77 episodes

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

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

The DrumMantra Podcast is all about going deeper with your practice with 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 even the music business.

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

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    • Education
    • 5.0, 25 Ratings

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

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

The DrumMantra Podcast is all about going deeper with your practice with 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 even the music business.

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

    Ideas On Doing A Recording Session & A Special Announcement

    Ideas On Doing A Recording Session & A Special Announcement

    Are you being hired to do recording sessions? Are you doing drums AND percussion? Sometimes we tend to treat percussion as a smaller overall aspect of the session even though it can sometimes take up to 10x longer to do.

    Also, make sure you register for the May 31 Masters Session I am hosting with special guest Jonathan Collin Greene!

    • 20 min
    Building Linear Phrasing

    Building Linear Phrasing

    Linear phrasing is a great vehicle for expressing yourself musically and rhythmically behind the kit. Let's start off with some simple phrasing concepts and isolate the voicings to two instruments to really challenge your creativity.

    We will also add in some coordination for good measure:-)


    Don't forget to join us for the DrumMantra intensive on Saturday, May 9 at 11am-3pm CST!

    More info here: https://www.drummantra.com/intensive

    • 23 min
    Overcoming Your Mind to Find Peace

    Overcoming Your Mind to Find Peace

    Finding peace is finding peace of mind. Most of the torment, tension, and trials stem from our thoughts. Thoughts that aren't necessarily grounded in reality. 

    How do we find peace? How do we find creativity? How do we sustain ourselves in this trying time?

    I suggest we look inward and learn to ground ourselves in the present moment.

    • 52 min
    If You Wait Until You're Ready, You'll Never Start.

    If You Wait Until You're Ready, You'll Never Start.

    So many people that I speak with say they are so excited to present their ideas to the world, and they will start as soon as they have a few more things in order. Then they proceed to present a list that is so long and detailed that I know it will never happen.

    Start now in the messiness of your creativity! Don't wait until things are perfect. You will grow as you go. Just get started!

    • 36 min
    Getting the Most Out of Your Practice Requires More Than Just Drumming

    Getting the Most Out of Your Practice Requires More Than Just Drumming

    Most drummers I recently surveyed said they didn't have a clear, concise, and organized practice routine. They also said that when they are in the practice room they have a hard time staying focused and concentration. 

    We need to look at practice from a mental perspective as much as an actual drumming perspective. 

    Join me in my new free master class called "5 Exercises Guaranteed to Make You a Better Drummer".

    Just click on the link below:

    https://www.drummantra.com/masterclass-invitation

    • 22 min
    DrumeoGab's Seamus Evely

    DrumeoGab's Seamus Evely

    Seamus Evely is one of the most driven, hard-working, passionate, selfless dudes on the planet. He follows his heart and gives 100% to his endeavors. 

    I was able to have Seamus speak to a virtual room full of drummers and other instrumentalists about what it takes to build a successful podcast. 

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 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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