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Drummers I Like Podcast

The Drummers I Like Podcast features a new episode each week focused on the many different elements of the Drumming spectrum. From weekly interviews with professional drummers, business owners, and entrepreneurs to drum lessons, career guidance, and gear reviews. Join Richard Ducat each week for a brand new drum related show and don’t forget to subscribe!

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All about the hosts – Drummers I Like Podcast #3

In this episode of the Drummers I Like podcast, we get to know more about the DIL podcast host's Rich and Kevin, plus Kevin recaps his trip to Tampa to see The Contortionist and more! What's up! Drummers I Like is back with episode 3 of the Drummers I Like podcast. In this episode, we tell our listeners a little about Rich and myself. We got into our history on the drums and gave some insight into our journey with drumming and music. Rich and I have quite different musical backgrounds so it's great to be able to share that with you guys! It's a great opportunity show how even though there are many drummers out there each one has a unique story behind them and it was definitely fun to get into that.I also get a chance to talk about my trip to The Orpheum in Tampa Florida to check Joey Baca of The Contortionist and Navene Koperweis of Entheos. Their performances were great and it was awesome to check out their playing again and to catch up with them on how the tour was going and what was new. We touched a little bit on what we've been working on with our personal practice routines lately and even get a little into some gear related stuff too.We urge our listeners and readers to make sure to check out episode 3 of the Drummers I Like podcast and let us know what you think! We've included our personal social media links below these notes if you feel like keeping up with what we're doing individually, so check those out if you'd like too! Until next timeCiao,Kevin - Drummers I Like Kevin's Linksfacebook.com/kevin.ciarlelliInstagram - @kmc_drumsemail - kevin@drummersilike.netLinks for Kevin's current projectfacebook.com/SharpToothFLInstagram - @sharptoothflwebsite - SharpToothFl.comRichard's Linksfacebook.com/richard.ducat.1Instagram - @richducatemail - richard@drummersilike.net

53mins

4 May 2016

Rank #1

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Pablo Viveros – Drummers I Like Podcast #16

Welcome to another episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast! We are stoked to bring you Pablo Viveros from Chelsea Grin.Pablo has been playing drums for a very long time and his story is nothing short of amazing emphasizing some of the reoccurring themes we tend to get into on the show.Richard, Kevin and Pablo dive into a handful of topics ranging from drum lessons, not going to your lessons and what being a cool guy with drive can do for you. We also make continual reference to the strict guidance of Momma Viveros as she continually pushed Pablo to master his true craft of playing the drums.Pablo is an amazing player with an amazing approach to playing the drums and to life itself, so tune in!7:00 - 13:00: Pablo takes us through his journey starting with the beginning days in Mexico jamming with his dad in their music room. He goes on to tell us about moving to America and how his brother purchased what ended up being his first kit. Pablo snatched up that kit in 8th grade and started playing heavily every day trying to learn any and all Pop Punk albums. We go on to talk about his introduction to music lessons with " Sneeze " and being thrown off by the odd curriculum thrown at him from day one.13:00-15:00: We talk about Pablo's short stint with the jazz band and how his ability to play landed him the spot ultimately to have his lack of being able to read get him kicked. Kevin points out his dislike for that type of teaching behavior suggesting the teacher should have worked with Pablo instead of giving him the boot.15:00-21:00: Pablo talks in depth about his first pop-punk band three-star hotel and his introduction to recording with the gig that lasted about 2 years. Pablo and Rich reminisce on genre-jumping between pop-punk and screamo and Kevin reminds us his age as we talk anthrax and Kevin's hardcore sludge days.21:00-27:00: Pablo gets into his pop punk cover bands and jamming covers at his parent's house in his teens. We get into his journey of playing with different bands, talent shows and more. Pablo gets into continually being drawn to guitar ( against his mom's wishes ) and going into a drum hiatus. Ultimately being led back to jamming more pop punk covers doing his best to emulate his hero, Travis Barker.27:00-31:00: Kevin points out the commonalities between Pablo and Rich as they get into having the same Sonor kits and same beat cymbals. They go on to discuss entry level drum sets and playing with broken cymbals... the struggle is real. As the guys nerd out on cymbals, Kevin points out growing up with Scimitar cymbals and playing his CB-700 kit.31:00-36:00: As we dig deeper into Pablo's story we hear about his short soccer career missing his first practice for a talent show tryout his band ultimately didn't make the cut for. He jumps back to his lessons with Sneeze leading to his original band connections happening there.36:00-44:00: Pablo talks about moving to Pocatello to join screamo band Death in December. The band was well established with great musicianship and backing so it seemed like a no-brainer. He talks about the ups and downs and eventually recording with Don Lithgow, journeying with the band and learning the ups and downs of being a full-time drummer. After some rough bumps and a year of not doing much he left the band and headed home to take a break.44:00-52:00: We get into the next few years of music leading up to his band Becoming Everest as the lead guitar player. He also ended up meeting his now current drum tech, Jesus. This eventually led to him recording at the same studio as Chelsea Grin forging the first connection to the crew that he would ultimately end up joining.52:00-57:00: Pablo talks about getting the text from Alex about potentially joining Chelsea Grin and what it took to learn the songs he needed to learn in order to land the gig. He also touches on the common theme of guys not texting you back when they are on tour.

