What happens if you’re a musician, but you’re not really looking for a career in the performance, composing, or teaching side of the music industry? I sat down with Travis Goodwin from Yamaha and we discussed the options out there for non-gigging musicians.
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.
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.
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!
From developmental tips to social strategies, we talk all about tips and suggestions for surviving the grind of music in higher eduction. In the news, we talk about KFC hating on drummers, Korn says “no” to Dave Silveria, the greatest metal drummer brackets from Loudwire, NIN’s new record, and the Eiffel Tower as an instrument.
I always knew that songs borrowed from each other all the time, but this one is interesting! The A.V. Club breaks down songs that incorporate the classic, “Be My Baby” drum intro.
Here’s another great article from Music Radar’s recent Drum Expo 2103. Here, they outline 9 aspects to help fine tune your live performance to make you more marketable.