Inside The January 2012 Issue
24 Patrick Carney: School Of The Unschooled
Getting back to basics is good for your technique, but staying there can also be a good career move. Just ask Carney as he shakes The Black Keys’ moneymaker.
33 Groove To Fill Transitions
Moving from one type of beat to another with grace and creativity isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.
38 The Many-Faceted Paradiddle
The ol’ RLRR-LRLL is one of the first rudiments we learn, and the last one we should ever forget.
41 How To Set Up Your Drums With Jimmy DeGrasso
Throne height, snare angle, inter-tom distance — all must be accounted for in a properly assembled kit.
46 Terry Bozzio’s Commandments Of Drum Tuning
Tuning is not an exact science, but don’t let that stop you from making those drums sing.
49 Buying Your First Kit: The Drum Doctor’s Prescription
What to look for and what to avoid when making the most important purchase of your life.
51 Stanton Moore On How To Watch And Learn
Watching other guys shred isn’t a passive activity — it’s an opportunity.
53 Jam Session Etiquette With Terence Higgins
A guide through the potential landmine of playing with strangers.
54 Advanced Drummer Fundamentals With Mike Johnston
Because even the most technically proficient among us must stay true to the basics.
59 World Percussion Glossary
A reference guide of percussion instruments from every corner of the globe.
68 Percussion Roundup
New gear from LP, Toca, and Ron Vaughn Percussion.
Taku Hirano gets into the flying V configuration for congas. Glen Caruba talks metal — brass vs. steel, that is, and what it means for your jingle-jangle.
73 The DRUM!pedia Of Electronic Percussion Terminology
Know the terminology to better know the technology.
78 Dialed In
New gear from Korg, Alternate Mode, and Audix.
80 Crush Sublime Drums And Hardware
83 TRX Young Turks Cymbals
93 Rich Redmond takes the first step on a whole new Money Beat journey. Danny Gottlieb gives it up to Jimmy Cobb’s mad comping skills. Wally Schnalle teaches you the importance of taking those stale beats for a ride.
21 Sean Reinert
The prog-metal technician packs a lot of ideas into Cynic’s new EP.
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes
- DRUM! Picks
- Meet Your Maker