Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

Episode 64: Odd-Time Songs, Dynamics, Yamaha Recording Custom, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike share two of their favorite odd-time songs, and then they discuss the importance of dynamics in drumming. The featured artist is Halsey/Ryan Adams’ Nate Lotz. The gear review section focuses on Yamaha’s revamped Recording Custom drumset. After answering several listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Show Notes

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“The Modern Drummer Podcast With Mike and Mike” is a show that explores the topics that drummers love the most. Sit in during weekly conversations between Modern Drummer managing editor, Mike Dawson, and founder and MD columnist, Mike Johnston, as they geek out on drumming technique, practice methods, and favorite exercises and offer insight on the latest gear and industry happenings. For additional episodes visit: