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Drummer Talk 231 – How to Ease the Pain of Loading In and Setting Up

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Drummer Talk 231 – How to Ease the Pain of Loading In and Setting Up

On today’s episode, Dave and Troy discuss tips on how you can make your load in and set up as painless as possible. In the news, we chat about the 11 things that are more important than talent, a latest top 10 drummers list, Ringo’s new digs, and the latest on the Bun E. Carlos/Cheap Trick lawsuit. Plus, we taste test Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ and Roastin’ coffee!

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Drummer Talk 230 – 5 Tips for Talking Money

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Drummer Talk 230 – 5 Tips for Talking Money

Dave and Troy discuss 5 tips to helping you learn to talk about money! In the news, we discuss Judas Priest’s Fall tour, Philip Selway’s solo record, how music education helps the brain, how we learned about Slipknot’s new drummer, and Pink Floyd’s new record.

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Drummer Talk Play-Along 1 – Swampy Bass (80 BPM)

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Drummer Talk Play-Along 1 – Swampy Bass (80 BPM)

We’re happy to announce a brand new feature here at Drummer Talk: Drummer Talk Play-Alongs!

The first Tuesday of every month, we’ll be bringing you a new, original play-along track for your playing and practice enjoyment. Each track will feature a high-quality, stereo mix minus drums.

Our first Play-Along features a deep, fat, swampy bassline that is wide open for funky grooves! Also, dig the Love Boat vibe in the “B” section! It’s at a laid back 80 BPM with a 2 bar count in.

We’d love to hear your performances and we’ll even feature them on the podcast! Simply upload them to Soundcloud or Youtube and send us a link via Twitter, Facebook, or at drummertalk.org.

How to become an online session drummer (from MusicRadar)

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How to become an online session drummer (from MusicRadar)

The recording industry is rapidly changing, and long gone are the days where studios employed full-time musicians for house bands. With home-recording becoming much more affordable and Internet speeds allowing for large file transfers, many drummers are able to get session work without relocating to a major city!

Check out these tips from MusicRadar on how you can become an online session drummer.

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Drummer Talk Archives – Unlocking the Paradiddle

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Drummer Talk Archives – Unlocking the Paradiddle

Dave is still under the weather, so no new show this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s no Drummer Talk for you!  Check out this great episode on Unlocking the Paradiddle from 2008!

We’ll have a brand new Drummer Talk episode for you next week!

Being fit and being a drummer can go hand in hand

Being fit and being a drummer can go hand in hand

Drumming is a very physical activity, this much is known.  What may not be so obvious is how running can really help out your mental state. Check out how John Wicks of Fitz and the Tantrums uses running to keep fit on the kit while on the road.

As the drummer, it’s important to be in shape, but I also have to be careful about not going overboard with miles when I’m performing.

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