Manage episode 290182664 series 2912488
Today’s episode features a conversation with John Newton.
John is always a joy to speak with, and that certainly carried over into the conversation you’re about to hear. He’s been so many places and done so much, and has such a rich wealth of experience and wisdom that he’s generously willing to share. It will take me a long time to sort through all the gems of wisdom John left for us here, and I hope that you reach a similar conclusion.
In this episode with Mr. Newton, we cover a lot of ground, including:
-rudimental drumming, different “dialects” of rudiments, the evolution of rudiments, and why the “canon” of rudiments is a language worth learning (or in some cases, crucial to learn)
-the daily realities of being in drum corps, the array of valuable techniques beyond drumming ones that are part of life in drum corps
-ways of managing stress in playing situations
-the sometimes “dog-work” nature of practice, his “triad” of effective practice
-the challenges of transitioning from drum corps to drum set
-what a meaningful life for someone interested in music could look like, the sometimes “backdoor” ways of finding a career in the business
-the intersections of drumming, running and yoga posture practice throughout his career