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!
Here is a great article that goes hand-in-hand with our recent podcast episode, 5 Tips for Getting Gigs That Have Nothing to Do with Chops. In the end, it really boils down to being a good person, and taking care of your stuff!
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.
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.
Before multi-track recording, drums were recording using just a handful of microphones. Whether you’re going for a vintage sound, or you just don’t have the budget for a full-blown miking setup, Modern Drummer’s breakdown of minimal miking techniques can help you out!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.