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October 11, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss November 2019 featured artist Gavin Harrison, who has been one of three touring drummers in prog-rock legends King Crimson since 2014. The education segment focuses on a few ways to develop smooth hand/foot rolls. Up for review is a pair of cool accessory items from Creative Percussion. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Gavin Harrison interview Hand and Foot Rolls Creative Percussion Subscribe to Modern Drummer Dawson’s Patreon page MikesLessons.com subscription Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Sweetwater 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  
October 1, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the November 2019 issue and discuss cover artist Patrick Keeler of chart-topping rock band Raconteurs. The education segment focuses on the first part of a series of articles on ancient European rudiments. Up for review is a handful of Tour Custom and Recording Custom snare drums by Yamaha. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Patrick Keeler cover story The Ancient Rudimental Codex, Part 1 Yamaha Tour Custom and Recording Custom snares Subscribe to Modern Drummer – Join The Family Dawson’s Patreon page MikesLessons.com subscription pricing Sponsored by Arturia. 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    
September 27, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike take us on a brief tour through famed studio drummer Hal Blaine’s extensive discography. The education segment focuses on some ways to play a half-time shuffle in 5/4, starting with the beat funk/fusion great Dennis Chambers played on the song “Mother Tongue” with legendary guitarist John McLaughlin on the album The Heart of Things: Live in Paris. Up for review is a beastly 4×14 Solid Bronze snare by Canopus. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Subscribe Modern Drummer to get All Access Dawson’s Patreon page MikesLessons.com subscription options Remembering Hal Blaine The 5/4 Half-Time Shuffle Canopus 4×14 Solid Bronze Snare Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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  
September 20, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss drummer Branden Steineckert, who has been playing with legendary punk band Rancid since 2006. The education segment focuses on how to transform the independence exercises in Jim Chapin’s classic book Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer into solo phrases. Up for review is a simple yet powerful single-trigger SPD:ONE WAV pad by Roland. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Rancid’s Branden Steineckert Advanced Techniques for Jazz Soloing Roland SPD::ONE WAV Pad Mikeslessons.com Subscription options Subscribe to Modern Drummer Sponsored by KAT Percussion and 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
September 13, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss touring/session drummer Dan Bailey, who recently released a very informative online master class on drum tuning and recording, called “The Bailey Method.” The education segment focuses on some simple and musical ways to apply the inverted paradiddle-diddle to the drumset. Up for review is a selection of Extreme crashes from Paiste’s 2002 series. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Inverted Paradiddle-Diddles article Dan Bailey Paiste 2002 Extreme crashes review Subscribe to Modern Drummer – Get All Access MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page London drum clinic details Sponsored by Doc Sweeney Drums and Movement Drum Co. 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
September 6, 2019
Episode 208: JD Beck, Zimbabwean Rhythms, Woodland Percussion Snares, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss rising star JD Beck, who is featured in the October 2019 issue of Modern Drummer. The education segment focuses on a handful of Zimbabwean drumset grooves played by James Austin Manyungwa on the Oliver Mtukudzi album Shoko. Up for review is a pair stave-shell Black Out Birch snares by Woodland Percussion. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Zimbabwean rhythms: https://www.moderndrummer.com/article/october-2019-zimbabwean-tuku-music/ JD Beck feature: https://www.moderndrummer.com/article/october-2019-jd-beck/ Modern Drummer subscription: https://www.moderndrummer.com/subscribe/ Woodland Percussion Black Out Birch snares: https://www.moderndrummer.com/article/october-2019-woodland-percussion/ MikesLessons.com subscription: https://www.mikeslessons.com/pricing Dawson’s Patreon page: www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums London drum clinic details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-practice-drumming-master-class-with-modern-drummers-mike-dawson-tickets-66797116975?aff=ebdssbeac Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer – Get All Access MikesLessons.com subscription Dawson’s Patreon page London drum clinic details This episode is sponsored by Arturia: https://www.arturia.com/products/audio/audiofuse-8pre/overview.   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    
August 30, 2019
Episode 207: Richard Spaven, Craviotto Heritage Snare, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the unique beat-making skills of September issue featured artist Richard Spaven. Up for review is a sweet 6×14 solid maple Heritage series snare by Craviotto. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer – Get All Access MikesLessons.com subscription Dawson’s Patreon page London drum clinic details   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    
August 23, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike tackle another stack of listener questions on a variety of topics, including music theory, practice habits, keeping inspired, and more. Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer – Get All Access MikesLessons.com subscription Dawson’s Patreon page London drum clinic details Sponsored by Tama Drums 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    
August 16, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike begin the show by going over the history of the Gretsch drum badge, starting with the original round design and moving forward to the stop sign and square varieties before returning back to the original. Then they tackle a stack of listener questions on a variety of topics, from drum miking, to choosing your dream kit, to adding snare drums to your collection, and more. They also select the winner of the Modern Drummer 40th Anniversary snare drum giveaway. Show Notes Check out the new Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription Dawson’s Patreon page London drum clinic details This Podcast is sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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  
