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Developing FEEL | Stanley Randolph, Drummer for Stevie Wonder & Christina Aguilera

Stanley Randolph Theme Of This Episode Stanley’s got pocket, and he shares about how he develops it, what he listens to on stage, how he interacts with percussionists, and what records he thinks have great feel. Bio Stanley Randolph has become one of the most in-demand and highly respected drummers of tour time, gaining the

09 May
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Understanding Survivorship Bias | Joshua Sales Drummer for Sam Hunt

Joshua Sales Theme Of This Episode We all fall into a trap where we look up to our favourite drummers and make an attempt to emulate what they do because if it works for them, it must work for me… Josh shares his insights on how to discern any incoming advice. Bio Joshua Sales is a Nashville-based

02 May
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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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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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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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Learning To Pick Yourself Back Up | Graham Hopkins

Graham Hopkins Being Irelands go to drummer has put Graham Hopkins behind the kit for some of Irelands biggest bands, including Snow Patrol, Therapy?, The Swell Season, and Glen Hansard to name a few. When he’s home from tour, he’s in the studio cutting drums for some of the world’s most renown producers. The Episode

03 May
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10 Drum Products to Check Out

Josh Berrios Josh Berrios, from Drummers Corner Group, breaks down 10 drum products you need to check out to create new excitement on your drum kit. Bio Aside from being a seasoned drummer from the NYC area, Josh brings drummers together through his online resource Drummers Corner Group, where he provides in-depth reviews of new and exciting

12 Apr
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Reverse Engineering Your Goals

Adrian Passarelli Adrian Passarelli started with 10 years as a Blue Man Group Drummer, allowing Adrian to bring a unique contribution to his work with singers and artists. While Adrian has played for Nelly Furtado, he is currently on tour with Alessia Cara, crushing some of the worlds biggest venues from clubs to arenas and stadiums. Although most

21 Mar
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A Nashville Perspective

Ben Sesar Ben Sesar – “Nashville was a machine that did it’s thing… and it was a small big town now there is less opportunities but more people.” 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. Another topic

18 Mar
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Eric Boudreault’s Advice for Working Drummers

Eric Boudreault Eric Boudreault is the touring drummer for Odysseo – Cavalia, where he frequently plays shows that extend beyond 2 hours in duration. While Eric has spent a great deal of time living in Montreal, he now resides in Los Angeles. Also, Eric shares advice on how he began playing drums. By diving into

10 Mar
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How To Deal With Your Mistakes And Weaknesses

Evan Ambrosio Evan Ambrosio has been touring internationally, playing hundreds of shows per year with State Champs. Additionally State Champs won Best Breakthrough Band at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards. Today Evan dives into his experiences on Warped Tour and shares what moving from side stages to main stages feels like. State Champs just

06 Mar
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Mark Stepro – Moving to NYC to Play Drums

MARK STEPRO Mark Stepro is a Los Angeles-based musician originally from Ohio who has performed on every continent except Antarctica, making appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, and Carson Daly. Since 2010, Stepro has been touring and recording with singer-songwriter-producer Butch Walker, performing

03 Mar
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