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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

533 – Motion VS Progress

11/22/2019
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If you ask anyone how they’re doing, nine times out of ten they’ll respond with “busy.” But what are they busy doing? This episode takes a look at the difference between movement and progress and how to approach both. Don’t forget about the Sweetwater Countdown to Black Friday Big deals before the big day with […] The post 533 – Motion VS Progress appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:10:46

532 – Vlade Guigni: Running down a dream

11/18/2019
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Vlade Guigni can accurately be labeled as hard-working, passionate, relentless, and many other things. One thing he is not though is lucky. For many people, it’s easy to look at someone like Vlade who’s had a successful career so far and point to luck as the differentiator, but it’s simply not the case. Born in […] The post 532 – Vlade Guigni: Running down a dream appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:27:35

531 – SPECIAL EDITION: Uncut with Nick Ruffini

11/15/2019
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In this special edition of the podcast, I share an episode from my new podcast Uncut with Nick Ruffini, where I interview drummer and internet pioneer, Lou Montulli. Why share this episode? Uncut is all about creative entrepreneurship and takin an idea that’s in your head and executing it. I figured this particular episode would […] The post 531 – SPECIAL EDITION: Uncut with Nick Ruffini appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music...

Duration:01:22:36

530 – Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie): Play more, judge less

11/11/2019
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Jason McGerr is on a journey. A never-ending journey to create his own, unique sound. Though most drummers attempt this in their playing, Jason is actually obtaining it. A student of the craft, the Death Cab For Cutie drummer knows what it takes to serve the music, serve his own creative muse and how to […] The post 530 – Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie): Play more, judge less appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:23:36

529 – Is your ego getting in your way?

11/8/2019
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We all have an ego. Yes, you too. The thing most people don’t realize is that ego can manifest itself in many ways, including overconfidence, arrogance, insecurities and a wide variety of other ways. This episode sheds some light on how your ego may be getting in the way of your progress, and how to […] The post 529 – Is your ego getting in your way? appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:16:28

528 – Frank Zummo (Sum 41): Keep it consistent

11/4/2019
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If there’s one thing Frank Zummo embodies, it’s persistence. The Long Island native moved to Los Angeles with a dream, his drums and a car full of clothes. Although the gigs were few and far between when he arrived, his work ethic and relentless pursuit of his goals started to pay off. His passion project, […] The post 528 – Frank Zummo (Sum 41): Keep it consistent appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:10:54

527 – Glen Sobel: California dreaming and doing

10/28/2019
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Glen Sobel is a rare breed. He was born and bred in Los Angeles, which isn’t something you hear every day. Growing up in LA, Sobel knew at an early age that he wanted to be a professional drummer. But just living it LA wasn’t enough – far from it, in fact. What got Glen […] The post 527 – Glen Sobel: California dreaming and doing appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:01:00:35

525 – [Daniel Glass Show]: How Getting Fired Helped My Career.

10/23/2019
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In this podcast, Daniel relates the story of how he was fired from a tour with a blues artist for not having a strong enough shuffle, and how that experience inspired him to become an expert in the subject. What’s covered in this session: A discussion of Daniel’s early years as a freelance musician, and […] The post 525 – [Daniel Glass Show]: How Getting Fired Helped My Career. appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:32:42

524 – Poogie Bell: Stay curious

10/21/2019
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Poogie Bell, often characterized as a groove and pocket drummer, may be slightly mislabeled. Sure, he’s laid in the pocket with notable artists like Erykah Badu and Chaka Khan and had more than decade-long career with Marcus Miller, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Bell grew up in NYC with his father, a […] The post 524 – Poogie Bell: Stay curious appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:59:39

523 – [#AskRuffini] Finding time to practice, dealing with struggle, recording without a budget and moving to a new city

10/18/2019
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I shot a message out on Instagram asking you to submit questions for me to answer on the podcast and you didn’t disappoint. Thanks! Keep the questions coming! Email me or shoot me a DM on Instagram. The post 523 – [#AskRuffini] Finding time to practice, dealing with struggle, recording without a budget and moving to a new city appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:25:24

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