200 GREATEST MOMENTS IN DRUMMING

33 Events

From battles to TV broadcasts, the pivotal moments that made drum history what it is.

49 Beats & Fills

The essential patterns that have made an indelible impression on our collective musical consciousness.

59 Performances & Recordings

Albums, songs, and the rhythmic moments therein that any self-respecting drummer needs to experience.

69 Gear & Technology

More than a century’s worth of innovations, improvements, and engineering breakthroughs that have evolved the drum set and facilitated the art of beat making.

HAND DRUM!

81 Geoffrey Gordon

Before his unexpected death late last year, the percussion experimentalist imported global rhythms into mainstream media, but the spiritual realm was never far behind.

86 Product Test

Kopf S-Series DoubleShot Cajon

88 Lessons

Glen Caruba gets tricky with tambourine syncopations. Richie Gajate Garcia doubles up the rhythms with djembe and cajon.

PLUGGED IN

91 The Best iPhone Music Apps For 2013

DIALED IN

96 TrapKAT 5KS

SOUNDLAB

98 Mapex MyDentity Series

100 Evans G1 Heads With Level 360 Collar

PRACTICE PAD

105 Lessons

Matt Byrne breaks out of the 4/4 bubble with some rock beats in 11/8. Danny Gottlieb demonstrates some key off-beat comping licks. Wally Schnalle expands the jazz vocabulary times three.

112 Workshop

How To Play Charts With Feeling

VIBE

29 Jeffrey Clemens

The G. Love skinsman has never had a better reason to party.

EVERYTHING ELSE

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Perspective
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Feedback
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Notation Guide
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Single Strokes
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Showcase
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Picks
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