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The Worship Drummer Podcast - Putting The #HeartBeforeBeat
68 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Episode034 - Markus Dinger on his Drumming Journey in Germany, The Pandemic Pivot, and Practical Advice for Drummers
Hey WD Fam, I'm thrilled to bring you this conversation I had with Markus Dinger from Germany. He's not only the drummer for Outbreakband, but he's got a massive heart for the Kingdom, oh and did we mention he's a monster drummer!? Show Sponsor This episode is brought to you by Worship Drum Samples. Get instant access to unlimited drum samples created for the worship songs your church is singing today. Timestamps and Topics 0:00 - Intro 3:40 - Markus’ Drumming Journey - Germany to IHOP KC 17:50 - Outbreakband 22:45 - Why take drum lessons? 26:30 - The pandemic from Markus’ context 35:50 - On putting out high quality content 38:17 - Some practical advice for drummers 45:55 - Drumming influences 50:03 - Drum gear Rundown 56:29 - What has God been speaking to you lately 1:04:08 - Markus prays for all of us Links to Things IHOP KC Jaye Thomas Outbreak Band // Atmosphäre Markus’ Online Course (In German) Marco Minnemann // Dave Weckl // Darren King // Benny Greb // Chris Coleman Keep In Touch with Markus YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/markusdinger Website: https://www.markusdinger.de Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markusdinger/
56 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Episode 033 - Zach Mullings on Playing at Hillsong NYC and Late Night Shows, and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
Hey friends, I’m very excited to share this episode with you! Zach Mullings is an amazing human and a fantastic drummer, and in this episode you will discover his story. At the end of this episode we have a very BIG announcement that we share so be sure to listen all the way through! Key Topics in This Episode 0:00 – Intro 4:00 – Upbringing 7:29 – Journey to Drumming and Berklee 12:29 – Next Steps in NYC 15:40 – Hillsong NYC and a season of waiting 20:43 – Touring Late Night shows 27:18 – Adapting your playing during the pandemic (SPD-SX, etc) 33:39 – Advice for drummers in dealing with this difficult season 38:50 – Vital Music: Zach’s education platform for drummers 42:05 – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT (See below) Follow Zach Mullings on Instagram Check out Zach’s website and Vital Music. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT On March 9, 2021 Worship Drummer is celebrating our 10th Birthday and in partnership with Zach and Vital Music, we’re excited to announce that worshipdrumsamples.com will be launching. Head over to the site and join over 500 drummers on our launch list. Our heart is to serve your needs so be sure to also submit your song requests and we’ll get busy producing the drum samples! Links To Things Lenny “The Ox” Reece on IG Kevin Garrett – Late show with Stephen Colbert (see video below) Arizona (band) on IG Dave Labuguen on IG Playing SNL for Chance the Rapper (See video below) Hillsong NYC (Live From The Livingroom) with SPD-SX (see below) Luke 10:38-42 NLT – Focus on this one thing!
53 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Episode 032 – Meet Carlin Muccular: Drummer for Israel and New Breed and CEO of Shedtracks
If you've never heard of Carlin Muccular, buckle up because this episode is full of gold nuggets! WD Fam, I hope and pray you are keeping well! Now let's dive into this episode's content... _____ BIG ANNOUNCEMENT On March 9, 2021 Worship Drummer turns 10 and on the next episode we will share a BIG announcement for what's coming. Timestamps 5:00 - Carlin’s drumming journey 10:25 - What prepared you for Israel and New Breed? 15:45 - Feels Like Home Livestream/Album Recording 24:16 - Shedtracks 29:10 - Daily motivation and productivity 38:20 - Daily habits 40:10 - favorite DAW 41:25 - Drum Gear and Endorsements 44:30 - What has God been saying to you lately? 46:10 - What happens when you serve others Links to Things Follow Carlin on Instagram Check out Carlin's Worship Drummer IG Takeover Check out the Shedtracks website Follow Shedtracks on Instagram
84 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Episode 031 – Andrew Picha on Drumming, Tracks, and What it was Like Creating Loop Community's Track Rig
Andrew and I originally sat down back in late February and had a great conversation. I was excited to share it with you and then, you know… ‘RONA showed up! So first off, I hope you are keeping well. Secondly, let’s get into this episode’s content… SPECIAL NOTE Our friends over at Loop Community have graciously given us a promo code good for 10% off your first order from LoopCommunity.com. It will work for 1 month starting when this episode airs. PROMO CODE: WORSHIPDRUMMER Key Topics in This Episode 5:40 – Andrew’s drumming journey 20:10 – Tour: Why am I here? 25:00 – Berklee College 36:30 – Solid advice on preparing for opportunities 51:22 – Loop Community: From creating backing tracks to developing Track Rig 73:45 – A word of encouragement for worship drummers
80 minutes | Feb 8, 2020
Episode 030 - Jon Saldanha on Passion, Serving on Sundays, and being Instagram famous!
