In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss February 2017 featured artist Blair Sinta, who recently toured with renowned singer Josh Groban and has been a staple on the LA studio scene for twenty-plus years.
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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss February 2017Modern Drummer cover artist Stella Mozgawa of the indie-rock band Warpaint. They also dig into the topic of transcribing drum parts from recordings and how to get the most from them.
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their all-time favorite hi-hat cymbals. The featured artist is German drummer Benny Greb. Up for review is the Audio-Technica AT2020USBi digital microphone, which connects directly to iOS devices with a lightning port. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.
In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about different things you can apply to your snare drum to change the sound. They also wrap up 2016 with a discussion on renewing goals. Up for review is a DW Collector’s Series Cherry/Mahogany drumset. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.
In this lesson we’ll take a look at a song from Camp Duty Update, my most recent book about the history of rudiments and their European roots. The melody of the tune “The Slow Scotch” was used in nineteenth-century military duty calls in the U.S. It was part of the routine to wake up troops and was typically the second song played, after “Three Camps.” I arranged a new drum part for the traditional “Slow Scotch” melody while still referring to the theme of the original song. I use Swiss and French rudimental ideas, as well as some phrases inspired by those styles…
When examining 32nd notes, we see that they’re twice as fast as 16th notes. Similarly, we can take this idea of doubling subdivisions and apply it to any grouping. In this lesson we’re going to explore ten- and fourteen-note subdivisions, which can be viewed as the doubled equivalent of quintuplets and septuplets. When playing ten-note groupings as single strokes, your lead hand will play standard quintuplets while the opposite hand plays between them….
In this lesson we’ll examine a pattern that I get asked about often. I recorded this groove on the song “Rave Against the Machine” with Jan Delay and Disko No. 1 in Germany some time ago, and I encourage you to check it out in the video on moderndrummer.com to hear its phrasing. Although the exercises in this lesson are notated with a straight feel, they should be shuffled with a 16th-note-triplet feel. Let’s break down the groove starting with the cowbell figure….
Watch this video demo of Gibraltar’s Beat EFX Bass Pedal Enhancers from the February issue of Modern Drummer magazine.
This past year Paiste collaborated with some of its top artists to craft a handful of unique cymbals. These new models include the 20″ Signature Vir2ocity Duo ride for prog-rock legend Carl Palmer, the purple-finished 22″ Signature Dry Heavy ride for Tool’s Danny Carey, the 24″ 2002 Swish ride for studio great John “JR” Robinson, and the 20″ Masters Mellow “Blue Bird” ride for French jazz drummer André Ceccarelli. Let’s check them out.
Check out this video demo of the Natal Café Racer Series Drumset; from the February 2017 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.
Alphonse Mouzon was among the premier drummers associated with the jazz-rock fusion movement of the 1970s. The genre was largely inspired by jazz iconoclast Miles Davis, and was furthered by many of the instrumentalists associated with the trumpeter’s groundbreaking late-’60s albums such as Miles in the Sky and In a Silent Way.
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of the current and past trends in drum gear. The featured artist is Guns n’ Roses’ Frank Ferrer. Up for review is the DrumLite LED system. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.
Industry Spotlight Sweetwater Text and video by Miguel Monroy We recently had the opportunity to visit Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During our visit, Drums Senior Category Manager Randy Pratt and Drummer/Content Specialist Nick D’Virgilio gave us an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes at their state-of-the-art facility. They also talked about what […]
In this episode, Mike and Mike crack open the January 2017 issue and discuss cover artist Chris Dave. They also talk about learning new concepts through feel versus analysis. Up for review is a pair of Istanbul Mehmet dark and dry 22″ rides. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.