Overcoming Your Mind to Find Peace
Finding peace is finding peace of mind. Most of the torment, tension, and trials stem from our thoughts. Thoughts that aren't necessarily grounded in reality. How do we find peace? How do we find creativity? How do...View Episode
If You Wait Until You're Ready, You'll Never Start.
So many people that I speak with say they are so excited to present their ideas to the world, and they will start as soon as they have a few more things in order. Then they proceed to present a list that is so long...View Episode
Getting the Most Out of Your Practice Requires More Than Just Drumming
Most drummers I recently surveyed said they didn't have a clear, concise, and organized practice routine. They also said that when they are in the practice room they have a hard time staying focused and...View Episode
DrumeoGab's Seamus Evely
Seamus Evely is one of the most driven, hard-working, passionate, selfless dudes on the planet. He follows his heart and gives 100% to his endeavors. I was able to have Seamus speak to a virtual room full of drummers...View Episode
5 Tips for Making the Most during "Social Distancing"
We have all been hit with quite a blow. And when I say all, I mean the entire planet. Musicians are out of work. Schools are closed. Restaurants and bars are closed in many places around the country. Grocery stores...View Episode
Dealing With Stress From a Mental Perspective
We all get stressed about things. Especially things that are last minute, or just around the corner from happening. One great way to deal with stress is to be prepared for whatever it is you are about to do. But not...View Episode
A Different Perspective for Creating Phrasing & Fills
I have been creating and playing games with students for over 20 years, and this particular one has been a huge hit regardless of the level of the player. The best part of this game is its a blast to play it with...View Episode
The Zen of Drumming: Everything is Practice
Sometimes we get frustrated because all we do is practice and we really want to be playing gigs. Sometimes we are playing so many gigs that we don't have time to practice. Is there a middle ground? Can we figure out a...View Episode
FULL LESSON ON POLYMETERS
In this episode, we look at the 1 to 8 to 1 polymetric time table as a hand warm-up, but then we add a couple of different foot ostinatos to crank up the coordination game a little. Please enjoy! DrumMantra Podcast...View Episode
Going Deeper With Josh Jones Part 1
Principal Percussionist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Josh Jones, was trained from an early age to be one of the greatest percussionists in the world. He is a dedicated practitioner and an extremely...View Episode
Ep. 65 FULL LESSON. YYZ: Groove Meditation in 5/4 Part 2.
In part 2 of this series on the rhythm of the Toronto Airport, more commonly known as YYZ (and more popularly known as the intro to the iconic tune from Rush's Moving Pictures album, also called YYZ.) I hope you enjoy...View Episode
Ep. 64 YYZ: A Groove Meditation in Five. Part 1
In honor of the great Neil Peart, I present to you Part 1 of a two-part series of coordination based on the iconic intro to the famed song, YYZ by Rush (which happens to be the Morse Code for the Toronto Airport!)....View Episode