August 9, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss September 2019 featured artist Andrew Marshall, who is currently touring with alt-pop superstar Billie Eilish. The education segment focuses on how to use David Garibaldi’s classic groove to the song “Soul Vaccination” to create jazz comping figures. Up for review is a pair of killer Stabilized Wood snares by Canopus. After a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Andrew Marshall feature story Funkify Your Swing article Canopus snare review Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Mike Dawson’s London drum clinic details  Sponsored by Arturia Audiofuse 8Pre interface 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  
August 2, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the September 2019 issue and discuss cover artist Nir Z, who’s been at the top of the studio scene for the past twenty years. The education segment focuses on ways to superimpose 4/4 phrases in 3/4. Up for review are Roland’s TM-1 trigger module and RT-MicS hybrid trigger/microphone. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Nir Z cover story Roland review Superimposing 4/4 ideas in 3/4 Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page London drum clinic details Sponsored by Solid Drums 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  
July 26, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike wrap up their discussions of the August 2019 issue with a segment on featured artist Sean Waugaman of the alternative pop band Walk the Moon. The education portion focuses on answering the question: How fast do you need to be? Up for review is a pair of top-shelf stave-shell snares by Swiss builder Solid Drums. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Waugaman Gearing Up Solid Drums stave snares review Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription prices Dawson’s Patreon page Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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
July 19, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss August 2019 featured artist Moses Archuleta of ambient punk band Deerhunter. The education segment focuses on different ways to utilize the hi-hat foot in grooves. Up for review are a few handmade accessories by Sweet Spot Clutches. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Deerhunter’s Moses Archuleta interview The Hi-Hat Foot’s Voice: Exploring Funky Embellishments Sweet Spot Clutches review Subscriber to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page   Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs   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    
July 12, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss August 2019 featured artist Benzel Baltimore of legendary funk band P-Funk. The education segment focuses on different ways to apply the inverted double-stroke roll to the drumset. Up for review are several new Signature and Dark Energy series cymbals by Paiste. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Benzel Baltimore interview Inverted Double Strokes: Variations of the Essential Rudiment Paiste Signature and Dark Energy Additions Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Sponsored by Tama Drums   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    
July 5, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike dive into the August 2019 issue and discuss cover artist Anderson .Paak. The education focuses on Jeff Ryan’s “Playing Melodically” article, which explores different ways to orchestrate a single linear pattern. Up for review is the new Live Custom Hybrid Oak drumset by Yamaha. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Playing Melodically: Real-World Applications of Linear Patterns Anderson Paak interview Yamaha Live Custom Hybrid Oak Drumset review Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Sponsored by Sweetwater and Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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  
June 28, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss July featured artist Debbie Knox-Hewson of garage-pop band Nasty Cherry. The education segment focuses on how to utilize seven-note groupings in a jazz context. Up for review is a Sublime AXM series maple/ash hybrid drumset by Crush. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Debbie Knox-Hewson feature interview Seven-note groupings article Crush Sublime AXM drumset review Modern Drummer subscription – join the Modern Drummer family MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Sponsored by Dynamicx 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      
June 21, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike field a slew of listener questions on topics ranging from how to incorporate buzz rolls into your grooves and fills to the best way to store snare drums, the most crucial skills for gigging drummers, and more. As always, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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  
June 14, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss July 2019 cover artist Nicko McBrain of the legendary metal band Iron Maiden. The education segment focuses on creative ways to incorporate cymbal chokes into your drumming. Up for review is a funky 3.75×12 piccolo snare by Boston-based Calderwood Percussion. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Nicko McBrain cover story “Creative Cymbal Chokes” article  Calderwood Percussion piccolo snare Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription Dawson’s Patreon page Sponsored by Tama 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  
June 7, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike dedicate the entire hour to answering a bunch of listener questions. Topics include must-have extra gear on a gig, getting comfortable with up-tempo rock grooves, and some thoughts on handling the business side of being a musician. As usual, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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 31, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the July 2019 issue and discuss featured artist Tyshawn Sorey, who’s one of the most creative and adventurous modern jazz drummers and contemporary composers on the scene today. The education segment focuses on how to practice quarter-note-triplet phrases within sextuplet subdivisions. Up for review is a set of incredibly affordable drum mics by CAD. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Tyshawn Sorey feature interview CAD microphones review Quarter-note-triplet exercises Subscribe to Modern Drummer magazine MikesLessons.com subscription options 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    
May 24, 2019
