Play This Easy Groove With ANY Worship Song

Well, at least in 4/4

Just starting drums? Do you drop into a panic everytime the worship leader switches the setlist? Do you feel like you have to be incredibly talented to play even the simplest songs? Well have I got news for you! This basic, BASIC groove will work with any song in 4/4. It's the Swiss Army Knife of drums.


Try It With These Lessons


Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Grace That Won't Let Go

Artist: Gateway Worship

Nice and simple all around.

Cool grooves in this one!

Fun little groove at the top.

Easy chords and easy synths!


Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Love Come Down

Artist: North Pointe Music

If you don't have a banjo, we've got you covered.

Fun.. Upbeat.. and a little hint of bluegrass




Tempo: Up

Song Key: G

Made Alive

Artist: Citizens and Saints

Get hooked by the keyboard (which you'll learn on guitar) and stay for the solid lyrics. Great tune!

Killer grooves!! Ton of fun to play!

Amazing groove to learn.

Easy synth tune with a great keyboard hook!

Josh Ward is a versatile drummer of 18 years and heavily involved with the worship team at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL. He is a husband to Rosie, dad to Amos and drum instructor for

Play This Easy Groove With ANY Worship Song

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This Works!!

I'm one of a few guitar players at our church. I have been only playing / studying drums for 2 months.I ran across this lesson a few days ago. Last Sunday our drummer was a no show. I was able to hold down the whole set with this groove and a few basic fills I've learned. Nothing musically ground breaking as far as drummers go I'm sure!!
First time I ever played the drums in public but this beat got me through it.
Thanks Much...God Bless!


Hey man that's awesome! So glad that this was able to help you out!! Keep it up!

More please!

I need more grooves with utility like this, Josh. Please?


Let me see what I can come up with. There are definitely more grooves that are simple and can "hold down the fort."