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.
This sounds avant-garde today! Imagine how it must have been received when it premiered in 1933!
We know that Mike Johnston is a great teacher, especially online! His site, mikeslessons.com, sees thousands of students a day. If you ever wanted to get some tips, hints, and learn how he does what he does, now is your chance. Through creativelive.com, you can enroll in his 16-part course on becoming a music teacher.
Troy unpacks what it really means to play “authentically” on today’s show. In the news, we discuss Tama’s new Silverstar drums, why a band in NJ did to get busted by the cops, AC/DC’s new record, the last mention of the Dave Lombardo saga, and what’s next for Radiohead.
What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid? Zildjian asked 24 different drummers and answers range from starting younger to not practicing enough.
Find out what Jason Bittner, Antonio Sanchez, Matt Greiner, Gary Husband, and more have to say in Zildjian’s Artist Buzz Roll.
Before multi-track recording, drums were recording using just a handful of microphones. Whether you’re going for a vintage sound, or you just don’t have the budget for a full-blown miking setup, Modern Drummer’s breakdown of minimal miking techniques can help you out!