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David Uosikkinen of the Hooters

Hello, my fellow drummers! When I’m not playing with the Hooters (next year will be our fortieth anniversary), I have my own band called David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket. Recently, I ran into one of my first drum teachers, Buddy…

Modern Drummer
Jul 16, 2019

On The Beat with David Uosikkinen of the Hooters and In the Pocket: Bands, Albums, and Longevity

Anytime I get to write for Modern Drummer, I’m honored. MD was the first music magazine where I got the dope on the best drummers in the world. It gave me access to great tips on staying in shape and…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2017

Video Lesson! In The Pocket - Ghost Notes 101 with Jim Riley

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the December 2015 issue, which is available here. Ghost Notes 101 6 Approaches to Give Your Grooves Greater Dimension One thing that separates the novice drummer from the professional…

Modern Drummer
Oct 30, 2015

In the Pocket: “Rock Steady??? Demystified (VIDEO)

This article is an excerpt from the April 2015 issue, which can be purchased here.  In the Pocket “Rock Steady” Demystified Four Steps to Mastering Advanced Funk Grooves by Jim Payne Have you ever checked out Bernard Purdie’s beat on…

Modern Drummer
Feb 26, 2015

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

In The Pocket: Advanced Shuffle

February 2012 In The Pocket Advanced Shuffle by Jim Payne Here are the demo videos that accompany some of the exercises from my article on advanced shuffles.        

Modern Drummer
Dec 29, 2011

Advanced Blues: Syncopated and Polyrhythmic Feels

September 2011 In The Pocket Advanced Blues Syncopated and Polyrhythmic Feels by Jim Payne Here are the demo videos that accompany my article on advanced blues drumming.      

Modern Drummer
Jul 18, 2011