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#001: Introducing… Sean McDonald (Matthew West) [Podcast]

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We are so excited to launch the very first episode of the brand new Worship Drummer Podcast. In this inaugural episode we chat with Sean McDonald (his first-ever interview too) – drummer for Matthew West. It was an honour and a pleasure to talk about his roots, his first arena tour (Winter Jam), and the art of capturing video footage, among other …

Roland SPD-SX

Roland SPD-SX: How To Quickly Add Sounds

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The Roland SPD-SX (you mount it with the APC-33 controller mount) is one of the most popular sampling pads being used today. Technology in worship is nothing new, but it can still be a very daunting task to learn how to use and incorporate in your workflow and playing. We are happy to share this simple tutorial with you to help you learn how to quickly add sounds …

Paul Mabury

Paul Mabury Talks About “The Biggest Mistake Worship Drummers Make”

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Maybe you didn’t know this before, but Paul Mabury is a Christian and has years of experience playing as a worship drummer. With time spent playing at Hillsong and on many worship albums (some he also produced), when Paul speaks, you learn to listen, and listen closely. This short video is one of those moments where you’ll want to listen. It comes to us …

20 drummer gifts under 20 dollars

20 Drummer Gifts For Under $20

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Buying for the drummer(s) in your life is not always an easy task, nor is it cheap. To help ease your burden, we’ve taken the time to do the hard work of compiling a list of 20 drummer gifts for under $20. [Editor’s Note: Please note that at the time of publishing, all 20 items listed below were listed at $20 and under …

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What I Learned From Hanging With Calvin Rodgers

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Calvin Rodgers is, without a doubt, one of today’s greatest drummers. Period. I had the privilege of hanging with Calvin and his drum tech, Rich, for their stop in Toronto on the Festival of Praise Tour. We have an interview with Calvin that we’ll publish at a later date, but I wanted to record and share some raw thoughts/reflections and pics/videos from …