The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike

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The show that explores the topics that drummers love the most.

Episode Date
Episode 147: A Perfect Circle’s Jeff Friedl, Five-Note Bop Comping, DW Contemporary Classic Drumset, and More
1:01:04
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss modern rock journeyman Jeff Friedl, who’s currently touring with A Perfect Circle. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/06/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-147-a-perfect-circles-jeff-friedl-five-note-bop-comping-dw-contemporary-classic-drumset-and-more/">Episode 147: A Perfect Circle’s Jeff Friedl, Five-Note Bop Comping, DW Contemporary Classic Drumset, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 15, 2018
Podcast Episode 146: Stanley Clarke’s Mike Mitchell, Developing the Weaker Hand, Tempest Bell Bronze Snare, and More
1:02:47
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss rising star Mike Mitchell, who’s currently legendary jazz/fusion bassist Stanley Clarke’s drummer of choice. The education segment focuses on exercises for developing the weaker hand. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/06/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-146-stanley-clarkes-mike-mitchell-developing-the-weaker-hand-tempest-bell-bronze-snare-and-more/">Podcast Episode 146: Stanley Clarke’s Mike Mitchell, Developing the Weaker Hand, Tempest Bell Bronze Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 08, 2018
Episode 145: Kris Myers, The Blues Shuffle, Clarett 8Pre USB Interface, and More
1:02:08
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike crack open the July 2018 issue and discuss cover artist Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/06/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-145-kris-myers-the-blues-shuffle-clarett-8pre-usb-interface-and-more/">Episode 145: Kris Myers, The Blues Shuffle, Clarett 8Pre USB Interface, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 01, 2018
Podcast Episode 144: Favorite Drum Solos, Building Independence, KMI BopPad, and More
1:17:00
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike share some of their favorite drum solos of all time. The education segment focuses on different approaches to building independence. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/05/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-144-favorite-drum-solos-building-independence-kmi-boppad-and-more/">Podcast Episode 144: Favorite Drum Solos, Building Independence, KMI BopPad, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 25, 2018
Podcast Episode 143: Stewart Copeland, Phrasing Paradiddles as Triplets, and More
1:06:30
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike share some exciting news regarding upcoming giveaways from Ultimate Ears, and they discuss June 2018 cover artist, legendary drummer/composer Stewart Copeland.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/05/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-143-stewart-copeland-phrasing-paradiddles-as-triplets-and-more/">Podcast Episode 143: Stewart Copeland, Phrasing Paradiddles as Triplets, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 18, 2018
Podcast Episode 142: Roy Burns, How to Play Polyrhythms, Roland TD-17 V-Drums, and More
1:14:15
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike pay tribute to Aquarian founder and legendary drummer/educator Roy Burns. The education segment focuses on how to learn polyrhythms via grooves. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/05/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-142-roy-burns-how-to-play-polyrhythms-roland-td-17-v-drums-and-more/">Podcast Episode 142: Roy Burns, How to Play Polyrhythms, Roland TD-17 V-Drums, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 11, 2018
Episode 141: Dafnis Prieto, Must-Know Grooves, VK Snare, and More
1:14:16
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss Cuban-born jazz great Dafnis Prieto, whose new big band album, Back to the Sunset, is out now. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/05/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-141-dafnis-prieto-must-know-grooves-vk-snare-and-more/">Episode 141: Dafnis Prieto, Must-Know Grooves, VK Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 04, 2018
Episode 140: Blake Richardson, What You Need to Know About Bass Drum Heads, Turkish Lale Kardes Cymbals, and More
1:02:18
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss Blake Richardson of tech-metal band Between the Buried and Me, whose new record, Automata, Part 1, is transcribed in the June issue of Modern Drummer.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/04/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-140-blake-richardson-what-you-need-to-know-about-bass-drum-heads-turkish-lale-kardes-cymbals-and-more/">Episode 140: Blake Richardson, What You Need to Know About Bass Drum Heads, Turkish Lale Kardes Cymbals, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 27, 2018
Episode 139: Paramore’s Zac Farro, Breaking Up the Ride, 101 Drums Woodfiber Snare, and More
1:03:42
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss Zac Farro, who recently returned to his original gig with modern rock hit makers Paramore. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/04/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-139-paramores-zac-farro-breaking-up-the-ride-101-drums-woodfiber-snare-and-more/">Episode 139: Paramore’s Zac Farro, Breaking Up the Ride, 101 Drums Woodfiber Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 20, 2018
Episode 138: Travis Orbin, Five-Note Phrasing, Yamaha Tour Custom Drumset, and More
1:08:36
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss progressive metal master Travis Orbin, whose new EP, Silly String II, is transcribed in the May 2018 issue of Modern Drummer. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/04/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-138-travis-orbin-five-note-phrasing-yamaha-tour-custom-drumset-and-more/">Episode 138: Travis Orbin, Five-Note Phrasing, Yamaha Tour Custom Drumset, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 13, 2018
Episode 137: St. Vincent’s Matt Johnson, Reading Music Pros and Cons, Zildjian K Sweets, and More
1:13:34
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike crack open the May 2018 issue and discuss cover artist Matt Johnson, who first rose to prominence backing up singer/songwriters Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright and is now touring with St. Vincent.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/04/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-137-st-vincents-matt-johnson-reading-music-pros-and-cons-zildjian-k-sweets-and-more/">Episode 137: St. Vincent’s Matt Johnson, Reading Music Pros and Cons, Zildjian K Sweets, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 06, 2018
Episode 136: All Listener Questions
1:09:54
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike chip away at a stack of listener questions that cover a wide range of topics, from gear selection to mental practice to getting back into drumming after an extended break.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-136-all-listener-questions-and-more/">Episode 136: All Listener Questions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 30, 2018
Episode 135: Primus’s Tim Alexander, How to Compose a Drum Solo, Doc Sweeney Ash Drumset, and More
1:13:53
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss April 2018 featured artist Tim Alexander of alt-rock greats Primus. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-135-primuss-tim-alexander-how-to-compose-a-drum-solo-doc-sweeney-ash-drumset-and-more/">Episode 135: Primus’s Tim Alexander, How to Compose a Drum Solo, Doc Sweeney Ash Drumset, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 23, 2018
Episode 134: Son Lux’s Ian Chang, Applying Singles to the Kit, Canopus Harvey Mason Snares, and More
1:05:56
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss April 2018 featured artist Ian Chang, who appears on the new Son Lux album Brigher Wounds.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-134-son-luxs-ian-chang-applying-singles-to-the-kit-canopus-harvey-mason-snares-and-more/">Episode 134: Son Lux’s Ian Chang, Applying Singles to the Kit, Canopus Harvey Mason Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 16, 2018
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 133: Tony Royster Jr, Organic Odd-Time Patterns, Sabian FRX Series, and More
1:02:59
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss April 2018 cover artist Tony Royster Jr, who is currently the touring drummer for pop star Katy Perry. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-133-tony-royster-jr-organic-odd-time-grooves-sabian-frx-and-more/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 133: Tony Royster Jr, Organic Odd-Time Patterns, Sabian FRX Series, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 09, 2018
Episode 132: Eric Harland, When to Use (or Not to Use) Ghost Notes, Doc Sweeney Myrtle Snare, and More
59:27
<p>In this episode Mike and Mike discuss modern jazz/fusion great Eric Harland. The education segment focuses on ghost notes, including the hosts’ thoughts on how to decide when or when not to use them. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-132-eric-harland-ghost-notes-doc-sweeney-and-more/">Episode 132: Eric Harland, When to Use (or Not to Use) Ghost Notes, Doc Sweeney Myrtle Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 02, 2018
Episode 131: Keio Stroud, Optimizing Your Practice Time, Bucks Co. Semi-Solid Birch Kit, and More
59:17
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss drummer Keio Stroud of top country band Big & Rich. The education segment focuses on how to get the most of out of simple beats by varying the types of ghost notes being used. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/02/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-131-keio-stroud-optimizing-your-practice-time-bucks-co-semi-solid-birch-kit-and-more/">Episode 131: Keio Stroud, Optimizing Your Practice Time, Bucks Co. Semi-Solid Birch Kit, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 23, 2018
Episode 130: Ulysses Owens Jr, Bebop Syncopation, Dream Naughty Saucer, and More
1:07:06
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss rising star jazz drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/02/episode-130-ulysses-owens-jr-bebop-syncopation-dream-naughty-saucer/">Episode 130: Ulysses Owens Jr, Bebop Syncopation, Dream Naughty Saucer, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 16, 2018
Episode 129: 2018 Readers Poll Winners, Drum Mixing Basics, Ddrum Dios Drumset, and More
1:07:27
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike rundown the winners in the 2018 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. The education segment focuses on the basics of drum mixing. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/02/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-129-2018-readers-poll-winners-drum-mixing-basics-ddrum-dios-drumset-and-more/">Episode 129: 2018 Readers Poll Winners, Drum Mixing Basics, Ddrum Dios Drumset, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 09, 2018
Episode 128: Zach Danziger, Snare Depth Analysis, Sugar Percussion Snares, and More
1:08:22
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the March 2018 issue and discuss cover artist Zach Danziger, whose latest experiments involve controlling video edits and audio effects in real time from a hybrid electronic/acoustic drumset.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/02/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-128-zach-danziger-snare-depth-analysis-sugar-percussion-snares-and-more/">Episode 128: Zach Danziger, Snare Depth Analysis, Sugar Percussion Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 02, 2018
Episode 127: Favorite Drummers on Instagram, Practicing New Ideas, DW and Vater Reviewed, and More
1:12:51
