Saturday, September 23, 2017

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...

Big Tasty Tom-Tom

The floor tom is in! The deep sounding three-legged membranophone has been a standard part of the drum set for decades, but these days...

The Advantage of Electronic and Hybrid Kits

Yes, you read the title correctly. There is an advantage to playing digital or hybrid drum kits. Some drummers don’t often like to admit...

Session Savvyness

Say that three times quickly! This time around we are going to talk about how to best prepare and navigate a session. What can...

World Changers

A few months ago, a worship team I was working with was asked to play a song by Matthew West. The pastor of the...

Drumming Tips for Building a Tight Rhythm Section

What is it that makes a “rhythm section” sound tight and groovin’? The first thing that comes to mind is just keeping solid time…...

Percussion in the Small/Quasi-Acoustic/No Drum Set Worship Team: Part 1

When thinking about the modern praise band, many of us get the mental image of a pop/rock instrumentation with electric guitars and bass, drum...

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