Friday, November 17, 2017

Groove Elements

“There’s not a percussion chart for this song. Can you just listen and come up with something?” A musician can hear those sentences at a...

Practicing What You Don’t Know

OK, let’s say you’ve really got your act together and you don’t need to work on the music your band is doing. If that’s...

3 Essentials to Develop Your Worship Drumming Power and Groove

As worship leaders, we are often asked to reinforce the impact of certain moments in a song or set of songs. We also are...

3 Essentials Needed to Be Click Proficient

I have the pleasure of playing for Harvest Christian Fellowship (Greg Laurie’s ministry) a few times a month. Every Sunday they have at least...

Listen

J.S. Bach took a break from his worship leader job to listen to the music of Dietrich Buxtehude. Since the invention of the phonograph...

The Last-Minute Guide to Learning New Songs

We’ve all been there: it’s late Saturday night. We’ve spent all week listening to, and memorizing, all of the nuances of the songs we’ll...

3 Ways Drummers Can Support New or Guest Worship Leaders

Play drums for church long enough, and you’ll no doubt find yourself in a situation where you are supporting a new worship leader, or...

Playing to the Room: A Drummer’s Challenge

Drum volume is one of the biggest issues with bands, especially in church. The drummer’s job is particularly difficult because by nature drums are...

Be Wise and Warm Up

Music is pouring from your hands onto the instrument with relaxed and efficient movements. Licks seem to flow from your sticks with minimal effort....

“The Three Camps” for Drum Set

I have spent much time talking about the importance of knowing our rudiments. They are the drummer’s equivalent of knowing scales and arpeggios on...

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