162 – Richard Scott: Drumming for CCM Artist Matt Maher, From Industrial Design to Drums, Starting Drums Later in Life
Richard Scott approaches drumming with intentionality; always conscious of how his sound fits into the big picture and filling space in ways that help make every song the fullest realization of itself. He has spent over a decade on the Nashville scene touring and recording with Matt Maher, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath, Mac Powell, and many others. Richard has recorded in many of Nashville’s most well known rooms, and has more recently been tracking in his own home studio. For countless happy clients, Richard has used his unique curation of gear and techniques to build out the character of a song, add sometimes unexpected but always interesting components to the musical design, and help bring songwriters’ visions to life.
Richard graduated in 2008 from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with bachelor in commercial music percussion with emphasis in music technology. While at Belmont, Richard Studied with Chester Thompson.
In this episode, Richard talks about:
Starting drums later in life and the lessons he’s learned
Working with CCM artist Matt Maher
The evolution of his set up – gong drums to samplers
From industrial design to drums
Working in the CCM industry
Chester Thompson teaching him to use your ear and your heart instead of your brain
What to play and what not to play
The importance of great communication when tracking drums online
Tracking at home and building up your set up over time
Creative ways to learn new grooves and parts with other players
This episode is sponsored by Session Ace