Education

Drummer Talk 226 – Tuning 201: The Kick

Drummer Talk 226 – Tuning 201: The Kick

We wrap up part 3 of our 3 part series on tuning with a discussion on the kick drum.

In the news, we discuss the Crescent Cymbal/Sabian partnership, just who is the new drummer for Slipknot, what did Dave Lombardo have to say about Slayer’s current lineup, who is filling in on drums for Primus, the results of the Bonham memorial concert, and US Navy band auditions!

Read more…

Drummer Talk 225 – Tuning 201: The Toms

Drummer Talk 225 – Tuning 201: The Toms

We’re back for part 2 of our 3-part series exploring tuning! Today, we go in-depth with the toms. In news, both Kings of Lean and Aerosmith have to cancel shows due to drummer health issues, Dave Grohl terrifies us with his Foo Fighters teasers, and Slipknot still wont make with the new drummer’s name!

Read more…

Transcription – Joe Morello’s “Take Five” Solo

Transcription – Joe Morello’s “Take Five” Solo

One of the most influential jazz recordings of all time, Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” off the the 1959 record, Time Out features one of the most influential drum solos of all time. There’s a reason Time Out remains to top selling jazz album of all time.time_out_cover

Performed by the amazing Joe Morello, the solo on “Take Five” is a thesis on theme and variation and motivic development.

Read more…

Drummer Talk 224 – Tuning 201: The Snare Drum

Drummer Talk 224 – Tuning 201: The Snare Drum

We start part 1 of our 3 part series on drum tuning by discussing all of the considerations for the snare drum. In news, we cover catching DCI finals live, winning sweet Kaman gear from Modern Drummer, King Crimson’s reunion toour, how Tim Alexander’s heart surgery has affected the Primus tour, we listen to a snare drum quartet, and we get a feeling for what it’s like inside a lesson with Stewart Copeland.

Read more…

Drummer Talk 223 – The Art of Sitting In

Drummer Talk 223 – The Art of Sitting In

It’s a special Saturday show today as Dave and Troy discuss the art of sitting in as well as unveil brand new ways you can help support Drummer Talk! In news, we discuss the 26th annual Guitar Center Drum-Off, Chad Channing’s plan for a Nirvana reunion, the Bonham memorial, and we pay tribute to the late Idris Muhammad.

Read more…

Drummer Talk 222 – Surviving The “Pro” Audition

Drummer Talk 222 – Surviving The “Pro” Audition

We’re back from our Summer hiatus with a show on how to survive the “pro” audition! It’s kind of a sad news day as we explore why Chris Slade left AC/DC, talk about the passing of Tommy Ramone, and how both Tim Alexander and Dennis Chambers wound up in the hospital!

Read more…

Drummer Talk 219 – The Truth About the Click Track

Drummer Talk 219 – The Truth About the Click Track

We challenge the stigma of recording to click tracks on today’s show. In news, we uncover the winner of The Greatest Drummer of All Time brackets, we check out the Ferrell/Smith drum battle, what’s new with Midnight Oil and The Monkees, we listen to a painful clip from Whiplash, and we wish a happy birthday to Mr. Bernard Purdie!

Read more…

Drummer Talk 216 – Dombek 101

Drummer Talk 216 – Dombek 101

Troy is live in the studio today and we explore the basics of Middle Eastern dombek rhythms. In the news, we cover Ginger Baker’s grumpy take on the Rolling Stones, and how science proves that drummers are smart!

Read more…

Drummer Talk 215 – Preventing Hearing Loss and Damage

Drummer Talk 215 – Preventing Hearing Loss and Damage

Audiologist and all-around very smart person, Dr. Cari Griffin, joins us on the show today to discuss how to prevent hearing loss and hearing damage.

Read more…

Drummer Talk 214 – Harnessing your creativity

Drummer Talk 214 – Harnessing your creativity

Feeling dry creatively?  We discuss ways that you can help jumpstart your creative spark! In the news, we look at the bracket of world’s greatest drummers and Mitch Dorge

Read more…

Load More

Top