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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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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!

    #108: Jay Postones - Tesseract

    #108: Jay Postones - Tesseract

    Today, I am joined by my good friend Jay Postones of Tesseract.



    This chat is one of the most interesting podcasts I've done in ages. Perfect for welcoming back Drummers I Like. Going forward i will no longer be writing separate show notes. Transcripts will be provided shortly after each show post!



    * Richard Ducat

    • 1 hr 40 min
    #107: Why I deleted social media and simplified life.

    #107: Why I deleted social media and simplified life.

    On today's show

    So picture this... A big giant desk full of bunched up papered, crumpled up ideas of visions and plans. Cups of coffee everywhere, financial statements, books on how to learn shit, books on how to manage stuff. Computer wires, a red stapler (yes, blood red) mixed in between an old school calculator and about 15 broken lighting cables. Those iPhones man.



    There's a man sitting over this desk... Staring at it all in frustration because nothing is working, everything has become a complicated mess of unresolved issues and un-reachable dreams. All that's left is to wipe the slate clean.



    That's what today's episode is all about. Wiping the slate clean and simplifying it all.







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    What's been going on?



    * Ducat Baby #2 is on the way

    * I've been building my business VR marketing and it's going great!

    * I've simplified and eradicated all the clutter from my life... Now it's all about my agency and my family



    Today's show topic:

    Simplifying and why I deleted all the social media apps from my phone. Here's what we talked about



    * Why I made the decision.

    * What I focused on.

    * The outcome.

    * What I'm doing to transition back.



    My 3 tips on how you can take steps similar to this



    * Delete all the social media apps and games from your phone or put them in folders that take FOREVER TO FIND.

    * Develop a daily routine around productivity and focus it around your biggest goals.

    * Set some serious goals for yourself.





    * tell yourself a number you want in your bank account

    * tell yourself a place you want to be as a musician in 1 month, 6 months, 1 year.

    * Spell out the type of life you want for yourself. Is that full-time musician? Will this provide the income you want? If not, what do you need to do to be in a place that provides you great income and the freedom you want to do whatever it is you want to do. In this case… since we're all drummers here I am going to assume its drums lol.



    The Big Takeaway

    Overall you have to see the flaws in your activities. If your social media account isn’t giving you a monetary return it’s probably only doing one thing… Taking your time and focus away.



    One last tip: If you’re addicted to your smartphone like me then Youtube can be your best friend but be cautious. I use it strictly to keep up with my skills sets. If I’m learning, I'm working on my ability to potentially earn.



    That’s it for today's show.



    Talk to you next week



    Richard Ducat



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    Drummers I Like on Instagram

    • 33 min
    #106: Wyatt Stav - Flipping the Script on Pro Drumming

    #106: Wyatt Stav - Flipping the Script on Pro Drumming

    Welcome back to another episode of the podcast! Today we have the pleasure of chatting with Wyatt Stav! 



    Wyatt is an up and coming Drummer who has made quite the platform for himself on YouTube and Patreon. Wyatt is chock full of expertise and one of the reasons I wanted to bring him on was to chat YouTube and my current infatuation with the platforms ability to be monetized. This is paramount for drummers of today’s as channels become more saturated and gigs start to dry up for the high paid guys. It’s now leaving a giant gap for drummers with the power to teach and entertain the guys like me who suck up hours of YT content daily!



    Here’s what we chatted about today:



    * Wyatt’s upbringing and his parents genius idea to pay an allowance for every book he read

    * Wyatt’s struggle and journey towards finding a home on YouTube

    * The process behind his videos and how he records his audio

    * Life in general because Wyatt is a super bright bulb full of positive energy. This is partially why we chatted for 2 plus hours and have been texting ever since. Wyatt is a viber FOR sure!



    Here’s how you can find Wyatt.



    Links:



    Youtube: Wyatts Youtube



    instagram: Wyatts Insta



    Until next week.



    Richard Ducat



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    Drummers I Like on Instagram

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    Why Drumeo's Best Beginner Drum Book is Perfect for All Drummers | Ep. #105

    Why Drumeo's Best Beginner Drum Book is Perfect for All Drummers | Ep. #105

    What's up Drumtrepreneurs! We are back with a fresh episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast and yes... We're full video now so if you're watching on the site.. Thank you!



    Today on the show we are talking about the 7 reasons the Best Beginner Drum Book by Drumeo is perfect for any and all drummers. Let's get started.

    1. It teaches you how to set up your drums.

    The drum setup system: I own electronic and acoustic and without formal education, I always had a hard time setting them up. This has taken a lot of time in the past and with chapter 1 the first thing I found myself doing was taking apart my entire drum kit and setting it back up... 10 times now. The big thing this first chapter did for me really taught me that it’s ok to take your kit apart and change things up.. in fact, it makes you better.