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike share some of their favorite drummers on Instagram. The education segment focuses on different ways to practice new ideas to transition from technical exercises to musical applications. Up for review is the throwback Low Boy hi-hat from DW and some new drumstick models by Vater. After fielding a few […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/01/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-127-favorite-instagram-drummers-practicing-new-ideas-vater-sticks-and-more/">Episode 127: Favorite Drummers on Instagram, Practicing New Ideas, DW and Vater Reviewed, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 26, 2018
Episode 126: Weak Hand Exercises, Questlove, Meinl Pure Alloy Hi-Hats, and More
1:05:18
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike share some of their favorite exercises for developing strength, speed, and control with the weaker hand.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/01/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-126-weak-hand-exercises-questlove-meinl-pure-alloy-hi-hats-and-more/">Episode 126: Weak Hand Exercises, Questlove, Meinl Pure Alloy Hi-Hats, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 19, 2018
Episode 125: Sonny Emory, Placing the Backbeat in Odd Times, Beier Snares, and More
1:05:04
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss legendary pop/R&B drummer Sonny Emory (Earth Wind & Fire, Bette Midler, Steely Dan, etc.). </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/01/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-125-sonny-emory-backbeats-in-odd-times-beier-snares-and-more/">Episode 125: Sonny Emory, Placing the Backbeat in Odd Times, Beier Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 12, 2018
Episode 124: Matt Wilson, the Moeller Method, Hendrix Perfect Ply Drums, and More
1:08:11
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss February 2018 cover artist, modern jazz great Matt Wilson.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2018/01/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-124-moeller-method-matt-wilson-hendrix-perfect-ply-and-more/">Episode 124: Matt Wilson, the Moeller Method, Hendrix Perfect Ply Drums, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 05, 2018
Episode 123: The 2017 Wrap-Up Show
1:12:29
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike take a look back at 2017 and discuss a few of the drummers they feel have made the biggest impact in the past twelve months. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/12/episode-123-2017-wrap-show/">Episode 123: The 2017 Wrap-Up Show</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 29, 2017
Episode 122: The New Pornographers’ Joe Seiders, Three-Note Grouping Variations, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, and More
1:00:45
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss January featured artist Joe Seiders of the Canadian rock band New Pornographers.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/12/episode-122-new-pornographers-joe-seiders-three-note-grouping-variations-focusrite-scarlett-18i20/">Episode 122: The New Pornographers’ Joe Seiders, Three-Note Grouping Variations, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 22, 2017
Episode 121: 311’s Chad Sexton, Favorite Paradiddle Exercises, SJC Paramount Series, and More
1:12:08
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss January featured artist Chad Sexton of alt-rockers 311. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/12/episode-121-311s-chad-sexton-favorite-paradiddle-exercises-sjc-paramount-series/">Episode 121: 311’s Chad Sexton, Favorite Paradiddle Exercises, SJC Paramount Series, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 15, 2017
Episode 120: Taylor Hawkins, Linear Drumming Basics, Dream Energy Series Crashes, and More
1:06:27
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss January cover artist Taylor Hawkins of rock megastars Foo Fighters. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/12/episode-120-taylor-hawkins-linear-drumming-basics-dream-energy-series-crashes/">Episode 120: Taylor Hawkins, Linear Drumming Basics, Dream Energy Series Crashes, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 08, 2017
Episode 119: John Blackwell Tribute, Fill Displacements, Yamaha Rydeen Drumset, and More
1:05:49
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to the great R&B/pop drummer John Blackwell Jr. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/12/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-119-john-blackwell-tribute-fill-displacements-yamaha-rydeen-drumset/">Episode 119: John Blackwell Tribute, Fill Displacements, Yamaha Rydeen Drumset, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 01, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 118: PASIC 2017 Report, John Blackwell Jr. Remembered, Black Swamp Dynamicx Snares, and More
1:23:16
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to the great R&B drummer John Blackwell Jr. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/11/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-118-pasic-2017-report-john-blackwell-jr-remembered-black-swamp-dynamicx-snares/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 118: PASIC 2017 Report, John Blackwell Jr. Remembered, Black Swamp Dynamicx Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 17, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 117: QOTSA’s Jon Theodore, Drum Shell Basics, Paiste 900 Series, and More
1:08:37
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the different types of drum shells and the sounds they produce. The featured artist is Queens of the Stone Age’s Jon Theodore.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/11/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-117-qotsas-jon-theodore-drum-shell-basics-paiste-900-series/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 117: QOTSA’s Jon Theodore, Drum Shell Basics, Paiste 900 Series, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 10, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 116: All Listener Questions.
1:08:23
<p>In this week's podcast Mike and Mike address listener questions.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/11/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-116-listener-questions/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 116: All Listener Questions.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 03, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 115: Adam Deitch, Favorite Drum Albums, LP Uptown Congas, and More
1:01:42
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss November 2017 featured artist Adam Deitch, who just released a EP of hip-hop instrumentals called I Get a Rush.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/10/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-115-adam-deitch-favorite-drum-albums-lp-uptown-congas/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 115: Adam Deitch, Favorite Drum Albums, LP Uptown Congas, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 27, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 114: A Lot Like Birds’ Joseph Arrington, Faux Double Bass, Dunnett Drumheads, and More
1:10:12
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss November 2017 featured artist Joseph Arrington of post-hardcore band A Lot Like Birds.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/10/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-114-lot-like-birds-joseph-arrington-faux-double-bass-dunnett-drumheads/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 114: A Lot Like Birds’ Joseph Arrington, Faux Double Bass, Dunnett Drumheads, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 20, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 113: The National’s Bryan Devendorf, Embellishing the Swing Pattern, Drum Supply Aluminum Snare, and More
1:09:49
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss November 2017 featured artist Bryan Devendorf of the art-rock band The National. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/10/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-113-nationals-bryan-devendorf-embellishing-swing-pattern-drum-supply-aluminum-snare/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 113: The National’s Bryan Devendorf, Embellishing the Swing Pattern, Drum Supply Aluminum Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 13, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 112: Green Day’s Tré Cool, Drum Hoops, Roland GO:MIXER, and More
58:54
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss November 2017 cover artist Tré Cool of the pop-punk band Green Day.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/10/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-112-green-days-tre-cool-drum-hoops-roland-gomixer/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 112: Green Day’s Tré Cool, Drum Hoops, Roland GO:MIXER, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 06, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 111: Antonio Sanchez, Utilizing Tension and Release, Canopus NV60-M5 Snare, and More
1:07:44
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss modern jazz great Antonio Sanchez, who just released an adventurous drum-centric album titled Bad Hombre. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/09/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-111-antonio-sanchez-utilizing-tension-release-canopus-nv60-m5-and-more/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 111: Antonio Sanchez, Utilizing Tension and Release, Canopus NV60-M5 Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 29, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 110: Jazz Comping Basics, Bent Knee’s Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth, Outlaw Drums, and More
1:03:06
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some basic ways to develop jazz independence and left-hand comping. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/09/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-110-jazz-comping-basics-bent-knees-gavin-wallace-ailsworth-outlaw-drums/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 110: Jazz Comping Basics, Bent Knee’s Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth, Outlaw Drums, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 22, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 109: Tony Williams’ Innovations, Developing Dynamics, HeadHunters Hybrid Rods, and More
1:08:07
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss legendary jazz drummer Tony Williams and some of his techniques and concepts that shaped the way we play drums today.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/09/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-109-tony-williams-innovations-developing-dynamics-headhunters-hybrid-rods-and-more/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 109: Tony Williams’ Innovations, Developing Dynamics, HeadHunters Hybrid Rods, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 15, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 108: Crucial Jazz Records, Internalizing Odd Groupings, 2Box DrumIt Five and TrigIts, and More
1:03:13
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite albums that were included in the “50 Crucial Jazz Drumming Recordings” feature in the October 2017 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/09/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-108-antonio-sanchez-internalizing-odd-groupings-2box-drumit-five-trigits-and-more/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 108: Crucial Jazz Records, Internalizing Odd Groupings, 2Box DrumIt Five and TrigIts, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 08, 2017
Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 107: Preshow Rituals, Jack DeJohnette, Paiste Masters Thins, and More
59:53
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of the ways they prepare themselves mentally and physically for gigs and clinics.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/09/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-107-preshow-rituals-jack-dejohnette-paiste-masters-thins-and-more/">Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 107: Preshow Rituals, Jack DeJohnette, Paiste Masters Thins, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 01, 2017
Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 106: Music Theory for Drummers, R&B Legend James Gadson, UA Apollo 8P, and More
1:04:36
