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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!

Language:

English


Episodes

552: Ben Sesar (Brad Paisley): Digging in Deep

2/24/2020
Few people have had a consistent career like Ben Sesar, who’s into his 20th-year with Brad Paisley. There are many things that can be said about his great playing, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when you start digging into Ben and his process of never-ending self-improvement, evaluation, and curiosity. Ben’s respect for […] The post 552: Ben Sesar (Brad Paisley): Digging in Deep appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry...

Duration:01:41:10

551 – Kevin Murphy: On Music and Money

2/17/2020
Nashville drummer Kevin Murphy makes his second appearance on the podcast with a no-holds-barred conversation about music and money and the misconceptions around both. Known for his work with Tonic, Randy Houser, and Big & Rich and his current gig, Jon Pardi, Kevin has a wealth of knowledge and experience that needs to be shared, especially […] The post 551 – Kevin Murphy: On Music and Money appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music...

Duration:01:56:20

550 – Michael Baker (Gavin DeGraw): Do what feels right

2/10/2020
Michael Baker, the sideman for acts like Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer, Orianthi, Gavin DeGraw, and others says he feels right at home backing up artists. That’s what’s most impressive about Michael – he knows who he is. This strong sense of self has not only served him well with his employers but also allowed him […] The post 550 – Michael Baker (Gavin DeGraw): Do what feels right appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros....

Duration:00:58:47

549 – EMAN (Andy Grammer): Putting in the hard work

2/3/2020
EMAN is a prime example of what happens when preparation and opportunity meet. As a member of an immigrant family, EMAN learned from an early age that hard work was a requirement, no matter what career path he chose. That hard work, combined with humility, self-reflection and the never-ending quest to be better, has landed […] The post 549 – EMAN (Andy Grammer): Putting in the hard work appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry...

Duration:01:22:35

548 – Madame Gandhi: The Future is Female

1/27/2020
It’s hard to put a label on Madame Gandhi, and my guess is that’s totally fine with her. Known for her work with MIA and Thievery Corporation, drummer and percussionist Kiran Gandhi (who goes by Madame Gandhi) is far more than a drummer. She’s the Georgetown and Harvard grad, the viral, free-bleeding runner at the […] The post 548 – Madame Gandhi: The Future is Female appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:46:13

547 – Wisdom from the top 10 episodes of 2019

1/6/2020
We released nearly 100 episodes in 2019 and while they were all great, there were some that resonated more than others. Based on downloads, we identified the top 10 episodes from 2019 and pulled snippets of wisdom out of them, including topics like practice, failure, self-doubt and more. Episodes mentioned: 478 – Mark Guiliana: Art […] The post 547 – Wisdom from the top 10 episodes of 2019 appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music...

Duration:00:21:33

546 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Playing With The Countess

1/2/2020
How does a jazz drummer end up working for a reality TV star with a boatload of dance club hits? In this episode, Daniel shares his experiences of touring with “the Countess” Luann De Lesseps (star of The Real Housewives of New York), and discusses the musical benefits that can come from putting oneself in […] The post 546 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Playing With The Countess appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:33:50

545 – James Gadson: Developing your own sound

12/30/2019
This episode originally aired on October 31, 2013 In this session, the legendary Motown drummer talks about his start in Kansas City to how he became one of the most recorded drummers of al time. James has appeared on hit records with Charles Wright’s Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Dyke and the Blazers, The Temptations […] The post 545 – James Gadson: Developing your own sound appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:55:27

544 – John JR Robinson: Know your niche

12/23/2019
This episode originally aired on February 24, 2014 In this podcast I talked to drummer John “JR” Robinson, who is regarded as the most recorded drummer in history. Getting his big break in 1976 with the band Rufus, John soon found himself in the studio with Quincy Jones recording Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” record and has been recording hit records […] The post 544 – John JR Robinson: Know your niche appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers...

Duration:00:51:46

543 – To do or to teach?

