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Pocket, What Does It Mean?

Pocket, What Does It Mean?

We’ve heard about pocket so many times but what does pocket mean, and do you have it?...

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Nashville, Why Do Drummers Move There? With Joshua Sales Of Sam Hunt

Nashville, Why Do Drummers Move There? With Joshua Sales Of Sam Hunt

Nashville. Why do drummers move there? How about Los Angeles and New York City?

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How To Grow Your Instagram With Tristan Kelley

How To Grow Your Instagram With Tristan Kelley

“Out of everything I’ve done musically… such an easy idea is getting me traction.” – Tristan Kelley

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Building Your Music Career Backwards Pt. 1 | Maxwell Zemanovic, Drummer For Miranda Lambert

Building Your Music Career Backwards Pt. 1 | Maxwell Zemanovic, Drummer For Miranda Lambert

Max purposefully made sure that the first time he played Miranda Lambert’s songs was at his audition to play with her...

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Want To Be A Hired Gun Or A Band Member?

Want To Be A Hired Gun Or A Band Member?

Tucker’s passion for drumming can be seen in bands like Thursday, The Wanted, Yellowcard, My Chemical Romance...

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How To Find Your Sound on Drums | Connor Denis

How To Find Your Sound on Drums | Connor Denis

In this episode, we sit down with Connor Denis, drummer of Beartooth, who shares how we can learn to develop our own...

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What To Look For In A Great Mentor | Ben Bradley, Drummer For Brett Kissel

What To Look For In A Great Mentor | Ben Bradley, Drummer For Brett Kissel

The only thing that being a three-time CCMA Drummer of the year means is that you’re willing to work hard...

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Why Drummers Need To Know The Lyrics | Brook Alexander, Drummer For Julia Michaels

Why Drummers Need To Know The Lyrics | Brook Alexander, Drummer For Julia Michaels

Before touring with Julia Michaels, brooks spent time not he road with many other great artists like Adam Lambert...

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Be A Positive, Influential & Authoritative Drummer | Steve Goold

Be A Positive, Influential & Authoritative Drummer | Steve Goold

Steve Goold has played for Owl City, Sara Bareilles, Ben Rector, Mat Kearney, Paul Baloche and many others...

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Randy Cooke | Musical Relationships & Nervousness

Randy Cooke | Musical Relationships & Nervousness

In this episode, Randy Cooke is sharing on the non-monetary details he considers before taking a gig, how important...

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Slow Is Fast, Fast Is SLow

Slow Is Fast, Fast Is SLow

This is one of the most valuable nuggets of wisdom I’ve ever been taught and it’s the wisdom of slow...

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Instagram Drum World

Instagram Drum World

He has performed with artists such as Luke Wade (The Voice), Scott Mulvahill (Ricky Skaggs), Andrew Tinker...

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Craviotto Drums And The Gospel Of Johnny Craviotto

Craviotto Drums And The Gospel Of Johnny Craviotto

Today we’re talking with Craviotto Drums to learn about how they have become one of the most well respected...

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Getting A Second Shot At Drums | Hubert Payne, Drummer for Little Big Town

Getting A Second Shot At Drums | Hubert Payne, Drummer for Little Big Town

Between a knife fight and a basketball injury, Hubert’s lucky to be alive, let alone play drums...

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Routine, Endorsement & Strategic Innovation | Meinl Cymbals

Routine, Endorsement & Strategic Innovation | Meinl Cymbals

Chris Brewer is Meinl Cymbals’s North American Artist Relations Manager for both Canada and the United States...

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Becoming An La Drummer - Eman

Becoming An La Drummer - Eman

My name is EMAN. I am a musician based in LA who makes living playing drums and occasionally singing...

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How To Deal With Being The New Guy | Alex Torjussen, Drummer for Niall Horan

How To Deal With Being The New Guy | Alex Torjussen, Drummer for Niall Horan

Alex has been touring from a young age, and has been the ‘new guy” enough times to know how to react and grow quickly...

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Greg Clark Jr On Cultivating Your Own Sound, Dennis Chambers & Tuning

Greg Clark Jr On Cultivating Your Own Sound, Dennis Chambers & Tuning

Greg Clark Jr had played with everyone from Cody Simpson to Snarky Puppy to Leann Rimes...

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Performing With Truth | Gerry Morgan, Drummer For James Bay

Performing With Truth | Gerry Morgan, Drummer For James Bay

Aside from being an accomplished tin whistler, he plays drums in his spare time with artists like James Bay...

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Is Country The New Rock? | Kevin Murphy, Drummer For Tonic, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser | Pt 1

Is Country The New Rock? | Kevin Murphy, Drummer For Tonic, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser | Pt 1

Kevin’s known to have some strong, but well-warranted opinions about drumming, the state of the biz, getting paid...

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How Your Drums Can Define How You Play

How Your Drums Can Define How You Play

Jeff Friedl is an LA-based drummer who has shared the stage with some of today’s top acts...

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Drake's Drummer Adrian Bent  - How To Get The Gig!

Drake's Drummer Adrian Bent - How To Get The Gig!

Adrian Bent is not just Drake’s drummer, but he’s even played bass on some of Drakes biggest hits...

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Caleb Crosby | Drummer Of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown | Clubs To Stadiums

Caleb Crosby | Drummer Of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown | Clubs To Stadiums

In this Episode Caleb Crosby, drummer & member of Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown gives us the scoop on his experience...

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The Reality Of Getting Paid As A Drummer | Kevin Murphy, Drummer For Tonic, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser | Pt 2

The Reality Of Getting Paid As A Drummer | Kevin Murphy, Drummer For Tonic, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser | Pt 2

Kevin’s known to have some strong, but well-warranted opinions about drumming, the state of the biz, getting paid...

