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VIDEO! Jazz Drummer’s Workshop: Syncopation Revisited, Part 2: 3/4 Applications (From the July 2014 Issue)

by Steve Fidyk We continue this month with more of my favorite ways of interpreting the classic Ted Reed book Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. This time we explore ways of converting the written manuscript from its…

Modern Drummer
Jun 2, 2014

VIDEO! Jazz Drummer’s Workshop: Shifting Sands (From the May 2014 Issue)

http://youtu.be/IVXHAhRfxb0 by Steve Fidyk Transitioning from one time signature, tempo, or musical style to another is a very common technique in modern jazz. These shifts are often referred to as metric modulations, where a specific note value from the current…

Modern Drummer
Apr 7, 2014

VIDEO! In the Pocket: Dubstep Drumming, Part 1: The Basics (From the May 2014 Issue)

http://www.youtube.com/embed/gWnGHbR5I9Q by Donny Gruendler Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music known for its head-nodding beats, dark atmosphere, and ear-shaking bass. It draws on many other genres, including Jamaican dub, hip-hop, jungle, drum ’n’ bass, and 2-step, while fusing…

Modern Drummer
Mar 26, 2014

VIDEO! Rock Perspectives: Double Bass Workout Part 3 (October 2013 Issue)

by Todd Vinciguerra In this lesson we’ll mix 16th notes, 16th-note triplets, and 32nd notes on the bass drums and play them along with 16th-note-based hand patterns. Remember to play to a metronome or click track, and start off slowly…

Modern Drummer
Sep 23, 2013

Rock & Jazz Clinic: Melodic Drumming (October 2013 Issue)

In this lesson we’re going to explore a way to represent a melodic guitar riff from a classic-rock tune on the kit, while playing the song’s drumbeat at the same time. Be sure to check out the complete article in…

Modern Drummer
Aug 29, 2013