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike zero in on some basics of music theory that every drummer should know. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/08/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-106-music-theory-for-drummers-legend-james-gadsen-ua-apollo-8p-and-more/">Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 106: Music Theory for Drummers, R&B Legend James Gadson, UA Apollo 8P, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 25, 2017
Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 105: Defining Greatness, Chris Turner, Dunnett Titanium Snare, and More
1:14:33
<p>What do you value in a “great" drummer? </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/08/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-105-defining-greatness-dunnett-titanium-snare/">Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 105: Defining Greatness, Chris Turner, Dunnett Titanium Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 18, 2017
Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 104: OneRepublic’s Eddie Fisher, Building a Snare Collection, V-Classic V.16 Cymbals, and More
57:33
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Modern Drummer September 2017 featured artist Eddie Fisher of the pop band OneRepublic.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/08/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-104-onerepublic-eddie-fisher-building-a-snare-collectionv-classic-v-16-cymbals-and-more/">Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 104: OneRepublic’s Eddie Fisher, Building a Snare Collection, V-Classic V.16 Cymbals, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 04, 2017
Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 103: Steve Smith, Samba Basics, Love Custom Snare Drums, and More
1:13:50
<p>Mike and Mike discuss Modern Drummer September 2017 cover artist Steve Smith, who rejoined arena-rock greats Journey in 2016. The education section focuses on samba rhythms and how they can be applied to the drumset.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/07/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-103-steve-smith-samba-basics-love-custom-snare-drums-and-more/">Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 103: Steve Smith, Samba Basics, Love Custom Snare Drums, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jul 28, 2017
Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 102: Choosing Drumheads, Clyde Stubblefield, Ludwig Acrolites Shootout, and More
1:09:38
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike share their thoughts on how to choose the best drumheads for different situations. The featured artist is legendary James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/07/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-102-choosing-drumheads-clyde-stubblefield-ludwig-acrolites-shootout-and-more/">Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 102: Choosing Drumheads, Clyde Stubblefield, Ludwig Acrolites Shootout, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jul 21, 2017
Episode 101: Biggest Gear Regrets, Ricky Martin’s Tony Escapa, Paiste PSTX DJs 45 Series, and More
1:02:03
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike share some of the gear they’ve regretted letting go over the years. The featured artist is Ricky Martin’s Tony Escapa. Up for review is the Daru Jones signature series of portable/affordable PSTX DJs 45 cymbals from Paiste. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/07/episode-101-biggest-regrets-ricky-martins-tony-escapa-paiste-pstx-djs-45-series-and-more/">Episode 101: Biggest Gear Regrets, Ricky Martin’s Tony Escapa, Paiste PSTX DJs 45 Series, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jul 14, 2017
Episode 100: Giveaway Winners Announced, Listener Questions, Most Frequently Mentioned Drummers, and More
1:09:54
<p>In this special 100th episode, Mike and Mike take a humorous look back at the twenty-plus most frequently mentioned drummers on the show. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/07/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-100-giveaway-winners-announced-listener-questions-most-frequently-mentioned-drummers-and-more/">Episode 100: Giveaway Winners Announced, Listener Questions, Most Frequently Mentioned Drummers, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jul 07, 2017
Episode 99: Styx’s Todd Sucherman, Bass Drum Technique Builders, VK Aluminum Drumset, and More
1:09:26
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite exercises for building bass drum technique.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/06/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-99-styxs-todd-sucherman-bass-drum-technique-builders-vk-aluminum-drumset-and-more/">Episode 99: Styx’s Todd Sucherman, Bass Drum Technique Builders, VK Aluminum Drumset, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 30, 2017
Episode 98: How to Use a Metronome, Death Cab for Cutie’s Jason McGerr, Doc Sweeney Oak Snare, and More
1:04:00
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss different ways to use a metronome to improve timing and control. The featured artist is Death Cab for Cutie’s Jason McGerr. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/06/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-98-metronome-death-cab-for-cutie-jason-mcgerr-doc-sweeney-and-more/">Episode 98: How to Use a Metronome, Death Cab for Cutie’s Jason McGerr, Doc Sweeney Oak Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 23, 2017
Episode 97: Building Confidence, Mutemath’s Darren King, Remo P3 Felt Tones, and More
1:02:05
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their thoughts on building confidence behind the kit. The featured artist is Darren King of the alt-pop band Mutemath.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/06/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-97-building-confidence-darren-king-felt-tones-and-more/">Episode 97: Building Confidence, Mutemath’s Darren King, Remo P3 Felt Tones, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 16, 2017
Podcast Episode 96: 50 Years of Rock, Drum Mixing 101, UFIP Cymbals, and More
1:16:58
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite drummers and drum performances from the past fifty years in rock music.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/06/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-96-50-years-of-rock-drum-mixing-101-ufip-cymbals-and-more/">Podcast Episode 96: 50 Years of Rock, Drum Mixing 101, UFIP Cymbals, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 09, 2017
Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 95: Tom Tuning, Nir Z, RTOM Black Holes, and More
1:04:53
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike conclude their discussion on drum tuning with their favorite techniques for the toms. The featured artist is studio drummer Nir Z. Up for review is the RTOM Black Hole practice mute system.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/06/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-95-tom-tuning-nir-z-rtom-black-holes-and-more/">Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 95: Tom Tuning, Nir Z, RTOM Black Holes, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 02, 2017
Episode 94: Chris Coleman, Snare Drum Tuning, Nord Drum 3P, and More
1:16:39
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their techniques for tuning snare drums. The featured artist is R&B/pop/fusion great Chris Coleman. Up for review is the Nord Drum 3P multipad.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/05/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-94-snare-drum-tuning-chris-coleman-nord-drum-3p-and-more/">Episode 94: Chris Coleman, Snare Drum Tuning, Nord Drum 3P, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 26, 2017
Episode 93: Rikki Rockett, Bass Drum Tuning, Sugar Percussion Cherry Snare, and More
1:04:08
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their techniques for tuning drums. The featured artist is Poison’s Rikki Rockett. Up for review is a 6x14 stave-shell cherry snare from Sugar Percussion.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/05/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-93-bass-drum-tuning-rikki-rockett-sugar-percussion-and-more/">Episode 93: Rikki Rockett, Bass Drum Tuning, Sugar Percussion Cherry Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 19, 2017
Episode 92: Orchestrating Grooves, MMW’s Billy Martin, Bucks Co. Mahogany Kit, and More
1:10:20
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of the ways they like to orchestrate groove on the drumset. The featured artist is Medeski Martin & Wood’s Billy Martin. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/05/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-91-orchestrating-grooves-mmw-billy-martin-bucks-co-mohogany-kit-and-more/">Episode 92: Orchestrating Grooves, MMW’s Billy Martin, Bucks Co. Mahogany Kit, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 12, 2017
Episode 91: Michael Miley, Hi-Hat Splashes, Vic Firth MJC Sticks, and More
1:10:17
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Rival Sons’ Michael Miley. In the education segment, the hosts share some of their favorite ways to incorporate left-foot splashes on the hi-hat. Up for review are Vic Firth’s new Modern Jazz Collection sticks.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/05/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-91-michael-miley-hi-hat-splashes-vic-firth-mjc-sticks-and-more/">Episode 91: Michael Miley, Hi-Hat Splashes, Vic Firth MJC Sticks, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 05, 2017
Episode 90: Anika Nilles, Playing Melodically, Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Series, and More
55:29
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss June cover artist, German drum star Anika Nilles. In the education segment, the hosts share some thoughts on how to play melodically on the drumset.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/04/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-90-anika-nilles-playing-melodically-zildjian-k-custom-special-dry-series-and-more/">Episode 90: Anika Nilles, Playing Melodically, Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Series, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 28, 2017
Episode 89: Brann Dailor, Developing Finger Control, Gibraltar Stealth G-Drive pedals, and More
1:08:40
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss powerhouse drummer Brann Dailor of modern metal band Mastodon.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/04/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-89-brann-dailor-developing-finger-control-gibraltar-stealth-g-drive-pedals-and-more/">Episode 89: Brann Dailor, Developing Finger Control, Gibraltar Stealth G-Drive pedals, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 21, 2017
Episode 88: Steve Gadd, Incorporating Flams, Sensory Percussion, and More
1:20:58
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite performances by legendary pop/jazz drummer Steve Gadd. Then they share some of different ways to incorporate flams into beats and fills.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/04/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-88-steve-gadd-incorporating-flams-sensory-percussion-and-more/">Episode 88: Steve Gadd, Incorporating Flams, Sensory Percussion, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 13, 2017
Episode 87: 2017 Readers Poll Winners, Practicing Transcriptions, Evans UV1 Drumheads, and More
1:08:46
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite ways to use transcriptions to develop vocabulary and to create new ideas.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/04/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-87-2017-readers-poll-winners-practicing-transcriptions-evans-drumheads-and-more/">Episode 87: 2017 Readers Poll Winners, Practicing Transcriptions, Evans UV1 Drumheads, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 07, 2017
Episode 86: Practicing Polyrhythms, Carter Beauford, Sabian Artisan Elites, and More
1:04:40
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of the ways they learned to play polyrhythms. The featured artist is legendary Dave Matthews Band drummer Carter Beauford. Up for review is a set of Artisan Elite rides and hi-hats from Sabian.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode_86_carter_beauford_practicing_polyrhyms_sabian_artisan_rides_and_more/">Episode 86: Practicing Polyrhythms, Carter Beauford, Sabian Artisan Elites, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 31, 2017
