Rank #1: Episode 019 - Q&A With 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 City04:20 - IHOP12:00 - The Fight Conference16:00 - Section Leading at Bethel19:00 - Gear Rundown21:41 - Drum Tuning/Snare Tuning27:30 - Sleigh bells on Hi Hat stand28:40 - Truth Custom Drums29:45 - #worshipdrummer Fails32:10 - Ableton + Spontaneous Worship34:48 - Ableton Rig Rundown36:45 - Balancing Marriage and Ministry38:45 - In-ear mix40:00 - Fostering community among musicians at Bethel41:30 - Drum Samples43:50 - Playing Live vs Studio45:30 - What drumming stuff are you challenged with lately?50:15 - AUX/Double Drums55:10 - Practical advice to prepare your heart57:00 - 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)
- Snare: remo powerstroke 4 clear dot
- Thin Evans tone ring
- Toms: remo vintage coated
- 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
ELECTRONICS (Tracks are through Ableton)
Feb 21 2018
Rank #2: 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.
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.
- 24" Jazz Ride
- 17" Raw crashes as hi-hats
- EQ3 batter clear on Kick
- G2 Coated on toms
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)
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Jan 10 2018
Worship Online Podcast
The Worship Artistry Podcast
The Church Collective Worship Leader Podcast
The Worship Podcast
Beyond Sunday Worship Leader Podcast
Worship Ministry Training Podcast (For Worship Leaders)
Hillsong Film & TV Podcast with Ben Field
The MxU Podcast
The Worship Circle Podcast
Hillsong Creative Podcast
The Behind the Mixer Podcast
The Ask Brady Show
Rank #3: Episode 003 - [LIVE] Q&A Session With Hillsong Y&F's Brendan Tan
Excited to release our first-ever LIVE #WDpodcast with none other than Hillsong Young & Free's drummer, Brendan Tan. We had a great hang as we touched on drums and gear, issues of the heart, the new Youth Revival album, and answer some (many) of your questions. #worshipdrummer #HeartBeforeBeat
Mar 22 2016
Rank #4: Episode 012 - Harrison Wood on playing for Hillsong Worship, Injuries, and Cymbals.
We caught up with Hillsong Worship's drummer, Harrison Wood, and talk about his journey at Hillsong, sustaining and dealing with injuries, and his cymbal set up.
Happiest of New Years!
Jan 01 2017
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Rank #5: Episode 007 - A Coffee With Austin Davis (Kari Jobe)
In this episode we also introduce a new segment of the podcast called "What's Cooking" where we introduce you to innovative products that will enhance your drumming experience!
Jun 15 2016
Rank #6: Episode 011 - How to get drastically better at playing drums with a click track with Daniel Hadaway (All Sons and Daughters)
We had the pleasure of chatting with Daniel Hadaway, drummer for All Sons and Daughters. He has some exciting projects that he is working on and in this episode we jump in and explore 2 of them. One is his new online drumming course and the second is his new-ish podcast, Drummer Daily.
We also talk about what's important to know when buying/upgrading your drum kit.
Hope the episode is helpful!
Dec 05 2016
Rank #7: 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
Aug 09 2017
Rank #8: Episode 025 - Elevation Worship's Luke Anderson and Vincent Baynard (WD Green Room)
Feb 07 2019
Rank #9: Episode 004 - Raising Up The Next Generation of Worship Drummers - with Andy Harrison (Planetshakers)
Apr 04 2016
Rank #10: 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.
Sep 06 2017
Rank #11: Episode 006 - Catching Up With Travis Nunn (Chris Tomlin)
Jun 01 2016
Rank #12: Episode 014 - Payden Hilliard (Leeland) on Finding and Knowing Your Identity
The first time I met Payden in person was in February. We were both at the Ryman in Nashville to celebrate The Belonging & Co's third birthday. We had already previously talked about recording an episode together, but that night I asked him what he's most passionate about and without batting an eyelash he answered, "Finding and knowing your identity!"
We tackle the topic in this episode by walking you through Payden's personal journey to Nashville, which was riddled with ups and downs. Listen to how he discovered and defines his true identity, and observe how it is not even tied to what he actually does as a drummer.
[tweet_box design="default"]Learning when to play and when not to play has been a big game-changer for me.[/tweet_box]In this Episode
- Nashville and its church history
- What God is doing at The Belonging & Co.
- Payden’s upbringing and how a mission trip changed his family
- Journey to Mexico
- Meeting a 16 year old worship leader
- Journey to Nashville
- How you separate who you are from what you do!
- Advice for those who are frustrated with life’s current situation
- Having a voice with something to say
- Some practical drumming advice
I’m scrubbing toilets right now, but You see me, and You love me!
“If I were here to scrub these toilets for the rest of my life, and that’s all I did, I could live in this moment and say thank You God that You love me and sent Your Son for me!”
Jesus came to die for you, and if He never did another thing for you, that is enough! Everything else is out of the goodness of His heart.
Find your peace with God and thank Him no matter what season you’re in
There are seasons in life, and it’s cool to know that it’s going to eventually change!
If you’re having alone time with God, He will download a lot of wisdom to you.
Learning when to play and when not to play has been a big game-changer for me.
Mar 10 2017
Rank #13: Episode 009 - How To Prepare for a Live Recording with Joshua Freddy (Vertical Church Band)
Oct 17 2016
Rank #14: Episode 015 - Garrett Goodwin (Carrie Underwood) Rooted in Revival
It was back in the summer of 2015 when I was sitting backstage with Jared Henderson and the rest of Kari Jobe's band when Ben Davis (bass) told me a crazy story about a guy named Garrett Goodwin and the Brownsville Revival. My ears perked up and after hearing the story, I sat in amazement at how good and faithful God is!
In this episode we attempt to capture and tell the story here on the podcast, for all of you to hear. We also talk drum gear and technology in music.In This Episode:
- Garrett's Upbringing
- Growing up at Brownsville during the Revival
- The necessity of humility
- The Influence of Lindell Cooley
- The phone call that changed everything.
- Rooted in Revival
- Touring and staying accountable
- Advice for Worship Leaders on how they can influence young drummers
- The what and why behind his drum setup
- Technology in Music/Worship, Drēmtrigger
- Nashville Sampling Co.
- Practical drumming advice
- DW Drums
- 14 x 10 rack tom
- 18 x 16 floor tom
- 26 x 18 kick
- 14 x 6.5 snare
- Sabian Cymbals
- 18" Hats
- 24" Crash
- 24" Ride
- 22" Crash
- Remo Drumheads: Emperor (on top)
- Promark Drumstick: 2S + 747B
- Drēmtrigger Kickstarter Campaign
- Brownsville Assembly of God
- Revival At Brownsville (Music)
- Winds of worship Vol. 7
- Lindell Cooley // Grace Church Nashville
- Samuel Cooley
- Charlie Goddard
- By The Tree
- Jimmy Herman (Fiddle)
- Gear links: DW Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Promark, Remo
- Nashville Sampling Co.
- Garrett Goodwin - music workshops/talks: garrettgoodwindrums [at] gmail [dot] com
- Follow Garrett on Instagram or Twitter.
Apr 18 2017
Rank #15: 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
- Javier Solis — Percussion at Lakewood
- Dan Needham — top session drummer in Nashville
- Telefunken mics
- @jonathancamey — Instagram
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?
Jan 03 2019