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

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.

Using The Studio As An Instrument

Worship Leading
Podcast #27 with Chris Hoisington

Chris Hoisington of Brothers McClurg joins the show to talk about using a recording studio as an instrument, why live albums can't capture the experience and how to arrange for the recording environment. Give it a listen and then see it in action with Chris' video series "Harmonized Sounds".

Play Bigger Leads

Guitar
With This Simple Guitar Tip

Sometimes a little change can go a long way. In this video Jason shows you how to use droning notes to bump your leads up.

Nord Stage 2 Walkthrough: Live Mode and Crash Course

Keyboard

Now that you know what the Nord can do, it's time to put it into practice.  

How To Get Creative With Your Worship Band

Worship Leading

Daniel and Jason give tips on growing the creative spirit in your band as well as pratical ways to on already good ideas.

Nord Stage 2 Walkthrough: Overview and Features

Keyboard
Part 1

Whether you've recently purchased a Nord keyboard or are debating whether to get one, you'll learn something new as Ryan walks you through the Stage 2 in depth.  

Is Our Worship Too Small?

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #25

Author and Worship Pastor, Wayne Stewart joins the show to talk about what our gathered worship is supposed to look like.

Winning Walk-Up

Bass
Simple and Versatile

Daniel teaches us this versatile walk-up riff in the bridge in Jesus Messiah.  You can use it any time you have a 2-3-4 chord transition in a song.

Keep it Consistent

Drums
Play Consistent Grooves So You Can Remember

Last month I had the opportunity to play drums for a night of worship that was recorded for a live record. There's not a lot of room for issues or mistakes on something like that, and we wanted everything to run flawlessly. It would have been much more challenging if I didn't play consistently. 

Is It Okay To Make Money In Worship?

Worship Leading
Episode #24

Where is the line between the paid and volunteer worship musician? When is it appropriate to pay? Is it ever? Jason and Daniel tackle these tough questions and more on this week's podcast.