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Inside The November 2013 Issue

November 2013 Issue of DRUM!

COVER STORY

38 Mike Mangini

The virtuoso pushes himself to the limit on Dream Theater’s new album, and explains the preparation of mind, body, and spirit required to play at that level.

FEATURES

34 DRUM! Night In Photos

Our annual festival of drumming excellence featured Chad Smith, Cindy Blackman-Santana, and Jason Bittner. Clinics will never be the same.

50 Ryan Rabin

The beats and brains behind Grouplove wouldn’t change his multitasking ways for anything.

HAND DRUM!

63 Inside KoSA

Aldo Mazza’s ongoing percussion workshop should be on any rhythm seeker’s bucket list.

68 Product Round-Up

New gear from Ron Vaughn, Tycoon, and LP

70 Lessons

For Taku Hirano, musical literacy is everything. Glen Caruba makes hand drums portable.

PLUGGED IN

73 Synths On Demand

Go key-less with useful and easy-to-use synthesizer software.

78 Dialed In

The latest products from Zildjian Gen16, Aquarian, and Auralex

SOUNDLAB

80 Yamaha Live Custom Oak Drum Set

83 TRX CRX Cymbals

DRUM PARTS

89 John Boecklin

The DevilDriver hammer splits apart the title track from Winter Kills.

PRACTICE PAD

97 Matt Byrne re-imagines beat patterns with singles and doubles. Chad Smith spices things up by slowing them down. Danny Gottlieb’s fast track to Louie Bellson levels of speed.

VIBE

29 Janet Weiss

The former Sleater-Kinney basher wilds out in Drumgasm and Quasi.

32 Dennis Ryan

The Deer Tick drummer walks a tasty line between discipline and instinct.

EVERYTHING ELSE

12
Perspective
17
Feedback
18
Notation Guide
20
Single Strokes
26
Showcase
101
Picks
105
Meet Your Maker
106
Time Capsule