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***Named one of "The 20 Best Music Theory Podcasts of 2021" by Welp Magazine.

*** Named "#4 of Top 10 Music Theory Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021" by Feedspot

***Named "Top 10 Music Theory Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020" by FeedSpot

***Named one of "The 11 Best Podcasts for Exploring Music Theory Concepts on the Go in 2019" by Soundfly.

The DrumMantra Podcast is all about going deeper with your practice in music & drumming.

The goal is to advance the listener's confidence, insight, and inspiration through discussions on topics like approaches to practice, rhythmic concepts, technique, theory, creativity, gear, and the music business.

The host, Rich Stitzel, is a veteran drummer, author, and educator with over 30 years of professional experience as a full-time musician.

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

***Named one of "The 20 Best Music Theory Podcasts of 2021" by Welp Magazine.

*** Named "#4 of Top 10 Music Theory Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021" by Feedspot

***Named "Top 10 Music Theory Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020" by FeedSpot

***Named one of "The 11 Best Podcasts for Exploring Music Theory Concepts on the Go in 2019" by Soundfly.

The DrumMantra Podcast is all about going deeper with your practice in music & drumming.

The goal is to advance the listener's confidence, insight, and inspiration through discussions on topics like approaches to practice, rhythmic concepts, technique, theory, creativity, gear, and the music business.

The host, Rich Stitzel, is a veteran drummer, author, and educator with over 30 years of professional experience as a full-time musician.

    Teaching Strategies, Drum Battles, and Beyond

    Teaching Strategies, Drum Battles, and Beyond

    In this episode, Rich was a guest on the Drum Brigade Podcast with Korey Kingston and Phil Pardell. They had a lot of fun, but also got very deep on a few topics including teaching concepts and philosophy, blowing chops, knowing what you want, and more!

    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    12 Steps to a Dan Weiss Fill

    12 Steps to a Dan Weiss Fill

    In this episode, I break down a complex fill performed by the great Dan Weiss into 12 exercises that, when mastered, will help you understand and execute this type of fill concept with more ease.

    If you are new to DrumMantra and would like to check out a free masterclass, please visit DrumMantra.com to watch.

    • 31 min
    Making Your Ideas a Reality

    Making Your Ideas a Reality

    This episode is a replay of an interview I did on Austin Koziol's In The Groove Podcast. We talk about bringing ideas to reality, the importance of presence, my Drummantra philosophy and practice system, and so much more.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Mental Loops, Roadblocks, and other Un-truths

    Mental Loops, Roadblocks, and other Un-truths

    We are all captivated by our thoughts. We are all challenged by our own debilitating beliefs.

    We want things to be perfect, we want to know the end before we begin, we don't want to be wrong, we don't want to make mistakes, we want to know the reward for the work.

    The time to begin is now because now is all we have.

    • 47 min
    Be Present in Your Practice

    Be Present in Your Practice

    We practice our drum lesson because we are practicing our drum lesson. We are not trying to become something. We just are in the moment. Practicing. A lot of beauty arises when we are in the moment. A lot of inspiration appears. Sometimes the inspiration is overwhelming, and it moves us to create. In those moments of creation, honor it with a lightness of thought. Try to be the observer of your creativity why you are also the creator. 

    Today we play an exercise designed to deepen your concentration.

    • 25 min
    How to Incorporate Toms into your Groove

    How to Incorporate Toms into your Groove

    Tom Grooves are super-cool and can give an immediate energy lift to a song. Here I demonstrate and discuss 9 different tom grooves that will hopefully inspire you to get to the practice room and start working on your own!

    Have fun and thanks for the lesson request, Tiffany!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

mwdrums ,

Deep!

This is a wonderful podcast which will resonate deeply with anyone wanting to get to know themselves better - not only musicians, but in all fields. Rich is truly dedicated to living the fullest life, and what he says can help all of us.

NesPeeNesPeeNes ,

Wonderful!!!

Superb material. Challenging yet approachable concepts & applications. A must for any drummer at most any level

Raymond J B ,

Rich is an excellent resource!

Rich is a true professional and an excellent resource to the drum community.

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