Here is part 4 of our extensive video interview with Pink's drummer Mark Schulman. The day of this publication, he will share the stage with the mega star in Amsterdam, playing for over 55,000 people. Sold out in 30 minutes, as he says in one of the other videos in this series. In this video article he shares one of his worst mistakes, and a lot more valuable lessons and insights.
The video starts with Mark making the best statement and lesson any drummer in a band should see as the first ground rule: "I am here to be of service."
Before Mark shares one of his biggest mistakes he ever made on stage (with Cher), he talks about how he is prepared for the full 100% needed for his job and still remains flexible. We also asked him who he depends on the most during his shows with P!nk. And his first answer will surprise you!
On having doubts or making mistakes, he is also very clear and honest. Maybe his answer is obvious, at the same time it is also the best reminder if you ever find yourself in a situation like that. And that is why you need to hear it from this fellow drummer that has seen and been through it all and gives you the best free advice that you need to lock in your drummer's mindset.
Mark Schulman shares his biggest mistake and what a drummer's job really is about These are the four topics covered in this video
A drummer's job
Changes versus flexibility
Who depends on who?
Doubts or Mistakes
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Mark Schulman plays
Mark Schulman plays
Vic Firth drumsticks
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Big Fat snares
Mark Schulman has recorded and performed with too many arists to mention, but here are a few... Simple Minds, Billy Idol, Cher, Foreigner, Velvet Revolver, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Richard Marx, Frank Gambale, Ekichi Yazawa, Udo Lindenberg, Dave Koz, Tina Turner, The O'Jays and Amy Grant.