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Drums Mastery With 4 Secret Habits

Drums Mastery With 4 Secret Habits

All the time I see the same thing – Drummers learning how to play drums one lick at a time via YouTube or Instagram...

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Stanley Randolph

Stanley Randolph

He’s a drummer for the stars, producing, touring and recording drums for artists like Stevie Wonder

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Approaching Drums As A Multi-Instrumentalist | Robbie Crowell, Drummer For Midland

Approaching Drums As A Multi-Instrumentalist | Robbie Crowell, Drummer For Midland

After getting a degree in Jazz Saxophone, Robbie’s spent years hopping between drums, bass, and key for Matt Mays...

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How To Tune Drums: Lessons From Jeremy Berman - Q Drum Co

How To Tune Drums: Lessons From Jeremy Berman - Q Drum Co

Jeremy’s career began working in a Guitar Center drum department...

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Playing For A Rapidly Growing Artists | Rhett Noland, Drummer For NF

Playing For A Rapidly Growing Artists | Rhett Noland, Drummer For NF

As NF’s drummer, Rhett’s watched their career 10X over the last couple of years...

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Mike Dawson Of Modern Drummer Magazine

Mike Dawson Of Modern Drummer Magazine

Mike Dawson is managing editor for Modern Drummer, the world’s most widely read magazine for drummers, and he serves as book editor for Modern Drummer Publications...

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Making It As A Punk Drummer - Misfits & Black Flag

Making It As A Punk Drummer - Misfits & Black Flag

My name is Brandon Pertzborn and I play drums for Black Flag and Doyle (from the Misfits)...

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5 Best & Worst Decisions Matt Greiner Has Made

5 Best & Worst Decisions Matt Greiner Has Made

Best known for being the founding member of Grammy Nominated Metal-Band August Burns Red, Matt Greiner is a highly

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Body Mechanics & Useless Practice | Dave Elitch

Body Mechanics & Useless Practice | Dave Elitch

Dave Debunks rumours about the body mechanics of a drummer, and about practice.

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A Nashville Perspective

A Nashville Perspective

Ben Sesar, Drummer for Brad Paisley, shares how his experiences in Nashville have changed over the years – The values and challenges of moving to Nashville.

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Comparing Touring & TV House Band | Adam Marcello, Drummer for Katy Perry, American Idol

Comparing Touring & TV House Band | Adam Marcello, Drummer for Katy Perry, American Idol

After spending a decade on tour with Katy Perry as music director and drummer, Adam’s joined the band for American Idol.

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Mike Sleath Drummer for Shawn Mendes

Mike Sleath Drummer for Shawn Mendes

Mike Sleath is one of Canada’s most in-demand drummers. After getting turned down for music college three years in a row Mike shares the path he took, landing him his current gig with Shawn Mendes.

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Expanding Your Creativity With Sticking Patterns

Expanding Your Creativity With Sticking Patterns

I am a huge fan of the teachings of Gary Chaffee, for those that don’t know who Gary is, he was the head of the percussion department at Berkely School of Music back in the ‘70’s, he taught Steve Smith and Vinnie Colaiuta and those lessons developed into a 4 book series called the “Pattern Series”.

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How To Create A Popular Drum Cover

How To Create A Popular Drum Cover

So you’re at the point where you want to share the skills you’ve learned on 180 Drums with the rest of the world, and what better way to do that then with a drum cover? People enjoy watching someone jam out to a great song. It’s entertaining and can serve as a great way to showcase your talents in a musical way. A

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Having Longevity In Your Drumming Career | Sean Fuller, Drummer for Florida Georgia Line

Having Longevity In Your Drumming Career | Sean Fuller, Drummer for Florida Georgia Line

If Sean’s not out with FGL, he’s speaking to school students about how to achieve success in their lives...

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Cymbal Design & Innovation | Paul Francis, Director of Cymbal Innovation at Zildjian

Cymbal Design & Innovation | Paul Francis, Director of Cymbal Innovation at Zildjian

Paul spent his first day at Zildjian sweeping floors. Over 30 years later, he’s the one designing...

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Jay Weinberg | Slipknot Drummer

Jay Weinberg | Slipknot Drummer

Jay Weinberg, the 26-year-old phenom behind the drums for Slipknot, joins us this week on the Podcast...

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Most Controversial & Expensive Snare Drum Ever? $2 Million Ringo Starr Drumhead

Most Controversial & Expensive Snare Drum Ever? $2 Million Ringo Starr Drumhead

This blog post is going to be not only extremely interesting, but also quite controversial and historical in nature...

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Carter McLean

Carter McLean

Carter McLean is one remarkable guy. Forget the fact that Carter is an exceptional drummer...

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Luke Holland Podcast

Luke Holland Podcast

We sat Luke Holland down for a one hour podcast that we've broken down into smaller, more digestible chunks.

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Interesting Percussion Instruments

Interesting Percussion Instruments

Let’s take a look at some interesting percussion instruments from around the world that can add some unique flavor...

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What It Takes To Be Kieth Urban's Drummer | Seth Rausch, Drummer for Keith Urban, Little Big Town

What It Takes To Be Kieth Urban's Drummer | Seth Rausch, Drummer for Keith Urban, Little Big Town

Seth Rausch Current drummer for Keith Urban, former drummer for Little Big Town.

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How To Get An Endorsement – Emily Smith Zildjian A&R

How To Get An Endorsement – Emily Smith Zildjian A&R

In this Podcast Episode with Emily Smith, Zildjian East Coast Artist Rep, we discuss...

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