1hr 38mins

23 Sep 2016

Rank #2

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#64: Jonathan Ulman – Diary of a Disciplined session drummer

Today's guest is 18-year session drummer and highly in demand Boston based studio drummer Jonathan Ulman. Johnathan is the definition of discipline and hard work recently being nominated for "Best new drummer for 2016" by Rhythm Magazine. Today's show digs deep into Johnathan's narrative as we listen to the man himself tell his own account of it all.Johnathan is endorsed by Zildjian, Ludwig, Vic Firth, Evans, drumtacs, West tone, Big fat snare drumAbout our guest:Jonathan Ulman is an internationally recognized Session Drummer and Percussionist from Boston, MA. He has been nominated for “Best New Drummer 2016′ By Rhythm Magazine and named “2016 Session Musician of the Year” by The Boston Music Awards. Jonathan has been recording and touring with artists around the world for more than 18 years and is considered the area' most in demand drummer.Key points from today's podcast:Playing the game: After his parents nagged a snare, kick, and cymbal from a neighbor they would soon find out that Jonathan would do what ever would take to get a jam session in. First sessions included his dad putting his cymbals on his dowel while his brother positioned it upright next to him mimicking a high-hat and snare setup. He would soon be fitted with a sexy ludwig kit when his parents saw how serious he was.Keeping up with the Joneses: Jonathan gives us an in-depth breakdown to how he ticks in matters of keeping the session work in, the practice time flowing, the gigs consistent, and the family first. This is important stuff as Jonathan fits an insane of amount of productive work into his day.Let's talk drum gear: Kevin gets the conversation soaring as we get deep into Jonathans setup in the studio, on tour, and at home.In closing:We truly had a blast chatting with Johnathan and we are feeling extremely inspired. How about you? Do you aspire to be a session drummer? Leave a comment for Johnathan below!But wait...there's more! This month of Drummers I Like Pro is going to be our biggest month yet. Scott is severely talented at what he does and that fact that he is dropping so much knowledge for SO little is mind blowing to not only me but the entire team here at Drummers I Like Pro! Want to get involved? Want to get a free drum lesson from Scott right now?  JUST CLICK HERELinks for our guest:TwitterInstagramThat's it for episode 63 of the Drummers I like Podcast. We will be back Monday with another episode of the Daily Fill featuring a new Drum Lesson from our head educator Scott Jackson.If you missed any of this weeks episode you can catch a quick link any of the episodes belowScott's Drum Lesson on ParadiddlesDaily Motivation for Drummers with RichardMorning fuel with J.C. Clifford and RichardDrum Rants with KevinLast Friday's Podcast featuring David Puckett of Music Mentors OnlineDrummers I Like Social Media linkswebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterYoutube

1hr 18mins

25 Aug 2017

Rank #3

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Dave Weckl and Larnell Lewis: Yamaha 50th Anniversary

Welcome back to another episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast! Today is an extremely special episode in which Kevin, Scott and myself had the opportunity to chat down with Dave Weckl and Larnell Lewis during their performance during the 50th anniversary for Yamaha drums.The experience was enlightening, humbling, and overall a once in a lifetime type feeling. I can’t thank Yamaha enough for offering us this honor and even more so for their professionalism and flexibility. They truly are a company that looks out for everyone in their community and you know that’s number one to the team at Drummers I Like!Dave and Larnell only had a short amount of time today and in order for me to allow my team the chance to be involved, we decided to put together 3 short questions. In the interviews, they are split and asked by all three of us in the same order. The answers are both unique in their own right as well as inspiring.The questions:Who is the most influential drummer of all time? Why does Yamaha best represent your sound? What’s number one on your playlist right now?As previously mentioned, Dave and Larnell but give detailed answers that both held strong so be sure to listen in to hear why.Once again, We would like to thank Larnell Lewis, Dave Weckl, Charlie Banks, Michael LaPick and entire team over at Yamaha Drums! It has been an honor to know you all! We would also like to once again bring light to the Yamaha Drums 50th year anniversary. This industry is one that definitely delivers some hard knocks and knowing that this small business created something really big within this community and others is really impressive to me!- RichardPlease take the time to leave a review as it helps rank our show and get it out to more listeners like you!ItunesGoogleStitcherIf you missed any of last weeks episode you can catch a quick link to any of the episodes belowScott's Drum Lesson on ParadiddlesDaily Motivation for Drummers with RichardMorning fuel with J.C. CliffordDrum Rants with KevinLast Friday's Podcast Drummers I Like Social Media linkswebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterYoutube

45mins

6 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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Eddy Barco - When no is not a viable option

