Be A Better Musician.

Welcome to the Green Room. This is a place for those who desire to be better musicians, better worship leaders and overall better people. It's a place to help one another grow. At Worship Artistry we bring our best by helping you bring yours so let's talk.

The Greenroom

Resolving Conflict on the Worship Team

Worship Leading
Podcast #83

Ryan King joins the podcast to discuss moving to a new church and ends up putting on a clinic on resolving conflict.

Acoustic Christmas Instrumentals

Guitar
Full lessons available

Whether for the stage or for the family, these acoustic instrumentals will brighten anyone's holiday. Learn them in time for Christmas eve.

How To Be A Diva

Keyboard

We all know that divas don't belong on worship teams but that doesn't prevent us from acting like one on occasion. If you're not sure if you're a diva, here's a guide on becoming one.

Leading Congregational Singing

Worship Leading
Podcast #82

Shelby joins the show to talk congregational singing.

Two Crucial Keys to Memorization

Keyboard
Chain, Chain, Chains... Chains and Cues

For years I’ve heard the debate about whether church musicians should use sheet music, chord charts, and music stands during a service. I have my own thoughts on this topic, but one thing is certain: the ability to memorize and recall music is an indispensable tool for every musician. Whether it’s a ‘four chord and a capo’ worship song or a 30-page classical piano solo, this is a skill every musician should develop. Here's how.

Josh Ward on Drumming

Worship Leading
Podcast #81

Josh Ward joins the podcast to talk a whole lotta drumming.

How To Create Chord Instrumentals

Guitar

Ever wonder what to do when the instrumental roles around and you don't have a lead instrument? Here are some ideas on using the chord changes as the instrumental.

The Secret To Perfect Snare Tone

Drums
Get It Gushy

There are a few different products on the market ranging from $20-$100, depending on what you purchase, to help you find that perfect snare sound. Well, here's a quick and simple way to help you get that "phat", "gushy" sounding snare drum that's FREE! Check it!

Michael Farren on Equipping Songwriters

Worship Leading
Podcast #80

Michael Farren joins the show to talk about equipping songwriters for church and his latest album, Fighting For Us.

Beat the Bass Buzz

Bass

Sometimes house power can give a nasty hum when you take your hands off the bass.  Daniel shares an easy trade secret to keep it quiet.

 

Tasteful Delay on Bass

Bass
How to Use it Effectively

Delay on a bass certainly isn't for every song. But here's how it's used effectively in King Of My Heart.

Phil Wickham on Songwriting

Worship Leading
Podcast #79

Phil Wickham joins the podcast to discuss writing songs that work for the heart and the ears. Jason and Daniel hit some member mail.

Ministry or Platform

Worship Leading
Podcast #78

We're back and we're diving straight into the deep stuff. What is worship about and what separates a ministry from a platform?

Are You Moving Too Fast?

Worship Leading

I started writing this post a while ago and then I got bored and moved onto a different task. It proved exactly point I was writing about. Musicians get bored easily. I know this with the same certainty I know Web MD will diagnose me with cancer.

Are You In The Right Place?

Worship Leading
We hope so.

There's a scene in Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise's character has an epiphany and writes a 25-page manifesto titled “The Things We Think And Do Not Say". It’s a risk, but the mission is more important than the reaction. Spoiler alert: He gets fired.

That Lightbulb Moment

Guitar
Stop playing in the dark

Learning a new instrument is like feeling through the dark, trying to turn on a light you aren't sure exists. I'm here to tell you it exists and this is what it feels like.

Is Your Internal Clock Calibrated?

Drums
Recalibrate with this fun exercise.

Tracks can be a great addition to our worship gatherings but I feel like we can lean on them a bit too much. I want to challenge you to work on your internal timing with this simple exercise.

How to Use Omni TR with Mainstage in a Live Setting

Keyboard

In this video, Ryan shows us how to use the Omni TR app, by Spectrasonics in a live situation, along with Omnisphere and Mainstage.

Riffs at the Ready

Bass
Pull them out when you need them.

Learn these versatile 1 chord to 5 chord riffs from Phil Wickham's Living Hope but keep them in your back pocket for other songs.  They fit with quarter or eighth note bass lines and in slow or faster tempos.  Handy little transitions to keep around in your bass toolkit.  

How To Trouble Shoot Your Guitar Gear

Guitar
No Sound? No Problem.

You’ve got everything set up and practice is just starting. You go to strum your first chord and all you hear is silence. Now what?