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earMusic – Al Di Meola – Track-by-Track Interview “Escapado” – New album “OPUS” out now!

Rogers USA returns to the drum market with the re-release of the Dyna-Sonic snare drum. This instrument is a dead ringer for early wood Dyna-Sonics of 1960s — the same model preferred by Buddy Rich for years. It features a re-ringed wood shell, Bread & Butter lugs, a patented snare rail, and Clockface throw off. A vintage-styled Black Pearl wrap completes the look. Loose to tight, the Dyna-Sonic boasts a wide tuning range and incredible sensitivity thanks to a unique snare rail mechanism.

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Red Bull Music Academy – Studio Science: Karsh Kale

In this Studio Science, the first ever filmed in India, Karsh Kale details the design and use of his electronic tabla, outlining sonic and songwriting inspirations before performing with the eight-member Karsh Kale Collective, featuring special guests Shadow and Light. Born in Britain and raised in New York, the producer and multi-instrumentalist Karsh Kale is regarded as one of the most dynamic artists with Indian roots, successfully straddling classical and contemporary worlds and fusing music from the East and West. In the past, he’s collaborated with artists like Sting, Herbie…

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The Drum House – Ignacio Rivas Bixio – ‘Working on 20/8 Odd Times Signature’ (FULL EPISODE)

The DrumHouse is happy to present Berklee College of Music graduated Ignacio Rivas Bixio. Ignacio toured all over the world and played in major music festival and with artists such as Ivan Lins, Leni Stern, Outernational, Computer Magic, House of Waters among others. Ignacio talks about playing in 20/8, walks you through every section in the song and demonstrates some of the exercises in his booklet.

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Modern Drummer Magazine – Episode 41: Groove Construction, Jimmy Branly, Masterwork Cymbals, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Cuban-born/LA-based monster drummer Jimmy Branly, who’s featured in the June 2016 issue of Modern Drummer. The hosts then discuss their approach to constructing a groove to a new song. Johnston demos the Modern Drummer 40th-Anniversary 3-ply snare, and Dawson discusses and demos the Masterwork Jazz Master and Valena cymbals, which are reviewed in the June 2016 issue. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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Modern Drummer Magazine – Episode 37: Paradiddle-Diddle Rudiment, NYC-Based Session Drummer Ron Thaler, Paiste Ride Cymbals, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike answer a few listener questions, discuss the paradiddle-diddle rudiment, and talk about featured artist, NYC-based session drummer Ron Thaler. Up for review are two Paiste ride cymbals, and the show concludes with the hosts’ picks of the week.

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