Starving Artist? Not Necessarily…

Daily podcast about drumming

Let’s talk about the myth of the “starving artist”… Now, it’s certainly not a myth for everyone- there are plenty of starving artists out there- but if you’re a drummer who hasn’t “hit it big”, you certainly shouldn’t count yourself as beholden to a life of poverty. The book I’m sharing with you today- Real Artists […]

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Are You Willing to Do What it Takes?

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In part 3 of our series on my favorite books, I’m sharing an old standby. In fact, I think this is the only book on my list of four that I’ve talked about previously on the podcast. I’m talking about The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone (Amazon Link) Now, this is certainly more of a “business” book […]

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You Gotta Play the Bad Notes to Get to the Good Ones!

Daily podcast for drummers

In part 2 of our series on my recommended books for drummers, let’s talk about what your job is as an artist (you do know you’re an artist right?). We’re going to take a look at The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (Amazon Link). If you’ve ever struggled to “stick with it” in your drumming, or […]

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Steal Like an Artist!

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In part 1 of a special series of episodes about my favorite books from a drumming perspective, I’m going to talk about Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (Amazon Link). I started with this book because I truly believe EVERY musician should have this book. It’s really small (about the size of a CD) and can be read […]

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Taking a Break from Drumming – And Making it Count!

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Sometimes life gets in the way and we might go loooong periods of time without practicing, performing or doing anything even related to the drums. So how can we take advantage of these breaks (whether we’ve planned them or not) and come back refreshed and energized for our drumming?  

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My “Magic” Networking Phrase

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Today, I’m going to share the 3 or 4 sentences that I’ve said to countless musicians, producers, band leaders, music directors- and practically everyone that I’ve worked with (and want to work with again). I truly believe that saying something at least like what I’m sharing with you today can be a key to your ongoing success as a […]

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Drum Clinics and Videos: How to Actually Learn Something

Daily tips and tricks for drummers

I used to get really frustrated when I would attend a drum clinic or watch an instructional drum video that turned out to just be more of a performance. But I’ve found an approach that allows me to almost always find something I can use in these situations, and I’d like to share that with you today.

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What Charles Schwab Can Teach Us About Drumming

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Do you only learn new things on the drums from people who are technically “better” than you? Or can we learn new things on the drums from others- regardless of their skill level? Today we’re going to talk about a quote from Charles Schwab and what it has to do with where we learn new things on the drums…

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Video: Accurate Drumming without Sounding Robotic

Daily tips and lessons for drummers

If you’re fairly solid at drumming with a click track, today’s episode is for you! For those of us that were drummers in the marching band, drum corps or other “precision-focused” disciplines of drumming, it can be hard to play accurately (especially with a click track) without sounding mechanical. So in this video, I thought […]

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Walkthrough: My Drum Recording Setup

Tips and tricks for becoming a pro drummer

I get questions fairly often on Instagram about the specifics of my recording setup. So today, I’m going to walk you through every piece of gear that I use to track drums, along with some insight on why I chose these particular pieces of gear.

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