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Drummer Talk 223 – The Art of Sitting In

Drummer Talk

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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Guitar Center Launches 25th Anniversary Drumoff #drumoff

It’s that time of year! For drummers from across the country to head to their nearest Guitar Center and show off their chops. Prizes include cash, drum kit of their choice (DW, Gretsch, OCDP, Tama, or Pearl), choice of cymbals, endorsement deals, electronic gear, mics, and more.

We’ll be sure to cover the competition right here on Drummer Talk!

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Drummer Talk 01/14/2010 – All About Stands

We are back from our Christmas break with a show all about stands! Mike tells us all about the drummer of the week, Ed Shaughnessy, we talk about Ramon Samson, the Guitar Center Drum Off Winner, and Carter is late!

Guitar Center Announces Drum-Off 2008 Details


World’s Largest Drum Competition Celebrates 20th Anniversary Offering Grand Prize Worth Over $45,000

For 20 years, Guitar Center has been committed to providing drummers across the country the opportunity to pursue their musical aspirations and achieve their dreams by way of the world’s largest drum competition: Guitar Center Drum-Off.

Starting August 1st, drummers can sign up for their chance to win over $45,000 in cash and prizes, joining over 5,000 drummers from across the US to compete for the title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion ‘08.

Like all Guitar Center music programs, Drum-Off is designed to provide developing artists with support-based opportunities that vastly improve the potential for their success as professional musicians. Drum-Off inspires up-and-coming drummers to further their musical aspirations, while at the same time encouraging the local music community and providing a platform for local musicians to network and be discovered. Read more

Judging the GC Drum Off

I got the call to be a judge this year at Guitar Center’s 2004 Drum Off (Memphis Store). I judged tonight and will for the next 3 Tuesdays. Overall, the guys were pretty talented. There seemed to be a lot of drum line influence in many of the players, and that may be a normal thing. I just wasn’t expecting it. Read more