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A drums, drumming, and percussion podcast.

Latest Episodes

Drummer Talk 273 – So you want to MD! Now what?

If you’re ready to jump into the next level as a music director, be sure to check out today’s episode! Opening Detritus What happened to September’s show? Gigs, gigs, and more gigs! Rock of Ages Wigs, Fake Cigs, and Drummer Gloves Mailbag From Lance Hey Dave, been listening off and on for awhile now and wanted to get your opinion on something. I’ve been wanting to get back into playing drums and hopefully start doing some side gigs down the road. However, I need to practice as I am sure I will be extremely rusty and I would of course want to improve my skills. My house will not accommodate an acoustic drumset in regards to either space or volume for practicing. I’ve been starting to look at electronic sets. All I would need is something to practice on, so I’m trying to keep it as inexpensive as possible. I saw a Simmons sd100 for $200 but didn’t like how you can’t really adjust the spacing of the pads. I also saw the sd300 which would be just about perfect at $300. Do you ha...

105 min2016 OCT 14
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Drummer Talk 273 – So you want to MD! Now what?

Drummer Talk 272 – State of the Union (So What IS Up?)

Dave and Troy pop in for a show tobring you up to speed with what’s been up this Summer. Opening Detritus The state of the union – what have Dave and Troy been up to? What’s next for Drummer Talk? We want to hear from you! News Remembering Johnny C. Death of Remo Belli Nick Menza (Megadeth) Autopsy Results Revealed John Blackwell Health issues GoFundMe Steven Adler Joins Guns N’ Roses for first time in 26 Years Music from this week’s Show What Have You Done for Me Lately – Janet Jackson In closing… Find out when new articles and next episodes hit by following us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/drummertalk) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/drummertalk) Want to support Drummer Talk and help us to continue to bring news, reviews, articles, transcriptions, and videos to free to you? Please consider becoming a Drummer Talk patron. You can find out more information including patron rewards (like shout-outs, stickers, T-shirts, and more) at drummertalk.org/support. Patron levels sta...

67 min2016 AUG 12
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Drummer Talk 272 – State of the Union (So What IS Up?)

Drummer Talk 271 – Agents and Managers 301

Prof. Troy covers band managers on today’s episode. Mailbag From James:I love Drummer Talk and have been listening for years. I want to go back to the very first episode you have available and download and listen to them—one by one, and in order— but I can’t figure out how to get to the very first episode in the archives and begin the process of downloading. Is there a link that will get me to this first episode? Thanks very much! From Craig: Hey, guys! Loving all the information from Troy on the different management sources for bands and artist. The inspiration that your show gives is priceless. Since listening to your shows I have started playing Tama drums (starclassic). Started building custom drums, started making custom drum wraps, and becoming more involved with the local music scene. I can’t wait to see where your inspiration leads me next! Great jobs guys, Craig. Check out my Facebook pages for the drums. News Dennis Davis (David Bowie’s Drummer) Dies Topic Notes When...

82 min2016 APR 15
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Drummer Talk 271 – Agents and Managers 301

Drummer Talk 270 – Agents and Managers 201

We continue on our series on representation with a focus on business managers. Mailbag From Scott Hey guys hope all is well in drummer talk land. First off I got to say I love the podcast! I just recently started listening maybe two weeks ago. I’m listening in semi reverse order which is fun because to hear Troy’s excitement to bring stickers to Pasic or Namm (which ever it was), comes after hearing about him forgetting to bring them. It’s like reading a suspense novel backwards lol. Secondly, Troy please please please please do a segment on cutting snare beds. I have a few snares that I received from a now defunct custom company, on which I never thought the snare beds were correct and have had nothing but trouble with my snare wires seating properly. I loved the bearing edge segments due to how well you clearly described the tools and the process and I think hearing from you on what to do with snare beds would be enlightening. Thanks very much guys for reading this and taking i...