Episode 85: Essential Grooves, Matt Chamberlain, Provenance Snare, and More
1:07:54
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the grooves that they feel are most important for working drummers to have at their disposal. The featured artist is session great Matt Chamberlain. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-85-matt-chamberlain-essential-grooves-provence-snare-more/">Episode 85: Essential Grooves, Matt Chamberlain, Provenance Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 24, 2017
Episode 84: Stickings That Rock, Dale Crover, Tama Stands, and More
1:06:38
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss legendary alt-rock drummer Dale Crover of the Melvins, who has a new project, Crystal Fairy, featuring Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-84-dale-crover-crystal-fairy-tama-cymbal-stands-and-more/">Episode 84: Stickings That Rock, Dale Crover, Tama Stands, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 17, 2017
Episode 83: Matt Garstka, How to Practice Syncopation, Dixon Little Roomer, and More
1:01:01
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss April 2017 cover artist Matt Garstka of the progressive band Animals as Leaders. In the education segment, the hosts discuss some fun ways to interpret the written rhythms in Ted Reed’s classic book Syncopation.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-83-matt-garstka-practice-syncopation-dixon-little-roomer-and-more/">Episode 83: Matt Garstka, How to Practice Syncopation, Dixon Little Roomer, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 10, 2017
Episode 82: Clyde Stubblefield, Improving the Double-Stroke Roll, Istanbul Mehmet X-Ray Series, and More
56:58
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to the late/great funk innovator Clyde Stubblefield. In the education segment, the hosts share some of their favorite exercises for improving the clarity and speed of the double-stroke roll. Up for review is the new X-Ray special effects series from Istanbul Mehmet. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/03/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-82-clyde-stubblefield-improving-double-stroke-roll-and-more/">Episode 82: Clyde Stubblefield, Improving the Double-Stroke Roll, Istanbul Mehmet X-Ray Series, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2017
Episode 81: Dave Weckl, Conquering Stage Fright, ddrum Max kit, and More
1:10:02
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss jazz/fusion legend Dave Weckl, who recently reunited with Chick Corea Elektric Band for a string of shows. The educational segment focuses on how to overcome stage fright. Up for review is ddrum’s alder/maple Max series drumset. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/02/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-81-dave-weckl-conquering-stage-fright-ddrum-max-kit/">Episode 81: Dave Weckl, Conquering Stage Fright, ddrum Max kit, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 24, 2017
Episode 80: Listener Questions, A&F Rude Boy Snare, and More
1:06:35
<p>In this special eightieth episode, Mike and Mike tackle a pile of listener questions that cover a wide range of topics, from snare drum recommendations to stick grip suggestions, transitioning from marching band to drumset, breaking through barriers, and more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/02/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-80-listener-questions-af-rude-boy-snare/">Episode 80: Listener Questions, A&F Rude Boy Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 17, 2017
Episode 79: Classic ’80s Tracks, Brian Dunne, DW Beaters, and More
1:02:05
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite jazz and fusion recordings from the ’80s. The featured artist is Brian Dunne of the TV show Live From Daryl’s House. In the gear review segment, Dawson discusses his experience with some of DW’s new bass drum beaters.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/02/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-79-classic-80s-tracks-brian-dunne-dw-beaters/">Episode 79: Classic ’80s Tracks, Brian Dunne, DW Beaters, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 10, 2017
Episode 78: Drum Fills, Kenny Aronoff, Noble & Cooley Snares, and More
1:08:46
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their thoughts on when and why to play drum fills. The featured drummer is March 2017 Modern Drummer cover artist Kenny Aronoff. Up for review is a trio of sweet snares from legendary brand Noble & Cooley.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/02/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-78_drum_fills_kenny_aronoff_noble_and_cooley_snares/">Episode 78: Drum Fills, Kenny Aronoff, Noble & Cooley Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 03, 2017
Episode 77: Favorite Fills, Ray Luzier, Gibraltar Beat EFX, and More
58:33
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike catch up after attending Winter NAMM and then share two of their all-time favorite drum fills. The featured artist is Ray Luzier of the band Korn.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/01/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-77-favorite-fills-ray-luzier-gibraltar-beat-efx/">Episode 77: Favorite Fills, Ray Luzier, Gibraltar Beat EFX, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 27, 2017
Episode 76: Ergonomics, Blair Sinta, Paiste Rides, and More
1:07:31
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss February 2017 featured artist Blair Sinta, who recently toured with renowned singer Josh Groban and has been a staple on the LA studio scene for twenty-plus years.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/01/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-76-ergonomics-blair-sinta-paiste-rides-and-more/">Episode 76: Ergonomics, Blair Sinta, Paiste Rides, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 20, 2017
Episode 75: Stella Mozgawa, Transcribing Drum Parts, Natal Café Racer, and More
1:09:53
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss February 2017Modern Drummer cover artist Stella Mozgawa of the indie-rock band Warpaint. They also dig into the topic of transcribing drum parts from recordings and how to get the most from them. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/01/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-75-stella-mozgawa-transcribing-drum-parts-natal-cafe-racer-and-more/">Episode 75: Stella Mozgawa, Transcribing Drum Parts, Natal Café Racer, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 13, 2017
Episode 74: Benny Greb, Favorite Hi-Hats, AT2020USBi Mic, and More
1:02:38
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their all-time favorite hi-hat cymbals. The featured artist is German drummer Benny Greb. Up for review is the Audio-Technica AT2020USBi digital microphone, which connects directly to iOS devices with a lightning port. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2017/01/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-74-benny-greb-favorite-hi-hats-at2020usbi-mic-and-more/">Episode 74: Benny Greb, Favorite Hi-Hats, AT2020USBi Mic, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 06, 2017
Episode 73: Snare Drum Effects, Renewing Goals, DW Cherry/Mahogany Kit, and More
1:11:54
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about different things you can apply to your snare drum to change the sound. They also wrap up 2016 with a discussion on renewing goals. Up for review is a DW Collector's Series Cherry/Mahogany drumset. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/12/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-73-snare-drum-effects-renewing-goals-dw-cherrymahogany-kit-and-more/">Episode 73: Snare Drum Effects, Renewing Goals, DW Cherry/Mahogany Kit, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 30, 2016
Episode 72: Drum Gear Trends, Frank Ferrer, DrumLites, and More
1:08:26
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of the current and past trends in drum gear. The featured artist is Guns n’ Roses’ Frank Ferrer. Up for review is the DrumLite LED system. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/12/modern-drummer-podcast-episode-72-drum-gear-trends-frank-ferrer-drumlites/">Episode 72: Drum Gear Trends, Frank Ferrer, DrumLites, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 16, 2016
Episode 71: Chris Dave, Feel Vs. Analysis, Istanbul Mehmet Rides, and More
1:08:09
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the January 2017 issue and discuss cover artist Chris Dave. They also talk about learning new concepts through feel versus analysis. Up for review is a pair of Istanbul Mehmet dark and dry 22" rides. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/12/episode-71-chris-dave-feel-vs-analysis-istanbul-mehmet-rides/">Episode 71: Chris Dave, Feel Vs. Analysis, Istanbul Mehmet Rides, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 09, 2016
Episode 70: Questions, Questions, and More Questions
1:18:32
<p>In this episode of the Modern Drummer Podcast, Mike and Mike dedicate the entire hour to questions submitting from listeners. Topics range from how to get out of a funk, to phrasing tips, to choosing snare drums. The show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/12/episode-70-questions-podcast/">Episode 70: Questions, Questions, and More Questions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 02, 2016
Episode 69: Favorite Warm-Ups, Jerry Marotta, SPD-SX, and More
1:11:13
<p>In this episode of the Modern Drummer Podcast, Mike and Mike share their favorite daily warm-up exercises. The featured artist is Jerry Marotta, who played with prog/pop great Peter Gabriel on several of his landmark albums in the ’80s. Up for review is Roland’s SPD-SX multipad. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/11/episode-69-favorite-warm-ups-jerry-marotta-spd-sx/">Episode 69: Favorite Warm-Ups, Jerry Marotta, SPD-SX, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 28, 2016
Episode 68: The Six-Stroke Roll, Tama Pedals, and More!
1:09:23
<p>In this episode of the Modern Drummer Podcast, Mike and Mike discuss their favorite applications of the six-stroke roll. The featured artist is studio great and acclaimed clinician Russ Miller, who pens a regular Concepts column in Modern Drummer. Up for review are the new Iron Cobra and Speed Cobra pedals from Tama. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/11/episode-68-six-stroke-roll-tama-pedals/">Episode 68: The Six-Stroke Roll, Tama Pedals, and More!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 18, 2016
Episode 67: Gig Bag Essentials, Michael Shrieve, Canopus Snares, and More
1:07:26
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the gear and accessories they make sure to take with them to every gig. The featured artist is original Santana drummer Michael Shrieve. Up for review is a trio of workhorse snares from Canopus. Then after answering a couple listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/11/episode-67-gig-bag-essentials-michael-shrieve-canopus-snares-mike-podcast/">Episode 67: Gig Bag Essentials, Michael Shrieve, Canopus Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 11, 2016
Episode 66: Ash Soan, Gretsch Hammered Steel Snare, and More
1:14:18
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche’s solo drum composition “Monkey Chant.” Then they share some ideas for how to apply the exercises from the classic book Stick Control to the drumset. The featured artist is UK session great Ash Soan. Up for review is Gretsch’s 5×14 hammered black-steel snare. After […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/11/episode-66-ash-soan-gretsch-hammered-steel-snare/">Episode 66: Ash Soan, Gretsch Hammered Steel Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 04, 2016
Episode 65: Ralph Peterson, Zildjian Avedis Series, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike share two more of their favorite drum tracks before diving into the topic of practicing and knowing when to move on. Next they crack open the December 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss jazz great Ralph Peterson, who’s featured on the cover. Up for review this week is Zildjian’s vintage-style Avedis series. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/10/episode-65-ralph-peterson-zildjian-avedis-series-podcast/">Episode 65: Ralph Peterson, Zildjian Avedis Series, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 28, 2016
