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Hal Leonard and Worship Musician Present The Worship Drum Book

Hal Leonard and Worship Musician Present The Worship Drum Book

The Drummer’s guide for playing in contemporary and traditional churches

Montclair, NJ (May 22, 2013) – The Worship Drum Book: Concepts to Empower Excellence is a powerful guide for drummers playing in both contemporary and traditional churches that are transitioning into using
full rhythm sections rather than just organ or piano. This book covers methods of playing and explains concepts for touring with ministry groups and worship artists. But most of all, it will help drummers understand their calling as a minstrel for the Lord in the modern worship world, and have the drums speak from their heart.

Developing great drumming skills along with an understanding of spiritual matters is of the utmost
importance. Therefore, while this book addresses important traditional drumming techniques and concepts, it also explains the unique role that drummers – or musicians of any sort – have as minstrels in the house of the Lord.

With over 30 years of experience in the modern worship movement, author Carl Albrecht has a vast
knowledge of what drummers need to know to adapt to modern music being brought into the church. The
adoption of drums into church worship services can be a controversial issue, so Albrecht shares ways that
drummers can be sensitive to the congregation and leaders and yet play with authority and confidence.

The author and his wife, Leann, minister to churches and worshippers all around the world while also
sharing an active ministry in their home church in Nashville. With The Worship Drum Book, Albrecht
accompanies readers on their journey of discovering the spirit behind the artistry of the modern worship

About the Author

Carl Albrecht is one of today’s most honored and respected worship drummers. His passionate musical
ministry has drawn people around the globe into the presence of God. Besides being a supportive team
player to countless artists, he is equally known as an inspiring speaker and teacher. He has been a
professional drummer and percussionist for over 30 years and holds a baccalaureate degree in composition and arranging with an emphasis in percussion studies from Webster University in Saint Louis. Albrecht has played on many of the most popular recordings from Integrity Music and Maranatha, along with numerous other Christian, pop, country, jazz, and commercial projects. He has worked with nearly all of the most respected worship leaders and musicians, including Paul Baloche, Don Moen, Ron Kenoly, Lenny LeBlanc, Bob Fitts, Paul Wilbur, Alvin Slaughter, Darrell Evans, Phil Driscoll, Koinonia, Abe Laborial & Friends, Kim Hill, Paul Overstreet, LeAnn Rimes, Connie Smith, Don Potter, Jason Upton, Travis Cottrell, Dustin Smith, and many more. His DVD series has achieved the coveted Editor’s Choice Award from He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at

The Worship Drum Book

$19.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00102669
ISBN: 9781476814155
Width: 8.5", Length: 11.0", 140 pages

Hal Leonard Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group and