The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike
The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike
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The show that explores the topics that drummers love the most.
Podcast Episode 250: Highlight Show 4
In this fourth and final highlight episode, Mike and Mike cover a range of topics, including plywood shells, phrasing sextuplets with doubles, bass drum mics, the grid system, and how to practice improvisation. This episode is sponsored by Dream Cymbals and KAT Percussion. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
Jul 22
1 hr 23 min
Podcast Episode 249: Highlight Show 3
In this episode, Mike and Mike mine a handful of episodes from the end of 2017 to compile a highlight reel of main segments covering a range of topics, including linear drumming, three-note groupings, paradiddles, the Moeller technique, and backbeats in odd-time signatures. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
Jul 14
1 hr
Podcast Episode 248: Highlight Show 2
In this episode, Mike and Mike mine a handful of episodes from the second quarter of the show for a highlight reel of main segments covering a range of topics, including bass drum technique, seat height, dynamics, how to use the book Stick Control, and gig bag essentials. They also found the origin story of the infamous “like that” count-off. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
Jun 30
1 hr 7 min
Podcast Episode 247: Highlight Show 1
In this episode, Mike and Mike throw it all the way back to the beginning of the show with a highlight reel of the main segments of the first few episodes. Topics include chops versus groove, independence, creativity, drum shells, and more. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
Jun 23
1 hr 22 min
Podcast Episode 246: More Listener Questions
In this episode, Mike and Mike work through a pile of listener questions, covering everything from cymbal selection to defining precision in drumming. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page   Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
Jun 18
41 min
Podcast Episode 245: Listener Questions Galore
In this episode, Mike and Mike work through a pile of listener questions, covering everything from music schools to affordable bop kit and how to practice playing quietly. As usual, the show concludes with picks of the week. This episode is sponsored by Dream Cymbals. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page This episode is sponsored by Steve Weiss Music. Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
Jun 9
1 hr 7 min
Podcast Episode 244: 5 Tips for Motivation, Jimmy Cobb Remembered, Welch Tuning Systems, and More
In this episode, Mike and Mike celebrate the life and drumming of jazz great Jimmy Cobb. The education segment focuses on Johnston’s five tips to help you keep motivated during these challenging times. Up for review is an innovative new cable-tuned drumset by Welch Tuning Systems. After answering a few questions from listeners, the show concludes with picks of the week. This episode is sponsored by Steve Weiss Music. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page This episode is sponsored by Steve Weiss Music. Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
Jun 3
1 hr 24 min
MD Podcast Episode 243: Favorite Studio Albums, Listener Questions, and More
  Episode 243: Favorite Studio Albums, Listener Questions, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike share four classic albums they wish they could have been in the studio at the time of the recording to witness the creative process from start to finish. After answering a few audio questions from listeners, the show concludes with picks of the week.   This episode is sponsored by Dream Cymbals. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page This episode is sponsored by Dream Cymbals. Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
May 24
1 hr 6 min
Podcast Episode 242: Adam Deitch, Offbeat Stickings, Sabian AAX Additions, and More
  Podcast Episode 242: Adam Deitch, Offbeat Stickings, Sabian AAX Additions, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike feature contemporary funk/hip-hop/fusion drummer Adam Deitch, who recently released a new album, Resonate, with his band Lettuce. The education segment focuses on one of Johnston’s favorite sticking exercises for strengthening awareness of offbeat 16th notes. Up for review is a selection of new Thin crashes and rides in Sabian’s AAX series. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
May 24
57 min
MD Podcast Episode 241: Drummer Scouting Reports, Doc Sweeney Pure Series Snares, and More
Episode 241: Drummer Scouting Reports, Doc Sweeney Pure Series Snares, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike share scouting reports on a couple legendary drummers: fusion great Lenny White and classic rock icon Charlie Watts. The education segment focuses on some things Johnston taught at his first virtual drum camp. Up for review is a trio of single-ply Pure series snares by Doc Sweeney. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription Doc Sweeney Pure series snares This episode is sponsored by Dream Cymbals and RMI. Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and MikesLessons.com founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: moderndrummer.com/mikeandmikepodcast.
May 5
1 hr 15 min
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