Welcome back to another episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast! This week we are chatting with Los Angeles Native and host of the Nebula Music Podcast Eddy Barco! Eddy reached out to me earlier this year looking for a hand with getting His podcast up and live!About our guest:This podcast has literally been in the works for months and it really was worth the wait. Eddy is a true one of a kind drumtrepreneur that has let nothing stop him from achieving his goals. From heisting his local church daily in order to practice to making the tough decision to not give up when hit with an issue that would cause most to give up all hope. Eddy amps me up, his voice is energy producing and his vibe is just straight up cool which makes this entire episode an extremely multi-faceted and full of organic discourse. If this episode doesn't give you a reason to laugh at the pettiness of your problems, get back on the horse, and go full steam ahead towards your goals then you just may be doomed!Key Points from today's episode: Just like every episode of the drummers I like podcast we dive deep into Eddy's story getting the biography from the shredder himself. Eddy goes into detail regarding his childhood and early teenage years in which he would break into his church's band room every night of the week in order to practice his obsession that is drums We get the details on Eddy's brick wall moment in which he was faced to deal with the loss of 10 pre-recorded podcasts with some of the biggest artists in our industry. He break's down how he overcame this moment and launch what is now the nebula music podcast.Eddy is inspirational and after getting that truckload of a story and journey I was immediately struck with a sense of relaxation. All my issues seemed like small problems as Eddy made me see the big picture that day... Something my father in law consistently says to me " Don't sweat the small stuff and don't forget that it's all small stuff! It's the truth and Eddy is the pure essence of that truth and concept as told in this amazing journey of faith and hard work!That's it for this episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast, tune in next week!- RichardLinks for EddyFacebookInstagramYoutubeLinks for The Nebula Music PodcastWebsiteFacebookInstagramPlease take the time to leave a review as it helps rank our show and get it out to more listeners like you!ItunesGoogleStitcherIf you missed any of last weeks episode you can catch a quick link to any of the episodes belowScott's Drum Lesson on ParadiddlesDaily Motivation for Drummers with RichardMorning fuel with J.C. CliffordDrum Rants with KevinLast Friday's Podcast Drummers I Like Social Media linkswebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterYoutube

1hr 9mins

27 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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#90: Juan Carlito Mendoza - Success is in the details

What's up Drumtrepreneurs! This week we are chatting with Juan Carlito Mendoza. This is my absolute dream interview and one I have waited a very long time to do. Juan is an educator and Adjunct professor at the New Jersey City University and the band director at William C. McGinnis Middle school with a list of sponsors including Pearl Drums, Remo, Vic Firth, Meinl, Drumdots, drumdial, sweet spot clutches. Juan is also the winner of the 2012 guitar center drum off and in my opinion the best entry of all time. This interview shows the humbled approach Juan brings to any conversation showing his true obsession with music, drums, and educate others in the most reliable way possible.Key Points from today's episode Juan gives us the full spread on his life breaking down the fundamentals of what led to his obsession with playing drums. Juan talks about the mentors that were standing over his shoulder giving him the advice he needed to stay on track at an early age. Juan talks deeply about habit building and paying attention to the details in his playing but more specifically in his playing. This leads us to the story of how we won the guitar center drum off as we detail the purpose behind his insane training that led to winning. As we detail out the success of Juan's career we transition into the importance of goal setting and more importantly holding yourself accountable to achieve the goals you set out for yourself. We shed light once again on the 7 attempts Juan took to win the Guitar Center Drum off and using the power of goal setting to win.Juan was by far one of the most successful guests we have ever had firmly detailing his understanding of what it takes to be successful in the music industry. It's important to point out a few bullet points from this chat that really play a role in Juan's success. Obsessive habits: Juan obsessed over the drums his entire life to the point of no return and because of that his ability to find joy in a practice pad allows him to feel good about spending 7-8 hours focusing on his hands Diligent with the details: Juans ability to stare at his hands for hours, listen to recordings of himself for weeks, and obsesses over breaking down 1 single pattern into 20+ different variations is a clear indicator of his fluid understanding of rudiments and timing.Juan is a pillar of success speaking a level of drumming language that only a few unique people have had the luxury of speaking and a drummer I feel everyone can take a page from. Learning what I have learned today has given me some serious inspiration of my own. Remember, its the small steps that over time result in GIANT results..- RichardJuans Social Media linksInstagramFacebookYoutubePlease take the time to leave a review as it helps rank our show and get it out to more listeners like you!ItunesGoogleStitcherIf you missed any of last weeks episode you can catch a quick link to any of the episodes belowScott's Drum LessonDaily Motivation for Drummers with RichardLast week's episode of the Drummers I Like PodcastDrummers I Like Social Media linksInstagramFacebookTwitterYoutube

1hr 48mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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Joshua Berrios – Drummers I Like Podcast #48