Episode 64: Odd-Time Songs, Dynamics, Yamaha Recording Custom, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike share two of their favorite odd-time songs, and then they discuss the importance of dynamics in drumming. The featured artist is Halsey/Ryan Adams’ Nate Lotz. The gear review section focuses on Yamaha’s revamped Recording Custom drumset. After answering several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/10/episode-64-odd-time-songs-dynamics-yamaha-recording-custom/">Episode 64: Odd-Time Songs, Dynamics, Yamaha Recording Custom, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 21, 2016
Episode 63: Seat Heights, 26″ Giant Beat, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike share their thoughts on proper seat height. The featured artist is Paul Wandtke of the metal band Trivium. The gear review section focuses on Paiste's humongous 26" Giant Beat crash-ride. After fielding several audio questions from listeners and sharing their picks of the week, the hosts select this week’s contest winner of a free Modern Drummer subscription, an MD stick bag, and a brick of Vater’s Mike Johnston signature sticks.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/10/episode-63-seat-heights-26-giant-beat-podcast/">Episode 63: Seat Heights, 26″ Giant Beat, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 14, 2016
Episode 62: Bass Drum Technique, Brad Wilk, and More
<p>Episode 62: Bass Drum Technique, Brad Wilk, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike dig into the November 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss alt-rock great Brad Wilk and some interesting titanium and bronze snares from Van Kleef. The education topic this week is developing bass drum technique. After fielding several audio questions […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/10/episode-62-bass-drum-technique-brad-wilk-and-more-podcast/">Episode 62: Bass Drum Technique, Brad Wilk, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 07, 2016
Episode 61: Will Calhoun, Memorable Drum Solos, and More
<p>The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike Episode 61: Will Calhoun, Memorable Drum Solos, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the November 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss cover artist Will Calhoun (Living Colour). They also talk about what qualities they feel make a drum solo memorable. The gear […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/09/episode-61-will-calhoun-memorable-drum-solos-and-more/">Episode 61: Will Calhoun, Memorable Drum Solos, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 30, 2016
Episode 60: Drum Tuning, Evans Calftone Heads, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their different approaches to drum tuning. The featured artist is NYC session drummer/producer Steven Wolf. Up for review are Evans’ new Calftone drumheads. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/09/episode-60-drum-tuning-evans-calftone-heads/">Episode 60: Drum Tuning, Evans Calftone Heads, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 23, 2016
Episode 59: Kick Pedals, Will Kennedy, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the various types of bass drum pedals. The featured artist is fusion great Will Kennedy of the band Yellowjackets. The gear review segment focuses on Index Drums’ unique Forest King wooden drumheads. After going over a few listener submissions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/09/episode-59-kick-pedals-will-kennedy-podcast/">Episode 59: Kick Pedals, Will Kennedy, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 16, 2016
Episode 58: Favorite Drum Tracks, Charles Haynes, Turkish Cymbals, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about a couple of their favorite drum recordings. The featured artist is contemporary pop/R&B/jazz drummer Charles Haynes. Up for review is a unique set of Soundscape series cymbals by Turkish. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/09/episode-58-favorite-drum-tracks-charles-haynes-turkish-cymbals/">Episode 58: Favorite Drum Tracks, Charles Haynes, Turkish Cymbals, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 09, 2016
Episode 57: Building Dynamics, Shannon Forrest, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the different definitions of dynamics as it relates to drumming, and then they talk about featured artist Shannon Forrest, who is current touring with pop/rock icons Toto. Up for review is the Bosphorus 20th Anniversary cymbal series. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. ...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/09/modern-drummer-podcast-mike-mike-episode-57-building-dynamics-shannon-forrest-more/">Episode 57: Building Dynamics, Shannon Forrest, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 02, 2016
Episode 56: Learning Licks, Jimmy Chamberlin, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike go through their strategies for learning and internalizing new licks on the drumset. The featured artist is Smashing Pumpkins’ Jimmy Chamberlin, and the gear review section focuses on Beier’s unique 6.5x15 steel snare. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/08/podcast-episode-56-learning-licks-jimmy-chamberlin/">Episode 56: Learning Licks, Jimmy Chamberlin, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 26, 2016
Episode 55: Charting Songs, Alex Rudinger, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss various ways to chart songs for gigs, sessions, and lessons, and then they talk about up-and-coming progressive metal drummer Alex Rüdinger. In the gear review section, Dawson goes over the limited edition Modern Drummer 40th-Anniversary 5.5x14 single-ply maple snare. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/08/episode-55-charting-songs-alex-rudinger/">Episode 55: Charting Songs, Alex Rudinger, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 19, 2016
Episode 54: Developing a Drum Solo, Zildjian S Family, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss several techniques for developing a musical drum solo. The featured artist is former Violent Femmes drummer Victor DeLorenzo, who is currently leading a creative duo called Nineteen Thirteen. The gear review section focuses on Zildjian’s new b12-alloy S Family cymbals. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/08/episode-54-developing-drum-solo-zildjian-s-family/">Episode 54: Developing a Drum Solo, Zildjian S Family, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 12, 2016
Episode 53: Larnell Lewis, Tama Superstar Classic, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike ways to be more creative on the drumset, and then discussion Modern Drummer cover artist Larnell Lewis of the fusion/R&B band Snarky Puppy. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with the new Tama Superstar Classic drumset. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/08/episode-53-larnell-lewis-tama-superstar-classic/">Episode 53: Larnell Lewis, Tama Superstar Classic, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 05, 2016
Episode 52: Building Hand Speed, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their favorite exercises for developing hand speed. This week's featured artist is Josh Dun of the popular rock/pop duo Twenty One Pilots. In the gear review section, Dawson discusses the Porter & Davies BC Gigster drum throne and seat kicker. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/07/episode-52-building-hand-speed-twenty-one-pilots-josh-dun/">Episode 52: Building Hand Speed, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jul 29, 2016
Episode 51: Johnny Craviotto, Learning Grooves, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to legendary drum builder Johnny Craviotto, and then discuss their approaches to learning new grooves. This week’s featured artist is jazz great Carl Allen. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with the Love Custom Indian rosewood stave-shell snare. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/07/episode-51-johnny-craviotto-learning-grooves/">Episode 51: Johnny Craviotto, Learning Grooves, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jul 25, 2016
Episode 50: All Listener Questions
<p>In this special fiftieth episode, Mike and Mike take a break from the usual format and spend the entire hour fielding questions from their loyal listeners. The show will return to its regular flow for episode fifty-one.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/07/episode-50-listener-questions/">Episode 50: All Listener Questions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jul 15, 2016
Episode 49: Ostinatos, Craig Blundell, Sabian Vanguards, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike define what an ostinato is and how they've practiced them on the drumset. The featured artist is UK-based drummer Craig Blundell, who's currently touring with Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with Sabian's new HH Vanguard line. After fielding a couple listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/07/episode-49-ostinatos-craig-blundell-sabian-vanguards/">Episode 49: Ostinatos, Craig Blundell, Sabian Vanguards, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jul 08, 2016
Episode 48: Jay Weinberg, Adding Textures, Ddrum Reflex Kit, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the August 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss cover artist Jay Weinberg of the legendary metal band Slipknot. In the education segment, the hosts discuss their thoughts on adding different textures to your drumming. Up for review is ddrum’s new Reflex Rally Sport drumset. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/07/episode-48-jay-weinberg-adding-textures-ddrum-reflex-kit-and-more/">Episode 48: Jay Weinberg, Adding Textures, Ddrum Reflex Kit, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jul 01, 2016
Episode 47: Practicing on Pillows, Derico Watson, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the benefits of practicing on different surfaces. The featured artist is fusion/jazz/R&B great Deric Watson. In the gear review section, Johnston shares his experience with the affordable Audio-Technical AE3000 microphone. After fielding a couple listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/06/episode-47-practicing-pillows-derico-watson/">Episode 47: Practicing on Pillows, Derico Watson, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 24, 2016
Episode 46: Notation Basics, Jost Nickel, Bone Essence Kit, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike go over some basics of drum notation and discuss how they use it with their students. The featured artist this week is the great German drummer Jost Nickel. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with the Essence series kit by Slovenian company Bone. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/06/episode-46-notation-basics-jost-nickel-bone-essence-kit/">Episode 46: Notation Basics, Jost Nickel, Bone Essence Kit, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 17, 2016
Episode 45: Learning Songs, Paiste Big Beats, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about some of the songs they've transcribed note for note and discuss the benefits of such practice. Then they dig into their processes for making drum videos and synching audio. The featured artist this week is former White Denim and current Leon Bridges drummer Josh Block. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with the new Paiste 2002 Big Beat cymbals. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/06/episode-45-learning-songs-paiste-big-beats/">Episode 45: Learning Songs, Paiste Big Beats, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 10, 2016
Episode 44: Compression, Dunnett Snares, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss compression and how it's used on drums for recording. The featured artist is producer/drummer/songwriter Greg Wells, who's interviewed in the July 2016 issue of Modern Drummer. In the gear review segment, the hosts discuss the new Dunnett Dreamtime Australian-timber snares. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/06/episode-44-compression-dunnett-snares-and-more/">Episode 44: Compression, Dunnett Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jun 03, 2016
