Drumming in Unfamiliar Genres

Tips for becoming a pro drummer

Today Bryan writes: I play for 2 different bands…one is a genre that I know fairly well. The other is a genre I really don’t know well. How do I play in a band to a genre I don’t know well, professionally? Should I leave that band until I’m a lot more familiar with the genre?

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Breaking Musical Language Barriers

How to become a professional drummer

Today’s question comes from Chris: Something I’m struggling with right now is working with self taught musicians. I recently got roped into a hardcore band and these guys have no idea how to communicate musically. I finally got a demo and that cleared some things up, but how do break the language barrier?  

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Sometimes It’s Best to Take a Break

Drummer daily podcast

You may have noticed I’ve been MIA for a little while. On today’s episode I’ll explain where I’ve been, and how I’ve used my time away to regain my energy and inspiration for my drumming!  

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How to Stand Out in Your Music Scene

Daily podcast just for drummers

It’s time for another rant… But this time I make sure to circle back and give you some actionable advice on how you can stand out in your music scene and make a name for yourself. And the best part is: it really isn’t that hard!  

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Separate Your Dynamics and Intensity

drummer daily podcast

Does each groove in your arsenal only have one volume level? If so, this episode is for you. I’m going to share a concept that I picked up a few years back that has made my drumming much more versatile.

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Social Media and Professional Drumming

Drummer daily podcast

Are you reluctant to make a change to your “online identity” and embrace your dreams of being a professional drummer? Are you afraid of what your non-musician friends will think when you go “all in” on this music thing? If so, today’s episode is for you!  

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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?

Daily drummer podcast

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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