The Modern Drummer Podcast with Mike and Mike

In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to the great R&B/pop drummer John Blackwell Jr. The education segment focuses on different ways to displace drum fills so that they resolve in less obvious ways. Up for review is the new Rydeen entry-level drumset from Yamaha. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Show Notes
Modern Drummer subscription subscription offer 
John Blackwell tribute
Fill displacements article
Yamaha Rydeen Modern Drummer review


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: