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#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 DanielHadaway.com/158

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

#156: How NOT to Get Hired for More Gigs...

So you want to get hired for more gigs... You probably need a website, a super-cool bio, maybe some press photos, and an online calendar that shows how busy you are and a way for people to book your time, right? WRONG!!! Get the whole story at DanielHadaway.com/156

Duration: 00:08:07

#155: How to Find a Balance Between Pursuing Drumming, Family, Work, and Life...

Here's a great question that I received in an email from a listener: How can I pursue drumming without it taking away from time with my family and other responsibilities- it's starting to feel like a second full-time job! Listen to over 150 other episodes of Drummer Daily at DanielHadaway.com/155

Duration: 00:15:02

#154: What's Up with Having a Bunch of Different Drummers on an Album?

Is it typical of bands, artists or producers to hire multiple drummers on an album? Why, and who makes that call?... The artist, the producer?…

Duration: 00:12:17

#153: Becoming a Drummer of Value

Sometimes we pursue success as a drummer (or in life) so relentlessly that we miss out on a much simpler path: rather than pursuing that success, what if we focused on being the kind of musician that others find value in? Learn more about how to become a pro drummer at DanielHadaway.com/153

Duration: 00:08:12

#152: Crashing on a Ride vs. Riding on a Ride

Let's talk about something a little less serious and a little more fun today: GEAR! Specifically, I'm going to share my approach to using ride cymbals in different contexts... And even using crash cymbals as rides in some situations. This one should be fun! More fun talk about drum gear can be found at DanielHadaway.com/152

Duration: 00:12:16

#151: How to Decide When It's Time to Change Drum Heads

Let's talk about something really practical today: what signs can we look for that will show us it's time to replace a drum head? Get the full story at DanielHadaway.com/151

Duration: 00:13:30

#150: You Don't Get to Give Up!

Today is a very special episode of Drummer Daily. I want to share a special message with you. If you're feeling like your pursuit of becoming a pro drummer isn't going as well as you'd hoped, or you're feeling frustrated with a lack of progress in your playing- this episode is for you!

Duration: 00:15:49

#149: Why would anyone hire a remote session drummer?

Why in the world would a music producer hire a drummer who lives across the globe to provide studio drum tracks when he can hire a local pro drummer and have him in the studio within 30 minutes? Great question- and it's one worth exploring... Let's get into it... Show notes and more resources for building a career as a pro drummer at DanielHadaway.com/149

Duration: 00:10:57

#148: How Can I Get Started in the Music Business as a Drummer?

Listener Harrison writes in: "I want to know how to get in the industry. I really want this career but I don't know what to do." Find out how to become a professional drummer at DanielHadaway.com/148

Duration: 00:11:38

#147: How to Get Your First Paid Drumming Gig

Let's get down to the nitty-gritty today. Raphael asks: "My question is the same as any other professional, I guess, How do you get your first paid gig (customer)?" Explore all Drummer Daily episodes, plus more FREE stuff over at DanielHadaway.com/147

Duration: 00:16:02

#146: What's the Most Efficient Way to Network for Gigs?

Mark asks about what the most efficient ways to network as a drummer are... What kind of places/events should we attend, what websites do we join, etc. My answer might surprise you... Show notes (along with links mentioned in this episode) are available at DanielHadaway.com/146

Duration: 00:10:07

#145: Tips for Practicing for Improvement - While Still Having Fun

Today's excellent question comes from Austin. He asks: "How often do you work on rudiments and for how long? Also, what's your typical practice routine? I feel like I haven't been improving as much as I should be and I know it's because I don't have a disciplined practice routine. I usually end up just jamming to music, practicing the church songs for that week, or playing grooves to a click. What would you recommend for a solid routine that will help me take my drumming to the next...

Duration: 00:09:36

#144: How to Pursue a Pro Drum Career without Feeling Selfish

Ryo asks a question about how to pursue a drum career without feeling like you're taking away from your family or being selfish. This is a tough one, and definitely something that I have experience with. So let's talk about it... Explore the complete path to becoming a professional drummer at DanielHadaway.com/144

Duration: 00:09:13

#143: How Do You Actually Make Money Playing Drums?

Listener Samuele writes: "I've always dreamed to make my passion (playing drums) a job but I never understood how could I live from that, I mean what's the way to take to get money by playing the drums?" Great question and I've got a great answer. More info and AWESOME resources at DanielHadaway.com/143

Duration: 00:09:23

#142: It's Not Perfect But It Counts

Sometimes, when it comes to our drumming and practice, it's not going to be exactly "right" in every way. When we identify those moments as they happen, we can choose to just "show up" and do the work, knowing that it still counts as progress, or we can do nothing at all... Get the whole story and more at danielhadaway.com/142

Duration: 00:08:55

#141: Do I Focus on Live Jam Sessions & Networking or Playing With a Click and Studio Work?

Is going to open jam sessions at small clubs and bars a good way ro network/meet other musicians? Or should we focus on getting better in the studio? Today's excellent question comes from Nicholas: "My biggest question is about playing out in open jam situations or at smaller bars/clubs. Is this a good way to get your foot in the door and meet people in the industry or is it more important to work with backing/click tracks and be more studio focused? I've had opportunities to meet and play...

Duration: 00:08:08

#140: How Do I Find People to Make a Band or Play Music With?

How can you make contacts and start a band if you're shy? Listener Edmond had that question. He says: So, my burning question is, as a teenager, how do I find the people to make a band with or to play music with? I'm kind of stuck, because my friends don't really want to and I'm a naturally shy person, so the idea of going out and finding people terrifies me. Any advice? Get the full story and more at DanielHadaway.com/140

Duration: 00:11:32

#139: If I Define My Sound, Will I Pigeonhole Myself as a Drummer?

A great question today from Josh. He says "If I go for a specific sound as a drummer, then it seems that i'm limiting myself to artists that only want that sound. Also, I see many studios around where I live that already have kits set up and tuned/dialed in so it would seem that my own personal sound would be irrelevant if the producer already knows what she/he wants." Get the whole story and more at DanielHadaway.com/139

Duration: 00:13:17

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