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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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Drummer Talk 212 – Industry Gigs for the Non-Gigging Musician

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Drummer Talk 212 – Industry Gigs for the Non-Gigging Musician

What happens if you’re a musician, but you’re not really looking for a career in the performance, composing, or teaching side of the music industry? I sat down with Travis Goodwin from Yamaha and we discussed the options out there for non-gigging musicians.

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Drummer Talk 211 – The Taxman Cometh

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Drummer Talk 211 – The Taxman Cometh

‘Tis the season for taxes, and we discuss ways you can help your music income work for you and your tax liability! In news, Zildjian wants to know how you practice, we talk about Soundgarden’s Summer drummer, we take a “name that fill” quiz, we learn how NOT to let someone know they’re not getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and we discuss the greatest British drummers.

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Drummer Talk 210 – Soundproofing 201

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Drummer Talk 210 – Soundproofing 201

We revisit the topic on Soundproofing, this time with extra SCIENCE! Plus, we answer your listener emails.

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Drummer Talk 208 – So You Want to be an Inventor? (Part 2)

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Drummer Talk 208 – So You Want to be an Inventor? (Part 2)

Troy wraps up our 2-part series on helping to get your drum invention to reality and we go over the 2014 Drummies! in the news.

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Drummer Talk 207 – So You Want to be an Inventor? (Part 1)

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Drummer Talk 207 – So You Want to be an Inventor? (Part 1)

Troy walks us through part 1 of how you can get a cool drum invention to manufacturing! In the news, we look at the list of the 30 richest drummers in the world, we listen to a drummer with a robot arm, and talk about where you can get Joey Kramer’s coffee!

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Drummer Talk 201 – Dealing with a Drumming 911

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Drummer Talk 201 – Dealing with a Drumming 911

From broken heads to broken down cars, on today’s Drummer Talk we talk about dealing with and overcoming drumming emergencies!  In the news, we discuss the fate of the Dennis Wilson biopic, A Charlie Brown Christmas drummer, Led Zeppelin on Spotify, and the passing of Chico Hamilton

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Drummer Talk 192 – Surviving Music School

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Drummer Talk 192 – Surviving Music School

From developmental tips to social strategies, we talk all about tips and suggestions for surviving the grind of music in higher eduction. In the news, we talk about KFC hating on drummers, Korn says “no” to Dave Silveria, the greatest metal drummer brackets from Loudwire, NIN’s new record, and the Eiffel Tower as an instrument.

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How To Tuck Calfskin Heads (from DRUM!)

How To Tuck Calfskin Heads (from DRUM!)

There has always been a great mystery and wonder to the idea of using calf-skin heads in today’s modern age of technology.  Whether you swear by calfskin or believe that mylar is the only logical choice, you must admit that the care and maintenance of these skins from a bygone era has a certain appeal… like tapping into a deep heritage.

Check out the tute where DRUM! Magazine walks you through how tuck your own calfskin head! Viva la Legacy!

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