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Episode 27 - Interview - Adam Deitch

Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:37:19 +0000
Summary: Adam Deitch has played with The Average White Band, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Scofield, Pretty Lights and currently leads the duo Break Science and funk jam icons, Lettuce. During Lettuce's current tour we were fortunate enough to meet up with Adam for a ..

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Episode 26 - Relationships

Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:22:07 +0000
Summary: We can't do it all by ourselves. No matter how much responsibility we have to practice and perfect our art form in private we eventually interact with other musicians, business people, clients, and the public in general. In this podcast we specifically ad..

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Episode 25 - Practice

Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:27:06 +0000
Summary: To kick off a new year the Groovecast, much like everyone else, is in self-improvement mode. Everyone wants to be better, right? We can safely assume that everybody would like to improve their drumming as well as all the different facets of their life. To..

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Episode 24 - Best Of 2016

Published: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 03:28:28 +0000
Summary: Happiest of Holidays to the Groovecast Nation! This week we take a moment to reflect on the first year of the podcast. We took the highlights from various shows along with great moments from our interviews to make our "Best of 2016". It's our little gift..

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Episode 23 - The Creative Musician's Varying Streams Of Revenue

Published: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:49:39 +0000
Summary: The most commonly known ways to make a living as musician are performing, recording, and teaching. But is that all there is? Well, those might be the most glamorous. But let's face it, the music business is anything but glamorous. In this episode Phil and..

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Episode 22 - Interview - Lil' John Roberts

Published: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:22:51 +0000
Summary: Lil' John Roberts is one of the most sought after drummers in the music business. His resume crosses all genre lines (Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Elton John, Quincy Jones, drummer for many TV house bands, etc.). His drummin..

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Episode 21 - Drumming As A Career

Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:47:39 +0000
Summary: "You don't choose a career in music, instead music chooses you." There are numerous quotes along those lines and today the guys discuss just that topic. Can you or should you choose drumming as a career? Each of the guys tell their own story of how they ..

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Episode 20 - Musical Mentors

Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 03:21:31 +0000
Summary: In this week's show the guys discuss the importance of and the different types of musical mentors. Phil and Jon both talk about the different mentors they've had, how they've affected their lives, and how it's lead them to become mentors of others. The v..

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Episode 19 - Interview - Ryan Brown Pt. 2 - Dweezil Zappa Band

Published: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 02:21:19 +0000
Summary: Welcome back to part 2 of the Ryan Brown interview. In this episode Ryan gives details about his time in Los Angeles. Ryan talks about getting established, taking gigs, preparation, studio sessions, his teaching practice, family responsibilities, auditio..

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Episode 18 - Interview - Ryan Brown Pt. 1 - Dweezil Zappa Band

Published: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:33:16 +0000
Summary: This week the show goes on the road and shifts into interview mode! We had the great fortune of being welcomed inside the Zappa family for an extensive interview with Dweezil Zappa drummer, Ryan Brown. Join us as we discuss the topics of: growing up with..

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Episode 17 Click Track Reliance And In Ear Monitor Usage

Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 04:01:00 +0000
Summary: Ahhhh...that click is so comforting...until it's gone! I'd bet some of you thought those words would never be uttered. But they are! Once thought to be a nemesis, the click track is now often a crutch. In this episode the guys discuss how the click track ..

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Episode 16 Getting Established - Self Promotion

Published: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 02:24:55 +0000
Summary: Everybody's doing it. Well, at least everyone has done it that's had any modicum of success in the music business. What we're discussing today is getting your career established in a new city. Whether you're a young gun or a relocating veteran you'll nee..

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Episode 15 Interview - Scott Meeder

Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:35:35 +0000
Summary: The Groovecast has delivered on its promise of an interview and it is a gem! Our guest, Scott Meeder, is the proverbial "Jeff Porcaro" of Atlanta. Even if you're not familiar with his name it's a virtual guarantee that you've heard him on record. He has b..

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Episode 14 How Good Is Your Bad?