Welcome back to this week’s episode of Drummers I like. Today we are joined by Josh Berrios, founder of The Drummers Corner Group and drummer for The Funk Factory.Josh endorses Heart Cymbals, Kbrakes, Sweet Spot Clutches, Mia Moore Sticks, Drum Dots, Rim Riser, Big Fat Snare Drum, Sledge Pad, JamTech, and True Tuner.In this episode: A dream come true: Josh breaks it down from the start as he details his journey behind the kit. The Funk Factory: 15 years of playing and building chemistry can really mean a lot for a group. Josh gives us a rundown of his longstanding music project. The evolution of organic growth: In a world full of paid placement it's truly hard to get your footing. Josh speaks to his massive organic growth while giving insights and tips on how he did it!Joshua Berrios is a man that is down to earth and has a passion for sharing. Josh is a Brooklyn drummer who has a vision of a drumming community for the greater good. Josh started Drummers Corner Group as a way to share independent custom drum companies with others who might not know of these brands and it took off. No monetary gain or grabbing for money Josh did this because the drumming community is one of a kind and he embraces this.Rapid Singles1.What was holding you back from becoming a successful drummer? Balancing drums and family What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Follow your heart. Go with your gut. Your best idea is what you want when you have no outside influencesWhat's a personal habit that contributes to your success? Staying FocusedShare a resource or tool that helps you survive as a drummer. Tempo Advance App Imagine you woke up tomorrow in a world exactly like ours, you still had all the same knowledge and talent that you have as a drummer but you know no one. All you have is $500, a smartphone, and small portable drum set. What would you do first? Start a social media page, and keep the 500 in my pocket cuz everything else is paid for.Thanks for joining us in this week’s episode. Thank you, Josh Berrios! It was a chat that won’t be forgotten. Keep an eye out for the Drummers Corner Podcast.Drummers Corner Group LinkswebsiteInstagramFacebookClick here to win a FREE WEEK OF DRUMMERS I LIKE PROSubscribe to the Newsletter for Daily Fill updates, early access to content, contests, and offers!Drummers I Like LinkswebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter

1hr 35mins

5 May 2017

Rank #7

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Daily Fill #33: Instagram growth hacking for drummers

Welcome to Episode 33 of the Daily Fill! Today We are chatting Instagram growth hacking for drummers!The Daily Quote:Jim Rohn: “You can not change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight”What's going on today Drummers?It's a fresh week over here at Drummers I Like and I wanted to start it with some major knowledge bombs! Today I want to dwell deep into the art of Instagram growth hacking and some of the methods I use to grow our account every day.  Along with Drummers I Like, I also run a handful of other social media accounts that have experienced some pretty fascination growth rates. Some of the techniques I use are proprietary and some are out in the open... I'll fill you in.A few points I cover:  The amount of time it takes to develop and execute your plan Why understanding your brand demographic is key. How continual adjustment is KEY!Whatever way you choose to look at it growing a channel on Instagram is not easy these days. I hope some of this stuff helps you and if you have some sweet techniques you are using yourself just let us know and we will talk next time!That's it for the Daily Fill! Tune in Every Morning Monday Through Thursday for a new episode!- RichardDaily Music (heard in intro/outro):Conditions - The end of progressionDrummers I Like LinksInstagramFacebookTwitter

5 Jun 2017

Rank #8

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Daily Fill #69: Drum Lessons with Scott – Carter Beauford

Welcome to the Monday edition of the Daily Fill with our lead educator Scott Jackson! Every Monday Scott drops in to give us a quick drum lesson that we can apply to our playing right now! Let's get started...Today's Drum lesson from Scott:This week we are trying to get inside the creative mind of THE CAT... Carter Beauford.Topics discussed1. The Nostalgic feeling of studying Carter again.2. Improvising - Feeding the soloist and how listening to Carter can teach you that.3. Serving the Music - Listen and Study Carter to learn what is required to serve the music. Most of the time, it's not about playing fast, but sometimes that is what is needed.4. Strive to Impress not only Great Drummers but Great Musicians.5. $10 for Pro really?? Seriously, that is crazy. So go sign up and Get better at Drums, at Marketing, and a Strong Positive Mentality!I hope this helps you in your practice.Thanks for watching and Go Practice!This month of Drummers I Like Pro is going to be our biggest month yet. Scott is severely talented at what he does and that fact that he is dropping so much knowledge for SO little is mind blowing to not only me but the entire team here at Drummers I Like Pro! Want to get involved? Want to get a free drum lesson from Scott right now?  JUST CLICK HEREThat's it for the Daily Fill! Tune in Every Morning Monday Through Thursday for a new episode!- ScottIf you missed any of this weeks episode you can catch a quick link any of the episodes belowScott's Drum Lesson on ParadiddlesDaily Motivation for Drummers with RichardMorning fuel with J.C. Clifford and RichardDrum Rants with KevinLast Friday's Podcast featuring Scott Jackson HimselfDrummers I Like Social Media linkswebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterYoutubeYoutubeDrummers I Like Pro week 4 session 2 is live and this is the final session! I am extending our free 2-day trial over into the weekend and closing the doors this Sunday at midnight PST! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP NOW

14 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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#61: TJ Hartmann – Self Made Music Producer & Drum Engineer

