Category Archives for "Worship Leading"

Video: Drum Fill Ideas that Don’t Add More Volume

What do we do when we need to transition to a new segment of a song, but we can’t change the drum pattern we’re playing? Or what can we do if we’re already playing at 100% volume level, and still have ONE… LAST… CHORUS… to play? A simple drum fill might do the trick, but […]

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A Fun Drum Fill to Add Interest to a Repetitive Beat

Daily Podcast for Drummers

What do we do as drummers when we’re already firing on all cylinders, but we have ANOTHER chorus to play? How can we build the intensity of the song when we don’t have anywhere to go volume-wise? If you’re already “giving it all you’ve got, captain” – try this simple drum fill…

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The Djembe Was My Ticket In

How playing the djembe got me a drumming gig.

Growing up in Nashville definitely was a unique experience. Yes, I had many opportunities, even as a kid, that were “only in Nashville” experiences… Getting to sit in with legendary musicians who happen to be related to my friends… Going to clubs to hear live music even when I was only 16… Watching my friends […]

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3 Keys to Making Your Drums Sound Better in Any Room

3 Keys to Making Your Drums Sound Better in Any Room

Here are 3 things I do EVERY time I set my drums up in a room… EVERY TIME… Do these 3 things the next time you set up and I PROMISE you your drums will sound better. Not only that, you’ll be more prepared for when something goes wrong, like your monitor mix is bad, […]

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Getting the Most Out of Electronic Drums

How to make electronic drums sound better

Many us have to play electronic drum sets. Likely for the sake of extra volume control (why don’t our neighbors like drums???). So today I’m sharing a few ideas about how we can get the MOST out of e-drums, by changing our mindset, our playing, and even the sound samples we use!

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What I Learned from Show Choir About Drumming

Drummer Daily - Podcast for Drummers

So… fun fact: I was in my high school’s show choir band (cue the ‘Jazz Hands’ jokes). The experience was actually very positive and influential to my drumming- especially in one specific way- which I’d like to discuss with you today…

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I’m Just a Drumming Squirrel Looking for a Pumpkin

The other day I got distracted while recording my┬ápodcast. I was distracted by a squirrel that was trying to eat a HUGE pumpkin. Of course, I did what any normal person would do and worked it into what I was talking about on the podcast. Basically, the squirrel was attempting to do something that seemed […]

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