In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about June 2019 featured artist Kent Slucher, who has been country superstar Luke Bryan’s drummer for the past twelve years. The education segment focuses on different ways to go about designing curriculum for private lessons. Up for review is a stunning acacia Aristocrat series drumset by George Way. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes George Way Aristocrat Acacia demo Kent Slucher feature interview Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs and Alesis 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 17, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss June 2019 featured artist Matt Halpern, who recently released a new album (IV: Hail Stan) with his band Periphery. The education segments focuses on how to create beats that sound like a CD skipping. Up for review is a trio of microphones from Aston. After fielding a few listener questions the show concludes with picks of the week.   Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription prices Dawson’s Patreon page Matt Halpern story Glitched Beats article Aston microphone review Sponsored by Alesis 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 10, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss June 2019 cover artist Marcus Gilmore, who’s worked with many top jazz artists, including Chick Corea, Chris Potter, and Steve Coleman. The education segment focuses on top German drummer Jost Nickel’s article on drum fills, called “Moving Around the Kit.” Up for review is a cool 5.5×15 RESoArmor maple snare by INDe. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Marcus Gilmore cover story Jost Nickel fills article INDe snare review Sponsored by Alesis and Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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 3, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike crack open the June 2019 issue and discuss featured artist Louis Cole of the electro-funk band Knower. The education segment focuses on exercises to develop fluency with RLL and LRR stickings. Up for review is a cool throwback Vintage Beech drumset from Barton. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of a week. Show Notes Subscriber to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Knower’s Louis Cole interview Pu-du-du sticking lesson Barton Vintage Beech drumset review Sponsored by Los Cabos Drumsticks 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  
April 26, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss May 2019 featured artist Brian Chase of indie-rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The education segment digs into the history of Ludwig snare drums, in particular the legendary Black Beauty. Up for review are the JR Robinson and Brooks Wackerman signature sticks from Innovative Percussion. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Brian Chase feature interview Innovative Percussion Wackerman and Robinson sticks review Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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  
April 22, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss May 2019 featured artist Terence Higgins, who splits his time touring with Ani DiFranco and John Medeski’s Mad Skillet. The education segment focuses on how to develop smooth motions around the drumset. Up for review is a pair of Aston Origin condensers, which Mike and Mike use to discuss the pro’s and con’s of various overhead placements. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscriptions Dawson’s Patreon page Terence Higgins feature interview Warm-Ups and Mobility Exercises article Aston Origin overhead mic placement shootout: 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    
April 12, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss May 2019 featured artist Kaz Rodriguez, who has recently toured the work with pop singer Josh Groban. The education segment focuses on how to internalize 16th-note based odd-time grooves. Up for review is a gorgeous mahogany/poplar Westwood drumset by RBH. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer magazine MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Kaz Rodriguez feature interview Internalizing Odd-Time Grooves article RBH Westwood drumset review Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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  
April 5, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike crack open the May 2019 issue and talk about cover artist Mark Schulman, who has been the drummer for the pop star Pink for over twelve years. The education segment focuses on ways to create jazz comping patterns based on classic funk grooves, such as Clyde Stubblefield’s legendary beat on the James Brown song “Funky Drummer.” Up for review is a pair of snare drums by Pfeifer Drum Company: a 6×14 9-lug maple and a 6.5×16 mahogany. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription Dawson’s Patreon page Mark Schulman cover story Pfeifer snare drums review “Funkify Your Swing Feel” article Sponsored by Shure 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    
March 29, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss the winners of the 2019 Readers Poll. The education segment focuses on simple strategies for playing effective improvisations and solos on the drumset. The gear review segment focuses on the sonic and tactile differences between die-cast and triple-flange hoops. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription prices Dawson’s Patreon page 2019 Readers Poll results Die-cast and triple-flange hoop comparison video Enter to Win a Kat KTMP1! Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs and MusicPro Insurance 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    
March 22, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss April 2019 featured artist Jerry Pentecost, who has been supporting Americana singer/violinist Amanda Shires since 2016. The education segment focuses on a handful of Latin jazz drumset grooves that every drummer should know. The gear review segment focuses on a handful of large-diaphragm condensers that work well for miking the outside of a bass drum. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription Dawson’s Patreon page Jerry Pentecost feature “Latin Jazz Drumming, Part 3” article Front bass drum mic shootout Enter to Win a Kat KTMP1! Sponsored by Kat Percussion   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    
March 15, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss April 2019 featured artist Morgan Agren. The education segment focuses on ways to practice methodically using the grid system. Up for review is the new compact and affordable BC-X bass drum monitoring system by Porter & Davies. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription Dawson’s Patreon page Morgan Agren feature Porter & Davies BC-X 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  
March 8, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss April 2019 featured artist Josh Dion. The education segment focuses on paradiddle-style patterns in quintuplet groupings. Up for review is a Lounge Series drumset by British Drum Company. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.     Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Josh Dion feature Five-a-Diddle lesson British Drum Company Lounge Series drumset review Black Swamp Percussion/Dynamicx snare drum giveaway Sponsored by: Black Swamp Percussion 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    
