Pink’s Mark Schulman behind the drumkitHello, MD readers, Mark Schulman here. This has been an incredible life so far! I gotta tell you about some great stuff. First of all, touring and recording with Pink has been such an incredible journey musically, career-wise, energetically, and educationally.

I have also been doing clinics all over the planet, spreading the gospel of how to really achieve success in an ever-changing business. One of the greatest realizations I have had in the last few years is that drummers really need to learn to do it all. What I mean by that is that you too can be a top session musician from the comfort of your own garage, bedroom, living room, or even bathroom (if it’s large enough for drums and mics!).

Recently I released a new DVD that will tell you how, I promise! Hudson Music is distributing it and it’s called A Day In The Recording Studio—A Musician’s Guide To Recording Drum Tracks In The Studio. I started teaching recording seminars about five years ago in my studio. (Well, at the time it was just a room with drums and some cheap recording equipment.) My students were getting so inspired that four years later, I finally created the time to make this DVD. A few months ago I saw one of the guys from a seminar I did in 2005 and he has since begun making his living recording tracks in the San Diego area as a result of the information I taught him. You too can do it!

The DVD is good fun. Check out the demo on the YouTube link here www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q2Sf0SYbYA, and change your life as you know it! Feel free to email me directly to talk drums and life, arrange a lesson, or tell me your best joke.

Here’s a great saying I heard yesterday from my friend Phillip in the UK: “Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.”

So I say, rather than merely talking about it, just do it; the time to take action is now!

I also recommend you check out Pink’s new Funhouse DVD release at www.pinkspage.com/us/forum/pink-funhouse-dvd for some amazing entertainment, energy, playing, and POPspiration!

For more on Mark Schulman, go to www.markschulman.net.