Welcome back to episode 61 of the Drummers I Like Podcast. This week we have the pleasure of chatting with TJ Hartmann. TJ is a session and touring drummer with a passion and serious strength for self-producing the amazing work he does behind the drum kit.TJ is sponsored by Pearl Drums, Evans Drumheads, Innovative Percussion, Alclair In-Ear Monitors, and Audio Technica Microphones.About our guest:Hailing from the great state of Ohio, our guest TJ has a love for drums that is as pure as the driven snow. TJ started his journey at the early age of 10 when his elementary school music class gave everyone the opportunity to pick instruments. It was in this moment that his Father pivoted his life for the better when he told his son HELL NO to the trumpet, crossed it out, put drums on there and sent him back with the much-needed signature that would start the legacy that has since been created.Key points from today's podcast:Like Father, Like Son: TJ gives us a detailed journey into his childhood experience learning drums with a father that was right by his side every step of the day. In order to maintain the sense of comforting presence, TJ's father was very adamant about participating and taking every lesson with TJ. This will play a role down the road as TJ breaks down his drive, focus, and determination to succeed in the world of percussion.The Marching Years: TJ breaks down the extensive time he spent behind the snare drum as he went through the ranks. He started out in high school working with one of the best teachers right out of DCI in an experience TJ claimed was highly regarded in his school. During these years he made his way to the top and eventually graduated into drum-core. After playing for a few well-respected marching groups in the Ohio area TJ went on to become the section leader in his final year.The Long Road: After utterly walking circles around everything he put his hands on TJ decided to take his hand at CAL State Long beach for his degree in Jazz Studies. This is where things changed for TJ as he was quick to cite his knack for focusing on more playing and less reading starting to come back to bite him. He chose to take a break from Cal-State and enroll into MI where a phone call with an offer to play in an emerging band changed everything for him.The Swift Transition: TJ's time spent with the band coined him a true interest and basic understanding of studio production. He would soon take this knowledge and start to build on it over the next ten years as he took a self-guided crash course in music production. This pure passion and interest would eventually push him to create his Instagram and Youtube channels we are all so fond of todayIn closing:After a long journey in California, TJ would eventually head back to Ohio to build his life. He is now a married man and proud Father that has taken over 10 years to master his craft behind the kit. His many years touring and recording with the band sparked a true love and interest for music and drum production that he has turned into a focused brand putting out a new song and drum video to back it every single day. TJ is a passionate professional and someone that I personally have taken a serious interest in regarding playing the drums.Month 5 of Drummers I Like pro will be hosted by TJ and he will be taking us through his entire production process as he teaches us how to put together a high-quality product from the luxury of our own homes. I personally will be spending a lot of time working through that month as I start to upgrade my own home studio via his guidance and direction!Links for our guest:FacebookYoutubeTwitterInstagramWebsiteThat's it for episode 61 of the Drummers I like Podcast. We will be back Monday with another episode of the Daily Fill featuring a new Drum Lesson from our head educator Scott Jackson.If you missed any of this weeks episode you can catch a quick link an...

1hr 31mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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Cleaning drums, E-cymbals – Drummers I like Podcast #7

What's going on drummers? Thanks for checking out another great episode of the Drummers I Like podcast! Rich and Kevin have a great talk this week about some things that have been going on in the drummers community and also some Drummers I Like news for things that are in the works!Some of the main points to check out are Kevin's ideas on building his own E-Cymbal for electronic drum kits, some great ways to help create better videos to showcase your unique playing skills in a world of social media, and the importance of self-promotion for drummers.Kevin has been brainstorming for some time now and is ready to delve into the world of homemade e-kits. He's been working to find some solutions to what it would take to build his own e-cymbals (electronic drum cymbals) as an addition to his Roland v-drum set. His kit has more than a few tired pads. He briefly explains some of his ideas of materials it will take to build and some of the basic steps to wire everything correctly. It all sounds like it should work pretty well so we can't wait to bring more news about how the first build of E-cymbals will turn out. If all go's well you can expect some tutorial videos on how to take advantage of this D.I.Y. way to add more sounds to your e-kit on a budget. Kevin should be able to share a ton on this topic as he's always on a budget!Rich gets into his weekend of cleaning up and setting up his acoustic drums. This is always a task that we all get excited for then lose enthusiasm about an hour into the project. But Rich endured and got his DW performance series 8x14 snare drum looking amazing and rest of his Shine kit looking spectacular as well. He describes some of the cleaning products he used to get his drums back in tip top shape. Rich also describes his tuning process for that snare and he and Kevin get into a good discussion about Vater Buzzkills and how they stack up against some of the other companies out there that are making a similar drum dampening products.The guys also get into some new Drummers I Like news as well with the announcement that the next guest on the podcast will be...(drum roll please). Mr. Steve Carey the drummer of The Color Morale. Steve is an excellent drummer and we can't wait to have a chat with him. Rich talks about his thoughts on Steve and we are all very excited to have him come on with us. Make sure to email or comment us if you have any questions for Steve when we have him on the show. They also talk a bit about Rich's trip to Florida this week for a much-needed vacation to celebrate his son's 2nd birthday. Kevin and Rich really look forward to seeing each other as it has been close to a year since that's happened. Hopefully we should see some great drumming footage of Rich and Kevin hanging out at Kevin's rehearsal space. Rich should enjoy some quality time behind some acoustic drums as long he can contest with Kevin's tall-guy-with-long-arms setup. We think he should be good though!Some other big drumming news that happened this week was the announcement by Gretsch drums. They have announced that none other than Vinnie Colaiuta has come back home to Gretsch drums. We here at Drummers I Like were very happy to hear Vinnie has gone back to Gretsch. Rich and Kevin talk a bit about the announcement and Kevin attempts to clear up some misinformation that has been pretty widespread in the drumming community about the partnership between Gretsch and DW drums. Kevin plays Gretsch himself and has always considered himself a fan of their products and business practices. That brings them to their discussion about the partnership between the two companies and how it can only mean good things for the legendary American drum builders!Well, that's about it for this installment of the Drummers I Like Podcast. We can't thank you enough for coming to visit us here at Drummers I Like and can't wait to bring you next week's show! We encourage you to stop by Itunes and leave us a review an...