103 min2016 APR 8
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Drummer Talk 270 – Agents and Managers 201

Drummer Talk 269 – Agents and Managers 101

We start part 1 of a 3-parts series on professional representation. News How to Fake It (with Fred Armisen) Ginger Baker to Make Comeback after Surgery Woman, 99, Celebrates Birthday by Rocking Out on Drums Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Drummers All-Time Neil Peart to Publish 3rd Book Rumors Spread of Meg White Replacing Peart Topic Notes A Talent Agentis a person or company that role is to find you the client work and jobs. Ie gigs, writing jobs, teaching jobs etc. A Business Manager handles your personal and company financial affairs. From income, expenses, retirement, asset purchases, taxes, financial planning etc. A Managerhandles the day to day operations of the band or artist. The role of a Talent Agent in your career: Procure work for you or your band that is mutually agreeable Help you in constructing tours Strategize aspects of touring that move your goals forward How to package and sell the artist or band Pricing for tickets and negotiating fees for live performances ( this ...

85 min2016 APR 1
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Drummer Talk 269 – Agents and Managers 101

Drummer Talk 268 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 3)

We wrap up our NAMM gear recap with part 3: cymbals, sticks, electronics, and some accessories. Opening Detritus Join Dave on PSN: DoktorTakt! Topic Notes Paiste Zildjian Sabian Meinl TRX Dream Cymbals Turkish Soultone Vic Firth Promark Vater Regal Tip Roland NFUZD Evans Sound Synergies Music From This Week’s Show Bodhran – Young Dubliners I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys Linger – The Cranberries In closing… Find out when new articles and next episodes hit by following us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/drummertalk) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/drummertalk) Want to support Drummer Talk and help us to continue to bring news, reviews, articles, transcriptions, and videos to free to you? Please consider becoming a Drummer Talk patron. You can find out more information including patron rewards (like shout-outs, stickers, T-shirts, and more) at drummertalk.org/support. Patron levels start at just $1. Remember, every donation helps keep us on the air and ad free! Hav...

90 min2016 MAR 18
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Drummer Talk 268 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 3)

Drummer Talk 267 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 2)

We continue our series on new gear from NAMM 2016! Opening Detritus Chatting it up with Ben the news guy! http://benandrewsmusic.com He needs a nickname! Mailbag From Dan: Hey guys!So happy you’re back on the air after your winter break! I have to admit that I was starting to get concerned and on the verge of sending you one of those “Are you OK?” emails. I’m glad that it was all just a case of being super busy. I’m writing because I want to share a practice tip with my fellow listeners, one that I’ve found invaluable and doesn’t get mentioned as often as I would think. Namely, practicing in front of a mirror. If you step into a gym or dance studio, one of the first things you’ll notice is mirrors everywhere, in recognition that form has a direct impact on athletic and artistic performance. The same is certainly true for drumming. So about a year ago I dug out an old mirror, spent about 10 bucks for materials at my local home center, and built myself an easel to hang the mir...

84 min2016 MAR 4
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Drummer Talk 267 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 2)

Drummer Talk 266 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 1)

We’re back from our winter hibernation! We take a look at some of the most interesting gear out of NAMM 2016 on today’s show. Mailbag FromMark Any tips for struggling learning double bass drum? Not getting it at all! Thanks Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer From Bobby Hey I recently discovered your podcast. I am a percussion instructor in western Ky. I just wanted to say thanks for all the information. You guys talk about things I wasn’t aware I wanted to know. Can’t wait for more. Thanks! From Bryan Thanks for the show guys! I know the time and effort of putting on this show doesn’t equal the financial return (if any) but the service you two contribute to the drumming community is invaluable, in my opinion. I really enjoyed the episodes on drum programming as it confirmed my desire to become re-united with midi technology. Back in the mid 90’s after graduating with degree in percussion I formed a what I called a midi-band where I programmed band parts using Performer and B...

