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November 2016 Playlist

The November 2016 Modern Drummer Playlist

Listen to music from the November issue of Modern Drummer magazine, including cover artist Will Calhoun on a classic Living Colour track and paying tribute to Elvin Jones on his new solo album, Carmine Appice on a Vanilla Fudge nugget, Brad Wilk with the new rap/rock supergroup Prophets of Rage, under-recognized jazz drummer Stu Martin with the Quincy Jones Orchestra, and many, many more.

Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

Episode 60: Drum Tuning, Evans Calftone Heads, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their different approaches to drum tuning. The featured artist is NYC session drummer/producer Steven Wolf. Up for review are Evans’ new Calftone drumheads. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week….

Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

Episode 59: Kick Pedals, Will Kennedy, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the various types of bass drum pedals. The featured artist is fusion great Will Kennedy of the band Yellowjackets. The gear review segment focuses on Index Drums’ unique Forest King wooden drumheads. After going over a few listener submissions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

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The October 2016 Modern Drummer Playlist

Listen to tracks from the October issue of Modern Drummer magazine, including cover star Shannon Forrest playing with the Dukes of September and Mindy Smith, New York hit maker Steven Wolf with Miley Cyrus

Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

Episode 58: Favorite Drum Tracks, Charles Haynes, Turkish Cymbals, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about a couple of their favorite drum recordings. The featured artist is contemporary pop/R&B/jazz drummer Charles Haynes. Up for review is a unique set of Soundscape series cymbals by Turkish. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

Episode 57: Building Dynamics, Shannon Forrest, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss the different definitions of dynamics as it relates to drumming, and then they talk about featured artist Shannon Forrest, who is current touring with pop/rock icons Toto. Up for review is the Bosphorus 20th Anniversary cymbal series. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week. …

Video Lesson! Fundamental Fills, Part 3

Video Lesson! Fundamental Fills, Part 3

During the 1980s and ’90s, fusion monster Dave Weckl and session master John “JR” Robinson, among others, revived the silky smooth right-hand-lead 16th-note fills that were previously made famous by studio greats Steve Gadd and Bernard Purdie.

Video Lesson! Groove Construction, Part 6 w/Jost Nickel

Video Lesson! Groove Construction, Part 6 With Jost Nickel

In this month’s lesson we’ll continue working with ghost notes by incorporating them into grooves using an intertwined approach. When using this method, the ghost-note phrasing is interlocked with the bass drum pattern. Let’s introduce the four-step approach. We’ll start with a hand pattern using 8th notes on the hi-hat and snare drum accents on beats 2 and 4….

Video Lesson! Swiss Rudiments, Part 1 w/ Claus Hessler

Video Lesson! Swiss Rudiments, Part 1 With Claus Hessler

Welcome to the first of a four-part series on Swiss rudiments and Basel drumming. In this lesson I’ll focus on some specialties of the Basel style that aren’t usually included in the standard list of forty Percussive Arts Society rudiments. The accompanying video, available at ModernDrummer.com, demonstrates this style’s feel and includes some additional explanations.

Video Demo! Roland, TD-25KV V-Drums Kit

Video Demo! Roland TD-25KV V-Drums Kit

Roland recently made some changes to its V-Drums lineup, including discontinuing the TD-15 series and adding two mid-level kits with the TD-25 module. This new series capitalizes on a lot of the technology found in Roland’s flagship TD-30 line, but delivers kits at a lower price point.