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

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

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Delivers as promised

By stelio22 - Jul 19 2019
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This podcast was started to make the listeners feel welcomed to the drum community. Mike and Mike make the audience feel like they are right there with them as they flip through the pages of Modern Drummer, while giving their insight. This is not a product endorsement podcast, they review products, introduced listeners to drummers in the industry, bring us into their personal drum journey, then finish with a pick of the week. If you want to learn more about today’s drumming community or feel inspired, you need take a listen.

Always inspiring!!

By Abazaba667 - May 10 2019
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Easily the podcast I look forward to the most every week Thanks guys!

iTunes Ratings

511 Ratings
Average Ratings
494
9
1
2
5

Delivers as promised

By stelio22 - Jul 19 2019
Read more
This podcast was started to make the listeners feel welcomed to the drum community. Mike and Mike make the audience feel like they are right there with them as they flip through the pages of Modern Drummer, while giving their insight. This is not a product endorsement podcast, they review products, introduced listeners to drummers in the industry, bring us into their personal drum journey, then finish with a pick of the week. If you want to learn more about today’s drumming community or feel inspired, you need take a listen.

Always inspiring!!

By Abazaba667 - May 10 2019
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Easily the podcast I look forward to the most every week Thanks guys!
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The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike

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

Rank #1: MD Podcast Episode 204: Billie Eilish’s Andrew Marshall, “Soul Vaccination,” Canopus Snares, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss September 2019 featured artist Andrew Marshall, who is currently touring with alt-pop artist Billie Eilish.

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Aug 09 2019
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #2: MD Podcast Episode 161: Clutch’s JP Gaster, Essential Cymbal Patterns, Ddrum Dios Snares, and More

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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.

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Oct 05 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 153: Nate Smith, Demystifying the Half-Time Shuffle, Istanbul Mehmet Hamer Series, and More

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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.

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Aug 03 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 36: Bass Drum Mics and Miking Techniques, Abe Cunningham, Canopus Solid Brass and Harvey Mason Signature Snares, and More

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Listen to Ep 36 of the Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike: Bass Drum Mics and Miking Techniques, Abe Cunningham, Canopus Solid Brass and Harvey Mason Signature Snares, and More!

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Apr 08 2016
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Rank #5: MD Podcast Episode 203: Session Great Nir Z, Superimposing 4/4 in 3/4, Roland TM-1, and More

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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.

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Aug 02 2019
58 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 42: Teaching Beginners, Claus Hessler, Doc Sweeny Snares, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss how they structure a student’s first few drum lessons, and they talk about German drummer Claus Hessler, who is featured in the June 2016 issue of Modern Drummer. In the gear review section, the hosts talk about some cool solid-shell snares from relative newcomer Doc Sweeny Drums. The show concludes with a few listener questions and picks of the week.

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May 20 2016
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Rank #7: Podcast Episode 152: Preparing for Tour and More

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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.

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Jul 20 2018
54 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 1: Chops and Groove, the Halftime Shuffle, Meinl Vintage Pure rides, Masters of Maple Type-M snare, and More

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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.???

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Aug 17 2015
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Rank #9: MD Podcast Episode 164: Boots Greene, Getting Comfortable with Fives and Sevens, Roland TM-6 Pro, and More

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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.

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Oct 26 2018
57 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 65: Ralph Peterson, Zildjian Avedis Series, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike share two more of their favorite drum tracks before diving into the topic of practicing and knowing when to move on. Next they crack open the December 2016 issue of Modern Drummer and discuss jazz great Ralph Peterson, who’s featured on the cover. Up for review this week is Zildjian’s vintage-style Avedis series. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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Oct 28 2016
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Rank #11: MD Podcast Episode 156: Bruno Mars’ Eric Hernandez, Pre-Gig Routines, Sugar Percussion Mahogany Kit, and More

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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.

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Aug 31 2018
57 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 41: Groove Construction, Jimmy Branly, Masterwork Cymbals, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Cuban-born/LA-based monster drummer Jimmy Branly, who's featured in the June 2016 issue of Modern Drummer. The hosts then discuss their approach to constructing a groove to a new song. Johnston demos the Modern Drummer 40th-Anniversary 3-ply snare, and Dawson discusses and demos the Masterwork Jazz Master and Valena cymbals, which are reviewed in the June 2016 issue. After fielding several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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May 13 2016
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Rank #13: Episode 88: Steve Gadd, Incorporating Flams, Sensory Percussion, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite performances by legendary pop/jazz drummer Steve Gadd. Then they share some of different ways to incorporate flams into beats and fills.

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Apr 13 2017
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 139: Paramore’s Zac Farro, Breaking Up the Ride, 101 Drums Woodfiber Snare, and More

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In this episode Mike and Mike discuss Zac Farro, who recently returned to his original gig with modern rock hit makers Paramore.

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Apr 20 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #15: Podcast Episode 146: Stanley Clarke’s Mike Mitchell, Developing the Weaker Hand, Tempest Bell Bronze Snare, and More

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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.

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Jun 08 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 45: Learning Songs, Paiste Big Beats, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about some of the songs they've transcribed note for note and discuss the benefits of such practice. Then they dig into their processes for making drum videos and synching audio. The featured artist this week is former White Denim and current Leon Bridges drummer Josh Block. In the gear review section, Dawson shares his experience with the new Paiste 2002 Big Beat cymbals. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....

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Jun 10 2016
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Rank #17: Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 151 (Updated): Guess That Snare Part 2, Listener Questions, and More

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

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Jul 16 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #18: Mike and Mike Podcast Episode 95: Tom Tuning, Nir Z, RTOM Black Holes, and More

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In this episode, Mike and Mike conclude their discussion on drum tuning with their favorite techniques for the toms. The featured artist is studio drummer Nir Z. Up for review is the RTOM Black Hole practice mute system.

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Jun 02 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #19: MD Podcast Episode 202: Walk the Moon’s Sean Waugaman, Assessing Speed Goals, Solid Drums Stave Snares, and More

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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.

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Jul 26 2019
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 68: The Six-Stroke Roll, Tama Pedals, and More!

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In this episode of the Modern Drummer Podcast, Mike and Mike discuss their favorite applications of the six-stroke roll. The featured artist is studio great and acclaimed clinician Russ Miller, who pens a regular Concepts column in Modern Drummer. Up for review are the new Iron Cobra and Speed Cobra pedals from Tama. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week....

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Nov 18 2016
1 hour 9 mins
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