102 min2016 FEB 5
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Drummer Talk 266 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 1)

Drummer Talk 265 – Self Publishing

We wrap up season 10 with an episode covering the tools you’ll need if you want to publish your own book! Opening Detritus Christmas Classics https://open.spotify.com/user/126594212/playlist/3Z010Mpd9XHr8knL7mgha6 Christmas Cocktails https://open.spotify.com/user/126594212/playlist/2ur9dMTc5420l5OdlFHEeP davyk’s Christmas Remix Playlist https://open.spotify.com/user/126594212/playlist/45tEQkwVuvrLfEM2kTG3rW News Ringo’s Kit Sells for 2.25 Million Neil Peart Retiring? Topic Notes Publishing Avenues Lulu.com Amazon http://www.amazonkdp.com iBooks Writing Programs Scrivener http://nanowrimo.org iBooks Author Design Tools MS Publisher InDesign by Adobe Adobe Creative Cloud Pages by Apple Notation Software Finale Sibelius Software Help Lynda.com Mac Pro Video www.Youtube.com Outsourcing http://99designs.com www.Upwork.com (formerly Elance) www.guru.com Envato Studios Music from this week’s Show Rush – Closer to the Heart Rush – YYZ In closing… Find out when new articles and next e...

93 min2015 DEC 11
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Drummer Talk 265 – Self Publishing

Drummer Talk 264 – Publishing 101

Dave and Troy discuss the world of publishing on today’s episode by exploring a typical publishing contract. Drummer Talk Mailbag From Tammy Hey guys! In episode 2 there was discussion about what effect, if any, Katrina would have on music migration. As you saw displaced drummers looking for gigs in Memphis you said you wondered if ten years later music in Memphis would have more of a New Orleans influence. Well it’s 10 years later…any thoughts? News Beatles Kit Expected to Sell for Millions Deantoni Parks (Mars Volta) Creates Solo Album Ex-Slayer Dave Lombardo Forms New Band Opinion: Most Influential Rock Drummers Phil Taylor (Motörhead) dies at 61 Topic Notes Download the contract here:Publishing Agreement Standard Music from this week’s Show Motörhead – Ace of Spade Motörhead – Overkill In closing… Find out when new articles and next episodes hit by following us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/drummertalk) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/drummertalk) Want to support Dr...

74 min2015 DEC 4
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Drummer Talk 264 – Publishing 101

Latest Episodes

Drummer Talk 273 – So you want to MD! Now what?

If you’re ready to jump into the next level as a music director, be sure to check out today’s episode! Opening Detritus What happened to September’s show? Gigs, gigs, and more gigs! Rock of Ages Wigs, Fake Cigs, and Drummer Gloves Mailbag From Lance Hey Dave, been listening off and on for awhile now and wanted to get your opinion on something. I’ve been wanting to get back into playing drums and hopefully start doing some side gigs down the road. However, I need to practice as I am sure I will be extremely rusty and I would of course want to improve my skills. My house will not accommodate an acoustic drumset in regards to either space or volume for practicing. I’ve been starting to look at electronic sets. All I would need is something to practice on, so I’m trying to keep it as inexpensive as possible. I saw a Simmons sd100 for $200 but didn’t like how you can’t really adjust the spacing of the pads. I also saw the sd300 which would be just about perfect at $300. Do you ha...

105 min2016 OCT 14
Comments
Drummer Talk 273 – So you want to MD! Now what?

Drummer Talk 272 – State of the Union (So What IS Up?)

Dave and Troy pop in for a show tobring you up to speed with what’s been up this Summer. Opening Detritus The state of the union – what have Dave and Troy been up to? What’s next for Drummer Talk? We want to hear from you! News Remembering Johnny C. Death of Remo Belli Nick Menza (Megadeth) Autopsy Results Revealed John Blackwell Health issues GoFundMe Steven Adler Joins Guns N’ Roses for first time in 26 Years Music from this week’s Show What Have You Done for Me Lately – Janet Jackson In closing… Find out when new articles and next episodes hit by following us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/drummertalk) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/drummertalk) Want to support Drummer Talk and help us to continue to bring news, reviews, articles, transcriptions, and videos to free to you? Please consider becoming a Drummer Talk patron. You can find out more information including patron rewards (like shout-outs, stickers, T-shirts, and more) at drummertalk.org/support. Patron levels sta...

67 min2016 AUG 12
Comments
Drummer Talk 272 – State of the Union (So What IS Up?)

