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How to Play Drums in a Big Band by Rich Thompson

  BOOK/CD LEVEL: BEGINNER TO ADVANCED  $25 Digging for pay dirt, Rich Thompson surpasses the typical “play this groove, then hit this hit” approach to big band chart instruction. Offering insightful commentary on the arrangements, Thompson stresses an awareness of…

Modern Drummer
Oct 3, 2011

Drummer/Teacher Nucleo Vega

My name is Nuc, and I’m a drummer, educator, and Mel Bay author in the Washington, D.C., area. I’m working on a project that involves drum melody. Like my heroes Max Roach, Jeff Hamilton, Joe Morello, and Ari Hoenig, I’m…

Modern Drummer
Sep 2, 2011

Concepts: Easy Drum Charts

October 2011 Concepts Easy Drum Charts by Mark Schulman Here’s the example chart and mp3 that’s used in October’s Concepts article, which discusses a quick and easy way to map out a song for the first time. The song is…

Modern Drummer
Aug 17, 2011