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John DeChristopher Live From My Drum Room With Sonny Emory

John’s guest is the great Sonny Emory! In this episode, John and Sonny get into Sonny’s long and prolific career, going back to his clinic tour with Terry Bozzio in 1986, where he took the drum community and the world…

Modern Drummer
Feb 9, 2023

On The Beat with Nettie Baker: Shares Ginger Baker Tribute

Hello MD readers! A tribute to a drummer by a lead guitarist? Whoever heard of such a thing? But this was no ordinary lead guitarist and no ordinary drummer either—they were legends Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, who along with…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2020

Episode 125: Sonny Emory, Placing the Backbeat in Odd Times, Beier Snares, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss legendary pop/R&B drummer Sonny Emory (Earth Wind & Fire, Bette Midler, Steely Dan, etc.). The education segment focuses on different ways to place the backbeat in 3/4 and other odd time signatures. Up…

Modern Drummer
Jan 12, 2018

News: Dave Weckl, Sonny Emory, Harvey Mason, and Will Kennedy to Judge Online Competition

Simon Phillips, Sonny Emory, Dave Weckl, Will Kennedy, Chris Coleman, and Harvey Mason are among the judges in an online competition hosted by Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour. The fifth biennial Six String Theory Competition is accepting applications accepted for guitar,…

Modern Drummer
Apr 13, 2016

Lee Ritenour Announces All-Star Judges For 4th Bi-Annual Six String Theory Competition

Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’, John Patitucci, Marcus Miller, Dave Weckl, Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin and Patrice Rushen Among Musicians Serving in Categories of Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboard and Drums REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN THROUGH MAY 15, 2014  TOTAL PRIZE PACKAGE VALUE OVER…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2014

Free Online Lesson With Sonny Emory This Thursday!

Famed pop and jazz drummer Sonny Emory will be teaching a free online drum lesson, titled “Linear Concepts and Flamercises,” at on Thursday, October 31, 2013, starting at 12 pm PDT. Emory will be teaching from the studio…

Modern Drummer
Oct 28, 2013

Montreal Drum Fest October 26-27, 2013

Saturday, Oct. 26 Yamaha Groove Hour Tommy Igoe, Sonny Emory, Aaron Comess with Julie Lamontagne Groove Band Florian Alexandru-Zorn (Brush Secrets) Zach Danziger & Mister Barrington Colin Bailey (Bass Drum Technique) Marcus Santos & Grooversity (Brazil) Roland V-Drum Canadian Contest Finals…

Modern Drummer
Aug 12, 2013