March 1, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike crack open the April 2019 issue and discuss Readers Poll winner Kiko Freitas, who took home top prize in the “world” category. The education segment focuses on a Bill Bachman article that includes exercises to develop the transition between eighth notes and sextuplets with double strokes. Up for review is a pair of Rogers USA Dyna-Sonic snare drums. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.   Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page 2019 Readers Poll Results Kiko Freitas YouTube Sixes and Eights, Part 2 Rogers Dyna-Sonic Snares Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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  
February 22, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss March 2019 featured artist Phillip “Fish” Fisher of the legendary ska-punk-funk band Fishbone. The education segment focuses on the basic tonal differences between plywood snare drums made from difference species. Up for review is a limited DW Collector’s Series almond snare. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Fish Fisher feature interview DW Almond snare review Plywood snare drums feature Sponsored by:  Vibes High Fidelity Ear Plugs   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      
February 15, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss March 2019 featured artist Aric Improta of instrumental trio Night Verses and rap-punk band Fever 333. The education segment dives into some challenging coordination exercises for contemporary jazz applications. Up for review is Gretsch’s new Brooklyn series Micro Kit. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Aric Improta feature interview Gretsch Brooklyn series Micro Kit review Sponsored by: Dream Cymbals and Gongs and Bucks County Drum Co.   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    
February 8, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike dive into the March 2019 issue and discuss the cover artist, legendary funk, fusion, jazz, and pop drummer Dennis Chambers. The education segment focuses on a handful of hand exercises to develop rhythmic accuracy. Up for review is a set of R Series low-volume cymbals by Turkish brand Agean. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options  MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Agean R Series cymbals Dennis Chambers cover story “Hand Exercises for Rhythmic Accuracy” article Sponsored by: Focusrite Clarett USB interfaces 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    
February 1, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss what they felt were the strongest showings at NAMM in drums, cymbals, percussion, and more. They also share some strategies for making the most out of the show from a buyer, seller, and artist’s perspective. The hosts answer a handful of listener questions throughout the show before concluding with their picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription offers 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        
January 23, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike share some opinions and predictions on the state of the drum industry in 2019, including what they expect from manufacturers and where things are headed in the worlds of online drumming and education versus in-person lessons and clinics. Interspersed throughout the episode are answers to listener questions, and the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Sponsored by Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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.  
January 18, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss February 2019 featured artist Sam Fogarino of the indie-rock band Interpol. The education segment focuses on three fundamental reggae beats: one drop, steppers, and rockers. Up for review are Jazz Legend and Vision series cymbals by Turkish company Amedia. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription offers Dawson’s Patreon page Sam Fogarino feature interview “Reggae 101” article Amedia cymbal review 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    
January 11, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss February 2019 cover artist and jazz/hip-hop great Karriem Riggins. The education segment focuses on ways to create interesting drum fills using orchestration. Up for review is a high-end RX series drumset by Doc Sweeney featuring hybrid shells made from bubinga and aluminum. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription options www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums Karriem Riggins cover story Fill orchestration article Doc Sweeney RX drumset review 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    
January 4, 2019
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss award-winning Latin-jazz drummer Bobby Sanabria, who’s featured in the January 2019 issue of Modern Drummer. The education segment focuses on a handful of fun polyrhythmic bass drum patterns to help you internalize how odd patterns resolve over a backbeat. Up for review is a pair of bronze snares from LCD/Legado. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page LCD/Legado bronze snares Bobby Sanabria interview Polyrhythmic bass drum patterns 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
December 21, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss January 2019 featured artist Jason McGerr of the alt-rock band Death Cab for Cutie. The education segment focuses on different theories behind stretching and warming up before gigs and practice sessions. Up for review is a unique set of compact cymbals by Turkish. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Jason McGerr feature Turkish Travel Set review from January Modern Drummer Tama   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    
December 14, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss January 2019 cover artist Arejay Hale of the rock band Halestorm. The education segment focuses on how to apply flam rudiments to the drumset. Up for review are two handmade segment-shell snares by Angel Drums. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options Dawson’s Patreon page Arejay Hale cover story “A Different Approach to Flams” article Angel Drums limited-time snare offer: mailto:chris@angeldrums.com   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    
December 7, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss top fusion drummer Gergo Borlai, who’s featured in the January 2019 issue of Modern Drummer. The education segment focuses on different ways to explore a set pattern as a groove, fill, or solo idea. Up for review is a 5×14 Raw Copper snare by A&F. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.   Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums Gergo Borlai feature Sponsored by: T’n’R Kat Percussion 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    
November 30, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss their personal gear “must-haves” and go over some of the items session great Nir Z listed in his feature story in the December 2018 issue of Modern Drummer. The education segment focuses on the hosts’ strategies for incorporating the bass drum into fills. Up for review is Tama’s S.L.P. Fat Spruce drumset. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription pricing Dawson’s Patreon page Nir Z.’s Must-Have Gear article Tama S.L.P. Fat Spruce drumset 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.    
