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

  • Protect Your Most Valuable Instruments!

    Protect Your Most Valuable Instruments!

    16/10/2020 Duração: 12min

    We're going to talk about something today that many of us are reluctant to address: our health as drummers. Particularly our hearing health and protecting our hands, feet, and joints. The only thing less exciting than warming up/stretching before playing, is the thought of being injured and unable to drum at all! So while this may not seem like a super-exciting topic, let's spend 10 minutes today on something that can save you years of heartache down the road. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to Erase Groove-Killers

    How to Erase "Groove-Killers"

    13/10/2020 Duração: 11min

    I went on a YouTube bender recently, and rediscovered one of my biggest pet peeves about amateur drummers. So today I thought I'd offer some advice on how to fix this issue, if you suffer from it too- AND how to figure out if you have it! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to Turn One Gig Into Many More

    How to Turn One Gig Into Many More

    30/09/2020 Duração: 14min

    So let's say you get that first paying drumming gig. What can you do during, before and after that gig to turn that one opportunity into more opportunities? In today's show I'm going to share several things I either do myself on every gig, or things I've directly seen other pro musicians do on gigs- that help turn one gig into many more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Bonus Tutorial: How to Make Your Drum Recordings Groove More

    Bonus Tutorial: How to Make Your Drum Recordings Groove More

    23/09/2020 Duração: 26min

    I take this approach in nearly every recording session I play on- so I thought today we could put it in to practice, and you can follow along in realtime. So let's do an experiment today!We're going to play an over-simplified drum part, with the VISION that we can make it feel/groove harder by complementing the drum tracks with additional loops after the fact.Want to get drastically better at drumming with a click track in just 14 days and 20 minutes per day? Check out http://BoomClick.net to find out how. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to Prepare Quickly

    How to Prepare Quickly

    18/09/2020 Duração: 11min

    I was thrown into a musical situation where I really couldn't use notes or charts- and I had basically one day to prepare and memorize 4 songs that I had never heard. Thankfully, this isn't too uncommon in the music world, so I've done this before. Today I'm going to share with you my preparation routine that ensures I show up to every gig 100% ready... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • I Practice What I Preach and It Worked

    I Practice What I Preach and It Worked

    15/09/2020 Duração: 10min

    I got a call last week for a gig, based 100% on an Instagram video I posted that same day. The style of the video and the style of the gig couldn't be more opposite- it didn't matter to the artist and it won't matter to most artists that are thinking about hiring you. Today, we'll talk about why. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Creating New Problems for Yourself

    Creating New Problems for Yourself

    01/09/2020 Duração: 14min

    Many drummers think that becoming well-rounded stylistically is the path to scoring gigs. This is actually wrong- and today I'll talk about why... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Want to be the Amazon of Drumming?

    Want to be the Amazon of Drumming?

    25/08/2020 Duração: 11min

    APOLOGIES FOR THE RANDOM AUDIO ISSUES ON THIS EPISODE. This episode is a bit of a follow-up to my last episode. I always teach that if you want to be a professional musician- you have to do what professional musicians are doing. But that's not entirely true. Let me explain... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Other Half of a Pro Drumming Career

    The Other Half of a Pro Drumming Career

    14/08/2020 Duração: 13min

    It's often said in the business world that if you only have one customer that pays your bills, you don't own a business- you have a boss... AKA just another kind of job. The same is true of us drummers... If you plan to someday get hired by famous artist and then ride their coattails for the rest of your life then A) That's going to require you to get EXTREMELY lucky and B) This episode is not for you.But- if you're interested in building a real, lasting career, AKA a business as a drummer- this episode is for you! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to Stay Motivated to Practice

    How to Stay Motivated to Practice

    12/08/2020 Duração: 11min

    Mark writes: What are the strategies you use to keep yourself motivated to progress in your playing and approach to practice? Do you have any tips to help get through a rut in your playing? Let's talk about it! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • A Simple Hack to Make Your Drum Tracks Feel Better

