Mark Guiliana

097 – Mark Guiliana: Creating confidence behind the kit

In this podcast I chat with Jazz drummer Mark Guiliana, who has been on fire as of late releasing two of his own records (on the SAME DAY), touring with his band Mehliana, and landing on the cover of Modern Drummer in November of 2014.  As stated in Modern Drummer, “…he´s the guy to watch if you want to know where the great art of drumming is right now— and where it could be headed.”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

In this interview Mark Guiliana talks about:

  • How he got started playing drums
  • His early years of learning
  • Studying with John Riley
  • Getting rejected from college programs
  • His approach to his creativity
  • What his typical routine looks like
  • Things to avoid when practicing
  • Staying true to the music
  • Much much more

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Mark Guiliana Plays:

  • Gretsch Drums
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Vic Firth Drumsticks
  • Evans Drumheads

 

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