Modern Drumset Techniques For Today's Worship Drummer

Official Worship Signals

Quite a funny poster! Which one are you?

Prof. Donald Macleod on Worship

A few years back I sent Prof. Donald Macleod,  former Principal of the Free Church of Scotland College an e-mail about “the heart of worship.”  I was intrigued on his opinions as one of the most respected Scottish theologians in recent times. I also have a strong connection with the Free Church myself.

Here are the questions I asked Professor Macleod:

With regards to Worship Music, how important is it for a musician leading the praises to God to know about a “theology of worship”? What does that look like?
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Some helpful tips from Hillsong’s Rolf Wam Fjell

On the subject of practising, here are a few useful tips from one of Hillsong’s top drummers, Rolf Wam Fjell:

1. Take a 10 min run before practicing. Benefit: mentally more alert and physically firing up your systems.

2. Eat a banana before practicing / playing. Benefit: quick carbs + potassium straight to your system. Benefit: More power.

3. Do a proper carb load before big events. Lots of pasta etc. And drink MUCH water. Benefit: sustained energy.

4. Track your progress. Week one paradiddles @ 120bpm. Week two paraddidles @ 127bpm etc. Benefit: systematic progress.
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