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#176: Stop Asking Me How to Get Famous!

Do you want to become a famous drummer? Guess what: I have no idea how to do that! Do you want to become a professional, working drummer that makes a living doing what you love? Great! I can help you with that... Learn how to become a pro drummer at

Duration: 00:06:15

#175: What Will You Stop Doing This Year?

It's 2018... Instead of a traditional resolution, where you choose to start doing something new- I want to ask you: What you are going to STOP doing this year? Check out my daily podcast for drummers at

Duration: 00:11:05

#174: Having Vision for Drum Parts in the Studio and Live

One trait that separates the pros from amateurs in both the studio and live settings is the ability to have "vision" for the entire rhythmic foundation of a song. Let's talk about how we can develop our vision in creative settings and effectively communicate that to others- and ultimately leverage this ability into more gigs...

Duration: 00:07:03

#173: Are You Aligning Yourself with the Market?

As a drummer, if you want to be a professional, or simply want to be in-demand by other musicians, you have to look at what you're presenting publicly and how that aligns or fits in with those who might hire you... Today on the podcast we'll talk about how you can do just that...

Duration: 00:08:28

#172: The Money Perils of Being a Pro Musician

Many drummers who DO "make it" as a pro aren't prepared for the drastic swings in income month-to-month and as a result find themselves working 2 or 3 extra jobs just to support their "career" as a drummer. Why does this happen and how can you prevent it? Let's talk about it today on Drummer Daily. Get this and many more resources just for drummers at

Duration: 00:07:35

#171: If It's So Easy, Why Haven't You Done It?

I hear a ton of comments like "Becoming a pro drummer isn't hard to figure out- just work hard, become a great player, and network." But people who say that invariable HAVEN'T become a pro drummer. So why is that? Let's discuss...

Duration: 00:07:04

#170: Why Becoming a Pro Drummer is Easy (Maybe)

Is becoming a pro drummer simple and easy? Today I'll make the case for why I think it is. Get more Drummer Daily episodes at

Duration: 00:08:55

#169: Stop Listening to this Podcast and Do Something

I've discovered an epidemic amongst us drummers... It's an addiction to learning ABOUT drumming and searching for some magical tip or trick that will change our drumming, without actually TRYING or DOING anything. Let's talk about it.

Duration: 00:09:24

#168: A Different Approach to Playing the Kick Drum

In this episode, I'll do my best to describe the technique that I use to play the kick drum... It may or may not be unique to me, but I think it's a great way to get more control and power out of my right foot. Get the whole story at

Duration: 00:08:46

#167: Does your drumming have this one fatal flaw?

I'm not super-dogmatic about HOW you should play the drums. I'm all about personal creativity and finding something that works for you. However- there are a couple of aspects of playing the drums that I feel should be non-negotiable... And I want to talk about one of those today. Check out tons of free resources for drummers at

Duration: 00:10:35

#166: How's Your Drum Diet?

I recently got roped into another Facebook thread where I witnessed a ton of other drummers giving someone TERRIBLE advice- and it all relates to how we look at our "drum diet". I'll explain in today's episode. Take 5 minutes to fill out my survey- it REALLY helps! Get the full story and tons of great, free drumming resources at

Duration: 00:09:24

#165: Don't Give Them What They're Asking For

I've made a career out of NOT giving producers and artists what they're asking for. In fact, I think this one aspect of my approach is probably the most responsible for my music career. So how can you make a career out of giving people something different than what they ask for? Listen to find out... Help me out by filling out a super-short survey here:

Duration: 00:08:42

#164: What's Your 4-Minute Mile?

A lot of things in music might be considered "impossible" until they aren't impossible anymore. Whether it's a specific technique or lick in your drumming, or your overall pursuit of becoming a paid professional, diligently pursuing your own "4-minute mile" is the only you'll find true success as a musician. Get the full story at

Duration: 00:07:09

#163: How to Strategically Network and Promote Yourself

I get a lot of questions about meeting the right people, and once we meet them- how to "work" the relationship in order to advance our pro drumming careers. Here's my advice about how to approach those situations, and some tips for promoting yourself as a pro drummer.

Duration: 00:08:51

#162: Leverage Your Weaknesses to Develop as a Drummer

I'll share how I've become aware of some of my own "weaknesses" and how I take advantage of those weaknesses to develop my own drumming, my music career, and achieve goals.

Duration: 00:10:44

#161: Don't Have Much Time to Practice Drums? Do This One Thing

We all have days (maybe even weeks or months) where it doesn't feel like we have much time to practice drums. So I've got some advice for you- mainly what the ONE THING you should do in your practice time if you don't have much time for practice... Get tons of free resources for drumming at

Duration: 00:08:10

#160: Shift Your Mindset About Creating Drum Parts

Many of us overcomplicate how we go about creating, memorizing or even thinking about drum parts in songs that we play. In this episode I'll offer you a (possibly) new way to think about how you structure drum parts in songs.

Duration: 00:07:30

#159: The Battle of "Can" Versus "How"

There are two different scenarios in which we can get caught up asking questions of ourselves that use the word "can" instead of "how". One involves our drumming at a very practical level, and the other involves our overall outlook on meeting our goals in music, or even just in life. Check out more awesome resources for becoming a pro drummer at

Duration: 00:08:39

#158: How to Get Recognized and Noticed as a Drummer

How can we get our name out there and get recognized as a drummer, and hopefully start getting called for gigs and recording sessions? Get tons of resources - all about becoming a pro drummer - for FREE at

Duration: 00:08:34

#157: Buy This Gear to Start Recording Drums

If you're ready to jump into recording your own drums- either for social media videos or for remote session work- this episode will give you a good place to start if you don't have any hear (and not much of a budget).

Duration: 00:11:12

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