Cover image of The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike
(596)
Music

The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike

Updated 2 months ago

Music
Read more

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

Read more

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

iTunes Ratings

596 Ratings
Average Ratings
566
15
5
3
7

Got Me Playing Again After a 5-Year Pause

By Drumbo Limbo - May 28 2020
Read more
Mike and Mike make drum nerdery fun and welcoming. Great ways of explaining (and debating) things, a million useful tips each episode, and most importantly, a tremendous way to feel inspired and connected to our shared drumming community. Always a fun listen.

Great Podcast

By Trying to get stuff done - Apr 15 2020
Read more
Great podcast, love the interviews, product reviews, and chemistry of the hosts.

iTunes Ratings

596 Ratings
Average Ratings
566
15
5
3
7

Got Me Playing Again After a 5-Year Pause

By Drumbo Limbo - May 28 2020
Read more
Mike and Mike make drum nerdery fun and welcoming. Great ways of explaining (and debating) things, a million useful tips each episode, and most importantly, a tremendous way to feel inspired and connected to our shared drumming community. Always a fun listen.

Great Podcast

By Trying to get stuff done - Apr 15 2020
Read more
Great podcast, love the interviews, product reviews, and chemistry of the hosts.
Cover image of The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike

The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike

Latest release on Jul 22, 2020

Read more

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

Rank #1: Episode 1: Chops and Groove, the Halftime Shuffle, Meinl Vintage Pure rides, Masters of Maple Type-M snare, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

On this, the debut episode of the “Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike,??? drummer/educator Mike Johnston (mikeslessons.com) and Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, talk about the differences and similarities between chops and groove, giving examples of current and past players who epitomize one or both concepts.
 Next, Mike and Mike explore the November 2014 “In the Pocket??? Modern Drummer article on the halftime shuffle by famed author/drummer Zoro. 
In the gear review section, the guys discuss Meinl’s Vintage Pure rides and Masters of Maple’s high-end handcrafted snares. 
The show concludes with Dawson and Johnston sharing their “picks of the week.???

The post Episode 1: Chops and Groove, the Halftime Shuffle, Meinl Vintage Pure rides, Masters of Maple Type-M snare, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Aug 17 2015

Play

Rank #2: MD Podcast Episode 175: Interpol’s Sam Fogarino, Reggae 101, Amedia Cymbals, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike discuss Interpol's Sam Fogarino, how to play authentic reggae grooves, and more.

The post MD Podcast Episode 175: Interpol’s Sam Fogarino, Reggae 101, Amedia Cymbals, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jan 18 2019

1hr 18mins

Play

Rank #3: MD Podcast Episode 178: Fusion Legend Dennis Chambers, Hand Exercises for Accuracy, Agean R Series Cymbals, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

The post MD Podcast Episode 178: Fusion Legend Dennis Chambers, Hand Exercises for Accuracy, Agean R Series Cymbals, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Feb 08 2019

1hr 7mins

Play

Rank #4: MD Podcast Episode 155: Barrett Martin, Yamaha EAD10, Bonham Kick Triplets, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

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 post MD Podcast Episode 155: Barrett Martin, Yamaha EAD10, Bonham Kick Triplets, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Aug 24 2018

1hr 9mins

Play

Rank #5: MD Podcast Episode 158: Damian Marley’s Courtney Diedrick, Sight-Reading Basics, Roland TD-17KVX kit, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss October 2018 featured artist Courtney Dietrick, who plays with modern reggae great Damian Marley.

The post MD Podcast Episode 158: Damian Marley’s Courtney Diedrick, Sight-Reading Basics, Roland TD-17KVX kit, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Sep 14 2018

53mins

Play

Rank #6: MD Podcast Episode 216: Tool’s Danny Carey, Modern Vs. Vintage Drums, Dynamicx Snares, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike crack open the December 2019 issue and discuss cover artist Danny Carey of legendary modern rock band Tool.

The post MD Podcast Episode 216: Tool’s Danny Carey, Modern Vs. Vintage Drums, Dynamicx Snares, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Nov 01 2019

1hr 15mins

Play

Rank #7: MD Podcast Episode 166: Jazz/Funk Great Mike Clark, Polyrhythmic Rudiments, Drumgees, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss December featured artist and legendary jazz/funk drummer Mike Clark.

