The latest issue of the free digital magazine iDrum is brimming with electrifying video interviews, pages of new gear, album and drum DVD reviews, and masses of practical know how in the form of top teacher tech sessions and filmed lessons.
Steve Smith, best known for his work with Journey, has played with literally hundreds of different artists during his extensive touring and recording career. Renowned for his explosive drum solo’s and intricate time keeping, he has been voted Number One All Round Drummer by the readers Modern Drummer five years in a row. iDrum 5 brings you an excusive three part video interview with Steve Smith where he talks about why he is still learning and still refining his drumming.
This issue features an interview with Gregg Bissonette and asks the question: ‘What’s it like to play with one of the Beatles?’ The interview includes footage from the recent Ringo Star All Star Band and highlights from Ringo’s press conference.
Other interviews include Ilan Rubin talking about his new band The New Regime, Luke Flowers – drumming with Corinne Baily Ray and the Cinematic Orchestra, and Chris Frazier known for his drumming with Whitesnake, Carol King and Tom Hanks!
There are 25 pages of in depth video reviews of all the very latest gear including drum kits from 2 Box, Sonor, Natal and Traps as well as Zildjian’s new Gen-16 e-cymbal system, Meinl and Ufip and heads from Aquarian. These video reviews let you see and hear the gear being put through its paces, plus gives you a full guide to construction and features. Combine this with the 12 pages of album and drum DVD reviews; you will have all the information you need to compile your Christmas wish list.
The magazine’s tech sessions section features iDrum’s resident leading tutors including Jamie Borden, Jungle Drummer and Pete Lockett. The video lesson included in this issue cover Simple Independence, Amen Breaks, Indian Rhythms, Odd Time Signatures and Cajon Techniques.
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