November 23, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike recap their clinic experiences at PASIC and in Europe before discussing modern country drummer Travis McNabb, who recently pulled double duty touring with Sugarland and Frankie Ballard. The education segment focuses on how to build out your drumset to be as ergonomic as possible. Up for review is the Classic series stands from Tama. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription Mike D’s Patreon page Travis McNabb story Tama Classic Series Hardware Drumset Ergonomics, Part 6 Big Fat Snare Drum Quesadilla cloth mutes Sponsored by: Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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    
November 16, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss legendary classic rock drummer Keith Moon. The education segment focuses on how to develop consistency via mastering the four essential stroke types. Up for review is a set of custom instruments by New Jersey–based NickyMoon Cymbals. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options  Mike D’s Patreon page Keith Moon feature story Strictly Technique article NickyMoon Custom Cymbals Tama Club Jam and Cocktail Jam Kits Vibes earplugs Sponsored by: Tama 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  
November 9, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss December featured artist and legendary jazz/funk drummer Mike Clark. The education segment focuses on how to use the paradiddle-diddle sticking to help you master a few different polyrhythms. Up for review is a simple accessory item called Drumgees. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options Mike D’s Patreon page Mike Clark Polyrhythmic Rudiment Applications Drumgees RBH Drums 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    
November 2, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss December cover artist Rich Redmond, who’s the longtime drummer with modern country superstar Jason Aldean. The education segment focuses on how to play the syncopated tamborim rhythms of samba on drumset. Up for review are new Masters Extra Thin crashes, Dark splashes, and a Dark crash-ride from Paiste. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options Mike D’s PASIC course Rich Redmond cover story Samba article Paiste review LP Raw Sound Enhancer Snare Sponsored by Focusrite  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  
October 26, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss hip-hop drummer Eric “Boots” Greene, who’s most recent gig is with Jay-Z. The education segment focuses on drumset exercises to help you get more comfortable with five- and seven-note patterns. Up for review is the Roland TM-6 Pro trigger module. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription offers www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums Boots Greene feature “Sticking Patterns for Odd Groupings” Roland TM-6 Pro review 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    
October 19, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss German drummer and international clinician Jost Nickel, who’s featured in the November issue of Modern Drummer. The education segment focuses on ways to challenge your technique by shifting accents within a pataflafla sticking. Up for review are several sets of handmade cymbals by Legado. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription offers www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums Jost Nickel feature Legado cymbals review Flam ostinatos article Tama Iron Cobra 900 pedals 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    
October 12, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss UK-based drummer/producer/composer Richard Spaven. The education segment focuses on how to use hi-hat accents to alter your groove. Up for review is the new AT2035 large-diaphragm condenser mic from Audio-Technica. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options  Mike D’s PASIC course Richard Spaven Audio-Technica AT2035 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    
October 5, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss November 2018 cover artist, Jean-Paul Gaster of alt-rock band Clutch. The education segments focuses on some of the most essential ride ostinatos in contemporary drumming. Up for review is a trio of Dios series snare drums from Ddrum. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums JP Gaster interview Essential cymbal patterns lesson Ddrum Dios snares demos RBH Drums USA
September 28, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss New York–based jazz drummer Jonathan Barber. The education segment focuses on setting and reassessing short- and long-term goals. Up for review are the 6 Pro model in-ear monitors from Ultimate Ears, which were engineered especially for drummers. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums UE 6 Pro in-ears Jonathan Barber Up & Coming interview Dream Cymbals and Gongs YouTube 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    
September 21, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss October 2018 featured artist Drew Shoals of the pop/rock band Train. The education segment focuses on ways to incorporate the bell of the ride cymbal into your grooves. Up for review is the Hybrid lightweight/heavy-duty hardware by Canopus. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums Train’s Drew Shoals Canopus Hybrid Series Hardware Kicked-Up Bell Patterns Tama Drums 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
September 14, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss October 2018 featured artist Courtney Dietrick, who plays with modern reggae great Damian Marley. The education segment focuses on how to approach reading a drum chart for the first time. Up for review is the new TD-17KVX drumset from Roland. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription offers www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums Courtney Diedrick feature Sight-reading article Roland TD-17 series Dream Cymbals and Gongs 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    
September 7, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike dig into the October 2018 issue and discuss featured artist Tony “Rico” Nichols, who has been touring with hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar. Up for review are a handful of Masters series Dry and Extra Dry rides by Paiste. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options www.patreon.com/mikedawsondrums Tony “Rico” Nichols feature “Tooling With Perspectives” article Paiste Masters Dry and Extra Dry rides 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
August 31, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike crack open the October 2018 issue and discuss cover artist Eric Hernandez, who plays with pop superstar Bruno Mars. The education segment focuses on the hosts’ pre-gig warm-up routines. Up for review is a gorgeous stave mahogany bebop drumset from Sugar Percussion. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Mike D’s PASIC course Eric Hernandez feature Sugar Percussion mahogany drumset Dawson’s warm-up routine 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    
