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Episode 125: Sonny Emory, Placing the Backbeat in Odd Times, Beier Snares, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss legendary pop/R&B drummer Sonny Emory (Earth Wind & Fire, Bette Midler, Steely Dan, etc.). The education segment focuses on different ways to place the backbeat in 3/4 and other odd time signatures. Up…

Modern Drummer
Jan 12, 2018

Gorden Campbell: Blog

Wassup, MD readers! I hope this blog finds all of you doing well! My name is Gorden Campbell and I live in Los Angeles, California. I grew up in a small city just north of Manhattan called Newburgh, N.Y. Newburgh…

Modern Drummer
Jan 25, 2010

The Four Tops' Drew Schultz

Hello, MD readers! My name is Drew Schultz. I’m new to this, and you’re probably wondering who I am. I’m a drummer and percussionist from Cleveland, Ohio, and I’ve been pursuing the dream for some time now. I am currently…

Modern Drummer
Nov 24, 2009

Daniel Reyes

In between those gigs he'll squeeze in a performance with Ricky Martin, Stevie Nicks, or Jennifer Lopez, among other top acts. But Danny's brain is always thinking: How do I make my playing better? Equally important to him these days:…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2005