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Inside The February 2014 Issue

February 2014 Issue of DRUM!

COVER FEATURE

32 Josh Freese

The punk of all trades offers his personal tips for learning songs.

FEATURES

39 How Bands Learn Songs

Wicks picks the brains of bandmates in Fitz And The Tantrums.

47 Music Theory For Drummers

Learn to communicate your ideas to your band — like it or not!

52 5 Sight Reading Tips

It’s not as hard as you think to become a world-class reader. Really.

57 How To Write Drum Charts

Nashville’s cheat sheet expert Liz Ficalora reveals the power of the pen.

HAND DRUM

61 Gary Burton

We catch up with the most famous four-mallet man of all time.

66 Lessons

Richie Gajate-Garcia outfoxes afoxe. Glen Caruba’s proper pandeiro postures.

PLUGGED IN

69 10 Things To Know Before Going Into The Studio

Don’t record a note until you’ve checked these essential tips off your list.

74 Dialed In

The low-down on new hi-tech from 2Box, Yamaha, Roland, and Erskine Essentials

SOUNDLAB

79 PDP Concept Pedals

Longboard drummers: Short on scratch? Here’s something to cheer about.

80 Tama Star Series Drum Kit

The quest for the most resonant drum shell has come to an end. At ease.

PRACTICE PAD

83 Drum Parts:Carlos Cruz

Woe to our transcriber, who had to pick apart this track from Warbringer’s chief headbanger.

92 Lessons

Chad Smith doubles down on Bonham. Glen Sobel turns the paradiddle on its head. Wally Schnalle kicks up his ride cymbals. Danny Gottlieb tinkers with triplets.

VIBE

25 Jack Irons

Ex-Chili Pepper and Pearl Jammer changes to Arthur Channel.

29 Dan Carle

On navigating After The Burial’s crazy tempos and time signatures.

EVERYTHING ELSE

8
Perspective
13
Feedback
14
Notation Guide
16
Single Strokes
22
Showcase
97
Picks
106
Time Capsule