August 24, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike continue to dig through the September issue, this time discussing featured artist Barrett Martin, who rose to prominence in the ’90s with alternative band Screaming Trees but has since ventured into experimental instrumental music with his own project. The education segment focuses on John Bonham’s classic bass drum triplets. Up for review is the Yamaha EAD10 drum module and trigger system. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription options Mike D’s PASIC course Barrett Martin feature John Bonham foot pattern article 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    
August 10, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike dig back into the September issue and talk about featured artist Aaron Gillespie, who recently reunited with metalcore band Underoath after an eight-year hiatus. The education segment focuses on some hip odd-time grooves found in belly dance rhythms of the Middle East. Up for review is an innovative maple/carbon fiber hybrid kit from Solvenian company Bone Custom Drums. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options  Mike D’s PASIC course Aaron Gillespie feature Bone drumkit demo Belly dance rhythms article 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  
August 3, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike crack open the September issue and talk about cover artist Nate Smith, whose groove-drenched videos have racked up millions of views. The education segment focuses on Jim Riley’s latest article, which focuses on a step-by-step method for developing the half-time shuffle. Up for review is a set of heavily hammered, dry, and trashy Hamer series cymbals from Istanbul Mehmet. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options Nate Smith cover story The half-time shuffle Istanbul Mehmet Hamer series review 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
July 20, 2018
In this episode of the Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike, the hosts sift through another batch of listener questions. As usual, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription prices 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      
July 16, 2018
In episode 151, Mike Dawson tries to guess the size and shell type of another snare from Mike Johnston’s personal collection. The remainder of the show is dedicated to answering a handful of listener questions. As usual, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offer MikesLessons.com subscription options Anamorphic lens Pearl 3×13 brass piccolo 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    
July 6, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss Brann Dailor of Grammy award–winning metal band Mastodon. The education segments focuses on everything you need to know about snare drum heads. Up for review is a funky 18″ Uptown ride and 12″ New Beat hi-hats from Zildjian. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Brann Dailor cover story Snare drum heads feature Zildjian Uptown ride and 12″ hi-hats 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  
June 29, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss legendary pop, jazz, fusion drummer Simon Phillips. The education segment focuses on an article in the July 2018 issue by Russ Miller, titled “Do I Need a Fallback Plan?”. Up for review is a new tactile metronome by Soundbrenner, called Pulse. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Simon Phillips feature Russ Miller article Soundbrenner Pulse metronome review   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    
June 22, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss modern session great Blair Sinta, who recently launched a drum recording course on www.promixacademy.com. The education segment focuses on how to setup your drumset to be more compatible with your unique physique. Up for review are two sets of cymbals from Turkish-made newcomer Symrna. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription options  Blair Sinta feature interview “Drumset Ergonomics” article Symrna cymbals review Dream cymbals video lessons   To celebrate the one-millionth Mike and Mike Modern Drummer Podcast download, Ultimate Ears is hosting The Ultimate Giveaway for Drummers! You can win one of these great prizes! One (1) grand prize winner will recieve a FREE pair of UE 6 PRO Custom In-Ear Monitors and a Sound Tap AC.  One (1) runner up winner will recieve a FREE pair of UE 900s and a Sound Tap AC.  Modern Drummer/Ultimate Ears giveaway Contest ends June 28th.   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      
June 15, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss modern rock journeyman Jeff Friedl, who’s currently touring with A Perfect Circle. The education segment focuses on how to use five-note groupings to create interesting and unusual comping patterns in a bebop style. Up for review is the new Contemporary Classic series from DW. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription options Jeff Friedl feature article “Five-Note Bop Groupings” article DW Contemporary Classics review To celebrate the one-millionth Mike and Mike Modern Drummer Podcast download, Ultimate Ears is hosting The Ultimate Giveaway for Drummers! You can win one of these great prizes! One (1) grand prize winner will recieve a FREE pair of UE 6 PRO Custom In-Ear Monitors and a Sound Tap AC.  One (1) runner up winner will recieve a FREE pair of UE 900s and a Sound Tap AC. Enter Here!   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  
June 8, 2018
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. Up for review is a mammoth 8×14 bell bronze snare from German company Tempest. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. https://gleam.io/epQXd/the-ultimate-giveaway-for-drummers Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription options MikesLessons.com subscription options Mike Mitchell feature interview “Developing the Weaker Hand” article Tempest 8×14 bell bronze snare Dream Cymbals To celebrate the one-millionth Mike and Mike Modern Drummer Podcast download, Ultimate Ears is hosting The Ultimate Giveaway for Drummers! You can win one of these great prizes! One (1) grand prize winner will recieve a FREE pair of UE 6 PRO Custom In-Ear Monitors and a Sound Tap AC.  One (1) runner up winner will recieve a FREE pair of UE 900s and a Sound Tap AC. Enter Here!   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    
