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Haskell W. Harr’s Letter: I Am Like Father Time (1983)

SKF NOTE: Haskell W. Harr is one of the renowned historical drum instructors. At age 89, Mr. Harr wrote this letter to Modern Drummer to thank us for publishing a story about him and his legacy to drumming. Mr. Harr, as … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Chick Webb’s Drumming Technique 1938

SKF NOTE: John P. Noonan‘s terrific piece, The Secrets of Chick Webb’s Drumming Technique, (Down Beat 1938), which I’m excerpting here, is a valuable inheritance. John Noonan is a noted percussion player and teacher who studied with Ed Straight, Roy … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish: Innovators of Jazz Drumset: Part 2 of 2

SKF NOTE: In 1994, my friend and former Modern Drummer colleague, Rick Mattingly, was on staff at the Percussive Arts Society’s magazine, Percussive Notes. Rick asked if I would expand on and take a slightly different tack on a subject I touched on in … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish: Innovators of Jazz Drumset: Part 1 of 2

SKF NOTE: In 1994, my friend and former Modern Drummer colleague, Rick Mattingly, was on staff at the Percussive Arts Society’s magazine, Percussive Notes. Rick asked if I would expand on and take a slightly different tack on a subject … Continue reading

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