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Drummer's Resource is a podcast created for you, the Professional Drummer, Intermediate Drummer, or Beginning Drummer. If you are looking for inspiration and motivation during your daily commute, workout, or "me" time, Nick Ruffini delivers podcasts twice a week. Each episode brings you a successful Drummer or Music Industry Professional who shares their journey...failures, successes,advice and much more. Everything you need to succeed: Education, Information and Motivation for Drumming and Beyond!

Drummer's Resource is a podcast created for you, the Professional Drummer, Intermediate Drummer, or Beginning Drummer. If you are looking for inspiration and motivation during your daily commute, workout, or "me" time, Nick Ruffini delivers podcasts twice a week. Each episode brings you a successful Drummer or Music Industry Professional who shares their journey...failures, successes,advice and much more. Everything you need to succeed: Education, Information and Motivation for Drumming and Beyond!
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Drummer's Resource is a podcast created for you, the Professional Drummer, Intermediate Drummer, or Beginning Drummer. If you are looking for inspiration and motivation during your daily commute, workout, or "me" time, Nick Ruffini delivers podcasts twice a week. Each episode brings you a successful Drummer or Music Industry Professional who shares their journey...failures, successes,advice and much more. Everything you need to succeed: Education, Information and Motivation for Drumming and Beyond!

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Episodes

522 – Scott Pellegrom: Overcoming adversity

10/14/2019
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Scott Pellegrom has been making waves on the scene for years because of his prowess around the kit mixed with his unique style of playing. Part of his uniqueness is the way he incorporates anything he can (including a rubber chicken squeaky toy) into his setup. But, after a freak accident, Pellegrom was forced to […] The post 522 – Scott Pellegrom: Overcoming adversity appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:10:53

521 – How to stay motivated to practice

10/11/2019
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We’ve all dealt with feeling unmotivated to practice. Whether it’s the “not enough time” myth, life is getting in the way, you’re too tired or just flat out don’t feel like doing it, you’re in luck. This episode unpacks the idea of motivation and how to use it to set you on a path consistent […] The post 521 – How to stay motivated to practice appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:13:23

520 – Jonathan Ulman: How to thrive in any city

10/7/2019
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Jonathan Ulman has a plan. And although it may include working with a-list clients, appearing on magazine covers, and winning awards (he’s won the Boston Music Awards “studio musician of the year” award three years in a row and is nominated again this year) I don’t believe it’s his focus. He’s perfectly happy doing what […] The post 520 – Jonathan Ulman: How to thrive in any city appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:04:27

519 – The two career paths for a drummer

10/3/2019
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When it comes down to it, there are only two main career paths for a drummer and I dive into both of them in the episode. Not only do I discuss what they are but also what’s required with each of them, the pros and cons, etc. The post 519 – The two career paths for a drummer appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:13:51

518 – Neil Peart: A never before released interview from 1990

9/30/2019
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This special episode is a never-before-released interview with Neil Peart from 1990. I’m airing this interview courtesy of The Tapes Archives, a podcast that presents never-before-heard interviews with notable musicians, actors, comedians, and other iconic people. To learn more visit OsirisPod.com or The Tapes Archives The post 518 – Neil Peart: A never before released interview from 1990 appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music...

Duration:00:46:48

517 – Didi Negron: Chasing Happiness

9/23/2019
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Did Negron, the PA native who grew up in church, was inspired at a very early age by the allure of the drums. The inspiration and love for percussion stuck with her through middle school, high school and into college where she had a revelation. She realized that what would make her happiest is pursuing […] The post 517 – Didi Negron: Chasing Happiness appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:00:21

516 – [#AskRuffini] Time Management

9/20/2019
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I posted a question on Instagram last week asking what you’d like to hear covered on the podcast. There were a lot of different responses but one topic that was mentioned over and over was the idea of time management. Time management is something that has always fascinated me and I’ve worked hard to build […] The post 516 – [#AskRuffini] Time Management appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:14:53

515 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby.

9/19/2019
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In this podcast, Daniel discusses all things gear related. He breaks down his personal set up, explains why he’s partnered with some of his companies for more than two decades, and offers some insights about endorsements and how to develop your own relationships within the industry. What’s covered in this session: An overview of the […] The post 515 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby. appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and...

Duration:00:56:40

514 – Matt Musty: Getting on with Train

9/16/2019
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Matt Musty isn’t afraid of hard work. After moving from the east coast to Nashville and now Los Angeles, Musty has kept one thing consistent: his work ethic. Matt took every gig he could and even drove for Uber when he first moved to LA to supplement his income and he did it all in […] The post 514 – Matt Musty: Getting on with Train appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:02:22

513 – Should you give up on your dream?

