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The first and only podcast devoted to helping you become great at the drums by asking the people who should know - great drummers. And unlike other podcasts, I actually play drums with these guys and record it so you can listen as we talk.

Podcast - The 8020 Drummer Nathaniel Smith - drummer, writer, entrepreneur

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    • 4.4, 5 Ratings

The first and only podcast devoted to helping you become great at the drums by asking the people who should know - great drummers. And unlike other podcasts, I actually play drums with these guys and record it so you can listen as we talk.

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Science Helmet's Friend ,

Nate Dog!

Yeah doo! Yeah Doo Nate Dog!

Good goodness on the drum tip!!!

Sincerely,

Coo Priv / Science helmet's friend!

Dusty Webb ,

Rewarding- Dustin Webb

Nate will provide you with not only the most unique and rewarding drum channel on YouTube, he will also give us a thorough insight into the life's, and ideas of some amazing drummers. These interviews will not only inspire you, but let you get a real look at how they themselves have gotten better, and possibly some ways to improve yourself not only as a drummer, but as a person. Nate single handedly has the most rewarding YouTube channel, and now has brought it to podcast. If you just haven't found the exact reason why you are having a hard time drumming, check out the 80/20 drummer YouTube page. There is no better place to get a systematic approach at improving yourself as a drummer, and person.

Tony Hammond ,

Director of Band, Rocky Mountain College

Nathaniel is a drummer who is always at work on his craft. In this great series, he shares with us the way he breaks down some of the most complex sounding licks and playing concepts to their most basic elements with the patience and simple language that even wind players (like me) can understand and apply. This YouTube series turned podcast is a must view for educators who want to grow their techniques for coaching their drummers for any style, but especially in the jazz realm. Smith’s utter lack of hubris softens the blow of his playing actually being outstanding, and seeing his process of improvement reminds us all that it simply takes time, patience, and a lot of work (and a metronome) to reach the high level of playing that he continually displays (not to mention the cross-application of his breakdowns into any instrumental work). These podcasts are a must-see for me, and they should be on your list of quick hits for improving your overall musicianship and pedagogy.

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