MD Podcast Episode 211: Hal Blaine Classic Tracks, Half-Time Shuffles in Five, Canopus Solid Bronze Snare, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike take us on a brief tour through famed studio drummer Hal Blaine’s extensive discography. The education segment focuses on some ways to play a half-time shuffle in 5/4, starting with the beat funk/fusion great Dennis Chambers played on the song “Mother Tongue” with legendary guitarist John McLaughlin on the album The Heart of Things: Live in Paris. Up for review is a beastly 4×14 Solid Bronze snare by Canopus. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.

Show Notes

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Remembering Hal Blaine

The 5/4 Half-Time Shuffle

Canopus 4×14 Solid Bronze Snare

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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: