If you’re waiting for the proverbial drummer joke, you won’t find it here.
Today’s podcast is all about the musicality of the drums.
And there’s no better person to talk to than Steve Goold. Steve is a professional drummer who plays for tons of artists, including Sara Bareilles and Owl City.
This was such a fun interview talking to Steve about musicality, gear, practice, worship music, and much more.
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What You’ll Learn in this Episode
- How to diversify you income streams as a full time musician
- Being a musician isn’t about your instrument…it’s about music
- Why some drummers don’t like Ringo Star and others do
- The importance of loving music as a musician
- How to inspire the musicians you lead
- Being an artistically minded person
- How Steve writes and arranges drum parts – thinking “what not to do” rather than “what to do.”
- Steve’s gear list
- Why bass drum and toms don’t matter to Steve as much as snare & cymbals
- The relationship between the click track and pocket
- On using clicks, loops, and backing tracks
- Playing drums for worship
- Using drum beats to help lyrics emotionally land more
Resources Mentioned in this Post
- Website: Steve’s Blog
- Blog: Albums Every Drummer Should Know
- Gear: Risen Drums
- Gear: Paiste Cymbals traditional series line
- Gear: DW 9000 bass drum pedal
- Software: Ableton Live
- Event: Drumset in the Kingdom
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Question: What was your biggest takeaway from the interview with Steve? Let’s talk in the comments. It’s always better that way.