iDrum is back with a packed fourth issue full of exciting video interviews, plus a host of product reviews and of course tuition to inspire every drummer, beginner or advanced.
Carmine Appice the legendary drummer renowned for his showmanship talks to Stuart Bull about his work with VANILLA FUDGE, Rod Stewart, Beck and Ozzy Osborne, among many. Carmine recalls recording sessions and the evolution of his drum kit in this exclusive interview.
In April 2011 Las Vegas saw a stellar line up of drummers get together for the first annual John Wackerman Drum Festival. Exhibiting their skills were Chester Thompson, Thomas Pridgen, Kit Chatham, Chad Wackerman and John Wackerman.
Other featured interviews include Bonobo's Jack Baker, the evergreen Brian Tichy who is currently touring with WHITESNAKE and the legendary Roy Burns, drummer, educator, historian, innovator and industry figure following his involvement with Aquarian drumhead company.
There are over thirty pages of product reviews where you can not only read what the reviewer thought of the product, but also watch videos of the products being put through their paces and hear what they sound like. Products covered in this issue include, Korg Wavedrum, Natal Ash Kit, Sonor Select Force Drums and Gavin Harrison Special Edition snare, Traps E500 e-kit, Meinl Classic Custom Cymbals, Sabian Omni Cymbals, Zildjian Chinas, Remo Powerstroke Pro Heads and Rhythm Tech Hat Trick G2 tambourines.
There is a whole host of CD and DVD reviews covering all musical tastes complete with links so you can easily find out more. Then there is the Tech Sessions full of inspirational drumming tuition to test and improve your skills, broaden your palette, and develop your style. The Jungle Drummer looks at left arm workouts with Double Snare Drum ideas, Jamie Borden takes 3-Note Groupings to another level, Pete Lockett explores Grooves From Odd Units and Pat Garvey takes a closer look at Double Kick Based Groove Construction. Plus Ed Williams get funky with various hi-hat accents, Tom Chapman continues his introduction to the Cajon and special guest Peter Retzlaff talks about developing speed and swing with a tech session from Hudson Music's Baby Steps to Giant steps.
iDrum brings you the complete experience, interviews, features, reviews and tuition, all of which is totally interactive and FREE!
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