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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

Maximize Your Practicing: Get the Most From Whatever Time You Have

October 2012 Concepts Maximize Your Practicing Get the Most From Whatever Time You Have by Jeremy Hummel It seems that now more than ever we live in a world where it’s a challenge to find the time to do anything…

Modern Drummer
Aug 28, 2012

Concepts: The CRASH Course to Success, Part 1: Commitment

March 2012 Concepts The CRASH Course to Success Part 1: Commitment by Rich Redmond What does it take to be a successful working drummer? Commitment. Commitment is the word for the first letter in an acronym I created, CRASH, to…

Modern Drummer
Jan 31, 2012

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