Playing for the song

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Kiel Feher of Satellite

The greatest music comes from a fearless love and connection to those around you. There must be trust, love, and support, like in any good relationship, for a musical experience to thrive. There are exceptions to this, but there’s a…

Modern Drummer
Mar 27, 2013

Bart Robley “Playing For the Song??? Clinic

Bart Robley, of the Sam Morrison Band and Turn the Page, will be presenting his Playing For the Song drum clinic on June 30 at the Sam Ash in Westminster, California. The clinic starts at 1 PM and admission is…

Modern Drummer
May 10, 2012

The Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on Arriving at That Magic Take

This piece originally ran as a sidebar in the “Get Good: Playing for the Song” feature that ran in the January 2011 issue of Modern Drummer.   As we were putting together this feature on playing for the song, MD Pro Panelist…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2012

The Great Levon Helm

Story by Ken Micallef Photos by Paul La Raia “You have to play some good music to get the people on the floor. I want to hear the meat. Until you can do that, it’s suspect to me.” There are…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2008