Episode 43: Carter McLean, Flowing Between Subdivisions, MD 40th Anniversary Cherry Snare, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their favorite drum clips they found online this week, and then they talk about their approach to flowing between subdivisions in solos and fills. The featured artist is Carter McLean of The Lion King, and in the gear review section Johnston gives a rundown of the new Modern Drummer 40th-annivesary solid cherry 6x13 snare. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/05/episode-43-carter-mclean-flowing-subdivisions/">Episode 43: Carter McLean, Flowing Between Subdivisions, MD 40th Anniversary Cherry Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 27, 2016
Episode 42: Teaching Beginners, Claus Hessler, Doc Sweeny Snares, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss how they structure a student’s first few drum lessons, and they talk about German drummer Claus Hessler, who is featured in the June 2016 issue of Modern Drummer. In the gear review section, the hosts talk about some cool solid-shell snares from relative newcomer Doc Sweeny Drums. The show concludes with a few listener questions and picks of the week. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/05/episode-42-teaching-beginners-claus-hessler-doc-sweeny-snares-and-more/">Episode 42: Teaching Beginners, Claus Hessler, Doc Sweeny Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 20, 2016
Episode 41: Groove Construction, Jimmy Branly, Masterwork Cymbals, and More
<p>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. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/05/episode-41-groove-construction-jimmy-branly-masterwork-cymbals/">Episode 41: Groove Construction, Jimmy Branly, Masterwork Cymbals, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 13, 2016
Episode 40: Listener Questions, Peter Erskine, Kumu’s Limited Series Kits, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss June <em>Modern Drummer </em>cover artist Peter Erskine and answer a few listener questions. In the gear review segment, the hosts share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences with Finnish drum company Kumu’s new Limited Series maple and mahogany kits. The show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/05/podcast-episode-40-listener-questions-peter-erskine-kumus-limited-series-kits/">Episode 40: Listener Questions, Peter Erskine, Kumu’s Limited Series Kits, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
May 06, 2016
Episode 39: Independence Over Foot Ostinatos, Two-Mic Recording and Mixing, Modern Drummer’s 40th Anniversary snares, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike field a few listener questions, and then Johnston gives a detailed rundown of his two-mic recording and mixing process. In the education segment, the hosts discuss their thoughts and opinions on building independence over foot ostinatos. For gear reviews this week are Modern Drummer’s 40th Anniversary 3-ply 6.5x14 walnut/poplar/mahogany snare and Meinl’s 22" Byzance Dark Big Apple ride. The show concludes with picks of the week. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/04/episode-39-independence-foot-ostinatos-two-mic-recording-mixing-modern-drummers-40th-anniversary-snares/">Episode 39: Independence Over Foot Ostinatos, Two-Mic Recording and Mixing, Modern Drummer’s 40th Anniversary snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 29, 2016
Episode 38: Listener Questions, Dawson’s Two-Mic Setup and Mixing Process, Paiste Signature Combo Crisp Rhythmatist Hi-Hats, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike answer more listener questions and then dig into Dawson’s two-mic setup and mixing process. The hosts then talk about which living drummer they'd like to take a lesson with and why. In the gear review section, Dawson discusses the 12" Paiste Signature Combo Crisp Rhythmatist hi-hats. The show concludes with picks of the week. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/04/episode-38-two-mic-setup-mixing-process-paiste-signature-rhythmatist-hi-hats/">Episode 38: Listener Questions, Dawson’s Two-Mic Setup and Mixing Process, Paiste Signature Combo Crisp Rhythmatist Hi-Hats, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 22, 2016
Episode 37: Paradiddle-Diddle Rudiment, NYC-Based Session Drummer Ron Thaler, Paiste Ride Cymbals, and More
<p>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. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/04/episode-37-paradiddle-diddle-rudiment-nyc-based-session-drummer-ron-thaler-paiste-ride-cymbals/">Episode 37: Paradiddle-Diddle Rudiment, NYC-Based Session Drummer Ron Thaler, Paiste Ride Cymbals, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 15, 2016
Episode 36: Bass Drum Mics and Miking Techniques, Abe Cunningham, Canopus Solid Brass and Harvey Mason Signature Snares, and More
<p>Listen to Ep 36 of the Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike: Bass Drum Mics and Miking Techniques, Abe Cunningham, Canopus Solid Brass and Harvey Mason Signature Snares, and More!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/04/episode-36-bass-drum-mics-miking-techniques-abe-cunningham-canopus-solid-brass-harvey-mason-signature-snares/">Episode 36: Bass Drum Mics and Miking Techniques, Abe Cunningham, Canopus Solid Brass and Harvey Mason Signature Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 08, 2016
Episode 35: Andrés Forero, Listener Questions, “Sticking??? vs “Orchestration,??? DW’s Collector’s Series Pure Oak Drumset, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the cover artist of the May 2016 issue of Modern Drummer, Andrés Forero, who holds the drum seat in the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. Then the hosts field a few listener questions before digging into the differences between the drum terms “sticking??? and “orchestration.??? In the gear review section, Dawson shares some of his experience with DW’s Collector’s Series Pure Oak drumset. The show concludes with “pick of the week.???</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/04/episode-35-andres-forero-listener-questions-sticking-vs-orchestration-dws-collectors-series-pure-oak-drumset/">Episode 35: Andrés Forero, Listener Questions, “Sticking??? vs “Orchestration,??? DW’s Collector’s Series Pure Oak Drumset, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Apr 01, 2016
Episode 34: Listener Questions, Living Colour’s Will Calhoun, Chicago Drum 6.5×14 Maple/poplar Snare, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike field several listener questions before discussing their experience with metric modulation. The featured artist this week is Living Colour's Will Calhoun, and in the gear review section the hosts discuss and demo the Slingerland-style Chicago Drum 6.5x14 maple/poplar snare. The show concludes with picks of the week comprising one of Johnston's favorite drum solos and a cool accessory item from Meinl. ...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/03/episode-34-listener-questions-living-colours-will-calhoun-chicago-drum-6-5x14-maplepoplar-snare/">Episode 34: Listener Questions, Living Colour’s Will Calhoun, Chicago Drum 6.5×14 Maple/poplar Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 25, 2016
Episode 33: Listener Questions, Narada Michael Walden, Ahead Switch Kick Quick-Release Bass Drum Beater System, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss fusion/pop/session great Narada Michael Walden and give their choices for which crash cymbal they would take to a gig if they could only take one. The hosts also answer several listener questions, and they take a closer look at the Ahead Switch Kick quick-release bass drum beater system, which is reviewed in the April 2016 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine. The show concludes with picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/03/episode-33-listener-questions-narada-michael-walden-ahead-switch-kick-quick-release-bass-drum-beater-system/">Episode 33: Listener Questions, Narada Michael Walden, Ahead Switch Kick Quick-Release Bass Drum Beater System, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 18, 2016
Episode 32: Listener Questions, Common Drum Terminology, Josh Dion, Ultimate Ears In-Ear Monitors, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike field listener questions, discuss some common drum terminology, and share their thoughts on relatively unknown drummer/singer Josh Dion. Johnston then gives a detailed review of the Ultimate Ears UE-4 and UE-11 custom-mold in-ear monitors. The show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes April 2016 Modern Drummer: http://wp.me/p1bQfj-gjF […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/03/episode-32-listener-questions-common-drum-terminology-josh-dion-ultimate-ears-ear-monitors/">Episode 32: Listener Questions, Common Drum Terminology, Josh Dion, Ultimate Ears In-Ear Monitors, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 11, 2016
Episode 31: Favorite Drum Albums, Cliff Almond, the Zildjian Low Volume LV380 Cymbal Pack, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike field listener questions before geeking out on their favorite drum albums. The featured artist up for discussion is NYC-based drummer Cliff Almond, who’s featured in the April 2016 issue of Modern Drummer. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with the new Zildjian Low Volume LV380 cymbal pack. The show concludes with picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/03/episode-31-favorite-drum-albums-cliff-almond-zildjian-low-volume-lv380-cymbal-pack/">Episode 31: Favorite Drum Albums, Cliff Almond, the Zildjian Low Volume LV380 Cymbal Pack, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Mar 04, 2016
Episode 30: Recording Technology Drum Workshop, Joe Saylor, Dedicated Drumming Footwear, Bucks County Semi-Solid Bebop Kit, and More
<p>This week Dawson shares some info on his recent drum workshop for recording technology students at the Peabody Institute, and the hosts field several listener questions. They talk a bit about the April 2016 cover artist, Joe Saylor of Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and then dive into their thoughts and opinions on dedicated footwear for drummers. In the gear review segment, Dawson digs into the Bucks County semi-solid bebop kit he reviewed in the April issue. The show concludes with Mike and Mike’s picks of the week. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/02/episode-30-recording-technology-drum-workshop-joe-saylor-dedicated-drumming-footwear-bucks-county-semi-solid-bebop-kit/">Episode 30: Recording Technology Drum Workshop, Joe Saylor, Dedicated Drumming Footwear, Bucks County Semi-Solid Bebop Kit, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 26, 2016
Episode 29: Bass Drum Beaters, Listener Questions, Systematic Practice, Gretsch USA Custom Maple Snare, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike field several listener questions before digging into their thoughts on the various types of bass drum beaters out there. Then Johnston goes into detail on his systematic and highly productive approach to practicing. In the gear review section, Johnston discusses his new Gretsch USA Custom maple snare and how it compares to his Gretsch Brooklyn snare. The show concludes with an accessory item and a classic drum book for "pick of the week." </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/02/episode-29-bass-drum-beaters-listener-questions-systematic-practice-gretsch-usa-custom-maple-snare/">Episode 29: Bass Drum Beaters, Listener Questions, Systematic Practice, Gretsch USA Custom Maple Snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 19, 2016
Episode 28: Joe Hibbs, Listener Questions, Modern Drummer 40th-Anniversary Custom Snare Drums, Rashid Williams, and more
<p>Joe Hibbs, Listener Questions, Modern Drummer 40th-Anniversary Custom Snare Drums, Rashid Williams, and more in this week's episode of the Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/02/episode-28-joe-hibbs-listener-questions-modern-drummer-40th-anniversary-custom-snare-drums-rashid-williams/">Episode 28: Joe Hibbs, Listener Questions, Modern Drummer 40th-Anniversary Custom Snare Drums, Rashid Williams, and more</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 12, 2016
Episode 27: Barry Kerch, Sabian HH Remastered Series Cymbals, Hidden Rhythms Part 2, Listener Questions, and more
