This is a hands-on guide to the effective and creative use of percussion instruments in the context of Christian worship services. It covers fundamental rhythms and techniques for a wide range of musical styles. Using the songs of the church, Anderson teaches Latin and African styles on hand drums, American folk style on the dumbek, and Irish or Northern European styles on the bodhran. Experienced percussionists, choir directors, and music ministers can all benefit from the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on the DVD, which are reinforced by the accompanying 22-page booklet.
The DVD features a picture-in-picture window for a front-row view of the different drumming techniques, which are demonstrated from several angles. Worship songs are also played (percussion with piano) so that you can see and hear how the rhythm patterns fit., The booklet includes transcriptions of the rhythms with;information about the different styles (African, Latin, pop, Irish and folk), instruments used, and strokes and playing techniques.