55mins

13 Jun 2016

Rank #11

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Daily Fill #20: Stop Breaking Drum Sticks

Welcome to the daily fill!The Daily Quote:Walt Disney: “The Way Get to Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”M. J. is the author of the Millionaire Fastlane: A personal favorite of mine! Want to read it? Just Click here and you will get access to a free trial of audible which includes a free book!What's going on today?I broke a drumstick for the first time in years last night and with no extras, I was forced to pick up a new pair of differently sized and branded Drumsticks. This is one of my biggest pet peeves and today I want to explore the topic... Just a bit.A few points I cover:  The problems with broken sticks. Adjusting to new drumstick sizes on the spot. Why are there so many sizes to choose from?This subject is one that hits close to home for me so tune in for an emotional drumstick crazed Rich..That's it for the Daily Fill! Tune in Every Morning Monday Through Thursday for a new episode!- RichardDaily Music (heard in intro/outro):Volumes - WormholesCLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A FREE WEEK OF PRO! Subscribe to the Newsletter for Daily Fill updates, early access to content, contests, and offers!Drummers I Like LinkswebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter

15mins

5 May 2017

Rank #12

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Daily Fill #32: Intro to the Subdivision Pyramid

The Daily Quote:Tony Robbins: “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”What's going on today?We just launched month 2 of Drummers I Like Pro and I'm not going to shut up haha.A few points I cover:  The ins and out of the subdivision pyramid What it did for hard to teach Rich The sweet deal you get if you visit this linkI actually kept it close to 10 mins today... GO ME!!!GET SIGNED UP HEREThat's it for the Daily Fill! Tune in Every Morning Monday Through Thursday for a new episode!- RichardDaily Music (heard in intro/outro):Three Six Mafia - Da SummaDrummers I Like LinksInstagramFacebookTwitter

18mins

1 Jun 2017

Rank #13

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Daily Fill #124: Learn to embrace change

Welcome to the Now Wednesday edition of the Daily Fill with our Owner and founder Richard Ducat! Every Tuesday Richard gives us a dose of motivation, guidance, life hacks, marketing tips, and more!WHATS UP DRUMTREPRENEURS! We are back for our first 2018 episode of the Daily Fill featuring VIDEO! This week Richard dials it back to talk about all the great things going on at Drummers I Like this year and more importantly this month. We are giving away another Snare, going full video every week, bringing on new advertisers, going HARD at NAMM and much more!Want to win a custom stave snare from Predator Percussion? CLICK HERE- RichPlease take the time to leave a review as it helps rank our show and get it out to more listeners like you!Resources for Drummers I like listeners:The Drummers I LIke FACEBOOK GROUPGet a free Coaching call with Me:Do you like my chats? Do you want to take my applications to the next level? Why not book a free coaching consultation with me? We can discuss your goals, priorities, problems, and more! I especially love helping people shape their weeks and balance their schedules to allow for more freedom to create, play drums, enjoy the social aspect of life, and more! I offer 3 free 20-minute consolations a week to subscribers to the Drummers I Like Podcast! Wanna book one now? Just visit coach.richducat.comPlease take the time to leave a review as it helps rank our show and get it out to more listeners like you!ItunesGoogleStitcherIf you missed any of last weeks episode you can catch a quick link to any of the episodes belowScott's Drum LessonLast week's Daily Motivation for Drummers with RichardLast Friday's Podcast Drummers I Like Social Media linkswebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterYoutube

21mins

3 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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Daily Fill #9

Welcome to the daily fill with me your host Richard DucatToday's episode is dedicated to all my favorite podcasts!Entrepreneur on fire, Tim Ferris, the Church of what's happening now, Amy Porterfield, The higherside chats, Tony Robbins podcast, Phew you all rule!!The Daily Quote:Jack Welch: "Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."You can pick up books on Jack Welch in the audible store for free right now with our 1-month trial that includes a free book! Just Click hereWhat's going on today?We are doing our big announcement today and blowing it out of the water all week! It's going to be big, the biggest announcement we have ever done as it will mark our next chapter! I am excited to chat with Earl today as well as this show has been a long time coming. Earl is a powerful communicator master drummer and 5-star teacher! You are going to love this one!PODCAST OF THE DAY! Stan Bicknell episode #33!Stan is the insane Aussie packing the super foot from down under and its safe to say that he is one of the biggest inspirations to grace the cast as of yet. We chat everything from being an entrepreneur and raising kids to get married and running a coffee shop. Drums played a big role but were just the icing on the cake on this compelling episode of the Drummers I Like podcast! You do not want to miss it!Here why in episode 33 of the Drummers I Like Podcast featuring Stan Bicknell! Just Click here!A few things you can expect to hear on our episode with Stan! Stans intro to music, how he found drums and how he made it to IG KING How Stan developed his insane foot technique Stans Kit preference, cymbal breakdown, and snare to floor tom explanation!That's it for the Daily Fill! Tune in Every Morning Monday Through Thursday for a new episode!- RichardDaily Music (heard in intro/outro):Animals as Leaders - Tempting timeSubscribe to the Newsletter for Daily Fill updates, early access to content, contests, and offers!Drummers I Like LinkswebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter

