The Practical Pro Musician

Sinopse

Real-world, practical advice for moving from where you are to becoming a pro musician! You'll hear from Daniel Hadaway, The Music Career Coach, along with other musicians who are earning a real living playing music. You'll finish every episode inspired to continue your journey, and you'll be equipped with practical, actionable steps YOU can take to get your first paying gig!

Episódios

  • Stop Doing this with a Big Fat Snare Drum

    Stop Doing this with a Big Fat Snare Drum

    12/05/2020 Duração: 12min

    If you have a Big Fat Snare Drum (and even if you don't) - you need to listen to this episode. So many drummers get caught in this trap with their playing, and doing this with a Big Fat Snare Drum on your snare really draws attention to it. In fact, this bad habit is so bad, that it is the first thing I work on with drummers who I do 1-on-1 lessons with. Find out what this habit is, and how to fix in today's episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The One Time I Almost Got a Gig I Wouldve Regretted

    The One Time I Almost Got a Gig I Would've Regretted

    01/05/2020 Duração: 14min

    Have you ever really wanted something- and it didn't work out? And then later you find out something about that thing you really wanted, that makes you realize you would have been miserable if you had gotten that thing? That happened with me one time- with a drumming gig. I'll tell you all about on today's episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Why I Got That Gig and You Didnt

    Why I Got That Gig and You Didn't

    28/04/2020 Duração: 10min

    Think being a "better" drummer than everyone else will get you the gig? Wrong. Being the best drummer in your scene is rarely, if ever, the path to success. Today, we're going to talk about what really matters to the people looking to hire drummers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Are You Learning or Just Playing Trivia?

    Are You Learning or Just Playing Trivia?

    15/04/2020 Duração: 08min

    What's the number one sign that you aren't growing enough as a drummer? It's if you aren't REGULARLY making mistakes in what you're choosing to play. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Running Your Drum Career Like a Business

    Running Your Drum Career Like a Business

    07/04/2020 Duração: 11min

    Many of us have heard the advice that we should operate our drumming careers like a business. Based on what I've seen, many drummers have taken this advice to heart, but in the wrong ways. So today, I'm going to share with you the RIGHT way to operate your drumming-business... even if you never want to make a dollar from drumming. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Lets Talk about Phase in Drum Recordings

    Let's Talk about Phase in Drum Recordings

    02/04/2020 Duração: 15min

    Let's talk about something that can seem kind of geeky- phase. Now, if you don't know what phase is, or why you should care about it- we're going to break it down in today's episode. AND- I'm going to tell you exactly how to make sure your recordings are always in phase (or as close as you can get)!Trust me- once you start paying attention to phase in your drum recordings- it will immediately become so much easier to get a fantastic drum sound- no matter how many mics you're using, or where you plan on posting your recording! Today's episode is an essential listen for any drummer that cares at all about recording their drums! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Want to Get Paid for Drumming? Do this...

    Want to Get Paid for Drumming? Do this...

    25/03/2020 Duração: 14min

    If you aren't approaching your drumming like a business (whether you want to make money from it or not)- you're missing out on TONS of opportunities that could be within your grasp. Today, we're going to talk about why you need to stop putting so much effort into developing your drumming- and start doing something else instead. What's that something else? Listen to find out! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • One Difference Between Making It and Not

    One Difference Between "Making It" and Not

    20/03/2020 Duração: 15min

    I've noticed one key difference between the players that "make it" as drummers and those that don't... And it all can be figured out by looking at how each drummer approaches rudiments... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Use the Same Unfair Advantage as Me

    Use the Same Unfair Advantage as Me

    17/03/2020 Duração: 08min

    I bet you've been forced to work from home this week... So why not take advantage of this OPPORTUNITY to improve your drumming- and maybe even make some progress in your music career? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Creating Your Own Drumming Opportunities

    Creating Your Own Drumming Opportunities

    13/03/2020 Duração: 17min

    I know it can be tough if you live in an area where there might be a huge market for paid professional drummers. So, what can you do in those situations to find new opportunities? You CREATE the market! We'll talk about how that's possible in today's episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Right and Wrong Ways to Use Drum Tutorial Sites

    The Right and Wrong Ways to Use Drum Tutorial Sites

    10/03/2020 Duração: 16min

    There are tons of online drum lesson sites- full of amazing drummers doing things I could only dream of doing... They're all very entertaining to watch, but is there really any way to get something useful out of them? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Should I Quantize My Drum Recordings?

    Should I Quantize My Drum Recordings?

    06/03/2020 Duração: 14min

    Let's dive into the somewhat-controversial subject of time-aligning or quantizing our recorded drum tracks- aka making our timing sound perfect. Should we do it in order to make the best possible recordings- or should we avoid it so that we don't use it as a crutch and to keep the recordings sounding as natural as possible? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Solution for Your Drumming Career

    The Solution for Your Drumming Career

    03/03/2020 Duração: 12min

    Literally nothing should stop you from the musical success you're seeking- whether that's being a pro drummer, or just being the best musician you possibly can be. Today, we're talking about common hurdles to our music careers and the choices we have to make as a result. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Drummers Listen Up!

    Drummers Listen Up!

    21/02/2020 Duração: 08min

    I've come to a crossroads with this show, and we're going to go back to focusing on all you drummers out there! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Broken Toilet Paper and Constantly Improving

    Broken Toilet Paper and Constantly Improving

    31/01/2020 Duração: 12min

    We finally moved into our new house! Since moving, I've been constantly noticing little things that are broken- or at least not is as good shape as I would expect them to be- considering it's a brand-new house. Along the way, I've rediscovered an old concept in my music career that I think everyone can benefit from... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What I Learned from Harry Styles

    What I Learned from Harry Styles

    09/01/2020 Duração: 12min

    I recently heard an interview with Harry Styles where he talked for a bit about the practice of songwriting, and how that relates to being prepared for inspiration. It was a perfect description of how I feel about the practice of being someone that calls themself a musician. Let's talk about it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Buy the Right Gear for You!

    Buy the Right Gear for You!

    13/12/2019 Duração: 14min

    It can be so so tempting to want that really cool, shiny new music toy... And if you're anything like me, the shinier the better. But sometimes, the best next piece of gear is something a little less sexy and a little more impactful on our music careers. Let's talk about it today... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • I Dont Get Paid Enough for This

    I Don't Get Paid Enough for This

    06/12/2019 Duração: 11min

    Is there something you wish you could change about the music scene you're trying to "make it" in? For many of us, it might be that our music scene doesn't value musicians the way we'd like to be valued... So we're being underpaid. If this sounds anything like a thought you've had, today's episode of the show is for you... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Networking the Right Way

    Networking the Right Way

    22/11/2019 Duração: 12min

    I talk about this topic a lot because I get the most questions about it from other musicians. Is there a right way and a wrong way to network? Is there a secret to networking so that it is actually effective, but also not extremely awkward and dishonest? You bet... Let's talk about it on today's episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Dealing with Unsupportive Friends and Family

    Dealing with Unsupportive Friends and Family

    15/11/2019 Duração: 09min

    It's almost a guarantee that there will be someone in your life that either:Won't understand why you're trying to be a pro musician,Won't be supportive of your pursuit of a music career,Or both!So today, let's talk about the inevitable... What can you do to deal with an unsupportive friend or family member? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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