We're so excited to bring you this conversation with Jon Saldanha. Key Topics in This Episode Importance of community Instagram as a platform for community Putting your best foot forward on social. Jon's [secret] apps and processes for drum content creation A Sunday in the life of Jon at Village Church Worship Central Conference (Canada) Keeping your heart fresh and focused Links to Things Lightroom Mobile App Village Church | Village Sermons Here's the fill from So Will I that Jon referenced - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvw8Dm7HAzH Jon on Instagram: @drumsjon | @jonsaldanha View show notes and images
44 minutes | May 30, 2019
Episode 029 - Creating The Air Throne with Joe Volk, John Paul Gentile, and Bobby Strand
In this episode we chat with the guys behind the Air Throne - Joe Volk, John Paul Gentile, and Bobby Strand. For pics and links visit worshipdrummer.com/029.
63 minutes | May 8, 2019
Episode 028 - A Look Into Highlands Worship with Josiah Tickell and Luke Vogel
I'm really excited to share this episode with you for two reasons: I really dig what Highlands Worship is up to We geek-out on the production side a little more with their FOH engineer, Luke Vogel. You can find the show notes at worshipdrummer.com/028
51 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
Episode 027 - Drumming, Daily Disciplines, and Playing Through Pain with Brian Beihl from Big Daddy Weave.
This episode has been 2 years in the making. You think I'm joking, but it's true. I messaged Brian around 2 years ago, we agreed to do this, and it's taken this long for me to get it done! My fault, not his! 😬 Brian Beihl (yes, it's a German last name) plays drums for Big Daddy Weave and in this episode we chat about drums, playing through pain, and daily disciplines that help him stay grounded even when he's out on tour. Shownotes and Transcript: worshipdrummer.com/027
60 minutes | Mar 22, 2019
Episode 026 - WD Turns 8 and Jon Manna Answers Your Questions
Thanks for joining us for Episode 26 as Worship Drummer turns 8! In this episode Jon Manna answers questions from the Worship Drummer Fam and gives us a deeper look at the story of the Worship Drummer platform as we know it today. Links worshipdrummer.com worshipdrummer.PRO worshipdrumsamples.com YouTube Instagram
85 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Episode 025 - Elevation Worship's Luke Anderson and Vincent Baynard (WD Green Room)
Episode 025 is a re-broadcast from our January online hangout in the Worship Drummer Green Room featuring Elevation Worship's Luke Anderson and Vincent Baynard. Don't miss our next hangout, this coming Tuesday with Planetshakers' Andy Harrison and Josh Ham (Bass). Join the WD Green Room!
48 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
Episode 024 - Jonathan Camey: Tragedy to Triumph and Drumming at Lakewood Church
In Episode 024 we chat with Jonathan Camey, who currently is on staff at Lakewood Church as their main drummer. He's also got a twin brother in the band, Joel, and things get serious in this episode as we explore themes of tragedy and triumph. It's a good one, so grab a cup of coffee or put on your seatbelt (if you're commuting) and get ready for a good one! Links to Things Joel Osteen - Night of Hope Lakewood Church Twin brother, Joel Camey in Instagram Dave Weckl and Tony Royster Jr High School of Performing visual Arts Mark G. Townsend - Producer Lauren James - (Jon’s wife) Steve Allison - Drummer Musical Director: William Garcia Peter Wilson — Worship Pastor Russel Dunlap — Lakewood’s local Ableton expert ThatSound.com Javier Solis — Percussion at Lakewood Dan Needham — top session drummer in Nashville Telefunken mics @jonathancamey — Instagram Time Stamps 2:45 — Home Life and Upbringing 8:00 — A Prophetic Word 10:45 — Playing at Lakewood 12:05 — Dealing with Unexpected Tragedy 14:50 — How things work at Lakewood and the challenge of having an arena as a church venue. 18:46 — Maintaining Optimal Health 23:20 — The Pressure of playing at Lakewood 25:05 — Ableton and Editing Stems 28:06 — How To Approach Playing with a Percussionist (Jav j 30:41 — Simplest way to eliminate mic bleed around your kit and other tips for the studio 35:48 — One thing Jon is working through at the moment 40:18 — How do you stay fresh spiritually?
