Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Drumming In The Presence, Even on Bad Days

The musical journey of a musician should never end. It’s always in process. Discovering how to groove better, develop more chops, learn the latest...

Pat Your Head, Rub Your Stomach

The rhythm section is cruising right along on a song, and the sixteenth note shaker line you’re playing with your right hand feels great....

Best Drums For Worship?

I’m about to reveal to you the greatest set of drums I’ve ever played. Without a doubt, I know these drums will “blow away”...

Mistakes and Disagreements

As drummers we are afforded a unique perspective on the band during rehearsal. Many times, since a drumming pattern may be more repetitive than,...

Playing For the Room

Five drumming hacks to help drummers adapt and thrive in any room. There is nothing quite like the high velocity crashing of a wooden stick...

What’s In Your Mallet Case?

The sound engineer informed me of a problem: too much ringing coming from my snare drum. I quickly reached into my mallet case and...

Floor Tom Rides, Snare Cadences, And More

In modern worship, like other musical genres, we have to constantly adapt to the trends that are unfolding. The biggest mistake we could make,...

5 Alternatives to Drum Sticks (That Aren’t Hot Rods)

I remember the first time I was introduced to the bundles of wooden rods that are commonly referred to now as Hot Rods. I...

App Advice for the Worship Team Percussionist

The electronic percussion unit was not cooperating. The rehearsal was about to start and the plan for me to play an "electronic toms" line...

3 Tips For Tuning Toms

To many drummers, nothing seems more intimidating than tuning toms. I have to admit that, for me, toms are the hardest of all the...

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