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The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

Episode 42: Teaching Beginners, Claus Hessler, Doc Sweeny Snares, and More

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.

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

Episode 41: Groove Construction, Jimmy Branly, Masterwork Cymbals, and More

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.

Tosin Aribisala

On the Beat With Tosin Aribisala: Let’s Get Happy!

Hello, everyone! From time to time I try to offer the drum community something tangible and inspiring—drum monologues, communal drumming, basic instructions, and workshops. Last year I embarked on a communal drumming project, which involved a few tribal drummers and myself on the drumset. The outcome was really amazing and we got to perform in different cities….

Allison Miller Podcast

The Modern Drummer Podcast With Allison Miller

Drummer/composer Allison Miller’s new album, Otis Was a Polar Bear, once again features her Boom Tic Boom ensemble: pianist Myra Melford, violinist Jenny Scheinman, cornetist Kirk Knuffke, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, and bassist Todd Sickafoose. Miller recently invited Modern Drummer into her Brooklyn, New York, home, to discuss the making of the album….

Denny Seiwell

On the Beat With Denny Seiwell: Talks New Book, Trio, and Drums

Hey MD drummers! How’s everybody doing? It’s Denny Seiwell checking in from Los Angeles. I’ve been playing drums since I was five years old. My dad was a drummer and I’ve had a pretty wonderful career that includes over two hundred or so albums/CDs, and a slew of TV shows and movie soundtracks.

The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

Episode 39: Independence Over Foot Ostinatos, Two-Mic Recording and Mixing, Modern Drummer’s 40th Anniversary snares, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike field a few listener questions, and then Johnston gives a detailed rundown of his two-mic recording and mixing process. In the education segment, the hosts discuss their thoughts and opinions on building independence over foot ostinatos. For gear reviews this week are Modern Drummer’s 40th Anniversary 3-ply 6.5×14 walnut/poplar/mahogany snare and Meinl’s 22″ Byzance Dark Big Apple ride. The show concludes with picks of the week.

Video Demo! Kumu - Limited Series All Maple and All Mahogany Drumsets

Video Demo! Kumu – Limited Series All Maple and All Mahogany Drumsets

Founded in 1984 by Finnish builder Pekka Helanen, Kumu started out making acoustic and electric guitars and basses in addition to drums. A decade later, Helanen refocused the business to just drums. The company has its own molds and makes its own shells for its All Birch Custom and Original series drums. Limited series drums, which we have for review, have shells made overseas to Kumu’s specs, but Helanen’s team is responsible for drilling the holes, cleaning up the bearing edges, and assembling the final drums….

Video Demo! Masterwork - Jazz Master and Valena Series Cymbals

Video Demo! Masterwork – Jazz Master and Valena Series Cymbals

Masterwork, an Istanbul-based manufacturer founded in 2002, specializes in making cymbals using ancient Turkish traditions combined with contemporary tools and techniques. The company offers fourteen different series made from B25 bronze (75% copper and 25% tin). We were sent a slew of samples from half a dozen series, but we’re going to take a look at two lines that represent the wide range of sounds Masterwork offers: the dark, warm Jazz Master and the brighter and more aggressive—yet no less expressive—Valena….

Video Demo! Doc Sweeny - Midnight Edge and Narra King Snare Drums

Video Demo! Doc Sweeny – Midnight Edge and Narra King Snare Drums

We were sent two snare drums for review: a 5.5×13 single-ply elm in “midnight edge” finish ($750) and a 6.5×14 with a shell constructed from three different types of wood (figured narra with bubinga and maple accents) and featuring bubinga wood hoops with bird’s-eye maple inlays. This drum is called the Narra King and sells for $1,250….