Rick Mattingly is Publications Editor for the Percussive Arts Society and former Senior Editor of Modern Drummer magazine. His articles have appeared in Percussive Notes, Modern Drummer, Modern Percussionist, Drum!, Down Beat, Jazziz, Musician, and Pointe magazines, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
He is author of the books All About Drums, The Drummer’s Time, and Creative Timekeeping, and co-author (with Rod Morgenstein) of The Drumset Musician and (with Blake Neely) FastTrack Drums vols. 1 and 2, all published by Hal Leonard Corporation. He has edited instructional books by such artists as Bill Bruford, Peter Erskine, Joe Morello, Bob Moses, Nancy Zeltsman, Gary Chester, Casey Scheuerell, Vernell Fournier, Jack DeJohnette, Rod Morgenstein, Carl Palmer, Airto, Dave Lombardo, Tony Verderosa and others for such publishers as Hal Leonard, Berklee Press, and MI Press. He has written liner notes for CDs by such prominent drummers as Joe Morello, Steve Smith, and Elvin Jones.