12/20/2019
There’s a phrase that I first heard when I was in college: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” We’ve all heard this time and time so I decided to take some time to break down this statement, add some truth to it and offer my perspective of teachers, players and the blending of […] The post 543 – To do or to teach? appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:12:44

542 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Dreaming Your Future

12/19/2019
Although the title of this podcast might sound like a tagline from a motivational speaker, Daniel makes the case that there are concrete “techniques” we can utilize to help us visualize the future we want, and turn those dreams into realities. What’s covered in this session: Daniel defines what is meant by “dreaming your future.” […] The post 542 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Dreaming Your Future appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music...

Duration:00:34:14

541 – David Uosikkinen: (The Hooters) Keepin’ it In The Pocket

12/16/2019
David Uosikkinen’s career has lasted longer than I’ve been alive. As the founding member of the Philadelphia-based group The Hooters, David has seen international, mainstream success for four decades which isn’t easy to do by any means. David is also someone who embraces change and was a pioneer in the technology shift of music when […] The post 541 – David Uosikkinen: (The Hooters) Keepin’ it In The Pocket appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest...

Duration:01:05:33

540 – Mind your business

12/13/2019
It doesn’t matter if you’re a part-time musician, full-time, in a band, independent or anything in between. You have to understand the business you’re in and find others to help you in areas where you don’t have experience or knowledge. This episode is all about helping you mind your business and building a team to […] The post 540 – Mind your business appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:13:27

539 – Billy Cobham: A spectrum of knowledge

12/9/2019
This episode originally aired on August 22, 2016Billy Cobham is a man whose reputation precedes him as someone who has not only influenced and shaped generations of drummers but also as an innovator behind the kit. Whether it be his open-handed technique, his signature sound, his even single-strokes or any other identifying trait, Billy always sounds […] The post 539 – Billy Cobham: A spectrum of knowledge appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest...

Duration:01:08:41

538 – Who’s in your circle?

12/6/2019
In order for us to move beyond what we think is possible, we need to move beyond our “circle” of friends, colleagues, and musicians to truly challenge our comfort zone. This may seem intimidating but there’s an easy way to get started. I share some tactics and more in this episode. The post 538 – Who’s in your circle? appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:14:36

537: Johnny Vidacovich: Playing Between the Cracks (Re-release)

12/2/2019
This episode originally aired on 9/22/2014 In this podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Johnny Vidacovich who is a contemporary jazz drummer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Playing since the early 1970s with the quartet Astral Project (which includes James Singleton, Tony Dagradi and Steve Masakowski), he has become widely renowned as a prominent and sought after New Orleans […] The post 537: Johnny Vidacovich: Playing Between the Cracks (Re-release) appeared first on Drummer's...

Duration:00:54:00

536 – 10 mistakes I’ve made (and you should avoid)

11/29/2019
I’ve made so many mistakes in my career as a drummer that I could never list them all. This episode covers ten of those mistakes that really stand out to me because they held me back both creatively and professionally. My hope is that this episode will help you avoid the same mistakes. The post 536 – 10 mistakes I’ve made (and you should avoid) appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:25:34

535 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Yes, Rudiments Do Matter. Here’s 5 Reasons Why.

11/27/2019
Although rudiments are the building blocks of every beat, pattern, fill, and solo that we play, many drummers feel it’s not necessary to study the rudiments as part of their development. In this podcast, Daniel looks at the evolution of rudiments, and offers five reasons why it’s imperative for every drummer to spend time working […] The post 535 – [Daniel Glass Show]: Yes, Rudiments Do Matter. Here’s 5 Reasons Why. appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's...

Duration:00:58:55

534 – Anton Fig: Life, Letterman and Beyond

11/25/2019
Anton Fig has had a storied career by anyone’s standards. From his humble roots in South Africa, Fig went on to build a successful touring and session career before replacing Steve Jordan as the drummer for the David Letterman, a position he held for over three decades. He’s also worked with other notable artists, including […] The post 534 – Anton Fig: Life, Letterman and Beyond appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros. .

Duration:00:55:01

533 – Motion VS Progress

11/22/2019
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