Drummer Talk 271 – Agents and Managers 301

Prof. Troy covers band managers on today’s episode. Mailbag From James:I love Drummer Talk and have been listening for years. I want to go back to the very first episode you have available and download and listen to them—one by one, and in order— but I can’t figure out how to get to the very first episode in the archives and begin the process of downloading. Is there a link that will get me to this first episode? Thanks very much! From Craig: Hey, guys! Loving all the information from Troy on the different management sources for bands and artist. The inspiration that your show gives is priceless. Since listening to your shows I have started playing Tama drums (starclassic). Started building custom drums, started making custom drum wraps, and becoming more involved with the local music scene. I can’t wait to see where your inspiration leads me next! Great jobs guys, Craig. Check out my Facebook pages for the drums. News Dennis Davis (David Bowie’s Drummer) Dies Topic Notes When...

82 min2016 APR 15
Comments
Drummer Talk 271 – Agents and Managers 301

Drummer Talk 270 – Agents and Managers 201

We continue on our series on representation with a focus on business managers. Mailbag From Scott Hey guys hope all is well in drummer talk land. First off I got to say I love the podcast! I just recently started listening maybe two weeks ago. I’m listening in semi reverse order which is fun because to hear Troy’s excitement to bring stickers to Pasic or Namm (which ever it was), comes after hearing about him forgetting to bring them. It’s like reading a suspense novel backwards lol. Secondly, Troy please please please please do a segment on cutting snare beds. I have a few snares that I received from a now defunct custom company, on which I never thought the snare beds were correct and have had nothing but trouble with my snare wires seating properly. I loved the bearing edge segments due to how well you clearly described the tools and the process and I think hearing from you on what to do with snare beds would be enlightening. Thanks very much guys for reading this and taking i...

103 min2016 APR 8
Comments
Drummer Talk 270 – Agents and Managers 201

Drummer Talk 269 – Agents and Managers 101

We start part 1 of a 3-parts series on professional representation. News How to Fake It (with Fred Armisen) Ginger Baker to Make Comeback after Surgery Woman, 99, Celebrates Birthday by Rocking Out on Drums Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Drummers All-Time Neil Peart to Publish 3rd Book Rumors Spread of Meg White Replacing Peart Topic Notes A Talent Agentis a person or company that role is to find you the client work and jobs. Ie gigs, writing jobs, teaching jobs etc. A Business Manager handles your personal and company financial affairs. From income, expenses, retirement, asset purchases, taxes, financial planning etc. A Managerhandles the day to day operations of the band or artist. The role of a Talent Agent in your career: Procure work for you or your band that is mutually agreeable Help you in constructing tours Strategize aspects of touring that move your goals forward How to package and sell the artist or band Pricing for tickets and negotiating fees for live performances ( this ...

85 min2016 APR 1
Comments
Drummer Talk 269 – Agents and Managers 101

Drummer Talk 268 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 3)

We wrap up our NAMM gear recap with part 3: cymbals, sticks, electronics, and some accessories. Opening Detritus Join Dave on PSN: DoktorTakt! Topic Notes Paiste Zildjian Sabian Meinl TRX Dream Cymbals Turkish Soultone Vic Firth Promark Vater Regal Tip Roland NFUZD Evans Sound Synergies Music From This Week’s Show Bodhran – Young Dubliners I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys Linger – The Cranberries In closing… Find out when new articles and next episodes hit by following us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/drummertalk) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/drummertalk) Want to support Drummer Talk and help us to continue to bring news, reviews, articles, transcriptions, and videos to free to you? Please consider becoming a Drummer Talk patron. You can find out more information including patron rewards (like shout-outs, stickers, T-shirts, and more) at drummertalk.org/support. Patron levels start at just $1. Remember, every donation helps keep us on the air and ad free! Hav...

