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Drummer Talk 237 – #PASIC14 Recap

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Drummer Talk 237 – #PASIC14 Recap

We’re back from PASIC 2014 and we discuss the convention on today’s show. In the news, we discuss the latest with AC/DC and Phil Rudd, and we chat about Sakae Drum’s new contest!

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Drummer Talk 236 – Essential Apps for Drummers

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Drummer Talk 236 – Essential Apps for Drummers

It’s a special Tuesday episode of Drummer Talk as we prep for PASIC later this week. On today’s show, we discuss some essential apps you need as a drummer!

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Drummer Talk 235 – PASIC 2014 Preview (Part 2)

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Drummer Talk 235 – PASIC 2014 Preview (Part 2)

We have a jam packed episode today as we wrap up part 2 of our 2014 PASIC Preview!

In the news, we discuss the realism in the new movie, Whiplash; we hear a previously unreleased Rush song featuring John Rutsey on drums; we discuss Phil Rudd’s bad weekend; we delve into an epic discussion about U2’s iTunes stunt, Spotify, and the state of the recording industry; and we discuss the 5 best drummers according to Mick Fleetwood.

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Drummer Talk 234 – Spotlight on Drum Concepts

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Drummer Talk 234 – Spotlight on Drum Concepts

We are beyond proud to welcome Kevin D. Smith of Drum Concepts as our first ever Sponsor-Level Patron. We talk to Kevin about his company, the Switch Kick, how he got into becoming an inventor, and why he wanted to support Drummer Talk as a sponsor!

In the news, we listen to November’s Drummer Talk Play-Along, we learn why Zeppelin never reformed after Bonham’s death, Max Weinberg’s return to Conan, and One Direction being better musicians than Pink Floyd.

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Drummer Talk Play-Along 2 – Chunky Salad (95 BPM)

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Drummer Talk Play-Along 2 – Chunky Salad (95 BPM)

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 features a high-quality, stereo mix minus drums.

This month’s Play-Along is a salad bowl of influences and instruments! From chunky guitars to marimba to pizzicato strings! Be on the watch out for the tempo slowdown (ritardando) at the end of the “B” section.

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.

Drummer Talk 233 – PASIC 2014 Preview (Part 1)

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Drummer Talk 233 – PASIC 2014 Preview (Part 1)

On today’s show, we delve into part 1 in our preview of PASIC 2014. We also answer a listener question about salvaging damaged cymbals.

In the news, we hear the amazing 16 year old drummer lighting up social media, we discuss the touring drummer for Widespread Panic, we welcome back Tim Alexander to Primus, and listen to a little bit of the McCartney/Bonham Wings collaboration.

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Drummer Talk 232 – Tips and Exercises for Faster Hands

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Drummer Talk 232 – Tips and Exercises for Faster Hands

We discuss some tips and exercises for helping to increase hand speed.  In the news, we talk about the Drummers Journal contest, Chad Smith’s advice to Katy Perry, Larry Mullen Jr’s  accounting snafu, how Lars was almost fired form Metallica, Tré Cool’s nuptials, and what it was like for Phil Collins to become a front man.

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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.

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!

Drummer Talk 229 – Spotlight on Salyers Percussion

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Drummer Talk 229 – Spotlight on Salyers Percussion

I sit down with Bruce Salyers of Salyers Percussion on today’s episode to talk mallet wrapping, entrepreneurship, and business success.

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Drummer Talk 228 – Playing Authentically

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Drummer Talk 228 – Playing Authentically

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.

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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 226 – Tuning 201: The Kick

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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!

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