The post MD Podcast Episode 166: Jazz/Funk Great Mike Clark, Polyrhythmic Rudiments, Drumgees, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Nov 09 2018

1hr 3mins

Play

Rank #8: Podcast Episode 152: Preparing for Tour and More

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

The post Podcast Episode 152: Preparing for Tour and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jul 20 2018

54mins

Play

Rank #9: MD Podcast Episode 167: Keith Moon, How to Develop Consistency, NickyMoon Cymbals, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss legendary classic rock drummer Keith Moon.

The post MD Podcast Episode 167: Keith Moon, How to Develop Consistency, NickyMoon Cymbals, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Nov 16 2018

1hr

Play

Rank #10: MD Podcast Episode 170: Gergo Borlai, Developing a Pattern, A&F Raw Copper Snare, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

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 […]

The post MD Podcast Episode 170: Gergo Borlai, Developing a Pattern, A&F Raw Copper Snare, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Dec 07 2018

1hr 24mins

Play

Rank #11: MD Podcast Episode 160: Jonathan Barber, Setting and Reassessing Goals, UE 6 Pro IEMs, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss New York–based jazz drummer Jonathan Barber.

The post MD Podcast Episode 160: Jonathan Barber, Setting and Reassessing Goals, UE 6 Pro IEMs, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Sep 28 2018

Play

Rank #12: Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 151 (Updated): Guess That Snare Part 2, Listener Questions, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Mike Dawson tries to guess the size and shell type of another snare from Mike Johnston’s personal collection.

The post Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 151 (Updated): Guess That Snare Part 2, Listener Questions, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jul 16 2018

1hr 1min

Play

Rank #13: MD Podcast Episode 171: Halestorm's Arejay Hale, Applying Flams to the Kit, Angel Snare Drums, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

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 and more!

The post MD Podcast Episode 171: Halestorm's Arejay Hale, Applying Flams to the Kit, Angel Snare Drums, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Dec 14 2018

1hr 8mins

Play

Rank #14: Episode 52: Building Hand Speed, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their favorite exercises for developing hand speed. This week's featured artist is Josh Dun of the popular rock/pop duo Twenty One Pilots. In the gear review section, Dawson discusses the Porter & Davies BC Gigster drum throne and seat kicker. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

The post Episode 52: Building Hand Speed, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jul 29 2016

Play

Rank #15: MD Podcast Episode 157: Kendrick Lamar's Tony "Rico" Nichols, Tooling With Perspectives, Paiste Masters Dry and Extra Rides, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

The post MD Podcast Episode 157: Kendrick Lamar's Tony "Rico" Nichols, Tooling With Perspectives, Paiste Masters Dry and Extra Rides, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Sep 07 2018

1hr 5mins

Play

Rank #16: MD Podcast Episode 180: Fishbone’s Fish Fisher, Plywood Drum Shell Basics, DW Almond Snare, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss March 2019 featured artist Phillip “Fish” Fisher of the legendary ska-punk-funk band Fishbone.

The post MD Podcast Episode 180: Fishbone’s Fish Fisher, Plywood Drum Shell Basics, DW Almond Snare, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Feb 22 2019

1hr 4mins

Play

Rank #17: MD Podcast Episode 168: Clinics Recap, Travis McNabb, Drumset Ergonomics, Tama Classic Stands, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Mike and Mike discuss legendary classic rock drummer Keith Moon.

The post MD Podcast Episode 168: Clinics Recap, Travis McNabb, Drumset Ergonomics, Tama Classic Stands, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Nov 23 2018

1hr 13mins

Play

Rank #18: Episode 49: Ostinatos, Craig Blundell, Sabian Vanguards, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Mike and Mike define what an ostinato is and how they've practiced them on the drumset. The featured artist is UK-based drummer Craig Blundell, who's currently touring with Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with Sabian's new HH Vanguard line. After fielding a couple listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....

The post Episode 49: Ostinatos, Craig Blundell, Sabian Vanguards, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jul 08 2016

Play

Rank #19: MD Podcast Episode 206: Teaching Kids, Practicing Fills, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

The post MD Podcast Episode 206: Teaching Kids, Practicing Fills, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Aug 23 2019

59mins

Play

Rank #20: MD Podcast Episode 215: Jeff Porcaro, Choosing a Ride Cymbal, Alesis Strike MultiPad, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike discuss what they personally look for in a ride cymbal, and they share input from a special guest. The featured artist this week is legendary pop/rock drummer Jeff Porcaro. Up for review is the Alesis Strike Multipad. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

The post MD Podcast Episode 215: Jeff Porcaro, Choosing a Ride Cymbal, Alesis Strike MultiPad, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Oct 25 2019