13mins

12 Apr 2017

Rank #15

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Jeeves Avalos – Drummers I Like Podcast #42

Welcome back to this weeks’ episode of the Drummers I Like podcast. Today we have the pleasure of chatting with none other than Jeeves Avalos. Jeeves is the Drum Tech for Falling in Reverse, Chelsea Grin, and currently, Luke Holland.In this Episode On The Grind: Get a real look into the mind of a "Drumtreprenuer" who is laser-focused and completely in tune with his goals. The true path to success: Jeeves points back to year 13 of his life and the moment that changed his outlook on self-progression forever. Getting The Gig: Jeeves gives us the run down on what it takes to make it as a paid tech in the touring world.About JeevesJeeves comes from a musical family with a father who played guitar and continually supplied Jeeves with a wide variety of genre's growing up! With his dad being a devout guitar player he felt compelled to pick up the 5 stringed string box but it wasn't long until a Marlyn Manson Concert opened his eyes to the fun of drums and inspired him to make the jump to his playing drums!After a disappointing first time jam with his father pushed him to change his gears, Jeeves Avalos found himself working his tail off to perfect his playing. Jeeves took the youtube learning approach for his first 4 years until deciding to take the leap into Online lessons with none other than the Guru Mike Johnston himself! This really changed his approach to playing, his attitude and of course, his abilities as he crushed through almost a year straight of Mike's Courses.“You Don't have to try and cram everything in at once”Jeeves has taken a very patient and strict approach to his playing and without lacking the humble approach, navigated his way through a tight-knit touring group full of some of the industries most prolific players. We once again make numerous references to what it takes to make it in the industry... BE A COOL HANG!Rapid Singles1. What was one of the biggest hurdles you had to overcome as a drummerJeeves: always have something to set you apart2. What is the best piece of advice you have ever receivedJeeves: Just say yes.3. What's a personal habit that contributes to your success?Jeeves: the want to succeed and the passion for growing.4. Share a resource or tool like an app or a drum tool that helps you survive.Jeeves: Pro metronome app5. if you could recommend just one book what would it be and why?Jeeves: Nuero Linguistic Programming book. NLP by Richard Bandler. - Click here to get your Free audible trial and get this book for FREE6. Imagine you woke up tomorrow in a world exactly like ours... You have no contacts and no one knows who you are but you possess all of the same knowledge and talents you currently have. You have $500, a smartphone, life essentials (food, a roof over your head), a car and a drum set of your choice. What would be your first move if you were going to rebuild your career/brand?Jeeves: I would spend $200 on a local camera guy and get myself into a studio and shoot some drum videos.I would use the remaining money to travel to L.A. and play with whoever I can at all times.Jeeves is a true inspiration for all drummers looking to take their playing to the next level and If you haven't taken a peep at him yet, then now is the time!Here are some links to get in touch with Jeeves and hear the great projects he is currently working on!Jeeves on Social:Jeeves on InstagramJeeves on FacebookJeeves current groups:Living in FictionNew ConnectionIf you enjoyed this episode or have missed out on previous episodes subscribe to the podcast to receive inside info and weekly drumming updates.Thanks for joining us this week!Drum resource of the week: Pro metronome appGreg’s recommended book is Neuro Linguistic Programming book. NLP by Richard Bandler.Subscribe to the Newsletter for early access to content, contests, and offers!Drummers I Like Linkswebsite

1hr 29mins

24 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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Freddy Charles – Drummers I Like Podcast #4

