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Drummer Daily

Real-world, practical advice for moving from where you are to becoming a pro drummer! You'll hear from Daniel Hadaway, The Drum Coach, along with other musicians who are earning a real living playing music. You'll finish every episode inspired to continue your journey, and you'll be equipped with practical, actionable steps YOU can take to get your first paying gig! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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#136: How many takes does it usually take professional drummers to get a solid track in the studio?

Elijah writes in and asks: How many takes does it usually take to get a solid drum track in the studio? Are there guys who can do it in one take? And what about quantizing drums- do you ever do that? Are there professionals who are "that good" and never get quantized? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

29 Jun 2017

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#122: How I Memorize Songs Quickly

Years ago I decided that I didn't want to use charts anymore. It's tough having my head buried in a chart when I'm trying to pay attention to what's going on, musically speaking. So I had to come up with a way to memorize patterns quickly. I'm going to share that with you today. And let me tell you: this comes in SUPER-HANDY in the studio.Full transcript and more resources for drummers at danielhadaway.com/122 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

8mins

11 May 2017

Rank #2

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#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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10mins

11 Aug 2017

Rank #3

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5-Piece Drum Kit with No Cymbals?

Why do we play the patterns we play? How much thought are we putting into it? Why do we play the drums set up the way we do? What is the meaning of all this? Why are robin's eggs blue??? Most of these questions are explored in this podcast episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

8mins

9 Dec 2016

Rank #4

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How to Choose New Drum Heads

Here are a couple of tips for choosing new drum heads. Including how to prioritize the unique features of different drum heads and find the one that's right for you! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11mins

30 Sep 2016

Rank #5

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How to Quickly Tell If You're Ahead or Behind the Click Track

Today I'll share a super-quick method for determining if you're playing in front of or behind the click track (or perfectly if you're a robot!)... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

28 Nov 2016

Rank #6

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My Snare Drum Recommendation

My recommendation for an AMAZING snare drum that doesn't break the bank... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9mins

24 Oct 2016

Rank #7

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Do This Before You Charge for Drumming

I had a conversation with a friend recently who feels that he's ready to start getting paid for his drumming. I had a few questions for him that I thought he needed to consider before making that move- and I thought you might benefit from considering these same questions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

7mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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Networking the Right Way

I talk about this topic a lot because I get the most questions about it from other musicians. Is there a right way and a wrong way to network? Is there a secret to networking so that it is actually effective, but also not extremely awkward and dishonest? You bet... Let's talk about it on today's episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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How Can it Become Possible?

There are a million different paths to a goal. Just because one path seems like it isn't plausible doesn't mean that your goal is impossible. Today I share a funny story about how I came face-to-face with an "implausible" situation in my drumming, and still achieved my goal... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

1 Feb 2017

Rank #10

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You Might be a Better Drummer Than You Think!

Today I'm going to share a trick for gaining some eye-opening perspective on our drumming... And it's not all bad! You might very well discover you're a better drummer than you give yourself credit for! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10mins

2 Feb 2017

Rank #11

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#115: The Nashville Numbers System and What it Can Do for Drummers

Have you ever heard of the Nashville Numbers System? Today, we'll talk about what it is, and how you can use it as a drummer to better communicate with other musicians.Transcript:Hey there. Welcome back for more Drummer Daily. I am happy you're here. Today, I over the weekend, this is Tuesday, but over the weekend I painted my studio room. I'm getting prepared for this thing. I'm sure you're probably rolling your eyes at this point because I've talked about it so much, but I'm getting ready to announce something on May first. This episode comes out on April 25th, so were less than a week away. I'm announcing something on May first, and it's a new thing. It's a new thing. I can't tell you what it is yet. I realized I had the need, or it would be better if I kind of revamped my studio space just a little bit, just aesthetically, just how it looks. Painting it was part of that, so I did that.Anyway ... I did that this weekend, so today I'm upstairs, or I'm going to be upstairs in a minute kind of putting everything back in place. I had to move a bunch of sound panels and stuff, sound absorbing panels for acoustic treatment, out of the way so I didn't get paint all over them, so moving all those back, putting plug covers back on the plugs on the wall and things like that. I'm looking forward to getting up there. I love hanging out in my little dedicated music space. It's very relaxing and very cool.Today I wanted to talk to you about something. I actually got an Instagram message from someone who listens and he asked me about, I believe it was Connors who asked me this. He said, "Hey, tell me, can you do something about the Nashville numbers system? Like maybe what you should know about it and how you can use it as a drummer." Basically all that stuff. I thought, that's a great idea. I haven't really talked about that much.Full transcript at http://danielhadaway.com/episode115 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11mins

25 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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Walkthrough: My Drum Recording Setup

I get questions fairly often on Instagram about the specifics of my recording setup. So today, I'm going to walk you through every piece of gear that I use to track drums, along with some insight on why I chose these particular pieces of gear. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Getting the Most Out of Electronic Drums

Many us have to play electronic drum sets. Likely for the sake of extra volume control (why don't our neighbors like drums???). So today I'm sharing a few ideas about how we can get the MOST out of e-drums, by changing our mindset, our playing, and even the sound samples we use! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10mins

16 Jan 2017

Rank #14

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#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 DanielHadaway.com/161 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

8mins

5 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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3 Tips for Tuning Toms

For some reason, toms always have seemed like an intimidating topic when it comes to tuning. But today, I'm going to share 3 tips with you for tuning toms that will hopefully simplify the process quite a bit and, as a result, make it seem like not such scary thing after all! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #16

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How to Stand Out in Your Music Scene

It's time for another rant... But this time I make sure to circle back and give you some actionable advice on how you can stand out in your music scene and make a name for yourself. And the best part is: it really isn't that hard! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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How to Get Discovered as a Drummer

Tino writes in with what is probably the most common question I get here on Drummer Daily:What is the best way of getting discovered?I'll walk you through 3 steps EVERY musician should go through in anticipation of getting "discovered". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

4 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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For Worship Drummers: How to Play Drums with more Sensitivity

One of 3 core traits I believe every great worship drummer should strive for- sensitivity can go a REALLY long way in improving the worship experience for everyone in your church. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9mins

15 Sep 2016

Rank #19

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Questions to Ask Before a Studio Session

When the time comes for a studio session, here are some unique questions you as a drummer should ask BEFORE the day of the session... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9mins

30 Aug 2016

Rank #20