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

Drummer Talk

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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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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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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24 Career Mistakes to Avoid (from Zildjian Buzz Roll)

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24 Career Mistakes to Avoid (from Zildjian Buzz Roll)

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.

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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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Drummer Talk 225 – Tuning 201: The Toms

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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!

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Drummer Talk 224 – Tuning 201: The Snare Drum

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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.

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