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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!
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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!
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    Protect Your Most Valuable Instruments!

    Protect Your Most Valuable Instruments!

    We're going to talk about something today that many of us are reluctant to address: our health as drummers. Particularly our hearing health and protecting our hands, feet, and joints. The only thing less exciting than warming up/stretching before playing, is the thought of being injured and unable to drum at all! So while this may not seem like a super-exciting topic, let's spend 10 minutes today on something that can save you years of heartache down the road.
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    • 12 min
    How to Erase "Groove-Killers"

    How to Erase "Groove-Killers"

    I went on a YouTube bender recently, and rediscovered one of my biggest pet peeves about amateur drummers. So today I thought I'd offer some advice on how to fix this issue, if you suffer from it too- AND how to figure out if you have it!
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    • 11 min
    How to Turn One Gig Into Many More

    How to Turn One Gig Into Many More

    So let's say you get that first paying drumming gig. What can you do during, before and after that gig to turn that one opportunity into more opportunities? In today's show I'm going to share several things I either do myself on every gig, or things I've directly seen other pro musicians do on gigs- that help turn one gig into many more!
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    • 14 min
    Bonus Tutorial: How to Make Your Drum Recordings Groove More

    Bonus Tutorial: How to Make Your Drum Recordings Groove More

    I take this approach in nearly every recording session I play on- so I thought today we could put it in to practice, and you can follow along in realtime. So let's do an experiment today!
    We're going to play an over-simplified drum part, with the VISION that we can make it feel/groove harder by complementing the drum tracks with additional loops after the fact.
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    • 26 min
    How to Prepare Quickly

    How to Prepare Quickly

    I was thrown into a musical situation where I really couldn't use notes or charts- and I had basically one day to prepare and memorize 4 songs that I had never heard. Thankfully, this isn't too uncommon in the music world, so I've done this before. Today I'm going to share with you my preparation routine that ensures I show up to every gig 100% ready...
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    • 11 min
    I Practice What I Preach and It Worked

    I Practice What I Preach and It Worked

    I got a call last week for a gig, based 100% on an Instagram video I posted that same day. The style of the video and the style of the gig couldn't be more opposite- it didn't matter to the artist and it won't matter to most artists that are thinking about hiring you. Today, we'll talk about why.
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

schwenman ,

Honest advice

Great honest advice and examples that really affect all of us. No matter what your instrument is, all the advice given can be applied to your situation. 👍🏻👍🏻

Josh R Yeah ,

Great Podcast for Musicians

Been listening since the days of drummer daily and this podcast has only gotten better! Learning a lot that I can apply to pursuing music professionally in the midst of having a full time day job that I’m not planning on giving up. Real world stuff here!

shep_martin ,

daaaaaamn daniel!

i’ve been following daniel on insta for a couple years now because he’s an incredible drummer and turns out he has so much wisdom to share as well. very humble, real guy and i’m excited to hear many more episodes to come!

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