The Greenroom

Kari Jobe on Timing and Vision

Podcast #136

Kari Jobe joins the Worship Artistry podcast to discuss the worldwide impact of her song "The Blessing", the beauty of releasing control, trusting God's timing and working with a team to achieve a vision. 

Song Ideas for Christmas Worship Sets

Find Some Inspiration

Building Christmas worship sets is one of my least favorite parts of the holidays. The jaunty uptempo vibe often doesn’t match the rest of the service. Do you go with waiting themes for Advent or jump right into the Christmas tunes? Do you just fully commit to Christmas and abandon the normal set? Do you mash them together with awkward transitions?

How To Never Drop Your Pick Again

Well...never-ish

Guitar players of all different levels can struggle with picks flying out of their hands like plates at a Greek wedding. If you struggle with dropping your guitar pick or having it spin in your fingers, I’m here to save the day.

Orphan No More

Podcast #134

British artist collective Orphan No More joins the Worship Artistry Podcast to talk about the cost of community, worshipping through grief and the joy of singing together. Jason and Daniel discuss the students that drive them crazy. 

Ten Great Thanksgiving Themed Worship Songs

Grace and Gratitude

What’s the best part of halloween being over? Getting ready for Thanksgiving, of course! Sure there’s the turkey, stuffing and football, but the best part is the intentional time of gratitude. Here our favorite worship tunes to bring your heart in line with the season.

Brian Wahl on Getting That Sweet Tone

Podcast #133

Worship Tutorials founder and tone junkie Brian Wahl joins the Worship Artistry Podcast  to talk Helix, AXE-FX, Kemper, Impulse Responses (IRs) and both their advantages and disadvantages. If you've had any questions in this department, he's got answers and this is a must listen.

Season Kick Off with I Am They

Podcast #132

We kick off this Worship Artistry Podcast season with a group interview with I AM THEY digging into what it's like to be worship musicians in a town full of worship musicians, the necessity of the local church and the incredible story behind their song Faithful God. Well worth a listen. In Member Mail, Jason and Daniel answer questions on worship song longevity and what makes a real bass player. 

4 Steps To Memorizing Your Music

We don't need no stinking charts!

I have a love/hate relationship charts. I love them because they make it possible for volunteer worship musicians with full-time job and family commitments to hang with the band on Sundays. Awesome. I hate them because they steal the joy of playing freely and confidently because once you’re stuck to one you can’t escape it. Not awesome.

Picked Apart

Faithful Now by Vertical Worship

Introducing the new Picked Apart series. Get a first hand look at Jason's first critical listen through Faithful Now by Vertical Worship and get tips on arrangement, theory and more.

How To Speak Musician

Talk the talk

We’ve all got different backgrounds in music. Yours is probably different than others' on your worship team and sometimes practices can start feeling like the tower of Babel. Here are some ways to start speaking the same language.

How To Beat The Sunday Butterflies

Don't let nerves ruin your worship set

One of our members wrote this week to share his all-too-familiar Sunday screw up story. After nailing a song in rehearsal, the moment came in the service for him to launch into the intro and he crashed...hard. What happened? He knew the song and rehearsed it well, but his nerves still go the best of him. How do you get beyond the butterflies?

A Few Of My Favorite Chords

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.

How To Enjoy Playing Worship Every Sunday

Confidence is key

Leading worship is a privilege and a gift, but it doesn’t always feel that way. Here’s how to change that and bring the joy back to every note.

Chris McClarney on Writing Songs That Fit

Podcast # 131

Last episode of the season! Chris McClarney joins the Worship Artistry Podcast to discuss writing for different projects, different bands and finding time to rest. Jason and Daniel talk about why worship music seems to have "a sound". 

How To Transpose on Keyboard

Without using the transpose button

Transposing on keys is more than just hitting a button or moving up and down. In this video keyboard instructor Ryan King shows you how to transpose and sound your best.

How To Lead Worship NOW

Podcast # 130

We're hurting. We're looking for peace. Pastor and author Glenn Packiam joins the podcast to discuss, peace, repentance, justice, the kingdom of God and what that means for worship leaders in this historic time. Jason and Daniel discuss being peacemakers in the midst of turmoil. Not your usual Worship Artistry Podcast.

Shelby Rollins on Creative Vocal Arranging

Podcast #129

Worship Artistry vocal coach Shelby Rollins joins the podcast to talk about arranging vocals and finding joy in artistry. Jason and Daniel discuss more horrifying pet stories and what it takes to get out of a creative funk.

How To Ask Your Worship Pastor Anything

And Actually Get Them To Listen

Whether it’s getting the songs out earlier, allowing music stands or not making last minute changes, we all have something we think our worship pastor can do to make our lives easier.

Andy Figueroa

Podcast #128

Andy Figueroa of Mosaic MSC  joins the Worship Artistry Podcast to discuss writing worship with unbelievers in mind, writing Christ-centered worship songs from an honest human perspective, leading worship on the road vs leading at home and why it's always good to smile.

Hopeful Authenticity with Ryan Williams of River Valley Worship

Podcast #126

We would describe River Valley Worship's latest album Altars as "hopefully authentic". Having Ryan Williams on the Worship Artistry Podcast gave us insight as to why. Seeking real faith, singing before you believe and following the voice of God are just a few things we talked about on this episode.