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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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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 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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Drummer Talk 215 – Preventing Hearing Loss and Damage

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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.

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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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