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Drummer Talk is the Internet's longest running drumming podcast (since 2005!) devoted to drums, drum technology, percussion, the industry, and many other music related topics. Features drummer, composer, and educator, Dave Kropf.
||Drummer Talk 212 – Industry Gigs for the Non-Gigging Musician||What happens if you’re a musician, but you’re not really looking for a career in the performance, composing, or teaching side of the music industry? I sat down with Travis Goodwin from Yamaha and we discussed the options out there for no[...]||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 211 – The Taxman Cometh||‘Tis the season for taxes, and we discuss ways you can help your music income work for you and your tax liability! In news, Zildjian wants to know how you practice, we talk about Soundgarden’s Summer drummer, we take a “name that f[...]||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 210 – Soundproofing 201||We revisit the topic on Soundproofing, this time with extra SCIENCE! Plus, we answer your listener emails. Listener Emails From Dave, Hey dude,Hope you are well. I was listening to an old episode of drummer talk (which is awesome!!) And you mentio[...]||3/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 209 – Spotlight on Bruce Becker||I recently sat down with educator and session drummer, Bruce Becker, where we chatted about his time with the legendary Freddie Gruber, what it’s like to perform with a sibling for 30 years, how he goes about teaching high profile drummers, an[...]||3/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 208 – So You Want to be an Inventor? (Part 2)||Troy wraps up our 2-part series on helping to get your drum invention to reality and we go over the 2014 Drummies! in the news. News from the Pinboard The 2014 Drum! Magazine Drummies Topic – So you’re an inventor? (Part 2) Marketi[...]||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 207 – So You Want to be an Inventor? (Part 1)||Troy walks us through part 1 of how you can get a cool drum invention to manufacturing! In the news, we look at the list of the 30 richest drummers in the world, we listen to a drummer with a robot arm, and talk about where you can get Joey Kramer[...]||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 206 – New from NAMM 2014 (Part 3)||We wrap up our review of new gear debuted at the NAMM 2014 show! In the news, we learn what happens when Will Ferrell claims to be Chad Smith, why Kenny Aronoff had to sit in with Styx, what’s up with all the late night bands, and the top 10 s[...]||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 205 – New from NAMM 2014 (Part 2)||We continue our tour of new and interesting gear from NAMM 2014 with a look at new cymbal offerings. We all talk about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles British invasion, Max Roach’s collection at the Libray of Congress, Sabian’s acqui[...]||2/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 204 – New from NAMM 2014 (Part 1)||We’re covering the coolest and newest gear coming from NAMM 2014 for the next couple of shows! In news, Questlove is named Time’s coolest person of 2013, the 2014 Hit Like a Girl contest is open for entries, the Red Hot Chili Peppers Ka[...]||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 203 – Portable Gear||We talk all about portable gear on this week’s show. We had a lot of news items queued up this week, but we ended up covering much more about the Grammys! Intro Deport Justin Bieber? Grammy thoughts? Ringo and Paul How Ringo Broke my[...]||1/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 202 – All About Stick Bags||We’re back from the holidays to kick off season 9 of Drummer Talk! On today’s show, we talk all about stick bags and Troy shows us how he knows way too much about leather. In the news, Ray Ayotte returns, Phil Collins is considering a re[...]||1/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 201 – Dealing with a Drumming 911||From broken heads to broken down cars, on today’s Drummer Talk we talk about dealing with and overcoming drumming emergencies! In the news, we discuss the fate of the Dennis Wilson biopic, A Charlie Brown Christmas drummer, Led Zeppelin on Sp[...]||12/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 200 – 200th Episode Special||We celebrate episode #200 today on Drummer Talk, the Internet’s longest running drumming podcast! It’s chock full of memorable clips, laughs, and reflections on the past 8 years! You’ll also hear from some old, familiar faces (voic[...]||11/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 199 – Spotlight on Billy Kilson||The world’s busiest drummer, Billy Kilson, joins us on today’s Drummer Talk to chat about life at Berklee, Alan Dawson, and his new lessons site, bklessons.com.||11/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 198 – Mallet Wrapping 101||It’s an interactive show this week as Dave shows you how to wrap (re-wrap) yarn mallets! In the news, we talk about Bill Ward’s solo album, the end of the Mike Portnoy/Dream Theater saga, more Cheap Trick legal snarls, Questlove and the[...]||11/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 197 – Spotlight on Andy Ziker||I welcome drummer, teacher, and author Andy Ziker to the show today to talk all about his writing and teaching methodology. We’d love to hear from you for our upcoming 200th episode! Send us your thoughts via Youtube, Dropbox, or call us at[...]||10/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 196 – Rudimental Refresher (Part 3)||We round out our rudimental refresher series today as we cover the drag rudiments. In the news, Dave and Troy discuss the return of Tico Torres to Bon Jovi, epic drummer wanted posters, what’s the deal with cymbalvote.com, and Visible Music Co[...]||10/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 195 – Rudimental Refresher (Part 2)||We continue our rudimental refresher series as we cover the diddle and flam rudiments. In the news, we talk about our favorite fills, you can win Will Calhoun’s drum kit, DrumChannel.com is giving away tickets to an Aaron Spears masterclass, t[...]||10/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 194 – Drummer Cafe TV||It’s a bite-sized show as Bart Elliott joins us today to go over his brand new Drummer Cafe TV drumming channel. Next week, we return with Part 2 of our Rudimental Refresher! Please consider rating us on iTunes! Like our Facebook Page [...]||9/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drummer Talk 193 – Rudimental Refresher (Part 1)||Here at the beginning of the school year, we figured it was a good idea to brush up on our rudiments! We cover the roll rudiments in Part 1 of Drummer Talk’s Rudimental Refresher show. In the news, we finally find out who won Loudwire’s[...]||9/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Worth your time, any age or experience level
Drummers of all ages and experience levels will find something useful here. Is it a polished broadcast? Thankfully, no. These are real drummers, sitting in the office of a mentor who cares, surrounded by gear and talking drums. This is the drumming community at it's best, namely, real people with a variety of experiences and skill levels, getting together to give of themselves and share what they know. You will relate to these guys. As a fellow drummer, I feel like I’m sitting in the room with them, absentmindedly retaping my trusty old Calato RegalTip 662’s for the umpteenth time as someone else is popping drags on their knee while we all shoot the breeze and let the conversational tangents take us where they may. No hidden commercial agendas, no showboat arrogance run amok. If the gear is good, they tell you why. If it stinks, they tell you why. Most importantly, if they aren’t sure, they’ll tell you it’s a guess rather than blowing smoke up your six. You will relate to these guys. You will learn things of value. These guys are real. They are us. Dave and company are giving something back to the Brotherhood, for all the right reasons. Subscribe. Support. Rock on.
Essential to Drummers
This is a very good podcast for drummers to listen to. Not only does it have a new rudiment and topic every week, but it also has a new drummer every week with new music and drum solos. This podcast has already helped me, and I haven't even heard many episodes of it.
The Cutting Edge of Drummer Talk
If you are looking for an inside look to the buisness, art, love, and hobby of drumming, this is where it's at. The laughter, good times, and awesome drummer talk never stops with Dave and his crew. So, subscribe today and join in on the discussion.