Dom Famularo Interview

When you talk to most top flight drummers you get inspired to go and practice harder but when you talk to Dom Famularo something else happens entirely. With the level of enthusiasm and energy that he constantly exudes you are compelled to go and take on the world.

In this Interview Dom shares some insights into his career trajectory and reveals his most important concepts and lessons. Read More

How To Read Drum Notation

One of the most ignored drumming skills is the ability to read. Far too many drummers by-pass it early on and often regret it later in life – especially when they miss out on learning and playing opportunities because they can’t do it.

Reading drum rhythms and charts will, 1) Make your learning far easier, (because every drum book on the market has drum notation in it!) 2) Allow you to transcribe and memorize songs, and 3) Help to make you more employable.

Unless you are a top flight session guy you don’t have to read everything perfectly first time through so don’t panic. Just keep at it and you will become more fluid in time. Read More

How To Tune Drums

You could be the best player in the world but if your drums are out of tune your gonna sound like crap. Unfortunately, most drummers think tuning is a bit of a mystery so they never quite get the sound they’re after.

Good news is, your not like most drummers. You’re a ninja and you have this handy guide that I’ve prepared for you to get the best sounding drums possible. Enjoy… Read More

Russ Miller Interview

Russ Miller is internationally known as one of the top drummers of today. As a Multi-Platinum recording artist, he has played on multiple Grammy® award winning recordings with combined sales of over 26 million copies. His musical versatility has led him to work with an incredible list of over 50 international artists from legends like Ray Charles, The Fifth Dimension, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner & Bobby Caldwell through modern stars, Nelly Furtado, The Psychedelic Furs, Hilary Duff, Steve Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Daniel Bedingfield and Meredith Brooks.

In this interview Russ shares some great insights on how he developed as a player, how he works and what you need to do to succeed in the industry: Read More

Gavin Harrison Interview

Gavin Harrison is a rare breed. A drummer with incredible chops, amazing feel and great compositional skills. He has performed with a who’s who of international artists and has won Modern Drummer’s ‘Best Prog Drummer’ Award multiple times.

Even with all the success Gavin remains incredibly humble and here he offers us some steller career advice: Read More

How To Stay Motivated When Drumming Gets Tough

There will be times in your drumming life when things get tough – you have a hard time learning a particular beat, you practice but don’t seem to get any better, you can’t get any gigs. Whatever it is, it’s stressful, it leaves you feeling flat and undermines your love of the instrument.

It happens to the best of us and if we don’t know how to cope then we might do something we regret. Read More