Welcome to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. Well over here at DrumGAB we have learned many lessons about troubleshooting technology, recording equipment and how to conduct an interview. I think it is fair to say that a lot of these major hiccups have since past us now that we are into our tenth episode. Of course there will always be plenty to learn and grow upon, however, the shaky beginnings of working on a new podcast project seem to be behind us now...and for that I am thankful.
So for our tenth episode, we are speaking with a very little known player from Atlanta, but if this guy starts to push himself into the right directions in the industry, he could be a giant. This is one of the most amazing things about Instagram and the drumming community. There is a ridiculous talent pool out there. It is incredible, to say the least. There are plenty of fantastic drummers out there that are simply waiting to be heard by the right people and Instagram can absolutely provide those opportunities.
So what do Justin and I discuss? Well, we start things off by discussing his background as a player. We go all the way back to the very beginning and then work our way all the way to the present. One notable thing about his growth as a player is his crazy work ethic through it all. He wanted to be the absolute best player that he could possibly be.
We also talk about some practice tips to increase efficiency, of practice time. He has a lot of good advice about how to maximize your retention levels and it actually pretty refreshing material that we discuss. He also talks about how to utilize rudiment patterns with different accents, note rates, and orchestration. This is also straight up up golden material, as far as I am concerned.
Towards the end of the interview, it becomes clear that Justin had not considered what he can do with this drumming thing, especially considering his talents. He wants to be a clinician, or bring his education to the online space and it could even go beyond that. The point to this section is that doing masterclass clinics around the world isn't just meant for drummers like Benny Greb and Ash Soan. Justin could also enter that world and you can tell that some light bulbs go off and that he felt very inspired towards the end of the interview.
Overall, this is a very in-depth interview that tackles a lot of valuable subject matter and it was an absolute pleasure having Justin on the show.