Sunday, August 23, 2020


Drums in church music are tricky.

How to use rock/jazz drums for hymns?

Here's a suggestion: using the snare to keep a beat aint' good. Its sharp rattly 'crack' doesn't fit the mood of most hymns. Unless its played as it should be, in runs.

Better the toms, and the bassier the better. For instance. (Awesome Wonder, kid's choir)

And how the snare really does its work,  also with great use of the toms. (A closer walk with thee - Wynton Marsalis)

But if you really want liturgical drumming! This is it! (African Sanctus: Gloria)

And so is this. (African Sanctus: Lord's Prayer)

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