June 1, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike crack open the July 2018 issue and discuss cover artist Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee. The education segment focuses on the blues shuffle. Up for review is the Clariett 8Pre USB audio interface from Focusrite. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription prices MikesLessons.com subscription options Kris Myers cover story The blues shuffle Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB audio interface To celebrate the one-millionth Mike and Mike Modern Drummer Podcast download, Ultimate Ears is hosting The Ultimate Giveaway for Drummers! You can win one of these great prizes! One (1) grand prize winner will recieve a FREE pair of UE 6 PRO Custom In-Ear Monitors and a Sound Tap AC.  One (1) runner up winner will recieve a FREE pair of UE 900s and a Sound Tap AC. Enter Here!   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 25, 2018
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. Up for review is the BopPad MIDI controller from Keith McMillan Instruments. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription offers KMI BopPad @dreamcymbals 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 18, 2018
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. The education segment focuses on some interesting phrasing possibilities when you play paradiddles as triplets. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options Stewart Copeland cover story Session Ace Hi-Beam LED flashlight 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 11, 2018
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. Up for review is the brand new TD-17 series electronic kit from Roland. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription offers Roy Burns “A Career in Percussion” “Introduction to Polyrhythms” Roland TD-17 kit @dreamcymbals 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 4, 2018
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. The education segment focuses on a handful of must-know grooves for working drummers. Up for review is a 4.5×14 sterling silver snare from English drum builder Van Kleef. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options Dafnis Prieto Big Band story Van Kleef Ageless Collection 4.5×14 silver snare review 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  
April 27, 2018
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. The education segment focuses on everything you need to know about bass drum heads and the sounds and applications of the various models that are currently available. Up for review is a set of big, lush Lale Kardes signature cymbals from Turkish. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscriptions MikesLessons.com subscription options Dream cymbals “What You Need to Know About Bass Drum Heads” feature Black Richardson “Off the Record” Turkish Cymbals Lale Kardes signature models 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    
April 20, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss Zac Farro, who recently returned to his original gig with modern rock hit makers Paramore. The education segment focuses on how to break up the ride cymbal pattern in jazz and other improvisational situations. Up for review is a 5.5×14 Woodfiber snare from 101 Drums. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription offers   Zac Farro feature Up-Tempo Studies article 101 Drums review http://oneoonedrums.com 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  
April 13, 2018
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. The education segment focuses on how to use five-note phrasings in grooves. Up for review is the new Tour Custom drumset from Yamaha. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Travis Orbin Off the Record article Five-note phrasing article Yamaha Tour Custom drumset 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
April 6, 2018
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. The education segment focuses on the advantages for and against learning to read music. Up for review is the new K Sweet series from Zildjian. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Matt Johnson cover story Russ Miller article Zildjian K Sweet series review Roland SPD::ONE pads Focusrite.com 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  
March 30, 2018
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. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Dream Cymbals: https://dreamcymbals.com/   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    
March 23, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss April 2018 featured artist Tim Alexander of alt-rock greats Primus. The education segment focuses on different approaches for composing interesting and meaningful drum solos. Up for review is a stunning Blue Tiger solid-ash drumset from Doc Sweeney. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Tim Alexander story Doc Sweeney Blue Tiger drumset demo 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  
March 16, 2018
In this episode Mike and Mike discuss April 2018 featured artist Ian Chang, who appears on the new Son Lux album Brigher Wounds. The education segment focuses on applying the single-stroke roll to the drumset. Up for review are 6×10 and 10×14 Canopus Harvey Mason signature snares. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offers MikesLessons.com subscription options Ian Chang solo performances Canopus Harvey Mason snare reviews 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  
March 9, 2018
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. The education segment focuses on how to make odd-time patterns feel more organic and smooth. Up for review is the volume-controlled FRX series by Sabian. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription offer MikesLessons.com subscription offer Sabian FRX series review Tony Royster Jr. cover story “Organic Odd-Time Patterns” article   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    
March 2, 2018
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. Up for review is a 5.75×14 steam-bent myrtle snare from Doc Sweeney. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offer Eric Harland videos: www.youtube.com,   www.youtube.com Audio-Technica AT8024 shotgun mic 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    
February 23, 2018
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. Up for review is a seven-piece Semi-Solid birch drumset from Bucks County Drum Company. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Bucks Co. Semi-Solid Birch drumset Keio Stroud feature Optimize Your Practice Time article www.buckscountydrumco.com/ 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      
February 16, 2018
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss rising star jazz drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. The education segment focuses on how to use the book Syncopation to play in the style of Elvin Jones. Up for review is the Naughty Saucer effects instrument from Dream. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Dream Naughty Saucer demo Ulysses Owens Jr. 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  
February 9, 2018
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. Up for review is the revived Dios series from Ddrum. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription pricing Artistworks website Ddrum Dios review Aaron Sterling’s Sound of Sterloid, Volume II 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    