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the March 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss cover artist Barry Kerch of the popular hard rock band Shinedown. Dawson shares some of his experience reviewing the new Sabian HH Remastered series, and Johnston digs deeper into his article in the March 2016 issue, “Hidden Rhythms, Part 2.??? The hosts also answer some listener questions and offer their picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/02/episode-27-barry-kerch-sabian-hh-remastered-series-cymbals-hidden-rhythms-part-2-listener-questions/">Episode 27: Barry Kerch, Sabian HH Remastered Series Cymbals, Hidden Rhythms Part 2, Listener Questions, and more</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Feb 05, 2016
Episode 26: NAMM Recap, Listener Questions, Favorite Syncopation Applications, Mike Bordin, and more
<p>Fresh home for the Winter NAMM Show, Mike and Mike recap their favorite new products from the show, answer listener questions, discuss their favorite <em>Syncopation</em> Applications, and more...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/01/episode-26-namm-recap-listener-questions-favorite-syncopation-applications-mike-bordin/">Episode 26: NAMM Recap, Listener Questions, Favorite <em>Syncopation</em> Applications, Mike Bordin, and more</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 29, 2016
Episode 25: Live From the 2016 Winter NAMM Show
<p>In this special episode, recorded live from the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, Mike and Mike share some of the standout products they spotted during the first day of the convention. (The NAMM Show is the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry.) Notable snare drums, cymbals, accessories, and new companies are all topics of conversation, as well as any other interesting happenings. Be sure to follow the Modern Drummer Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook feeds for up-to-the-moment photos from the show floor.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/01/episode-25-live-2016-winter-namm-show/">Episode 25: Live From the 2016 Winter NAMM Show</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 22, 2016
Episode 24: Vintage Ludwig Snares, Refused Drummer David Sandström, Beier 15″ Steel Snares, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike share some info on vintage Ludwig snares, and they discuss the hugely influential hardcore rock band Refused and its drummer David Sandström, who’s featured in the February 2016 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine. In the gear review section, Dawson shares some insight into the new Beier 15" steel snares, which he reviewed for the February issue. The show concludes with the host's picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/01/episode-24-vintage-ludwig-snares-refused-drummer-david-sandstrom-beier-15-steel-snares/">Episode 24: Vintage Ludwig Snares, Refused Drummer David Sandström, Beier 15″ Steel Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 15, 2016
Episode 23: Bass Drum Miking Options, Favorite Wood and Metal Snares, Adam Deitch, the Liberty Jazz Series Bebop Kit, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss internal-miking options for the bass drum, and then Dawson gives his choice for favorite wood and metal snare. The featured artist is contemporary funk/jazz/fusion great Adam Deitch, who’s on the cover of the February 2016 issue of Modern Drummer. In the gear review section, Dawson recounts his experience with the Liberty Jazz Series bebop kit. The show concludes with the hosts’ picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/01/episode-23-internal-miking-bass-drum-options-favorite-wood-metal-snares-adam-deitch-liberty-jazz-series-bebop-kit/">Episode 23: Bass Drum Miking Options, Favorite Wood and Metal Snares, Adam Deitch, the Liberty Jazz Series Bebop Kit, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 08, 2016
Episode 22: Year in Review, Favorite Cymbal Cases and Bags, World Groove Independence, Brendan Buckley, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike recap 2015 by going over some of their personal achievements, both on and off the drums, and they offer their thoughts on where they think the drum industry may be heading in 2016. Then they discuss their favorite cymbal cases and bags. Next, Johnston explains the concepts behind his Rock & Jazz Clinic article from the January 2016 issue of Modern Drummer, entitled "World Groove Independence." Then the hosts talk about featured artist Brendan Buckley, who's best known as the longtime drummer for pop superstar Shakira. In the gear review section, Johnston demos and discusses his favorite metal and wood snares, and the show concludes with Mike and Mike's picks of the week, which include a new bass drum muffling device and an ultra-affordable bebop-size drumset....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2016/01/episode-22-year-review-favorite-cymbal-cases-bags-world-groove-independence-brendan-buckley/">Episode 22: Year in Review, Favorite Cymbal Cases and Bags, World Groove Independence, Brendan Buckley, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Jan 01, 2016
Episode 21: Ludwig Black Beauty, Turkish Cymbal Making, Meinl’s Byzance Vintage Pure, Travis Orbin, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike whether or not the Ludwig Black Beauty is still made with a seamless snare, and they discuss the myth and lore of Turkish cymbal making before diving into a review of Meinl’s Byzance Vintage Pure series cymbals. The featured artist they discuss is modern metal great Travis Orbin, and they conclude with their picks of the week. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/12/episode-21-ludwig-black-beauty-turkish-cymbal-making-meinls-byzance-vintage-pure-travis-orbin/">Episode 21: Ludwig Black Beauty, Turkish Cymbal Making, Meinl’s Byzance Vintage Pure, Travis Orbin, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 25, 2015
Episode 20: Favorite Rudiments, Hybrid Setups, Innovative Gear, Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Hybrid Kit, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike share their favorite rudiments for drumset applications, and they discuss current trend of mixing electronics within an acoustic drumset. They also take a look at some of the most innovative pieces of gear to come about in the past forty years. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with the Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Hybrid kit and he demos some beats from one of his bands that incorporates a lot of electronic and acoustic elements. The show concludes with the picks of the week. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/12/episode-20-favorite-rudiments-hybrid-setups-innovative-gear-yamaha-stage-custom-birch-hybrid-kit/">Episode 20: Favorite Rudiments, Hybrid Setups, Innovative Gear, Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Hybrid Kit, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 18, 2015
Episode 19: Dispelling Neil Peart’s Retirement Rumors, Zach Danziger, In-Ear Monitors, Amedia’s Kommagene Cymbals, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike dispel the rumors that Rush's Neil Peart has retired from drumming. They also discuss modern drumming innovator Zach Danziger, as well as their thoughts and opinions on in-ear monitors. In the gear review section, they dig into Amedia's Turkish-made Kommagene series cymbals. The show concludes with the hosts' picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/12/episode-19-dispelling-neil-pearts-retirement-rumors-zach-danziger-ear-monitors-amedias-kommagene-cymbals/">Episode 19: Dispelling Neil Peart’s Retirement Rumors, Zach Danziger, In-Ear Monitors, Amedia’s Kommagene Cymbals, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 11, 2015
Episode 18: Brady Drums, Favorite Hi-Hat Sizes, the January 2016 issue, Neil Peart, Provenance Drums, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike catch up after a few weeks of traveling, drum shows, and clinics, and then they dive into some news regarding Brady drums. They also discuss their favorite hi-hat sizes, and then they crack open the January 2016 issue of Modern Drummer to talk a bit about cover artist, Neil Peart of the legendary prog-rock band Rush. In the gear review section, they examine a one-of-a-kind snare from Provenance Drums that’s made from the side panel of an old, rusty VW van. As usual, the show concludes with the hosts’ picks of the week. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/12/episode-18-brady-drums-favorite-hi-hat-dizes-january-2016-issue-neil-peart-provenance-drums/">Episode 18: Brady Drums, Favorite Hi-Hat Sizes, the January 2016 issue, Neil Peart, Provenance Drums, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Dec 04, 2015
Episode 17: PASIC 2015, London Drum Show, Drum Depth, Frankie Banali, Tru Tuner, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike catch up after a crazy week of traveling. Dawson is just back from PASIC in San Antonio, Texas, and Johnston is calling in from his hotel in London as he wraps up a European clinic tour. After discussing PASIC and the tour, the hosts go into their ideas on the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/11/episode-17-pasic-2015-london-drum-show-drum-depth-frankie-banali-tru-tuner-and-more/">Episode 17: PASIC 2015, London Drum Show, Drum Depth, Frankie Banali, Tru Tuner, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 20, 2015
Episode 16: Bass Drum Mic Positioning, Bill Bachman’s Quintuplets Article, Gerry Gibbs, Meinl’s Benny Greb signature Sand Ride, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss different ways to position a bass drum mic, and then they dig deeper into Bill Bachman’s article on quintuplets from the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer. Next, they give some additional background on jazz drummer Gerry Gibbs, who’s featured in the December issue. In the gear review section, Johnston details the differences between Meinl’s Benny Greb signature Sand ride and his signature Transition ride. The duo concludes with their picks of the week, which include an iPhone accessory and sticks designed especially for practicing.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/11/episode-16-bass-drum-mic-positioning-bill-bachmans-quintuplets-article-gerry-gibbs-meinls-benny-greb-signature-sand-ride-and-more/">Episode 16: Bass Drum Mic Positioning, Bill Bachman’s Quintuplets Article, Gerry Gibbs, Meinl’s Benny Greb signature Sand Ride, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 13, 2015
Episode 15: Jim Riley’s Ghost Notes, Dom Famularo, Zildjian’s new K Custom Dark Crashes, Drum Muffling, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike dig into a few of the stories in the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer, including Jim Riley’s educational article on ghost notes, the cover story with global drumming ambassador Dom Famularo, and the product review of Zildjian’s new K Custom Dark 19" and 20" crashes. The hosts also share some of their thoughts and experiences with different types of drum muffling, and they give their picks of the week, which include a classic play-along book/CD and an online tutorial on drum recording.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/11/episode-15-jim-rileys-ghost-notes-dom-famularo-zildjians-new-k-custom-dark-crashes-drum-muffling-and-more/">Episode 15: Jim Riley’s Ghost Notes, Dom Famularo, Zildjian’s new K Custom Dark Crashes, Drum Muffling, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Nov 06, 2015
Episode 14: Drumming Apps, Russ Miller’s Latest Concepts Column, Myths of Soundproofing, Audio-Technica Condenser Mics, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike highlight a few of their favorite drumming apps, and they talk a bit about session great Russ Miller’s latest Concepts column in Modern Drummer before doing their best to dispel some of the myths of soundproofing a drum room. In the gear review section, they compare budget-level and professional-grade large-diaphragm condenser mics from Audio-Technica....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/10/episode-14-drumming-apps-russ-millers-latest-concepts-column-myths-of-soundproofing-audio-technica-condenser-mics-and-more/">Episode 14: Drumming Apps, Russ Miller’s Latest Concepts Column, Myths of Soundproofing, Audio-Technica Condenser Mics, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 30, 2015
