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Drummer Talk 198 – Mallet Wrapping 101

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Drummer Talk 198 – Mallet Wrapping 101

It’s an interactive show this week as Dave shows you how to wrap (re-wrap) yarn mallets!  In the news, we talk about Bill Ward’s solo album, the end of the Mike Portnoy/Dream Theater saga, more Cheap Trick legal snarls, Questlove and the Roots’ move to the Tonight Show, and what Pink Floyd thinks about Spotify?

Check out below for the accompanying video for today’s show.

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Drummer Talk 196 – Rudimental Refresher (Part 3)

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Drummer Talk 196 – Rudimental Refresher (Part 3)

We round out our rudimental refresher series today as we cover the drag rudiments. In the news, Dave and Troy discuss the return of Tico Torres to Bon Jovi, epic drummer wanted posters, what’s the deal with cymbalvote.com, and Visible Music College’s Drumathon 9.

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Drummer Talk 195 – Rudimental Refresher (Part 2)

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Drummer Talk 195 – Rudimental Refresher (Part 2)

We continue our rudimental refresher series as we cover the diddle and flam rudiments.

In the news, we talk about our favorite fills, you can win Will Calhoun’s drum kit, DrumChannel.com is giving away tickets to an Aaron Spears masterclass, the dos and don’ts of metal drumming, Vic Firth’s new synthetic stick, Stewart Copeland’s new documentary kickstarter, Steve Gadd’s new album, and Drumathon 9!

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MD’s Jazz Drummer’s Workshop: Approaching Standards, Part 1

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or simply in your middle school jazz band, at some point you have to tackle jazz standards, and it’s always helpful to brush up (ba-dum-tss) on learning these tunes.  Check out Part 1 of Modern Drummer’s “Approaching Standards” workshop.

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Drummer Talk 193 – Rudimental Refresher (Part 1)

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Drummer Talk 193 – Rudimental Refresher (Part 1)

Here at the beginning of the school year, we figured it was a good idea to brush up on our rudiments!  We cover the roll rudiments in Part 1 of Drummer Talk’s Rudimental Refresher show.

In the news, we finally find out who won Loudwire’s Greatest Metal Drummer contest, we discuss NPR’s 10 ways to improve your practice time, we listen to a cool sounding groove played by a 10 year old on a washing machine, Mickey Hart examines the connection between music and cognition, and we run down Classic Rock’s top singing drummers!

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NPR’s 10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

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NPR’s 10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Here at the start of the year, we love taking a look at things that can do while studying music.  Practicing is always at the front of improving your musicianship, and here are 10 ways you can optimize your own practice time, according to NPR!

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