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VIDEO! Jazz Drummer's Workshop: Syncopation Revisited: Part 5: Afro-Cuban Applications (From the October 2014 Issue)

October 2014 Jazz Drummer’s Workshop Syncopation Revisited Part 5: Afro-Cuban Applications by Steve Fidyk Welcome to part five in our continuing series on ways to interpret the classic Ted Reed book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. This…

Modern Drummer
Sep 3, 2014

Franco De Vita’s Javier “Javo??? Barrera

Hello, MD! It’s a great honor for me to share this space with you. I’m currently in Los Angeles producing and recording drums from my home studio and doing most of the projects for GRA Records, on which my new…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2014

M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro Portable Production Station

M-Audio, manufacturer of computer interface and studio integration solutions, offers a great advanced performance pad controller with onboard sequencing and software integration, called Trigger Finger Pro. The Trigger Finger Pro features sixteen ultra-responsive RGB illuminated pads, sixteen backlit step sequencer…

Modern Drummer
Jun 23, 2014

Morgan Agren

  Hello, MD readers! Morgan Agren here to fill you in on a quick update as to what I’ve been up to. Below are links to the new Mats/Morgan CD, Schack Tati, out now on Cuneiform Records and also some…

Modern Drummer
Jun 20, 2014

Grover Pro is Now Offering Percussion Road Cases!

Grover Pro’s Percussion Road Case is constructed to provide years of trouble-free service in band rooms, concert halls, percussion studios, stadiums, and even on the field. Key features include three sliding drawers of varying depths. The 4" drawer is ideal…

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2014

Dixon Introduces the Multi-Functional Brite Key

The Dixon Brite Key is a three-function tool, designed to aide drummers as a LED flashlight, bottle opener, and standard drum key. Ideal for poorly lit stages, practice rooms, and teaching studios, turn on the LED to fix, find, or…

Modern Drummer
Jun 11, 2014

Sherwood Percussion Builds “Natural True Tone??? Drum Shells

Thirty-year drum-building veteran James Pierce, owner of Sherwood Percussion, has created the Natural True Tone drum shells, which are designed to have minimal stress in the wood and feature a unique Internal Lug System (ILS). Natural True Tone drums are…

Modern Drummer
Jun 9, 2014

SJC Custom Zombie-Theme Kit

  This cool new kit from SJC features a custom zombie theme. The kit features 8x12, 13x15, and 14x16 toms, and a 16x24 kick. All of the drums are built using smoked-black acrylic shells and have a custom blood splatter…

Modern Drummer
Jun 5, 2014

Mapex Teams Up With Bandhappy For The Vans 2014 Warped Tour

Mapex Armory Drums and Falcon hardware will be the drum and hardware of choice for all Bandhappy lessons for the 43 city tour. Bandhappy is the biggest and easiest on-line teaching community connecting anyone wanting to take lesson with their…

Modern Drummer
Jun 3, 2014

VIDEO! Product Close-Up: Dixon Cajon Pedal Plus (From the June 2014 Issue)

by Miguel Monroy Wilco’s Glenn Kotche gave an interview in the January 2013 issue of Percussive Notes, in which he cited Max Roach as an influence to his multi-percussion approach to the drumset: “ called drumset the original multicultural and…

Modern Drummer
Jun 2, 2014

Drumerica National Competition for Young Drummers Kicks Off July 1

To celebrate the current crop of talented, young, American drummers, leading drum, accessory, and media companies have joined together to announce the first annual Drumerica online video contest for teen drummers. Drumerica is set to take place over the upcoming…

Modern Drummer
May 15, 2014

Chuck Silverman Memorial at Musicians Institute May 14, 2014

Latin-drumming ambassador, famed educator, and longtime Modern Drummer contributor Chuck Silverman passed away on May 1, 2014. Friends, fans, and colleagues of Chuck’s are invited to celebrate his life this Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Musicians Institute concert hall…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2014

Terry Bozzio and Universal Percussion’s Tom Shelley Tour the South

Terry Bozzio joined Universal Percussion president Tom Shelley this past February and March for their third joint clinic tour. After covering a good chunk of the Eastern US last fall, the duo performed at venues throughout the South. Their first…

Modern Drummer
May 8, 2014

Product Close-Up: Geo. H. Way Tradition Snare Drums (From the June 2014 Issue)

by Michael Dawson George Way is a legendary figure in American drum manufacturing. He started his first drum company, Advance, in the early twentieth century and began working with Leedy in 1921, where he had a hand in a number…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2014