    2. It thoroughly breaks down technique.

    Chapter 3: hand technique uncovered. As Someone who just started diving deep into JoJo Meyers secret weapons for modern drummers, I can tell you that this section was paramount for me. I really enjoyed being able to look at them all side by side in an easy format like in the book. It really helped me define the simple nuances between American and German. I do wish they broke down traditional a little bit more.

    3. It truly helps you understand reading music.

    Chapter 4: Note values made easy: this was a no brainer and between you and I the first chapter I skipped to.. this is absolutely one of weakest playing points and where I find my self the most when using the BBDB. I really like the notation legend. I’m the type of person that needs to learn from pretty much all angles before I get the big picture. Seeing it, hearing it, and having someone break down the subtle nuances of theory. This section does so well for me across the board from the simple break down of each note value to the easy to follow practice regimens. It’s good shit. I really feel like they hit this section out of the park and I look forward to my extended approach to this area of my playing.

    4. It cuts through the clutter with rudiments.

    Chapter 5: The rudimental breakdown: this may very well have been one of the most important sections for me. due to spending ten plus years not know what any of these things meant it was like heaven being given a simple process of understanding. I think the best part is the simplification. They really stuck to the core essential 5 rather than trying to shove 40+ down your throat and in my opinion these are the ones that help you hit the ground running. I really like how they matched all the teachings with practice regimens that are easy to follow. Damn, I need that p4 pad...

    5. It actually breaks down how to apply techniques in an easy to digest manner.

    Chapter 7: The technique selector: I feel like no one talks about this stuff and being the type of person that loves purpose and intent I found myself drooling over this section. Something I never really understood was cross sticking.. this really helped me dig into the depths of its purpose behind the kit. I think the coolest part was the recommended listening section.. really really sweet way to end the section with direct examples of players using it in specific settings.

    6. It defines different styles of music like magic.

    Chapter 9: Musical styles - the stylistic method was really the icing on the cake for me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve naively mistaken styles of music for others making my self look stupid in a circle of my musical peers.. this section really clarified a lot for me and helped me understand different styles, where they came from, when they’re used, and how to approach them. This section was paramount.

    7. It helps you get better at drums.

    This one is straight to the point. This book combines all three of the most important aspects of Learning.

    • 24 min
    #104: Julez Mascia - Balancing The Nuances of Growth

    #104: Julez Mascia - Balancing The Nuances of Growth

    What's up drumtrepreneurs, welcome back to another episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast! This week we are chatting with the shredder herself Julez Mascia and boy are you in for a treat. Julez is an upcoming drummer from New Jersey who is making waves on Social Media with her unique personality and insanely talented spin on some of the most popular tracks around. She also has a great personality and the fun that is reflected in her playing is equally matched in her ability to conversate and make herself extremely personable



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    On today's show, we spent a lot of time getting to know Julez and something that stood out to me was her genuine approach to it all. She brings a true justification to what hard work and diligence can do in a short amount of time and from the position of watching handfuls of my past guests blow up and give up I can tell you that she's got all the right pieces of the puzzle to hit record numbers of followers and turn her brand into something powerful AND LUCRATIVE...



    Until next week...



    Richard Ducat



    Drummers I Like

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #103: Matt Halpern - Locking into a new groove

    #103: Matt Halpern - Locking into a new groove

    What's up drumtrepreneurs, welcome back to another episode of the Drummers I Like Podcast! This week we are chatting with my good friend Matt Halpern as we catch up on everything from his new marriage to the last year of writing with Periphery. We even talk in depth about the efforts going into the recordings and latest single "Blood Eagle"



    All in all this podcast was meant to help set the new tone for Drummers I Like moving forward. With my last two shows with Dom Famularo and Scotty P. having such good feedback, I'm excited to see what everyone thinks of this one! I've really tried to treat DIL with the most professional approach possible and in return, I feel like I wasn't being myself. Consider episodes #100 and on the culmination of all my experience, everyone's feedback, and a complete 6 months of reflecting on what I wanted to do with this show. I really hope you enjoy!



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    Richard Ducat



    Drummers I Like

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

danjkav ,

Cool show!

Really enjoyable conversations, a good range of guests at varying career stages. The guys ask decent questions without it feeling too much like an interview.

Me2346 ,

Can you please sort the sound out!

Always happy to hear and see people putting out drumming podcasts and would usually give 5 stars but marking down purely on the sound. Tried listening to the Stan one in the car the other day but gave up as I was constantly turning it up and down as your voices aren't level . Perhaps put a compressor over it ;) On another note, try to keep the waffle down at the start.. was close to 15mins before the actual interview started, by which time I turned it off because of said sound issues.

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