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Latin Percussion Hosts New York and Los Angeles Artist Events

Latin Percussion (LP) recently hosted artist “family reunion” events in both New York and Los Angeles. LP artists were joined by staff and executives from LP’s parent company Drum Workshop, Inc. to celebrate the legacy and to toast the future…

Modern Drummer
Oct 7, 2016

On the Beat With Educator Bruce Becker: Covering Odd Times in New Book

Greetings fellow drummers, it’s been a few years since my first MD blog and the release of my DVD Concept and Philosophies. My educational passions still continue to forge ahead. A reminder of my background, I was a long time…

Modern Drummer
Apr 15, 2016

On the Beat With Daniel de los Reyes of Zac Brown Band: Talks New Percussion Line, Camps, and Tours

Hello MD! I am excited to tour again throughout the USA, Canada, and England in 2016. I’m also looking forward to performing at iconic stadiums like Citi Field (New York) and Fenway Park (Boston). This year has gotten off to…

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Mar 16, 2016

News: International Percussion Festival Announced

The third edition of the International Percussion Festival will take place July 19 to 24 in Villa Lomellini, Montebello della Battaglia (PV), under the artistic direction of Maestro Loris Stefanuto. The festival includes competitions, concerts, and master classes. The previous…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2016

Ten Gifts to Help Create, Capture, and Share Music

In this installment of our 2015 holiday gift guide we take a look at some of the best tools to help you create, capture, and share your music. For this list we are less concerned with price and more with…

Modern Drummer
Dec 15, 2015

Showroom: Valter Percussion Aludu Udu Drum

The Aludu is an aluminum udu drum that is said to feature a wide range of sounds that are similar to a ceramic udu but are more responsive because the shell is thinner. Unbreakable and compact, the 32x15cm Aludu is…

Modern Drummer
May 6, 2015

VIDEO LESSON! Dynamics Mechanics: Loud, Soft, and Everything in Between

This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the June 2015 issue, which can be purchased here. Strictly Technique Dynamics Mechanics Loud, Soft, and Everything in Between by Bill Bachman I believe that a drummer should be able…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2015

News: 2nd-Annual Philadelphia Hand Drumming Festival

The 2nd-Annual Philadelphia Hand Drumming Festival was held this past April 11 on the campus of the University of the Arts, which is located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. The festival’s creator, Grammy award–winning percussionist and University of the…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2015

News: UArts Hosts Second-Annual “Philadelphia International Hand Drumming Day??? on Saturday, April 11

On April 11, 2015, the University of the Arts will host the second edition of the “Philadelphia International Hand Drumming Day.” Organized by Grammy Award–winning percussionist and UArts faculty member and alumnus Arturo Stable, the event will be held in…

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Apr 6, 2015

Showroom: Dream Cymbals Distributing the Wambooka Water Drum in North America

  Dream is the exclusive North American distributor of the Wambooka, which is an updated darabuka made from a single piece of high-quality polycarbonate designed to hold water for pitch bends, timbre changes, and other effects. List price is $249…

Modern Drummer
Mar 20, 2015

Showroom: Dream Cymbals Introduces Timsha Finger Cymbals

Dream’s new Timsha finger cymbals are available in four sizes (small, medium, large, and extra large). They are cast in India and are tuned to create a shimmering effect. Said to be heavier than most finger cymbals, Timshas list for…

Modern Drummer
Mar 13, 2015

Remo Percussion at NAMM 2015 Pt (VIDEO)

In the video from NAMM 2015, Remo’s Chris Wakelin introduces us to two new drumheads from Remo for 2015. First is the new Powerstroke 77. The Coated Powerstroke 77 has two 7-mil plies, a 7-mil underlay ring that reduces overtones,…

Modern Drummer
Mar 6, 2015

10 Tips from Bobby Sanabria

The renowned Latin and jazz drummer/percussionist has always known how to get his point across, whether in the studio, on stage, or in the classroom. Here he offers words of advice that all of us, regardless of age or preferred…

Modern Drummer
Mar 4, 2015

Meinl Percussion at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, Meinl’s German Baratto gives us the rundown on many of the new Meinl hand percussion instruments that are available for 2015. First up are new finishes for the Headliner Designer, Woodcraft, and Traditional String…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2015