Photo by Scott Pickering

Monday, October 29, 2012

Give Me A Groove

Lorentz Publishing / Heritage Music Press has released Give Me A Groove, my percussion book for elementary music grades 3-6.   I'm very excited about this project and decided to share the news with readers of Percussion For Worship.  There are eighteen grooves written for percussion instruments commonly found in music classrooms along with melodies that work on recorder, barred percussion or Boomwhackers (tm).   A performance CD+ Printable Resources is included.   I had a lot of fun writing the book and recording all the percussion parts.   If you know a music teacher that might be interested in this resource, send 'em this link for more info:


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Set Up Of The Month October 2012

This was my setup this weekend in Black Mountain at the Lifeway Ridgecrest for the NC BC fall convention. I use the same setup from last week at Campbell. It was an amazing time!Check out this photo from William Johnson Garcia !   This was William's layout for the North Carolina Baptist Campus Fall Convention from a few weeks ago. 

Don't you dig the two cajons?

I just want to jump into the photo and start wailin' for about twenty minutes.

More info on Mr. Garcia's music at

Thursday, October 18, 2012


A short tutorial on the Vibraslap

Vibraslap is a tradmark of latin Percussion

More Percussion How To videos at

Monday, October 8, 2012

Short---But Worthy Of Much Thought

Did you know that there is not a single word for worship in Greek or Hebrew that has anything to do with music?


Zach Neese, How To Worship A King (Southlake, TX: Gateway Create, 2012, p. 52