Articles from Broadway Drummers and Percussionists.

Reporting from the Broadway Trenches by Jon Berger

Posted by Billy Miller on

"After a grueling four years at SUNY I still had one theory class left to finish. I was really depressed. A classmate of mine recommended me for a tour of a Broadway show. This completely changed the course of my life."

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Reporting from the Broadway Trenches by Jon Berger

Posted by Billy Miller on

"After a grueling four years at SUNY I still had one theory class left to finish. I was really depressed. A classmate of mine recommended me for a tour of a Broadway show. This completely changed the course of my life."

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Drumming for "Ain’t Too Proud" by Clayton Craddock

Posted by Billy Miller on

"When I first got the call to start working on Ain’t Too Proud - The Life And Times Of The Temptations, I was curious about which era the show was going to focus on. Their career began in the early 1960’s and they’re still releasing albums today."

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Drumming for "Ain’t Too Proud" by Clayton Craddock

Posted by Billy Miller on

"When I first got the call to start working on Ain’t Too Proud - The Life And Times Of The Temptations, I was curious about which era the show was going to focus on. Their career began in the early 1960’s and they’re still releasing albums today."

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What it Takes to Live in New York City as a Professional Musician - An Overview from a Veteran - by Ray Marchica

Posted by Billy Miller on

"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."

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"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."

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It's Groundhog Day... Again! by Joe Mowatt

Posted by Billy Miller on

"The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."

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It's Groundhog Day... Again! by Joe Mowatt

Posted by Billy Miller on

"The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."

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My Tuning Philosophy by Sean McDaniel

Posted by Billy Miller on

"I’ve learned to experiment more when I get to a new drum booth, stage, or studio. The best part about having the system is that I can just move the heads up or down in half steps to see what works best for each drum."

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My Tuning Philosophy by Sean McDaniel

Posted by Billy Miller on

"I’ve learned to experiment more when I get to a new drum booth, stage, or studio. The best part about having the system is that I can just move the heads up or down in half steps to see what works best for each drum."

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