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Dealing with Anxiety About Drumming

Drummer Daily podcast

Today we’ll talk about something I’ve never covered on the podcast: anxiety. Now I’ve honestly never felt anxiety directly regarding playing the drums, but I have dealt with anxiety around many other aspects of being a professional musician. So today, I’ll share some practical steps I’ve learned to take to help me deal with anxious […]

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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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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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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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