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The Internet's longest-running drumming podcast, Drummer Talk is devoted to drums, drumming, education, the music industry, and other percussion-related topics. Features news, reviews, interviews, and much more.
||CleanDrummer Talk 272 – State of the Union (So What IS Up?)||Dave and Troy pop in for a show to bring 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 [...]||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer 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, a[...]||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer 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[...]||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer 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 Al[...]||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer 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 Soulton[...]||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer 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 h[..||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer 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 From Mark Any tips for struggling learning double bass drum? Not getting it at all! Thanks Stick Cont[...]||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer 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:[...]||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer 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 m[...]||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 263 – PASIC15 Recap||Prof Troy is back from PASIC15 and has the lowdown on this year’s convention. Opening Detritus We have a news guy! Welcome, Ben Andrews! Drummer Talk Mailbag From Dan Hey Troy & Dave, I want to thank you and Mrs. What Is Up for taking [...]||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 262 – Depression and The Artistic Temperament||Dave and Troy discuss the realities of depression and its impact on musicians. Includes special guest, Mrs. What Is Up. Drummer Talk Mailbag From Dov: Great episodes on bearing edges! One note, that might be helpful for someone who’s never o[...]||11/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 261 – All About Bearing Edges (Part 2)||Dave and Troy bring part 2 of our series on bearing edges by focusing on how to cut your own! Drummer Talk Mailbag From Chris Dave & Troy, I loved the episode on bearing edges. Between that and the refinishing podcasts, it’s making me [...]||10/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 260 – All About Bearing Edges (Part 1)||Professor Troy drops the knowledge in part 1 of our two-part series on bearing edges. Opening Detritus Shout out to our newest DT Patrons, Craig Parton, Samuel di Prete, Jonathan Winfrey, Brady Ponton, and Eric Ahern We’re getting caught up on Pa[...||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 259 – Music Theory Demystified||Mrs. What Is Up, Shannon Kropf, joins us to help demystify music theory and why we drummers should care about it! Drummer Talk Mailbag From Dan, Hey guys, Just finished watching the companion video for episode 257 (drum programming) — great [...]||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 258 – What Not To Wear||Dave and Troy share tips for gigging attire. Drummer Talk Mailbag From Dan Hey Troy & Dave, It’s so great to hear have you guys back on the air after your hiatus — I was anticipating the show’s return all summer long. At the[...]||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 257 – Hands-On Drum Programming||We continue our examination of drum programming with a demonstration on how to craft convincing drum patterns in a DAW. Be sure to watch the supplemental video! Opening Detritus Composer Quest Interested in writing for Drummer Talk? Let us kn[...]||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 256 – Drum Programming 101||We’re back from Summer break with a fresh show talking about why we drummers should look at learning to program drums. Opening Detritus What have we been up to all Summer long?? We have a huge queue of transcriptions! Drummer Talk Mailbag [...]||9/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 255 – Drum Kit Makeover Part 4: Veneers||We wrap up our multi-part series on drum kit makeovers today by talking about veneers! Opening Detritus It’s the mid-season finale. We’ll be revisiting website features like reviews and transcriptions during the summer! Drummer Talk Mailba[...]||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 254 – Drum Kit Makeover Part 3: Refinishing||We dive into refinishing on part 3 of our series on drum kit makeovers!! Opening Detritus Dave’s Soundcloud Page Drummer Talk Mailbag From Rich: Thank you Dave and Troy! I’m totally geeking out on the refinishing series. I’ve been co[...]||5/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrummer Talk 253 – Drum Kit Makeover Part 2: Rewrapping||We continue part 2 of our series on drum kit makeovers by giving you everything you need to know about rewrapping your kit! Opening Detritus Drummer Talk is publishing on Soundcloud as well as your Podcast feed! – http://soundcloud.com/drum[...]||5/21/2015||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.