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Drummer Talk 227 – 5 Tips for Getting Gigs That Have Nothing to Do with Chops!

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Drummer Talk 227 – 5 Tips for Getting Gigs That Have Nothing to Do with Chops!

On today’s episode, Dave and Troy discuss 5 tips for getting gigs that have nothing to do with chops.

We also answer a listener question about soundproofing, and hear from one of those “Supra” guys!

In the news, we check in on Benny Greb’s fundraiser, discuss a world record attempt, discover who’s filling in for Joey Kramer, listen to a crazy mash-up of drumming and throat singing, and look at the top five Dave Grohl beats.

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Drummer Talk 223 – The Art of Sitting In

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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.

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Drummer Talk 222 – Surviving The “Pro” Audition

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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!

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Drummer Talk 220 – Breaking Into a New Scene

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Drummer Talk 220 – Breaking Into a New Scene

Dave and Prof. Troy talk about how to break into the music scene when moving to a new town. In news, we chat about along lost forgotten Beatle, how to best dispatch an Internet troll, who the next drum battle victim will be, and the departure of Dave Mackintosh from Dragonforce.

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Drummer Talk 219 – The Truth About the Click Track

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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!

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J.K. Simmons plays the most brutal music teacher ever?

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J.K. Simmons plays the most brutal music teacher ever?

In the upcoming movie, Whiplash, J.K. Simmons plays a music teacher who pushes his drumming student, played by Miles Teller, to greatness.

I don’t know about you, but this clip hits a little too close to home for me! I’ve had some professors equally as punishing (minus the slapping).

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Drummer Talk 214 – Harnessing your creativity

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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

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Drummer Talk 213 – The state of the modern studio drummer

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Drummer Talk 213 – The state of the modern studio drummer

A recent Forbes article sparks a discussion on the current state of studio and recording drummers on today’s show. In the news, we discuss a big artist announcement from Dixon drums and we listen to some drumming history!

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