82 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
Episode 023 – Rolf Wam Fjell On Exploring Prophetic Dimensions of Worship Drumming and What It Means to Be A Breakthrough Drummer
Episode 023 - Rolf Wam Fjell (Hillsong) Every wonder what prophetic drumming actually means? Or how "following the leading of the Spirit" applies to us a drummers? this episode with Rolf Wam Fjell is like a master class on the spiritual side of what it means to be a worship drummer. This episode is pure gold and I encourage you to actually get a notebook out as you listen - it's that good! In this Episode Journey to Hillsong Prophetic Dimensions in Worship Drumming Scripture Verses For Worship Drummers - Psalm 34:5 // Isaiah 41:15-16 // Isaiah 30:32 MSG Daily/Game day Routine TED Talk - How To Practice Effectively (see video below) Team Night at Hillsong Receiving a Custom Snare Exploring The Yamaha EAD10 Word of Wisdom for Worship Drummers Watch more from Rolf from his WD Insta takeover on WD's WD's IGTV. Links To Things Mentioned Worship Drum Samples TED Talk - How To Practice Effectively Custom Snare from Pipo at Groove Drum Co - 15"x7.3" The Yamaha EAD10 Rolf on Instagram Rolf's Mailing List Rolf's YouTube Channel Quotes I have a million reasons why I’m not qualified to do this, and one reason why I am - Jesus! My ambition and my heart’s desire is to bring the best to the King of kings A little practice every day is better than 10 hours on Friday View pics and videos here
38 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
Episode 022 - Jen Ledger (Skillet) on How She Went From Playing in Front of 200 to 15,000, Advice for Young Drummers, and How it feels to Front Your Own Band.
GET OUR FREE ONLINE TRAINING: Using the Roland SPD-SX in Worship _______ In 2015 I sat backstage and had my first opportunity to watch Jen Ledger (Skillet) play! She played with instensity, precision, and power and I was never the same again! In episode 022, Jen unpacks her journey to becoming Skillet's drummer at the age of 18, and this episode is full of wisdom! Get your note-taking device of choice ready as we get into it here! In this Episode Playing - from 200 to 15,000 Advice for young drummers LEDGER - Jen’s Solo Project Struggling with Anxiety and Panic/Fear (Song: Not Dead Yet) Keeping your drumming from plateauing, and staying fresh? Being the Drummer vs the lead singer On keeping the heart before beat Links The School of Worship - Kenosha, WI LEDGER - Jen's Solo Project Jalon Richard - Instagram (LEDGER's Drummer) Jen Ledger on Insta Quotes “John Cooper really didn’t want me to try out.” “The one thing I was sure of is that He would not be using me and my drumming because it was the thing that I felt the weakest at.” “Even in my work with Skillet, It’s my weakness [drumming] - the one thing I thought He couldn’t use about me, that has become the very thing that He’s displayed His glory through!” “It felt so clear to me that this has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Him lining things up.” "If you’re faithful with the little/mundane, God can open and trust you with a lot." "So many place their identity in drumming, music, and songwriting. We often mix up the calling of God with our own dreams and desires. But a healthy reminder is that those who lose their lives, find their lives." “Music can be an idol for people - it can get mixed up because you can feel like your doing it for God.” “I’m trying to be someone that has too much faith, rather than too little.” “How do you do two bands at once? I don’t know, but God does!” _______ GET OUR FREE ONLINE TRAINING: Using the Roland SPD-SX in Worship
66 minutes | May 30, 2018
Episode 021 - Garrett Tyler on Stepping Out Into the Unknown, Being a "Rookie" On The Outcry Tour, and Hybrid Setups
