How to Get Discovered as a Drummer

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Tino writes in with what is probably the most common question I get here on Drummer Daily: What is the best way of getting discovered? So today, I’ll walk you through 3 steps EVERY musician should go through in anticipation of getting “discovered”.

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When do you go “full time” as a pro drummer?

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How to know when it’s viable to quit your day job and make a full time income as a professional musician. Will writes in: When did you start focusing on gigs as steady income and not just playing opportunities? Thankfully I’ve been through this process a couple of times, (each in different ways) so I’ll share […]

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#189: Don’t Say “It Doesn’t Work” If You Haven’t Tried It

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Since we’re getting close to 200 episodes, I think it’s time for all of us to do a gut-check. If you’re frustrated by your (lack of) progress either as a player or as a professional musician, ask yourself “Am I actually DOING anything?”. More specifically- after nearly 200 episodes, I’ve given you a TON of […]

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#188: Get Obsessed and Find Your Drumming Voice

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Remember when you were a kid and got obsessed with Transformers, or G.I. Joe, or Pokemon, or Bob the Builder? Or maybe you were like me and when you got a little older you became obsessed with certain bands or musicians? Well I certainly remember that, and today I want to bring some perspective on […]

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#190: How to Blend in with a Band When You’re the New Guy

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Today Braden writes in: What is the secret to playing with hundreds of different musicians and being able to flow with them to the point of excellence when you haven’t had much time to play with them? I’m thinking filling in for the house drummer or filling in for different bands here and there. 

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#185: How to Network for Gigs the “Right” Way

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Do you hate the idea of networking? I’ve never been shy about the fact that I hate “networking”. But I DO believe in being intentional about meeting others in the music business and counting on others to help in our music careers. So, how can you meet others and develop relationships that lead to more […]

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#184: How to Start Charging for Your Drumming

How to start getting paid to play drums

Today Rob writes in and asks about how to transition from playing for free to getting paid for drumming. So, what do you say to someone who says “Why should I pay you now, when you used to play for free? I thought we were friends…”

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#183: Are You a Cool Runnings Type of Drummer?

If you already “feel the rhythm” and “feel the rhyme” – you might be a Cool Runnings type of drummer. But I want to share something with you that I discovered on a recent viewing of one of the greatest movies of all time. Get Boom Click Boot Camp for FREE as part of the […]

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