August 2014 Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine

August 2014

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.

VIDEO! Jazz Drummer’s Workshop: Syncopation Revisited, Part 3: 5/4 Applications (From the August 2014 Issue)

by Steve Fidyk We continue this month with more ways to interpret Ted Reed’s classic book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. This time we’ll be converting the written manuscript from its original 4/4 form to 5/4 time.…

Jul 7, 2014

VIDEO! Rhythmic Displacement Essentials: Milking the Most From the Money Beats (From the August 2014 Issue)

by Rich Redmond One of the frameworks of my drumming philosophy is mastering what I call the “money beats.” These are the five grooves that are used time and time again to make the world laugh, cry, and dance. They…

Jun 24, 2014

VIDEO! Health & Science: Improve Your Timing! Jump-Rope Exercises for Drummers (From the August 2014 Issue)

by Billy Cuthrell Long thought of as a training tool for boxers or a playground staple at most elementary schools, jumping rope can be used by anyone who wants a terrific cardio workout. Even when done at a moderate pace,…

Jun 24, 2014

August 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars

(Available digitally June 24, 2014; on newsstands July 3, 2014) On the Cover Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars “I learned from everybody I listened to. But when we started playing, it was just our thing. So I did…

Jun 24, 2014