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

Sean Fuller Theme Of This Episode If Sean’s not out with FGL, he’s speaking to school students about how to achieve success in their lives, to which Sean is a perfect example who at 47, is performing at his best. Bio Sean Fuller, born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, started drumming as early as age

25 Apr
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Body Mechanics & Useless Practice | Dave Elitch

Dave Elitch Theme Of The Episode Dave Debunks rumours about the body mechanics of a drummer, and about practice. Bio Dave Elitch first garnered attention with his band Daughters of Mara’s debut album “I am Destroyer” in 2007, but his time touring with the American progressive rock band The Mars Volta in 2009-2010 is what

18 Apr
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Rebuilding Studio Songs For A Live Show | Joe Clegg, Drummer for Ellie Goulding

Joe Clegg Theme Of This Episode Joe was on the brink of finding a new career when he started building a career with Ellie Goulding. Assuming the role of Creative Director for earlier tours, and now working endlessly as a musical director to develop a new approach, rather than playing along to a wall of tracks

11 Apr
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Growing Your Career Along With An Artist | Ben Thomas, drummer for Rag N Bone Man

Ben Thomas Theme Of This Episode ⁃ Despite being a hired gun, Ben explains how he and the whole band act as a group who are all mutually invested in Rag N Bone Man’s success. Bio Since joining Rag ’n’ Bone Man, Ben has toured worldwide. Playing on various Headline Tours , Festivals , Stadiums,

04 Apr
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Want More Gigs? Play. The. Record. | Charles Haynes, Ed Sheeran’s TV Drummer

Charles Haynes Theme Of This Episode Charles dives into his production experience, and how it affects his drumming and explains the difference between drumming for Ed Sheeran, Gaga, Kayne, and Ayo. About A Golden Globe and Image Award winner, with an abundance of nominations, including two Grammy, one Oscar, and one Emmy, as a producer, songwriter,

26 Mar
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5 Lessons Learned From Stage with Garrett Goodwin, drummer for Carrie Underwood

Garrett Goodwin Garrett Goodwin began his career playing in the backdrop of worship movements across the country (Zoegirl, Jeff Deyo of Sonicflood, Lindell Cooley, two-time Dove Award winner By The Tree), he has since transitioned fluidly through the musical world. Most recently, Garrett has spent the last decade as the drummer for Carrie Underwood. Throughout

21 Mar
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Why To Treat Your Music Career Like Six Part Time Jobs | Chris Kimmerer, drummer for Thomas Rhett

Chris Kimmerer About Toronto native, living in Nashville since 2003, Chris has toured with Thomas Rhett, Steven Curtis Chapman, sonicflood, Mat Kearney, Steel Magnolia, Eric Paslay, and many others. In 2012, Chris joined Thomas Rhett’s band and has since fulfilled MD, band leading, and recording roles. When not touring, Chris owns and operates The Brown Owl Studio in

14 Mar
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How A Multi-Platinum Drum Programmer Creates Hits | Steven Wolf

Steven Wolf Theme Of This Episode The man that’s drummed and programmed drums on countless hits deconstructs his process for programming drums. He covers exactly what programs he uses, his steps, specific techniques, how long it takes him, and when a song needs real drums or programmed drums. Bio Steven Wolf (also known simply as Wolf) is one

07 Mar
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Everything You Need To Know About Hip-Hop Drumming | Dan Kerby, drummer for Bliss N Eso

Dan Kerby Theme Of This Episode Hip hop drumming is a different beast, and Dan has great insight on what to expect, and how it differs from other gigs. Dan’s also a monster video content engine, and is constantly growing his online brand with video. He shares some his insight on how to best use

28 Feb
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What It Takes To Be Keith 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. About Major tours Seth has performed on have included, The Brooks and Dunn “Only in America” tour, CMT Most Wanted Live Tour, the Rascal Flatts’ “Melt” tour,  The Rascal Flatts’ “Me And My Gang” tour, The Brad Paisley “Paisley Party” tour, The Sugarland

21 Feb
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Drumming For The First Performance Ever in Saudi Arabia | Adrian Passarelli, Drummer for Alessia Cara & Blue Man Group

Adrian Passarelli If touring the world as a blue-painted drummer isn’t cool enough, Adrian also spends his time on tour with Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara, performing to some of the biggest crowds in the world. If he’s not drumming, there’s a good chance he’s scuba diving. Theme Of This Episode Adrian was a part

14 Feb
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Want to be a Hired Gun or a Band Member?

Tucker Rule Tucker’s passion for drumming can be seen in bands like Thursday, The Wanted, Yellowcard, My Chemical Romance, Get Involved, and more. What You’ll Learn In This Episode Navigating Home Life While On Tour  Differences Between Hired Gun vs. Band Member Why it’s important to treat the whole song equally How to associate a

07 Feb
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What Does Your Dream Gig Look Like?

   Mike Sleath Mike is one of Canada’s go-to drummers, currently on tour with Shawn Mendes. Theme Of The Episode Mike gives us a look into his day to day performance and production rehearsals with Shawn Mendes, and how they make the most of their time on tour, to continuously practice for upcoming performances.

30 Jan
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Dealing with Anxiety on Tour

Ben Satterlee Ben is a touring/sessions drummer based in Nashville, TN. He’s often so busy that he clocks more than 300 gigs a year. Ben is currently on tour with LOCASH. Theme Of This Episode Ben opens up about how anxiety brought his touring career to a halt, how he dealt with it, and how

18 Oct
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Being Multifaceted

Christian Paschall Previously drumming in the CCM world with Crowder has prepped Christian for his role with Maren Morris. Currently on tour supporting Sam Hunt, Christian is playing some of the biggest arenas across North America. Theme Of This Episode Christian talks about finding out what he’s really good at as a drummer, and running

04 Oct
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Expert Audition Tips With Greg Garman

Greg Garman Greg has niched his way into the LA pop scene, touring with artists including: Selena Gomez, Zella Day, Kristin Maldanado, Grace Vanderwaal, Christina Grimmie, Filter, etc… Attending Musician’s Institute taught him some important lessons when it comes to auditioning, and taking risks. Theme Of This Episode Greg breaks down his extensive audition experience,

27 Sep
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Finding Musical Inspiration

Marco Minnemann Marco Minnemann! The extreme drumming legend. Author of many books and DVDs, and has played for some incredible artists including Paul Gilbert, The Aristocrats, and currently Joe Satriani. Theme Of This Episode Marco takes us on an incredible journey through his life and speaks about drawing influence from nature and his surroundings to

22 Aug
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How To Diversify: Musical Director, Tracks Operator, Drummer

Christian Paschall Previously drumming in the CCM world with Crowder has prepped Christian for his role with Maren Morris. Currently on tour supporting Sam Hunt, Christian is playing some of the biggest arenas across North America. Theme Of This Episode Christian has extensive experience in and out of the studio, which makes him the perfect

15 Aug
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Music Industry Lessons From An Entertainment Lawyer

Kurt Dahl  Kurt Dahl has been actively involved in the Canadian music industry for the past two decades, as a touring musician, board member, speaker, and entertainment lawyer. He wrote his Master of Laws thesis in 2009 on the future of the music industry and has practiced entertainment law across Canada since 2010. His clients

08 Aug
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Discovering Who You Are Off The Kit, So You Can Know Who You Are On The Kit | Rhett Noland

Rhett Noland  Living and breathing the drums since 4 years old, Rhett uses his drumming as a vehicle to deliver his message of hope and acceptance to anyone who listens. Theme Of This Episode You’re more than a drummer, and who you are off of the kit, has a drastic impact on who you are on

01 Aug
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