Represent Us on Your Blog!

jonmanna Beat, Heart 5 Comments

Nothing beats a community! We love our growing community and we love the heart and passion that you’ve already shown us! If you’ve got some spots on your blog and/or website that are open and unused we’d love for you to represent us. Fist-bump! Feel free to take these and use them anywhere you’d like (if you do, leave a …

Using Tracks in Worship – Part 2

jonmanna Beat, Technology 3 Comments

This is a guest post from Steven Morris. He is a twenty year old student at the University of Nebraska (Kearney) who is passionate about worship.   He works part time at a local photography studio called Chetsy Photography, and volunteers weekly at Kearney eFree Church where he coordinates middle and high school youth groups and events, run tech including …

Using Tracks in Worship – Part 1

jonmanna Beat, Technology 11 Comments

This is a guest post from Steven Morris. He is a twenty year old student at the University of Nebraska (Kearney) who is passionate about worship.   He works part time at a local photography studio called Chetsy Photography, and volunteers weekly at Kearney eFree Church where he coordinates middle and high school youth groups and events, run tech including …

You’ll Suck as a Drummer Unless You Start Using A Metronome!

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Whether you like it or not, we all have a “master clock”. The brain controls this clock which is responsible for your body’s  circadian rhythms (sleep-wake cycles).  In the same way, as a drummer, you are responsible for being the “master clock” in your band. Whether you like it or not, if you can’t keep time, the band is better …

What Worship Leaders Are Looking For When Choosing A Drummer [Video]

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Having spent time with Paul Baloche on a few occasions, he’s undoubtedly one of the most respected voices in worship. In this video he shares some incredible tips for worship leaders and more importantly, for us, worship drummers. Especially if you’re just starting out, it’s important that you “get this” from day one: Chops/Huge fills don’t equal  a good drummer.

Modern Drummer Festival Weekend 2011

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Growing up in Canada, I’ve only ever dreamed of going to a Modern Drummer Festival. This year’s festival will take place on May 21, 2011 and  here’s what their saying: Produced since 1987 by Modern Drummer magazine, the world’s most widely-read drumming publication, the Festival presents a roster of today’s top drumming talents, representing a variety of popular musical styles. …