In this episode we catch up with Garrett Tyler who is living in Nashville and pursuing his passion to play drums. 2018 started off as a wide-open blank canvas for Garrett and we get into the details of how God is working all of those things out, one by one. Garrett was also a "rookie" on the Outcry Tour with Josh Fisher (Jesus Culture), Joe Volk (Bethel Music), and Dan McMurray (Lauren Daigle) and we talk about how that experience felt. We also squeezed some time to chat about endorsements and hybrid setups. I know you will enjoy this episode! IN THIS EPISODE 06:20 - Stepping out into the unknown for 2018 12:55 - How Local Sound Formed 21:30 - OutCry Tour with 3 other drummers 27:05 - Gear run down from OutCry Tour 34:40 - Thoughts on Ensdorsements // Pros and Cons 43:40 - Garrett’s early beginnings as a drummer 51:28 - Rudiments are your Alphabet as a drummer 55:50 - Where do you learn to use tech in drumming? 01:00 - How do you keep #HeartBeforeBeat? GEAR RUN DOWN (see video here) DRUM KIT 1958 Ludwig Trans badge 12" Tom 16" Tom 22" kick 70's Ludwig Acrolite snare 14x10 Truth Custom tom-snare hybrid DW Hardware DRUMHEADS Remo Ambassador coated (Snare) Remo Emperor coated (toms) DRUMSTICKS Promark firegrain classic 5A/Forward 5A Big Fat Snare Drum Drum dots (on the toms) Promark Sizzler CYMBALS 20" Zildjian Spiral trash cymbal 18" Zildjian A Custom top /Hammered on Bottom - Auxiliary hats 22" Zildjian K Constantinople Renaissance ride 20" Medium thin low K Constantinople ride (used as crash) 16" Avedis hats ELECTRONICS Roland PD-8 Roland v-drum Roland BT-1 bar Roland KD-7 kick All running through Roland SPD-SX LINKS TO THINGS MENTIONED R LUM R Justin Amundrud Matt Payne Local Sound - Hotel Sessions Fleurie (Artist) Belmont university My Local (church service for College students) Paiste Cymbals // Garrett’s videos at Memphis Drumshop Aaron Sterling Chester Thompson (Ron Kenoly) Christy Nockels apTrigga3? Lorde’s drummer - Ben Barter's setup and electronics) worshipdrummer.pro (Our online course) CONNECT WITH GARRET Website| Instagram
61 minutes | Apr 6, 2018
Episode 020 - Paul Whittinghill on Storytelling and Leading from the Kit (Passion)
After having a few drummer friends insist that I connect with him, I finally did it. In episode 20 I chat with Paul Whittinghill (Passion) and we get into some topics that he is very passionate about. There are some definite gold-nuggets for you to grab onto and I hope that you are encouraged and inspired by our conversation. "I’m 21, I have no cred. I was like a name on a page, and they asked me to play. It’s the faithfulness of God, it cannot be denied" - Paul Whittinghill. SHOW NOTES In this Episode The early years and first drum kit 6-piece suit band / Christy Nockels / Brett Younker Serving on The Worship Team Passion City Church New Wave of Passion Starts (2013) Biggest mistake(s) you’ve ever made Innovative ideas vs setting trends Passion Conference Gear Rundown (see below) Preparing for Passion Conference AND live recording Favourite songs from new album, Whole Heart Becoming a “song” drummer Storytelling from the kit and finding your voice around the kit Leading from the drum kit - having a humble confidence Main drumming influences how do you keep the heart before beat on the daily? Mentioned in this Episode SOAP Groups (Bible Reading Plan): S-scripture O- observation A- application P- prayer Start a text thread with 4 friends or so decide on a book of the Bible to go through read one chapter a day find one verse that stuck out to you, write a brief observation, how does it apply to your life?, possibly a short prayer weekdays only Social Paul on Instagram // Twitter // Facebook Gear Run Down (click here to see pics) Kit: C&C Kit with Ebony Oyster wrap 22x14 13x9 16x16 Snare: Black beauty 6.5x14 Heartbeat Cymbals 24” Epic RIde 20” Custom Crash 22” custom crash Hats: 17” Light crash // raw hat Electronics Ableton looptimus (midi controller)
65 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
Episode 019 - Q&A With David Whitworth (Bethel Music)
David Whitworth - Bethel Music Hey Worship Drummer Fam! I'm so excited to share with you the conversation I had with David Whitworth (Bethel). One of the questions we get asked a lot is, "How do you get that Bethel snare sound?" Then the follow up question is usually something like, "It sounds sooo good! Is it sampled?" Well, today I am pleased to say that we have answers to all, or at least most, of your questions. We received just about 70 questions from our insta fam and in this episode we attempt to tackle them head-on. Grab a coffee and hang on, this is gonna be a great one! "I love playing drums because I can encounter the Lord while doing something I love." SHOW NOTES In this Episode (Timestamps) 02:30 - From Texas To Kansas City 04:20 - IHOP 12:00 - The Fight Conference 16:00 - Section Leading at Bethel 19:00 - Gear Rundown 21:41 - Drum Tuning/Snare Tuning 27:30 - Sleigh bells on Hi Hat stand 28:40 - Truth Custom Drums 29:45 - #worshipdrummer Fails 32:10 - Ableton + Spontaneous Worship 34:48 - Ableton Rig Rundown 36:45 - Balancing Marriage and Ministry 38:45 - In-ear mix 40:00 - Fostering community among musicians at Bethel 41:30 - Drum Samples 43:50 - Playing Live vs Studio 45:30 - What drumming stuff are you challenged with lately? 