Inside The April 2011 Issue

April 2011 Issue of DRUM!

April 2011 Issue of DRUM! Magazine

April Issue of DRUM! Magazine


28 Street Drum Corps

A squad of ex–marching band geeks have trashed the rudiments and created a monster. Their high school band captain will never forgive them.
By Andrew Lentz

42 Ndugu Chancler

From his days as a fusion pioneer to full-fledged academic with a little Thriller in between, Chancler’s about way more than money beats.
By Bill Milkowski

54 Live Playing Roundtable

Tony Thaxton (Motion City Soundtrack), Erin Tate (Minus The Bear), and Aaron McVeigh (Foxy Shazam) discuss the highs and lows of life under the klieg lights.
By David Jarnstrom


61 John Santos

For this West Coast percussionist, each conga slap is political. It’s also coming from hands steeped in more idioms than the Caribbean Islands.
By J. Poet


67 Swan Percussion Black Swan Drum
By Gary Gardner


70 No dohl, no problem. You can still bang out serious North Indian bhangra beats, says Taku Hirano. Richie “Gajate” Garcia improves foot independence with rumba and son claves.

Plugged In

73 Pro Tools 9 Low Down

By Jake Wood

Dialed In

79 New e-gear from Zildjian, Sontronics, and Korg

Sound Lab

80 Yamaha GigMaker Drum Set

By Brad Schlueter

Drum Parts

89 Roy Mayorga

Stone Sour’s drummer combines subtlety and dynamics on “Threadbare.”
By Jared cobb

Practice Pad

94 Do the time warp with a classic lesson on tweak-defying levitation from Brain; Terence Higgins takes your playing into the third dimension.


21 Brad Morgan

Keepin’ it greasy with Drive-By Truckers.

25 Hannes Grossmann

The Obscura blaster mines groove out of technical overload.


  • 6 Perspective
  • 10 Feedback
  • 12 Notation Guide
  • 14 Single Strokes
  • 18 Showcase
  • 83 DRUM! Picks
  • 98 Wire Tap

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