    A Simple Hack to Make Your Drum Tracks Feel Better

    31/07/2020 Duração: 09min

    I've always preached that if you want to be a professional drummer- you have to do the things that other professional drummers are doing. And this one trick that I'll share today is a simple and easy way to not only do exactly what other pro drummers are doing, but also make your playing have a TON more feel and groove. I'm excited to share this with you today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Addicted to Learning

    Addicted to Learning

    29/07/2020 Duração: 07min

    I suffer from the same affliction that you might have: I often find myself binging on videos of drum tutorials and performances. I'm starting to realize that this may not be such a good thing- and that we all can get so caught up in learning things on the drums, that we take away from the most valuable use of our time: playing the drums! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • One Trick I Use to Get Out from Behind the Drum Cage

    One Trick I Use to Get Out from Behind the "Drum Cage"

    24/07/2020 Duração: 11min

    I hate playing behind those glass drum shields as much as you! So here's what I do to convince the sound guy that the shield isn't necessary. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to Built Your Drumming Career During a Pandemic

    How to Built Your Drumming Career During a Pandemic

    21/07/2020 Duração: 12min

    You may not be able to hang out with other musicians right now, or build relationships like you usually could. But there's still plenty you can do right now to build your career. And what's even better is that this strategy works even when things get back to "normal". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How I Get My Snare Sound Part 2

    How I Get My Snare Sound Part 2

    02/07/2020 Duração: 14min

    In part two of our snare drum sound series, we'll talk about how I tune every snare drum that I play. My approach isn't incredibly unique, but it is 100% ingrained in me and certainly contributes to my drum sound more than essentially any other aspect under my control. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How I Get My Snare Sound Part 1

    How I Get My Snare Sound Part 1

    30/06/2020 Duração: 11min

    I get a lot of questions about my snare sound and how I achieve it. So today's episode is part one of two that covers most of the details about how I do just that. In part 1, we'll talk about head selection, and my number 1 tip for selecting the right head for getting the sound YOU hear in your head! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Removing Obstacles to Unlock Your Drumming Potential

    Removing Obstacles to Unlock Your Drumming Potential

    25/06/2020 Duração: 12min

    I've made lots of clever (if I do say so myself) changes and adjustment to my practice setup over the years. My goal is to make it as easy and quick as possible for me to get into practicing and make the most of every moment playing drums. So let's talk about how you can make similar changes in your own drumming setup- and get MORE from your practice! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Find the Right Guidance in Your Drumming Career

    Find the Right Guidance in Your Drumming Career

    05/06/2020 Duração: 14min

    A huge controversy in the drumming world popped up this week... And it brought up an even bigger question I think many of us have asked before: "How can I get advice on my drumming career and trust that it's the RIGHT advice?" So today I'm going to give you a few steps in the right direction to make sure your pro drumming career is headed in the right direction. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Why Does My Drumming Not Feel Good?

    Why Does My Drumming Not "Feel" Good?

    01/06/2020 Duração: 07min

    There have been SO many times that I've heard a recording of my drumming- and something just felt off. It really wasn't until a producer friend of mine started hiring me to edit my own drum tracks that I figured out why. And what's crazy is that this exact reason for drumming not "feeling" right is extremely common in drummers... In fact, in a lot of cases, the more experience you have drumming- the more likely you are to have this problem, and the worse it will be.So today we're going to talk about this issue and my favorite exercise on the drums that has helped ME and many others fix it! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to be Seen as a Versatile Drummer

    How to be Seen as a "Versatile" Drummer

    22/05/2020 Duração: 13min

    When I got fired from my first big gig, I was told it was because they thought of me as more of a "rock drummer" and the artist was going in a different direction. What's weird is that I knew that I could play way more than just rock- but somehow was never given an opportunity to show that to the artist. Years later, a producer friend of mine originally called me for some "rock" sessions- but then started calling me in for all kinds of different styles of music. So what was the difference between those two situations? In both cases, they originally only gave me an opportunity to play rock music. But in the case of the producer- he saw that I could play more than just rock, while that first artist only saw me as a rock drummer.Today we'll discuss the difference-maker in those two situations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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