Inside The February 2014 Issue
32 Josh Freese
The punk of all trades offers his personal tips for learning songs.
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.
61 Gary Burton
We catch up with the most famous four-mallet man of all time.
Richie Gajate-Garcia outfoxes afoxe. Glen Caruba’s proper pandeiro postures.
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
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.
83 Drum Parts:Carlos Cruz
Woe to our transcriber, who had to pick apart this track from Warbringer’s chief headbanger.
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.
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.
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes
- Time Capsule