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Mull Over Mondays

  • Last week we launched a new series featuring Pro WorshipDrummers. Tomorrow we’ll hear from Paul Baloche’s drummer, Carl Albrecht. ย Be sure the check it out!
  • We successfully handled our first blog giveaway for the Tempo iPhone App. Winners, let us know how you’re liking it.
  • Yesterday (Sunday) was Mother’s Day. To be honest, it’s never really been the same for me since my mom died in 2005. However, I am grateful for the legacy that she left for us (Mothers have huge influence in the home/family. On top of that, God has given me an amazing wife, mother-in-law, ย and step-mother.
  • For worship, our church had mothers and their children participate as the worship team and choir. I played drums (to bring some experience?!?). Regardless, I had a cool discovery. As we were practicing I noticed that whenever I’d start playing, the 12 year old bass player would glance at my feet and then lock in his bass groove with my kick. I was excited and surprised that he had the know-how to do this. I was right when I assumed he was taking bass lessons and I assured him he had a good teacher and that he should keep at it!
  • On a personal note, I didn’t feel too confortable playing on my church’s kit. It’s a bigger kit than I’m used to playing and the space was a little tight for my liking. Gotta have more focus and work on adapting better.
  • Check out the drum cover for Hillsong United’s Rhythms of Grace from Stacey, one of our very own WorshipDrummers.
  • So let’s hear how your week went. What did you/your church do for Mother’s Day? What’s the latest and greatest?

Join the discussion 8 Comments

  • Stacey Kershaw says:

    i totally agree, our bassist and sometimes our 14 year old rhythm guitarist both look at my feet, and cause i have a broken metronome right now, im looking at the leaders feet haha!
    Hope you had a good service yesterday, i really enjoyed ours, our church are beginning to respond alot better as we made a few changes to the way we worship at the start of the year.
    in the UK mothers day was on the 3rd April earlier this year, which my mum (english spelling :P) came to church for the first time! and then came again 2 weeks after for my baptism! Its not only a good time to honour Mums but its a great resource to get them into church!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stacey Kershaw says:

    also while i remember, it would be the BEST to get Rolf Wam Fjell to do a blog in the ProWorshipDrummer series! He is my favourite ProWorshipDrummer! and has some awesome stuff on his Twitter which if you’re not already, i recommend to ANY WorshipDrummer that you follow him! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ant says:

    I am really struggling to figure out how to play Rhythms of Grace. Its got like 12 beats in the bar and it’s not a waltz or a 4/4 (I don’t think) so I don’t know how to count it. And then the bridge is absolute mayhem. I’d appreciate some assistance.

    • Jon Manna says:

      The song is written in 6/8 time. Have you watched the video from Stace? here’s the link:

      I haven’t done any drum covers.. YET… but this is definitely a challenging song. Maybe I’ll get Stace to come and drop some tips on how she learned to play it.

      Hang in there and don’t give up!

      • Ant says:

        Thanks Jon. Well, it’s already going much better now that I know its a 6/8. Stacey’s video is the best I’ve found on the web.

        • Stacey Kershaw says:

          hey! thanks for the question, i learnt it by ear really, but you can learn it in 3/4 instead of 6/8 if that makes it easier. The bridge is tough but once you pace yourself and really listen to it, it’s actually just a straight forward kick with a straight forward stroke just using several parts of the kit. It is frustrating learning one part of it and then realising it changes, but it only makes slight changes. I’m sorry i’m not very good at describing drumming tips, but i hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚ oh and sorry i didnt reply sooner, i’ve just got home from a family holiday ๐Ÿ™‚ hope you crack it.

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