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MD Podcast Episode 236: Tommy Harden, What is a Shuffle?, Online Teaching Basics, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss Nashville session veteran Tommy Harden. The education segment focuses on defining the shuffle. In the gear section, Mike and Mike talk about the basics of online teaching and how to deal with the…

Modern Drummer
Mar 27, 2020

VIDEO! The Lindy Beat: The Grooviest of Early Rock Grooves (From the February 2015 Issue)

The following excerpt is taken from the February 2015 issue of Modern Drummer. Basics The Lindy Beat The Grooviest of Early Rock ’n’ Roll Grooves by Rich Redmond The classic rhythm we’re exploring this month has weathered the test of time…

Modern Drummer
Jan 7, 2015

Rock Perspectives: Half-Time Shuffle

April 2013 Rock Perspectives The Half-Time Shuffle Variations on One of Drumming’s Slinkiest Grooves by Dave Beyer The half-time shuffle is a signature beat for some of the most legendary drummers in history. Guys like Bernard Purdie, John Bonham, and…

Modern Drummer
Mar 12, 2013

In The Pocket: Advanced Shuffle

February 2012 In The Pocket Advanced Shuffle by Jim Payne Here are the demo videos that accompany some of the exercises from my article on advanced shuffles.        

Modern Drummer
Dec 29, 2011

Advanced Blues: Syncopated and Polyrhythmic Feels

September 2011 In The Pocket Advanced Blues Syncopated and Polyrhythmic Feels by Jim Payne Here are the demo videos that accompany my article on advanced blues drumming.      

Modern Drummer
Jul 18, 2011