90 min2016 MAR 18
Comments
Drummer Talk 268 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 3)

Drummer Talk 267 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 2)

We continue our series on new gear from NAMM 2016! Opening Detritus Chatting it up with Ben the news guy! http://benandrewsmusic.com He needs a nickname! Mailbag From Dan: Hey guys!So happy you’re back on the air after your winter break! I have to admit that I was starting to get concerned and on the verge of sending you one of those “Are you OK?” emails. I’m glad that it was all just a case of being super busy. I’m writing because I want to share a practice tip with my fellow listeners, one that I’ve found invaluable and doesn’t get mentioned as often as I would think. Namely, practicing in front of a mirror. If you step into a gym or dance studio, one of the first things you’ll notice is mirrors everywhere, in recognition that form has a direct impact on athletic and artistic performance. The same is certainly true for drumming. So about a year ago I dug out an old mirror, spent about 10 bucks for materials at my local home center, and built myself an easel to hang the mir...

84 min2016 MAR 4
Comments
Drummer Talk 267 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 2)

Drummer Talk 266 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 1)

We’re back from our winter hibernation! We take a look at some of the most interesting gear out of NAMM 2016 on today’s show. Mailbag FromMark Any tips for struggling learning double bass drum? Not getting it at all! Thanks Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer From Bobby Hey I recently discovered your podcast. I am a percussion instructor in western Ky. I just wanted to say thanks for all the information. You guys talk about things I wasn’t aware I wanted to know. Can’t wait for more. Thanks! From Bryan Thanks for the show guys! I know the time and effort of putting on this show doesn’t equal the financial return (if any) but the service you two contribute to the drumming community is invaluable, in my opinion. I really enjoyed the episodes on drum programming as it confirmed my desire to become re-united with midi technology. Back in the mid 90’s after graduating with degree in percussion I formed a what I called a midi-band where I programmed band parts using Performer and B...

102 min2016 FEB 5
Comments
Drummer Talk 266 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 1)

Drummer Talk 265 – Self Publishing

We wrap up season 10 with an episode covering the tools you’ll need if you want to publish your own book! Opening Detritus Christmas Classics https://open.spotify.com/user/126594212/playlist/3Z010Mpd9XHr8knL7mgha6 Christmas Cocktails https://open.spotify.com/user/126594212/playlist/2ur9dMTc5420l5OdlFHEeP davyk’s Christmas Remix Playlist https://open.spotify.com/user/126594212/playlist/45tEQkwVuvrLfEM2kTG3rW News Ringo’s Kit Sells for 2.25 Million Neil Peart Retiring? Topic Notes Publishing Avenues Lulu.com Amazon http://www.amazonkdp.com iBooks Writing Programs Scrivener http://nanowrimo.org iBooks Author Design Tools MS Publisher InDesign by Adobe Adobe Creative Cloud Pages by Apple Notation Software Finale Sibelius Software Help Lynda.com Mac Pro Video www.Youtube.com Outsourcing http://99designs.com www.Upwork.com (formerly Elance) www.guru.com Envato Studios Music from this week’s Show Rush – Closer to the Heart Rush – YYZ In closing… Find out when new articles and next e...

93 min2015 DEC 11
Comments
Drummer Talk 265 – Self Publishing

Drummer Talk 264 – Publishing 101

Dave and Troy discuss the world of publishing on today’s episode by exploring a typical publishing contract. Drummer Talk Mailbag From Tammy Hey guys! In episode 2 there was discussion about what effect, if any, Katrina would have on music migration. As you saw displaced drummers looking for gigs in Memphis you said you wondered if ten years later music in Memphis would have more of a New Orleans influence. Well it’s 10 years later…any thoughts? News Beatles Kit Expected to Sell for Millions Deantoni Parks (Mars Volta) Creates Solo Album Ex-Slayer Dave Lombardo Forms New Band Opinion: Most Influential Rock Drummers Phil Taylor (Motörhead) dies at 61 Topic Notes Download the contract here:Publishing Agreement Standard Music from this week’s Show Motörhead – Ace of Spade Motörhead – Overkill In closing… Find out when new articles and next episodes hit by following us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/drummertalk) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/drummertalk) Want to support Dr...

74 min2015 DEC 4
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Drummer Talk 264 – Publishing 101
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