It is one…

Modern Drummer
Jan 26, 2014

VIDEO! The 45-Minute Practice Routine: Get Organized to Optimize Your Time Behind the Kit (January 2014 Issue) by Mike Johnston When I sit back and think about the thousands of questions I’ve been asked by students in my eighteen-year career as a drum teacher and clinician, I would have to say that at least 80 percent…

Modern Drummer
Dec 3, 2013

The Making of Alicia Keys’ "Girl on Fire" with Indie Studio Drummer Dylan Wissing

In this video, session drummer Dylan Wissing shares the story behind the making of the drum tracks on R&B superstar Alicia Keys’ hit single “Girl on Fire.” Dylan Wissing is a Hoboken, New Jersey–based drummer who operates his own recording…

Modern Drummer
Jul 23, 2013

The Drum Exchange Celebrates 20 Years!

Please join the Drum Exchange for their “20th Anniversary Bash” on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, 4501 Interlake Ave. N. Seattle. This FREE event includes: • FREE cowbell giveaway at 1:00 PM (while supplies last, limit 1…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2012

Aquarian Selects Name for Drumhead Film

After a company-wide contest and endorser input, Aquarian has selected Nu-Brite as the name of its drumhead film. According to co-owner Roy Burns, “This new film is so popular with our endorsers that we decided to give it a special…

Modern Drummer
Aug 20, 2012

What You Need to Know About...Drumheads

Originally published in the November/December 2010 issue of Drum Business.   by Fran Azzarto Drumheads (or “skins,” as they’re sometimes called) have a history as old as the drum itself, although for thousands of years that history went pretty much…

Modern Drummer
Oct 27, 2011