Tag Archives: Gary Chester

Happy Birthday, Gary Chester

SKF NOTE: Katrina Chester let me know this morning that Modern Drummer is making available online Gary Chester’s April 1983 feature interview. Today, October 27, is Gary’s birthday. Thinking back to first meeting Gary, to MD Founder Ron Spagnardi’s approving … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Gary Chester

SKF NOTE: I would be remiss if I failed to mention Gary Chester’s birthday. Here’s a snippet and link to the full Facebook post. ===== Gary Chester The Drummer HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY CHESTER!!! Talking to one of Gary’s students this … Continue reading

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Bass Drums – Gary Chester Asks, Neil Peart Answers

SKF NOTE: For years now I’ve had on a hard drive a digitized version of one of my Neil Peart interviews. The sound volume of the initial tape transfer was very low. Consequently I’ve never been able to use it. … Continue reading

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Drummer Shortcomings Lead to Innovations

SKF NOTE: Sometimes innovations in drumming – stylistic and/or equipment changes that become standard – begin as one drummer’s, or a few drummers’, workaround to a shortcoming. Discovering the root of such innovations is a favorite part of studying drumming/music … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Gary Chester’s Passing – August 17

SKF NOTE: From the Gary Chester the Drummer Facebook page. Gary was a wonderful guy and, without a doubt, an innovative drummer. Check out Gary’s Facebook page if you have not already done so. Here’s the back story on my … Continue reading

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