Hello drummers and listeners! Drummers I Like here again with another episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast. This week we had the honor of having Freddy Charles as our guest.Freddy is a multi-instrumentalist, a drummer and an accomplished entrepreneur that has found his favorite place being behind the kit. He definitely brings a unique insight to drumming and you can thank that to his diverse musical skills. His sense of time and incredible feel on the drums stands out in his playing. All three of us had a great chat and got into Freddy's early drumming journey as well as his influences, his opinions on digging into the roots of drumming, and the hot humid weather of Miami. We (especially Kevin) were pretty excited that he cited Bill Bruford as one of his main influences.We can all agree that drummers of all ages should check him out (especially you young guns) and take in some of his very original drumming. Freddy gave us some insight into his rehearsal spaces in both New York and his really cool setup in Miami that is actually like a shipping container. Freddy explained that its kind of like one of those pods that you can pack and store large items in. Freddy has taken it and added some acoustic treatment to make it an awesome place to film his excellent drum videos! We had a great discussion and Freddy has a great outlook and humble approach to drumming in general. It was cool to hear a little about his musical mindset as well as his journey from drummer to guitarist to vocalist and back to a drummer. Drummers that have taken the time to perfect their talent can really appreciate the journey Freddy has taken with enough information to add to your own. Freddy has some really cool things going on right now and we get into this and more during the podcast.  Make sure to link up with Freddy by checking out the links below this post if you're not following him already.Thanks again for listening to the Drummers I Like podcast and please feel free to give us your feedback. We want to know how we're doing and the more feedback the better. We are always striving to improve and it takes your opinions and thoughts and want to make each episode better than the last. 'Till next week! Thanks again for listening!CiaoFreddy Charles LinksWebsite: www.freddycharlesmusic.comInstagram: @freddycharlesFacebook: facebook.com/freddycharlesmusicTwitter: @freddycmusicDrummers I Like Linkswebsite: www.drummersilike.netInstagram: @drummersilikeFacebook: facebook.com/DrummersilikeTwitter: @drummersilikeMusic Credits:Intro/Transitions - Richard DucatOutro Track - Tesseract - Of Energy - Embers.ItunesGoogle Play

53mins

21 May 2016

Rank #17

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Daily Fill #24: Left-hand right-hand paradigm

Welcome to the daily fill!The Daily Quote:George Washington: “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”What's going on today?I take a little bit of time to talk about the left-hand right-hand paradigm and how it applies to all aspects of our lives.A few points I cover:  How the paradigm affects my life. How and what I work on to overcome the weak left hand. Finding a balance between your hand strengths and what being ambidextrous really means.Overall, most of us have a weak hand that we feel might hold us back and as a result are always focused on strengthening it. Is this holding you back? Think about it and leave your comments and questions in the comment box below!That's it for the Daily Fill! Tune in Every Morning Monday Through Thursday for a new episode!- RichardInterested in getting involved in the affiliate program today? Just click here! Daily Music (heard in intro/outro):Mestis - SemillaDrummers I Like LinksInstagramFacebookTwitter

18mins

16 May 2017

Rank #18

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#91: Cameron Carbone - The Journey is the Experience

What's up Drumtrepreneurs! This week we are chatting with Cameron Carbone. Cam is making GIANT waves on social media and I recently had the pleasure of getting to meet and hang out with him this past January at the NAMM Festival. His attitude is one that represents the TRUE #drumtrepreneur ideology and I was really excited to get a chance to hear his story today. He is proof that the dream is not dead and that things are just getting started for this ever-growing community of amazing drummers.Key Points from today's episode Cameron tells his story in great detail as he breaks down the key points in his life and break down the core of this drumtrepreneur. Cameron tells all in regards to how he built his instagram following using a team to of freinds to aid in putting together his high quality content. Cameron makes it a point to discuss the importance of investing in yourself and continually putting out content no matter what. We get the full break down on his drum kit, future plans for growth, and an amazing round of rapid singles!Cameron was easily one of the coolest dudes I've chatted with in a long time and It was truly a pleasure getting some perspective on his insights and efforts into the growth of himself and his community.- RichardCameron's Social Media linksInstagramPlease take the time to leave a review as it helps rank our show and get it out to more listeners like you!ItunesGoogleStitcherIf you missed any of last weeks episode you can catch a quick link to any of the episodes belowScott's Drum LessonDaily Motivation for Drummers with RichardLast week's episode of the Drummers I Like PodcastDrummers I Like Social Media linksInstagramFacebookTwitterYoutube

1hr 26mins

30 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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Daily Fill #66: Instagram Ninjas

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Daily Fill with Richard Ducat Founder of Drummers I Like. Today we are chatting about my completion of the Instagram guide to growth, my experiences throughout the journey, and whats next for growth guides from myself!On today's show We chat about my completion of Week 4 of the Drummers I Like Guide to Instagram and my experience teaching educational material for the first time. We chat about Scott's upcoming lessons and what having him on the team has done for me regarding my playing. We announce a new winner for the facebook contest, announce future plans for contests, and give our listeners a rant on reviewing us.That's it for the Daily Fill! Tune in Every Morning Monday Through Thursday for a new episode!I hope this helps you in your practice.Thanks for watching and Go Practice!Month 3 of Pro featuring my Drummers I like Guide to instagram grow is finally complete and you can  click here to experience it in full. Try it and if you love it, then just stay connected and enjoy all the great content we have to offer, if not. Just cancel. No risk, No obligations...That's it for the Daily Fill! Tune in Every Morning Monday Through Thursday for a new episode!- RichardIf you missed any of last weeks episode you can catch a quick link to any of the episodes belowScott's Drum Lesson on ParadiddlesDaily Motivation for Drummers with RichardMorning fuel with J.C. CliffordDrum Rants with KevinLast Friday's Podcast featuring TJ Hartmann, Music Producer, and Drum audio EngineerDrummers I Like Social Media linkswebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterYoutubeDrummers I Like Pro week 4 session 2 is live and this is the final session! I am extending our free 2-day trial over into the weekend and closing the doors this Sunday at midnight PST! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP NOW

15mins

8 Aug 2017

Rank #20