Category Archives for "Drums"

#123: Stop “Learning” and Start Making Something Happen!

How to stop learning more and more about the drums and start making something happen in your music career.

Are you a “serial learner”? Do you keep bouncing from idea to idea- trying to find the “next thing”? Today I want to offer you some motivation to get started on something- and stop hoarding knowledge… I am sitting behind my drum kit, which always makes me happy. It’s always the most inspiring place for […]

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#122: How I Memorize Songs Quickly

How I quickly memorize songs in the studio when I'm on a drum session.

Years ago I decided that I didn’t want to use charts anymore. It’s tough having my head buried in a chart when I’m trying to pay attention to what’s going on, musically speaking. So I had to come up with a way to memorize patterns quickly. I’m going to share that with you today. And […]

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#120: Who is the Best Musician in the Room?

How to be a better drummer by finding the best musician in the room.

Want to instantly make your playing come across as tighter and having more feel- without really changing much of anything in your actual playing? Here’s one way I’ve figured out how to do that (and it pretty much works every time).     This has been a long week for me. I realized, it hit […]

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#119: Help! My Kick Drum Sounds Like a Basketball!

How to fix a kick drum that sounds like a basketball.

A super-common problem many drummers encounter is the dreaded “my kick drum sounds like I’m bouncing a basketball” issue. Here are a few different ideas on how to fix it… Well hey there, welcome back or more Drummer Daily. I’m happy you’re here. My name’s Daniel, and I’m going to be your drum coach for […]

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How to Become a Professional Drummer

Daily Podcast for Drummers

Looking for a clear, proven path for how to become a professional drummer? Great! Because today, I’m going to outline that exact path for you… Hey there. How are you? I am so well. I’m so excited that you’ve come back here again to hang out with me, and I’m super pumped because today is […]

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#117: Better Drumming Through Better Sounding Drums

Daily Podcast for Drummers

Can making your drums sound better (through tuning or mixing/mic’ing) actually make you a better drummer? I think so…   Welcome back for more Drummer Daily. Man, what a week it’s been for me. I hope it’s been a week for you. It’s a week in all caps. Man, it’s been a WEEK. We’ve talked […]

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#116: The Discipline of Drumming

Daily Podcast for Drummers

There are times when drumming actually isn’t very much fun. So here are some mindset shifts we can use to get through the tough times when drumming is more of a discipline than fun activity. Hey there, welcome back to Drummer Daily, I am … pulling out my hair is not the right word, because […]

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The Nashville Numbers System and What it Can Do for Drummers

Daily Podcast for Drummers

Have you ever heard of the Nashville Numbers System? Today, we’ll talk about what it is, and how you can use it as a drummer to better communicate with other musicians.   Hey there. Welcome back for more Drummer Daily. I am happy you’re here. Today, I over the weekend, this is Tuesday, but over […]

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The Number One Reason Your Snare Sounds Like Garbage

Daily Podcast for Drummers

If your snare sounds like trash, I bet I can tell you why (and how to fix it)…     Before we get started today I want to address something that just happened to come up this weekend and I noticed it in a few different places. I just wanted to make a note in […]

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I Have an Idea to Run by You

Drummer Daily - Podcast for Drummers

I’m always looking for more ways to serve you and your drumming goals. So I had this idea, and I’d love to hear what you think… Send me an email through my website – danielhadaway.com – and let me know if you’d be interested in this. Yo, yo, yo. Welcome back for more Drummer Daily. […]

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