Episode 13: Groupings and Subdivisions, Robert “Sput??? Searight’s GhostNote, Pearl’s Wood Fiberglass Drumset, Matt Chamberlain’s Endorsement Changes, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about studio great Matt Chamberlain’s recent drum and cymbal endorsement changes, the difference between groupings and subdivisions, Snarky Puppy drummer Robert “Sput??? Searight’s new project GhostNote, Pearl’s reissued Wood Fiberglass drumset, and some picks of the week.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/10/episode-13-groupings-and-subdivisions-robert-sput-searights-ghostnote-pearls-wood-fiberglass-drumset-matt-chamberlains-endorsement-changes-and-more/">Episode 13: Groupings and Subdivisions, Robert “Sput??? Searight’s GhostNote, Pearl’s Wood Fiberglass Drumset, Matt Chamberlain’s Endorsement Changes, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 23, 2015
Episode 12: Bass Drum Speed, Brian Frasier-Moore, Coated and Clear Drumheads, Soultone’s Noa Pre-Pack, Gaai Snare Drums, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of the things included in the November 2015 issue of Modern Drummer, including Johnston’s Rock & Jazz Clinic article on developing bass drum speed. They also talk about cover artist Brian Frasier-Moore, who’s currently drumming for Madonna, and they dig into their thoughts on the differences between coated and clear drumheads. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his impressions of Soultone’s new Noa series pre-pack and several Gaai snare drums. The show concludes with a website and app recommendation from the hosts. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/10/episode-12-bass-drum-speed-brian-frasier-moore-coated-and-clear-drumheads-soultones-noa-pre-pack-gaai-snare-drums-and-more/">Episode 12: Bass Drum Speed, Brian Frasier-Moore, Coated and Clear Drumheads, Soultone’s Noa Pre-Pack, Gaai Snare Drums, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 16, 2015
Episode 11: It’s Questionable, Chrome- vs Nickel-Plated Brass Snares, Ilan Rubin, Angel Drums, V-Classic Cymbals, and More
<p>This week Mike and Mike pour through the October 2015 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine, talking a bit about the It’s Questionable article that defines the differences between chrome- and nickel-plated brass snares, cover artist Ilan Rubin, and the custom shop instruments being made by Angel Drums and V-Classic Cymbals. Johnston also explains the purpose behind his Rock & Jazz Clinic article "The Flexible Five." The show wraps up with the hosts’ picks of the week....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/10/episode-11-its-questionable-chrome-vs-nickel-plated-brass-snares-ilan-rubin-angel-drums-v-classic-cymbals-and-more/">Episode 11: It’s Questionable, Chrome- vs Nickel-Plated Brass Snares, Ilan Rubin, Angel Drums, V-Classic Cymbals, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 09, 2015
Episode 10: Gil Sharone, Paiste’s PSTX Effects Cymbals, Craviotto’s Johnny C. Series Maple Snare Drums, Play-Along Products, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike focus on the September 2015 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine, discussing cover artist Gil Sharone, who’s currently touring with Marilyn Manson, and digging deeper into Johnston’s second educational article on grooving in form. Other topics include prepping for next month’s international drum convention, PASIC, which is being held in San Antonio, Texas, and for gear reviews, they go over Paiste’s PSTX effects cymbals and Craviotto’s Johnny C. series maple snare drums. For their picks of the weeks, Dawson focuses on some cool play-along products and Johnston shares one of his favorite podcasts....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/10/episode-10-gil-sharone-paistes-pstx-effects-cymbals-craviottos-johnny-c-series-maple-snare-drums-play-along-products-and-more/">Episode 10: Gil Sharone, Paiste’s PSTX Effects Cymbals, Craviotto’s Johnny C. Series Maple Snare Drums, Play-Along Products, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Oct 02, 2015
Episode 9: Antonio Sanchez, 21 Drummers Camp, Fidock 6×13 Heartbreaker Series Snare, Remo Powerstroke Heads, and More
<p>In this episode, Johnston talks about his recent trip to Ireland to teach a drum camp with fellow drummers Mark Guiliana and Robert “Sput??? Searight. Then Mike and Mike discuss August 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist, modern jazz great Antonio Sanchez. Next, Dawson digs a little deeper into the Fidock 6x13 Heartbreaker series blackwood snare and Remo Powerstroke 77 snare and Powerstroke Black Dot bass drum heads. For pick of the week, Dawson shares his favorite accessory item, and Johnston discusses and demos a new accessory from Meinl.,,,</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/09/episode-9-antonio-sanchez-drum-books-fidock-6x13-heartbreaker-series-snare-remo-powerstroke-heads-and-more/">Episode 9: Antonio Sanchez, 21 Drummers Camp, Fidock 6×13 Heartbreaker Series Snare, Remo Powerstroke Heads, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 25, 2015
Episode 8: Daru Jones, Drum Books, Gretsch’s Renown Series Drumsets, Sugar Percussion Snares, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about July 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist, Daru Jones, and dig into some of their favorite drum books. Then they talk a bit out the differences between Gretsch’s Renown series drumset with birch and walnut shells, and they check out some ultra-slick snares by relative newcomer Sugar Percussion. The show concludes—as always—with the hosts’ “pick of the week.??? </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/09/episode-8-daru-jones-drum-books-gretschs-renown-series-drumset-sugar-percussion-snares-and-more/">Episode 8: Daru Jones, Drum Books, Gretsch’s Renown Series Drumsets, Sugar Percussion Snares, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 18, 2015
Episode 7: Benny Greb, The Art and Science of Groove, Paiste’s Masters Series Crashes and Hi-Hats, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about June 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist, Benny Greb, and dig into some of the concepts in Benny’s new DVD, The Art and Science of Groove. Then they share their thoughts on the pros and cons of electronic drums. In the gear review section, Dawson shares some insight into his experience with Paiste’s new Masters series crashes and hi-hats. The show concludes with the hosts’ “pick of the week.??? </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/09/episode-7-benny-greb-the-art-and-science-of-groove-paistes-masters-series-crashes-and-hi-hats-and-more/">Episode 7: Benny Greb, The Art and Science of Groove, Paiste’s Masters Series Crashes and Hi-Hats, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Sep 11, 2015
Episode 6: Industry News, Videotaping Yourself, Jojo Mayer, GMS’s SE Series Drumset, and More
<p>This episode includes discussions on recent industry news, techniques and methods for videotaping yourself for online publishing, and May 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist, fusion great Jojo Mayer. In the gear review section, Dawson recalls his experience with GMS’s new Taiwan-made SE series drumset.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/08/episode-6-industry-news-videotaping-yourself-jojo-mayer-gmss-se-series-drumset-and-more/">Episode 6: Industry News, Videotaping Yourself, Jojo Mayer, GMS’s SE Series Drumset, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 17, 2015
Episode 5: Polyrhythms, Drum Shell Properties, Bernard Purdie, Sabian’s Big and Ugly Series, and More
<p>There are two main topics in this episode: polyrhythms and drum shell properties. Mike and Mike begin their talk with drum shell properties, how the type of wood, amount of plies, and bearing edges can affect the sound. The conversation then shifts to defining polyrhythms and recalling techniques and practice methods they’ve used to apply polyrhythms on the drums. They also discuss their favorite performances by April 2015 cover artist/R&B legend, Bernard Purdie, and Dawson digs into Sabian’s Big & Ugly series.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/08/episode-5-polyrhythms-drum-shell-properties-bernard-purdie-sabians-big-and-ugly-series-and-more/">Episode 5: Polyrhythms, Drum Shell Properties, Bernard Purdie, Sabian’s Big and Ugly Series, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 17, 2015
Episode 4: Creativity, the Meinl Cymbal Factory, Touring Germany, and the DW Jazz Series Cherry/Gum Drumset
<p>Episode 4 is dedicated to creativity, from where to find it to—more importantly—how to practice it. Johnston then shares stories from his recent trip to the Meinl cymbal factory and his short clinic tour throughout Germany. This week’s gear review focuses on DW’s Jazz Series cherry/gum drumset.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/08/episode-4-creativity-the-meinl-cymbal-factory-touring-germany-and-the-dw-jazz-series-cherrygum-drumset/">Episode 4: Creativity, the Meinl Cymbal Factory, Touring Germany, and the DW Jazz Series Cherry/Gum Drumset</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 17, 2015
Episode 3: Independence, “Odd Groupings Over the Samba,??? Two-Mic Recording, Keller’s Magnum Series Maple Shells, and More
<p>In this episode, Mike and Mike talk a ton about independence, including identifying some of their favorite drummers who display amazing independence and sharing specific exercises that they’ve used over the years to improve their own four-way coordination. Johnston then expands on the ideas he included in his article in the February issue, titled “Odd Groupings Over the Samba.??? Continuing the discussion on miking the drumset, Mike and Mike go over their favorite two-mic setups. Then Dawson digs deeper into Keller’s new Magnum maple shells, which he recently reviewed in Modern Drummer.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/08/episode-3-independence-odd-groupings-over-the-samba-two-mic-recording-kellers-magnum-series-maple-shells-and-more/">Episode 3: Independence, “Odd Groupings Over the Samba,??? Two-Mic Recording, Keller’s Magnum Series Maple Shells, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 17, 2015
Episode 2: Practice, Dave Weckl, One-Mic Recording, Craviotto Vintage Series Drums, and More
<p>Episode 2 begins with an extensive discussion about practice: what it means and what Mike and Mike feel are the most effective ways to go about it on the drumset. Then they share stories about January 2015 Modern Drummer cover artist/fusion great, Dave Weckl, before digging into various techniques and concepts for recording drums with just one microphone. Mike and Mike then talk about Craviotto’s new Vintage series solid-poplar drumset before giving their “picks of the week.???</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/08/episode-2-practice-dave-weckl-one-mic-recording-craviotto-vintage-series-drums-and-more/">Episode 2: Practice, Dave Weckl, One-Mic Recording, Craviotto Vintage Series Drums, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 17, 2015
Episode 1: Chops and Groove, the Halftime Shuffle, Meinl Vintage Pure rides, Masters of Maple Type-M snare, and More
<p>On this, the debut episode of the “Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike,??? drummer/educator Mike Johnston (mikeslessons.com) and Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, talk about the differences and similarities between chops and groove, giving examples of current and past players who epitomize one or both concepts.
 Next, Mike and Mike explore the November 2014 “In the Pocket??? Modern Drummer article on the halftime shuffle by famed author/drummer Zoro. 
In the gear review section, the guys discuss Meinl’s Vintage Pure rides and Masters of Maple’s high-end handcrafted snares. 
The show concludes with Dawson and Johnston sharing their “picks of the week.???</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com/2015/08/episode-1-chops-and-groove-the-halftime-shuffle-meinl-vintage-pure-rides-masters-of-maple-type-m-snare-and-more/">Episode 1: Chops and Groove, the Halftime Shuffle, Meinl Vintage Pure rides, Masters of Maple Type-M snare, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.moderndrummer.com">Modern Drummer Magazine</a>.</p>
Aug 17, 2015