February 2, 2018
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. The education segment focuses on snare shell depth and how it impacts sound and response. Up for review are some new stave mahogany snares from Sugar Percussion. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Danziger cover story Sugar Percussion 2–12 Series mahogany snares  Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers UE 900S in-ear monitors 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  
January 26, 2018
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 listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offer Gunnar Olsen Paris Jeffree DW Low Boy review Vater drumsticks review 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  
January 19, 2018
In this episode, Mike and Mike share some of their favorite exercises for developing strength, speed, and control with the weaker hand. The featured artist is hip-hop drumming pioneer Questlove, who’s best known for his work with the Roots and as the house drummer on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Up for review is a pair of 15″ Pure Alloy hi-hats by Meinl. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription plans The Roots’ Dilla Joints Meinl 15″ Pure Alloy hi-hats 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    
January 12, 2018
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss legendary pop/R&B drummer Sonny Emory (Earth Wind & Fire, Bette Midler, Steely Dan, etc.). The education segment focuses on different ways to place the backbeat in 3/4 and other odd time signatures. Up for review are 6.5×15 and 7.5×15 steel snares by Beier Drums. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.   Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offer Sonny Emory story “Fundamentals of 3/4 Rock” Beier snares review 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    
January 5, 2018
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss February 2018 cover artist, modern jazz great Matt Wilson. The education segment focuses on the popular drum technique known as the “Moeller Method.” Up for review is a walnut Perfect Ply drumset by Hendrix Drums. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com Matt Wilson cover story Moeller lesson Hendrix Perfect Ply drumset review 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  
December 29, 2017
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. They also discuss some highlights in drum and cymbal manufacturing, and they assess some of the playing trends that have taken shape online and elsewhere. The hosts also share some of their predictions for where the drum industry might go in 2018, and they conclude with some of their personal drumming resolutions. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription options RBH Drums Nate Smith Instagram feed 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    
December 22, 2017
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss January featured artist Joe Seiders of the Canadian rock band New Pornographers. The education segment focuses on different ways to be creative with three-note patterns. Up for review is the Scarlett 18i20 audio interface by Focusrite. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.   Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer MikesLessons.com subscription options Joe Seiders feature in Modern Drummer Three-note groupings article from the January issue of Modern Drummer.  Focusrite Scarlett interface review from the January issue of Modern Drummer. 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    
December 15, 2017
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss January featured artist Chad Sexton of alt-rockers 311. The education segment focuses on the hosts’ favorite ways of practicing paradiddles. Up for review is the new Paramount series drumset from SJC. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offers Chad Sexton feature in Modern Drummer Paradiddle exercises SJC Paramount drumset review and demo
December 8, 2017
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss January cover artist Taylor Hawkins of rock megastars Foo Fighters. The education segment focuses on the basics of linear drumming. Up for review are some new additions to the Energy series from Dream. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription pricing  Taylor Hawkins cover story Linear drumming article Dream Energy and Dark Matter review   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  
December 1, 2017
In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to the great R&B/pop drummer John Blackwell Jr. The education segment focuses on different ways to displace drum fills so that they resolve in less obvious ways. Up for review is the new Rydeen entry-level drumset from Yamaha. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offer  John Blackwell tribute Fill displacements article Yamaha Rydeen Modern Drummer review 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    
November 17, 2017
In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to the great R&B drummer John Blackwell Jr. Then Dawson recants his experience at this year’s Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Up for review is a trio of Dynamicx snares from Black Swamp. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offer John Blackwell Jr. tribute Black Swamp Dynamicx snares review  
November 10, 2017
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. Up for review is the new 900 series from Paiste. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offer Drum Shell Types Jon Theodore cover story Paiste 900 Series cymbals
November 3, 2017
In this episode, Mike and Mike work through a stack of listener questions in this special episode. The show concludes, as always, with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription plans Sponsored by Dream Cymbals
October 27, 2017
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. For the main topic, the hosts go through some of their current and all-time favorite albums. Up for review is a set of LP Uptown Sculpted Ash congas. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription offer Adam Deitch feature LP Uptown congas review Adam Deitch I Get a Rush EP 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.    
October 20, 2017
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss November 2017 featured artist Joseph Arrington of post-hardcore band A Lot Like Birds. The education segment focuses on creating double-bass-sounding patterns on a single kick. Up for review are Dunnett’s Res-O-Tone and Res-O-Two drumheads. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. Show Notes Subscribe to Modern Drummer  MikesLessons.com subscription offers Joseph Arrington feature interview Dunnett drumheads review 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    
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