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What You Need to Know About...Mallets

This article originally ran in the July/Aug 2012 issue of Drum Business.   by Ben Meyer   “Which one is the xylophone”? “How do I tell where the notes are”? “Are these the right mallets”? Those are just a few…

Modern Drummer
Feb 17, 2015

Steve Smith and Zakir Hussain Path of Rhythm Drum Camp

Steve Smith and Zakir Hussain are inviting drummers of all kinds to take part in a unique drum camp experience. The Path of Rhythm will be held this July 14-18 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York,…

Modern Drummer
Jun 12, 2014

Hand-Drumming Guinness Record Attempt Set for This Saturday April 26

On April 26, more than 1,000 percussionists will convene on the campus of the University of Maryland to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest hand-drum ensemble. Universal Percussion president Tom Shelley will emcee the event, as…

Modern Drummer
Apr 23, 2014

KoSA Cuba's 2014 Percussion Workshop & Havana's Drum Festival 'Fiesta del Tambor'

KoSA Cuba held the 12th edition of its annual Cuban workshop and festival this past March 9-16. The program's itinerary featured informative classes, hands-on lessons, and “jaw-dropping” musical performances by the KoSA Cuba faculty. New this year, KoSA's director, Aldo…

Modern Drummer
Apr 16, 2014

The U.S. Navy Band Has Immediate Openings For Percussionists

The United States Navy Band is currently auditioning for percussionistsin the Concert/Ceremonial Band. Starting salary is $56,628-$64,656, plus benefits. Applications are due by Jan. 3, 2014 and auditions will be held Jan. 13, 2014. The U.S. Navy Band is the…

Modern Drummer
Oct 16, 2013

Grover Pro Tunable Concert Tambourine

The T2/GS-T tunable concert tambourine offers players who prefer a natural-skin head the ability to maintain consistent tension, regardless of the ambient temperature or humidity. The tambourine utilizes miniature titanium tuning pins, and the tuning mechanism is contained completely within…

Modern Drummer
Aug 16, 2012

Calling All New York Area Percussionists: Gallant Entertainment Inc. Auditions At Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.

Gallant Entertainment (GEI) Inc., with the support of Yamaha Corporation of America, will hold marching percussion auditions at Yamaha Artist Services in New York on June 30, 2012, for Gallant’s premiere performance season. Marching percussionists of all ages are invited…

Modern Drummer
Jun 21, 2012

Shawn “Clown??? Crahan

Shawn “Clown” Crahan is best known as one of the percussionists in the metal megalith that is Slipknot. But Crahan carries a rich drumming background into his new project, the Black Dots of Death. by Billy Brennan The orchestrated chaos…

Modern Drummer
Aug 3, 2011

Alexis Razon of Vinyl

To start, it is an honor to write for an outstanding magazine that caters to drummers and percussionists worldwide. MD is a great resource for the drumming community. My first introduction to drumming started at ten years old. The age…

Modern Drummer
Jan 21, 2010


Mario Calire, Jiro Yamaguchi, Justin “El Nino” Poree Ozomatli, the nine-piece multi-cultural LA rap-rock band that features a drummer and two percussionists, recently released, Don’t Mess With The Dragon, about which percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi proudly says, “I think it’s some…

Modern Drummer
Oct 25, 2007