Published: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 02:47:35 +0000
Summary: Even the best musician will have a bad night. However that does not necessarily mean you're doomed to a bad performance. Even Buddy Rich had bad nights. There's an infamous video of Buddy near the end of his life where he's said to have had a heart attack..

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Episode 13 Common Problems - Instant Solutions!

Published: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 02:32:24 +0000
Summary: In virtually all disciplines there are very few shortcuts that deliver the desired results. In drumming that is especially true. In most situations practice and patience pays the highest yielding dividends. However, there are a few select instances where..

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Episode 12 Special Edition Malleable Grip And Hand Technique

Published: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 02:07:51 +0000
Summary: Concepts on technique can be very polarizing. Everyone is an expert and everyone is correct. "Strict German grip with the level system is the only way to go!" "Forget that mess. Traditional grip using the Moeller technique is far superior." " Well, only i..

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Episode 11 Special Edition Teacher And Student Vocabulary

Published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:26:24 +0000
Summary: In any profession there is an existing vocabulary that is either exclusive or at least pertinent to the discipline. For drummers there is a distinct lineage of definitive method books that are a major part of our musical and educational vocabulary. In thi..

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Episode 10 Embracing Strengths And Weaknesses

Published: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:19:42 +0000
Summary: This week Phil and Jon discuss the many different ways we can learn to embrace others' strengths and weaknesses. The guys talk about differences between groove players vs. technical players, jazzers vs. rockers, younger players vs. older players, origina..

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Episode 9 Tuning

Published: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:57:24 +0000
Summary: This week we scratch the itch of all you gear heads! We've had listeners contact us about tuning so we decided to compile all the ideas and questions we've received into a show. We discuss tuning from the ground up: starting with the tools needed all the ..

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Episode 8 Ego

Published: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 06:40:28 +0000
Summary: This week the guys land on a touchy subject. Large personalities, self centeredness and over inflated self esteem make for an atmosphere that's just not conducive to creating good music. Phil and Jon each take turns talking about their own experiences and..

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Episode 7 Pathways Of Education Part 2

Published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:05:28 +0000
Summary: You're serious about music and you want to get better. What do you do? Go to college? Hit the road, play gigs, and slug it out? Teach yourself through a myriad of available online media? Maybe just take some lessons from your local teacher? Well, all of t..

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Episode 6 Pathways Of Education Part 1

Published: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 01:07:34 +0000
Summary: You're serious about music and you want to get better. What do you do? Go to college? Hit the road, play gigs, and slug it out? Teach yourself through a myriad of available online media? Maybe just take some lessons from your local teacher? Well, all of t..

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Episode 5 Negotiating Pay

Published: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 01:46:33 +0000
Summary: Talking about money can create strange vibes. Even best friends will bristle at the mention. In this episode Phil and Jon talk about how they approach negotiating pay. They talk about long term gigs, short term gigs, and one off/sub gigs. Techniques of ne..

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Episode 4 Personal Responsibility

Published: Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:40:55 +0000
Summary: Have you ever been late for or forgotten about a gig? How about forgetting your entire bag of hardware? Well, Phil and Jon have done that and more. The good news though is since they've done this for you, you don't have to! They discuss the horror stories..

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Episode 3 Special Edition Concepts On Click Tracks

Published: Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:53:47 +0000
Summary: This week Phil does a special educational edition of the Groovecast. In response to emails and posts on social media regarding practicing and performing to a click track or sequence (both live and in the studio)Phil talks about the concepts he's developed..

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Episode 2 Gig Preparation

Published: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:55:18 +0000
Summary: This week Phil and Jon discuss the importance of preparing for gigs. Yeah, it's obvious...sort of...until you have to really do it. We'll give you tips on how to prepare and why it's crucial to your professional reputation. Also we talk about our favorit..

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Episode 1 Stage Bullies

Published: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 01:03:35 +0000
Summary: Episode 1 Stage Bullies by Drummer's Weekly Groovecast..

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