50:15 - AUX/Double Drums 55:10 - Practical advice to prepare your heart 57:00 - Follow on social @davidwhitworth "My identity is not me being a drummer, it’s me being a son." MUSIC GEAR TOUR KIT: Truth Custom Kit Vintage Mahogany wood 13x9 rack tom 24x18 kick 16x16 floor 4x8 Brass snare (with 42 strands) DRUMHEADS Snare: remo powerstroke 4 clear dot Thin Evans tone ring Toms: remo vintage coated CYMBALS Istanbul Agop 24" Traditional Dark Crash Istanbul Agop 22" Traditional Dark Crash (Left side) Istanbul Agop 24" signature series Joey Waronker Ride Istanbul Agop 16” 30th Anniversary Hi Hats HARDWARE DW 9000 Hi Hat stand DW 9000 Kick Pedal DW 6000 cymbal stands ELECTRONICS (Tracks are through Ableton) Motu Ultralite MK4 Novation midi-controller Boss DB-90 Metronome IN-EARS JH Audio JH16 DRUMSTICKS Promark 5B natural wood
60 minutes | Jan 10, 2018
Episode 018 - A Coffee With: Simon Kobler (Hillsong United)
Have you ever wanted to sit and have coffee with one of your fav drummers? Well, we made that possible for all of you in episode 018! We sat with Simon "Kobes" Kobler armed with over 82 questions from the Worship Drummer Family as well as some of our own! We drank great coffee, had a great convo and I even got a hands-on with his impressive new line of products for drummers. SHOW NOTES In this Episode Simon's Upbringing Drumming Influences at Hillsong Maturing as a drummer over the last 10 years with United Drum sounds/Samples On Married Life Basal - Simon's new line of products. Why he chose Heartbeat Cymbals Top Three Albums of 2017 Lorde: Melodrama LCD Sound System: American Dream Lana Del Ray The Process of Creating Drum Parts and Why He Tabs His parts. Heartbeat Cymbals 24" Jazz Ride 17" Raw crashes as hi-hats Evans Drumheads EQ3 batter clear on Kick G2 Coated on toms Basal - The Sophisticated + Modern Answer To Product Organization We had a hand-on experience with many of Simon's products and I was so impressed with the quality and attention to detail. The simplest way I can put it is that if you enjoy his playing, you'll love his products! They are simple and basic but meet a huge need in organizing all of your drumming accessories. Here are some pics that I took, and then some "proper" ones. Get 10% OFF (Valid for the month of January 2018) To get 10% off your Basal order use this promo code: WDRUMMER10OFF or simply click here to have the promo code automagically applied to your cart.
21 minutes | Sep 21, 2017
Bonus Episode - Introducing our worshipdrummer.PRO Platform And Our Brand New Online Course
In this episode you will learn about the new worshipdrummer.pro platform that we are preparing to launch towards the end of October, as well as our brand new online course. Get ready, because we are about to equip you like never before. Listen on to find out about the 4 different ways we will equip you like never before!
51 minutes | Sep 6, 2017
Episode 017 - Jared Falk on Music Education and How Drumeo Got Its Start
Jared is no stranger to the drumming world. He has created one of the world's most influential online platforms that connects drum students with the pros with Drumeo. In this episode we explore the topic of music education and talk about how Drumeo came to be what it is today. In the intro, we also share about our new platform that we are excited to launch, called worshipdrummer.pro, an brand new platform that will house all of our premium content. sign up for the launch list at worshipdrummer.pro.
87 minutes | Aug 9, 2017
Episode 016 - Steve Goold on Intentionality, BFSD's Steve's Donut, and the Art of Listening
In episode 16 we bring you a fantastic conversation that we had with Steve Goold. This epsiode is packed with valuable insight from a drummer that we've admired from afar for a long time! In this Episode: Discover how Steve got his start, and climbed his way up to play for bands like Own City, Sara Bareilles, and Ben Rector, etc... Find out if the BFSD's Steve's Donut is named after this Steve The Drumset and the Kingdom Drum Gear Run down of all three of his setups New kit or new cymbals? The art of listening to music The Drum Library Kentville Kangaroo Drum heads
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