Go Back   Christian Guitar Forum > Musicians > Vocals & Other Instruments
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-27-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
singing drummer
 
Eads's Avatar
 

Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 5
drumming & leading worship?

Does anyone here know of an instance of a drummer being the main worship leader at a church? I'm trying to start a new praise band at my church. I play guitar & a bit of piano as well as drums, but there's a lot of guitar & piano players around & I'm the only drummer. Plus, I'm the most confident out front out of the people I have to choose from, & I can sing & drum just fine.

So I'm thinking of setting the drums up out front (small group & small church, so I'll probably play mostly with brushes or rods) & having the other musicians either along side me or only slightly behind. What do you think? Will it work?

__________________
“Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God.”~Lionel Hampton
Eads is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 11-27-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
Okagesama de genki desu
 
metropolis4's Avatar
 

Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Aurora, Not just a place...
Posts: 2,570
I lead worship while drumming quite often. It usually works just fine. The key is if you are able to sing and play drums at the same time. If so, if you feel confident with your ability to do that well, then there shouldn't be a problem. Usually when I do it I try to use a small set and keep my cymbals low so everyone can see me.

One of the nice things about leading an ensemble from the drums is that it is very easy to lead phrases and show them the type of feel, style and rhythm you want the song to have; you can also easily show breaks and song endings.
__________________
Is bold the right word?
metropolis4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-27-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
singing drummer
 
Eads's Avatar
 

Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 5
Good points. Thanks for the feedback, metropolis4!
__________________
“Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God.”~Lionel Hampton
Eads is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:51 AM.


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2