9/13/2019
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There are plenty of talking heads who suggested if you haven’t “made it” by a certain age you never will. While I agree that the music business is a young person’s game, there isn’t a black and white, one-size-fits-all answer to this question. This episode explores late-bloomers in their field and serves as a guide […] The post 513 – Should you give up on your dream? appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:17:51

512 – Nate Wood: The art of communicating musically.

9/9/2019
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The episode originally aired on October 31, 2016 Nate Wood, the California-born, NYC residing instrumentalist has been making waves on the live music scene lately, and for good reason. It doesn’t matter if he’s playing bass, or drums, performing with his acclaimed band, Kneebody, Wayne Krantz, Donny McCaslin or any other A-list act, one this is […] The post 512 – Nate Wood: The art of communicating musically. appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest...

Duration:00:52:52

511 – Yesod Williams (Pepper): Take a chance

9/2/2019
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Yesod Williams, the Kona, HI born drummer who’s band Pepper has been on the scene since the 90’s has created a quite the career for himself by taking a chance. After a visit to the mainland, Williams new that sunny California was the place for him and his two bandmates and the three of them […] The post 511 – Yesod Williams (Pepper): Take a chance appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:10:44

510 – Connecting the dots of your career

8/30/2019
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Steve Jobs famously said that we can only connect the dots looking backward. It’s easy for us to understand how one relationship that started years prior resulted in a gig today or how a random meeting can turn into a new band, project or opportunity. So how do we connect these dots moving forward? We […] The post 510 – Connecting the dots of your career appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:11:40

509 – Ralph Peterson: Musicality, connectivity and the link between the two

8/26/2019
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In this episode, I talk to Ralph Peterson, who is one of the most prolific jazz drummers in the world. Bursting on the scene in the 1980s, Peterson’s resume boasts touring and recording with icons like Art Blakey, the Count Basie Orchestra, Betty Carter, Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis and a long list of other jazz luminaries. Ralph’s […] The post 509 – Ralph Peterson: Musicality, connectivity and the link between the two appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the...

Duration:00:54:42

508 – Eric Hernandez (Bruno Mars) From the Super Bowl to Beyond

8/19/2019
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This episode originally aired on January 31, 2014 In this podcast, I talked to Eric Hernandez, the brother of and drummer for Bruno Mars. Eric invited me over to his house where we talked about everything from his upcoming performance at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show, performing at the Grammy Awards, to the importance of grooving and putting family […] The post 508 – Eric Hernandez (Bruno Mars) From the Super Bowl to Beyond appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the...

Duration:01:01:06

507 – How to become an in-demand sideman/woman with Mel Brown

8/12/2019
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This episode originally aired on May 1, 2014In this podcast I talked to the legendary bass player Mel Brown, known for his work with Marc Anthony, Gladys Knight, Shiela E. and his book From Zero to Sideman, Mel dives deep into his revolutionary approach in getting to work with “A-listers.” From the moment you hear Mel’s enthusiasm and tenacity, know […] The post 507 – How to become an in-demand sideman/woman with Mel Brown appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's...

Duration:01:09:21

506 – [Daniel Glass Show]: How to Read Charts

8/7/2019
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In this podcast, Daniel discusses why charts are an important tool in making a musician’s life easier and more successful, and how they can do the same for you, even if you don’t read music. What’s covered in this session: Some common fears and objections that drummer have when it comes to learning to read […] The post 506 – [Daniel Glass Show]: How to Read Charts appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:05:58

505 – Ed Soph: Teaching drummers how to make a living playing music. (re-release)

8/5/2019
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Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS This episode originally aired on the podcast February 16, 2015In this podcast I interview drummer and educator, Ed Soph. Ed, who is currently a Professor in the Jazz Studies and Performance divisions of the College of Music at the University of North Texas has made his name for serving as the drummer for Clark Terry, […] The post 505 – Ed Soph: Teaching drummers how to make a living playing music. (re-release) appeared first on Drummer's Resource:...

Duration:01:00:01

504 – Jason Sutter: BIG picture thinking for long-term stability

7/29/2019
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Jason Sutter has had a career that would make even the most discerning critic envois. From tenures with Marilyn Manson and Smashmouth to Chris Cornell his current gig with Cher, Sutter has made a name for himself by being a well-rounded, Swiss Army Knife type of player. He’s the man that can fit into any […] The post 504 – Jason Sutter: BIG picture thinking for long-term stability appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros....

Duration:01:20:20

503 – Maison Guidry: Be true to yourself

7/22/2019
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As soon as you hear Mason Guidry play you realize that he’s a unique individual. This is reinforced when you have a conversation with him where he often draws parallels between one event and another and shares how we can all learn from them both. The introspective Guidry has gone down the road of self-discovery […] The post 503 – Maison Guidry: Be true to yourself appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:53:10