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Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

In the Studio: Jamaican Drum Sounds

Jamaican Drum Sounds Quick Tips to Achieve Authentic Reggae-Style Tones by Michael Dawson and Gil Sharone The drum sounds employed in each subgenre of reggae are just as important to the overall vibe of the music as the distinctive grooves…

Modern Drummer
Jun 25, 2012

Wicked BeatsFeaturing Gil Sharone

  DVD LEVEL: ALL $24.99 Wicked Beats lives up to its name. Gil Sharone’s enthusiasm for Jamaican ska, rocksteady, and reggae is contagious, and he offers ample practical and technical knowledge here. Sharone keeps it all within reach, demonstrating, for…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2011

Drum Atlas Series: Jamaica by Pete Sweeney

BOOK/CD LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE $16.95 Jamaican music finally gets full-blown coverage in the fourth book of the Drum Atlas Series. Beginning with traditional Nyabinghi drumming, the book traces Jamaica’s music from mento, through ska, and to rocksteady, reggae, and beyond. The…

Modern Drummer
Sep 17, 2011