Industry Spotlight DIXON Product Showcase Text and video by Miguel Monroy We recently had the opportunity to visit Dixon Drums & Hardware for its first-ever Product Showcase. The hybrid event brought in local drummers from the St. Louis area and gave them a chance to interact with products and spend time with Dixon artists. Attendees […]
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In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss legendary alt-rock drummer Dale Crover of the Melvins, who has a new project, Crystal Fairy, featuring Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss April 2017 cover artist Matt Garstka of the progressive band Animals as Leaders. In the education segment, the hosts discuss some fun ways to interpret the written rhythms in Ted Reed’s classic book Syncopation.
In this episode, Mike and Mike pay tribute to the late/great funk innovator Clyde Stubblefield. In the education segment, the hosts share some of their favorite exercises for improving the clarity and speed of the double-stroke roll. Up for review is the new X-Ray special effects series from Istanbul Mehmet. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss jazz/fusion legend Dave Weckl, who recently reunited with Chick Corea Elektric Band for a string of shows. The educational segment focuses on how to overcome stage fright. Up for review is ddrum’s alder/maple Max series drumset. After answering a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.
In this special eightieth episode, Mike and Mike tackle a pile of listener questions that cover a wide range of topics, from snare drum recommendations to stick grip suggestions, transitioning from marching band to drumset, breaking through barriers, and more.
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite jazz and fusion recordings from the ’80s. The featured artist is Brian Dunne of the TV show Live From Daryl’s House. In the gear review segment, Dawson discusses his experience with some of DW’s new bass drum beaters.
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their thoughts on when and why to play drum fills. The featured drummer is March 2017 Modern Drummer cover artist Kenny Aronoff. Up for review is a trio of sweet snares from legendary brand Noble & Cooley.
In this episode, Mike and Mike catch up after attending Winter NAMM and then share two of their all-time favorite drum fills. The featured artist is Ray Luzier of the band Korn.
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss February 2017 featured artist Blair Sinta, who recently toured with renowned singer Josh Groban and has been a staple on the LA studio scene for twenty-plus years.
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss February 2017Modern Drummer cover artist Stella Mozgawa of the indie-rock band Warpaint. They also dig into the topic of transcribing drum parts from recordings and how to get the most from them.
In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their all-time favorite hi-hat cymbals. The featured artist is German drummer Benny Greb. Up for review is the Audio-Technica AT2020USBi digital microphone, which connects directly to iOS devices with a lightning port. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.
In this episode, Mike and Mike talk about different things you can apply to your snare drum to change the sound. They also wrap up 2016 with a discussion on renewing goals. Up for review is a DW Collector’s Series Cherry/Mahogany drumset. After fielding a few listener questions, the show concludes with picks of the week.
In this lesson we’ll take a look at a song from Camp Duty Update, my most recent book about the history of rudiments and their European roots. The melody of the tune “The Slow Scotch” was used in nineteenth-century military duty calls in the U.S. It was part of the routine to wake up troops and was typically the second song played, after “Three Camps.” I arranged a new drum part for the traditional “Slow Scotch” melody while still referring to the theme of the original song. I use Swiss and French rudimental ideas, as well as some phrases inspired by those styles…