58mins

Play

Podcast Episode 250: Highlight Show 4

Podcast cover
Read more

In this fourth and final highlight episode, Mike and Mike cover a range of topics, including plywood shells, phrasing sextuplets with doubles, bass drum mics, the grid system, and how to practice improvisation. This episode is sponsored by Dream Cymbals and KAT Percussion. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page Modern […]

The post Podcast Episode 250: Highlight Show 4 appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jul 22 2020

1hr 23mins

Play

Podcast Episode 249: Highlight Show 3

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Mike and Mike mine a handful of episodes from the end of 2017 to compile a highlight reel of main segments covering a range of topics, including linear drumming, three-note groupings, paradiddles, the Moeller technique, and backbeats in odd-time signatures. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page Modern […]

The post Podcast Episode 249: Highlight Show 3 appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jul 14 2020

1hr

Play

Podcast Episode 248: Highlight Show 2

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Mike and Mike mine a handful of episodes from the second quarter of the show for a highlight reel of main segments covering a range of topics, including bass drum technique, seat height, dynamics, how to use the book Stick Control, and gig bag essentials. They also found the origin story of […]

The post Podcast Episode 248: Highlight Show 2 appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jun 30 2020

1hr 7mins

Play

Podcast Episode 247: Highlight Show 1

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Mike and Mike throw it all the way back to the beginning of the show with a highlight reel of the main segments of the first few episodes. Topics include chops versus groove, independence, creativity, drum shells, and more. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page Modern Drummer […]

The post Podcast Episode 247: Highlight Show 1 appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jun 23 2020

1hr 22mins

Play

Podcast Episode 246: More Listener Questions

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Mike and Mike work through a pile of listener questions, covering everything from cymbal selection to defining precision in drumming. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon page   Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit […]

The post Podcast Episode 246: More Listener Questions appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jun 18 2020

41mins

Play

Podcast Episode 245: Listener Questions Galore

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Mike and Mike work through a pile of listener questions, covering everything from music schools to affordable bop kit and how to practice playing quietly. As usual, the show concludes with picks of the week. This episode is sponsored by Dream Cymbals. Show Notes Modern Drummer subscription MikesLessons.com subscription  Mike Dawson’s Patreon […]

The post Podcast Episode 245: Listener Questions Galore appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jun 09 2020

1hr 7mins

Play

Podcast Episode 244: 5 Tips for Motivation, Jimmy Cobb Remembered, Welch Tuning Systems, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Mike and Mike celebrate the life and drumming of jazz great Jimmy Cobb. The education segment focuses on Johnston’s five tips to help you keep motivated during these challenging times. Up for review is an innovative new cable-tuned drumset by Welch Tuning Systems. After answering a few questions from listeners, the show […]

The post Podcast Episode 244: 5 Tips for Motivation, Jimmy Cobb Remembered, Welch Tuning Systems, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Jun 03 2020

1hr 24mins

Play

MD Podcast Episode 243: Favorite Studio Albums, Listener Questions, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

  Episode 243: Favorite Studio Albums, Listener Questions, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike share four classic albums they wish they could have been in the studio at the time of the recording to witness the creative process from start to finish. After answering a few audio questions from listeners, the show concludes […]

The post MD Podcast Episode 243: Favorite Studio Albums, Listener Questions, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

May 25 2020

1hr 6mins

Play

Podcast Episode 242: Adam Deitch, Offbeat Stickings, Sabian AAX Additions, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

  Podcast Episode 242: Adam Deitch, Offbeat Stickings, Sabian AAX Additions, and More In this episode, Mike and Mike feature contemporary funk/hip-hop/fusion drummer Adam Deitch, who recently released a new album, Resonate, with his band Lettuce. The education segment focuses on one of Johnston’s favorite sticking exercises for strengthening awareness of offbeat 16th notes. Up […]

The post Podcast Episode 242: Adam Deitch, Offbeat Stickings, Sabian AAX Additions, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

May 24 2020

57mins

Play

MD Podcast Episode 241: Drummer Scouting Reports, Doc Sweeney Pure Series Snares, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike discuss the relationship between 6/8 and 3/4 time and how they teach them.

The post MD Podcast Episode 241: Drummer Scouting Reports, Doc Sweeney Pure Series Snares, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

May 05 2020

1hr 15mins

Play

Episode 240: How to Play Polyrhythms, Who’s the Greatest?, Evans UV2 Drumheads, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike discuss the relationship between 6/8 and 3/4 time and how they teach them.

The post Episode 240: How to Play Polyrhythms, Who’s the Greatest?, Evans UV2 Drumheads, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Apr 23 2020

1hr 15mins

Play

MD Podcast Episode 239: Clave Variations, Hi-Hat Mic Shootout, Contest Announcement, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike discuss the relationship between 6/8 and 3/4 time and how they teach them.

The post MD Podcast Episode 239: Clave Variations, Hi-Hat Mic Shootout, Contest Announcement, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Apr 18 2020

1hr

Play

MD Podcast Episode 238: Bottom Head Tuning, More Current Influences, Doc Sweeney Classic Series snares, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike dive deep into the extensive discography of modern prog-fusion master Virgil Donati. The education segment focuses on comparing real versus sampled drum tracks in pop music.

The post MD Podcast Episode 238: Bottom Head Tuning, More Current Influences, Doc Sweeney Classic Series snares, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Apr 10 2020

1hr 18mins

Play

MD Podcast Episode 237: Live-Streaming Setups, Current Influences, Bucks County Prime Oak snares, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike dive deep into the extensive discography of modern prog-fusion master Virgil Donati. The education segment focuses on comparing real versus sampled drum tracks in pop music.

The post MD Podcast Episode 237: Live-Streaming Setups, Current Influences, Bucks County Prime Oak snares, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Apr 03 2020

1hr 20mins

Play

MD Podcast Episode 236: Tommy Harden, What is a Shuffle?, Online Teaching Basics, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike dive deep into the extensive discography of modern prog-fusion master Virgil Donati. The education segment focuses on comparing real versus sampled drum tracks in pop music.

The post MD Podcast Episode 236: Tommy Harden, What is a Shuffle?, Online Teaching Basics, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Mar 27 2020

1hr 1min

Play

MD Podcast Episode 235: Four-Stage Practice Method, Sugar Percussion Snare Comparison, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike dive deep into the extensive discography of modern prog-fusion master Virgil Donati. The education segment focuses on comparing real versus sampled drum tracks in pop music.

The post MD Podcast Episode 235: Four-Stage Practice Method, Sugar Percussion Snare Comparison, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Mar 20 2020

1hr 10mins

Play

MD Podcast Episode 234: Virgil Donati, Real Vs. Sampled Tracks, Dream Earz DB-10X IEMs, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike dive deep into the extensive discography of modern prog-fusion master Virgil Donati. The education segment focuses on comparing real versus sampled drum tracks in pop music.

The post MD Podcast Episode 234: Virgil Donati, Real Vs. Sampled Tracks, Dream Earz DB-10X IEMs, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Mar 13 2020

1hr 7mins

Play

MD Podcast Episode 233: Dry Vs. Washy Rides, Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande, Meinl Stacks, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike discuss heavy metal drummer Eloy Casagrande, the differences between dry and washy ride cymbals, reviews of the Meinl Super Stack and Crasher Hats and more.

The post MD Podcast Episode 233: Dry Vs. Washy Rides, Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande, Meinl Stacks, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Mar 06 2020

1hr

Play

MD Podcast Episode 232: Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Playing Over the Barline, INDe RESoArmor Drumset, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike discuss the relationship between 6/8 and 3/4 time and how they teach them.

The post MD Podcast Episode 232: Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Playing Over the Barline, INDe RESoArmor Drumset, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Feb 28 2020

1hr 6mins

Play

MD Podcast Episode 231: 6/8 Vs. 3/4, Chris Johnson, Gretsch Brooklyn Standard Snare, and More

Podcast cover
Read more

Mike and Mike discuss the relationship between 6/8 and 3/4 time and how they teach them.

The post MD Podcast Episode 231: 6/8 Vs. 3/4, Chris Johnson, Gretsch Brooklyn Standard Snare, and More appeared first on Modern Drummer Magazine.

Feb 24 2020

1hr 11mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

596 Ratings
Average Ratings
566
15
5
3
7

Got Me Playing Again After a 5-Year Pause

By Drumbo Limbo - May 28 2020
Read more
Mike and Mike make drum nerdery fun and welcoming. Great ways of explaining (and debating) things, a million useful tips each episode, and most importantly, a tremendous way to feel inspired and connected to our shared drumming community. Always a fun listen.

Great Podcast

By Trying to get stuff done - Apr 15 2020
Read more
Great podcast, love the interviews, product reviews, and chemistry of the hosts.