The DrumMantra Podcast

The DrumMantra Podcast

Hosted by: Rich Stitzel

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Ideas On Doing A Recording Session & A Special Announcement

Episode #77

Are you being hired to do recording sessions? Are you doing drums AND percussion? Sometimes we tend to treat percussion as a smaller overall aspect of the session even though it can sometimes take up to 10x longer to...
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Building Linear Phrasing

Episode #76

Linear phrasing is a great vehicle for expressing yourself musically and rhythmically behind the kit. Let's start off with some simple phrasing concepts and isolate the voicings to two instruments to really challenge...
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Overcoming Your Mind to Find Peace

Episode #75

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...
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If You Wait Until You're Ready, You'll Never Start.

Episode #74

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...
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Getting the Most Out of Your Practice Requires More Than Just Drumming

Episode #73

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...
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DrumeoGab's Seamus Evely

Episode #72

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...
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5 Tips for Making the Most during "Social Distancing"

Episode #71

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...
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Dealing With Stress From a Mental Perspective

Episode #70

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...
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A Different Perspective for Creating Phrasing & Fills

Episode #69

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...
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The Zen of Drumming: Everything is Practice

Episode #68

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...
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FULL LESSON ON POLYMETERS

Episode #67

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...
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Going Deeper With Josh Jones Part 1

Episode #66

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...
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