Monday, June 18, 2018

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...

Drums: From Minimal To More

Sometimes the drum kit you play is based upon musical and stylistic demands. At other times, it’s strictly a matter of space. Whatever the...

Rock The Cowbell

Before joining the percussion family, the cowbell was simply a “livestock locator” that produced sound when the clapper hanging inside struck the sides of...

Worship With Only Your Drums

Every musician and singer I know usually spends some time just worshipping the Lord privately. It’s a vital part of their ability to lead...

Tribal Grooves

“Go to a tribal groove on verse two.” Have you heard a similar request during a rehearsal? Modern worship recordings with tribal grooves are about...

3 Steps to Drumming with More Feel – Even with a...

One reality that us drummers have been coming to terms with over the last decade or so is many worship bands use metronomes, click...

Preparing For Sunday

Besides your daily practice routine, there’s always the need to prepare for the next worship service. Here’s a quick rundown of what that should look...

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