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

The Bass and Guitar Gear You Really Need

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #35

Jason and Daniel celebrate the new resources page by discussing their favorite gear and how they make choices for all levels of playing.

Should You Buy That Pedal?

Guitar
A Helpful (and humorous) Flowchart

It's easy to get amped up about buying pedals but should you drop your hard earned cash on it? I've created this handy flowchart to help you decide.

Fifth Note Lead-In

Bass
Subtle but Spicy

Add a little spice to your chord progression with this simple note.  Daniel shows us where to slip it in.  

Do We Have To Play Songs in their Original Keys?

Keyboard

Rise to the challenge or rein it in?  Consider the key signature when preparing your worship set.  Ryan reminds us about important factors to prioritize when debating whether to change the key of a song.  

Arranging Parts For Keyboard

Keyboard
Podcast Episode #34

Worship Artistry keyboard instructor joins us to discuss arranging music for keyboards, his new kids program "Pianosity" and staying focused on practice.

The Theory That Really Matters

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #33

Fretboard Theory author Desi Serna joins the show to talk about the music theory that really matters.

Writing Founder And Finisher

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #32

Songwriters Aaron Dickson and Stephen Folden join the show to discuss writing and recording the first independent song Worship Artistry has ever done. Jason and Daniel also talk New Year's resolutions and member mail shows up the meatheads. Just another day at the office. Learn "Founder and Finisher" here for FREE.

How To Choose Songs for Your Church

Keyboard

Will your group respond to just any song at your church's worship service?  Ryan talks about shepherding your congregation and knowing what resonates. 

Founder And Finisher

Guitar
A Worship Artistry Exclusive

As much as I’d love to promote independent music on Worship Artistry, the truth is the level of quality varies dramatically. Often you can find a great song without a decent recording. Other times the production might be great but the song lyrics aren’t striking. Every once in awhile though, something wows you. Enter Founder And Finisher.

Snareweight M1

Drums
Small In Size, Mighty In Mass

I have found one more little dampening gizmo I thought you guys might like -- the M1 from Snareweight.

Work That Riff

Bass
Up close on Fullness

Spice up the bridge in Elevation Worship's Fullness with this fun riff.  It makes for a subtle but effective moment of motion into the instrumental.  

5 Resolutions To Make You An Awesome Worship Musician

Guitar
We're bringing it in 2017

I love new year’s resolutions. Setting a few goals, writing them down and periodically coming back to the list is a great way to combat the quick passage of time. I’ve thought through this year and here are five that I think any worship musician can accomplish. Join me!

How To Choose The Right Bass

Bass
One size does not fit all.

I am amazed by just how many people end up with a bass that is completely wrong for their application. This is usually because not only do they have no idea what they need, but bass tone can be a bit of a mystery.

Best of the Best 2016

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #31

In the last podcast of the year, Jason and Daniel remember some of the best Worship Artistry moments and wish you the best for the coming year.

A Few Of My Favorite Chords

Guitar
A little spice for your guitar life

There are some chords I just love to use. They are not always appropriate but it’s so satisfying when I can squeeze one in. In this post I’m going to show you a few of my favorites and some of the chords they match well with.

Singing Success Overview

Worship Leading

As someone who spent too long in life saying "I can't sing", I get pretty passionate when encouraging others to do it. I honestly wish I had Singing Success when I first started so I'm spreading the word about it now. Here is a brief overview of the program. While I haven't had an opportunity to try everything yet, I'm happy to at least recommend the 360 program. It's a little silly sometimes but the content and teaching is second to none.

Can Anyone Learn To Sing?

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #30

Jason talks with Singing Success vocal coach, Shelby Rollins about learning to sing. Can anyone learn? Where do you start? What are some things to watch for. All this and more on the Worship Artistry podcast.

Big Lessons From Little Churches

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #29

Worship Pastor Ron Pai joins the show to share the lessons he's learned from pastoring at churches big and small. Is there really a difference? How do you apply lessons learned from one to another? We talk style, communication, complaints and loving on your people. In member mail we learn about co-leading a team and leading from an instrument other than voice.

Drummer Austin Davis

Drums
Kari Jobe's drummer shares the gear he uses out on the road.

Josh gets a gear rundown from Austin Davis, drummer for Kari Jobe.

How To Stay Sane During The Christmas Season

Worship Leading
Podcast #28 Round Table Discussion

We've got a full house this week with Jason, Ryan, Daniel and Josh all weighing in to discuss the Christmas season. How do you work worship songs into your sets? How do you serve your congregation well? How do you stay sane? All this and more on this week's Worship Artistry Podcast.