Friday, January 12, 2018

Building On The Foundations

You have to do some basic things to create a strong foundation in your playing. If you have had any formal training, you probably...

Putting the ‘Play’ Back in Playing Drums

When I talk with other church drummers, one common statement I hear is, “I don’t get much time to play or practice during the...

Here Comes Your Solo

“After the second chorus, there will be a solo section. Drum set, take the first eight bars and let percussion have the last eight....

Drumming With Passion and Intensity

You would think by the title of this article I might mean, “play loudly.” But that’s not necessarily true. Dynamics has nothing to do...

Proverbs for Percussionists

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning…” ~ Proverbs 1:5 KJV The Book of Proverbs provides timeless lessons condensed into concise verses. Massive wisdom,...

Using Video to Become a Better Drummer

As a “drum coach” I have the unique opportunity to work with many drummers one-on-one. I’m a firm believer that every drummer, no matter...

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...

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