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

2 Key Rules To Play By

Keyboard
This Makes So Much Sense

Playing in a band is so different than playing in your living room. Follow these rules to fit right in.

Vintage Shell Restoration

Drums
Part 1

My friend gave me a set of vintage Ludwig drum shells from the 70's! They need some work, but I'm really excited about refurbishing them and want to share the progress.

How To Play With A Cut Capo

Guitar
Emphasis on "play"

I've gotten some questions about cut capos and though I don't use them much, I found some cool ways to inspire your playing. If you'd like to pick up one of these cool G7th ones click here.

Oh Mercy Acoustic Guitar Tutorial by Stu G

Bass

Okay, it's cool when Jason teaches a song, but it's also pretty cool to have Stu G sit and down and run through how he would play it on acoustic. Enjoy. And Jason...watch your back.

All I Really Want In A Worship Song

Guitar
See what I did there?

We teach a lot of songs on Worship Artistry and they are all good for different reasons. All I Really Want by Tim Timmons stood out of the crowd a bit and I found myself asking why. Here’s what I love about this simple song.

Picks Vs Fingers

Bass
What's the difference?

Does that song call for an open, drivey sound or a percussive groove?  Daniel shows us what types of tone we can create when using a pick or just our fingers on the bass.

Do You Need To Know Your Rudiments?

Drums

Rudiments have their benefits. They serve a purpose and they are good to know, but I think they have their time and place.  Let's figure out what those are.

How To Play Auxiliary Keys

Keyboard

There’s more to being an auxiliary keyboard player than you think. All too often, keyboardists approach playing a secondary part like the primary, but if we’re not careful, this could be detrimental to what’s happening musically. So what should an aux keys player play? What sounds should they use? And what advice is there for playing ‘second fiddle?' Check it out here in this video blog.

 

 

Building The Beatitudes

Worship Leading
Podcast #49 with Stu Garrard

Stu G joins us for the podcast season finale and discusses his beautiful and challenging project "Beatitudes". Give it a listen and then learn more at StuGWorld.com.

5 Creative Ways To Use 2 Electric Guitars

Guitar

At Worship Artistry we arrange master recordings to be played by a 5-piece band, but what do you do when you have 2 electric guitar players on the same stage and all the main parts are covered? In this post, I’m going to give you some tips on ways to get the most out of the pairing. 

How To Shape Vocal Tone

Worship Leading
Podcast #48

Singing is way more than just hitting notes. Show favorite Shelby Rollins of Singing Success joins us to show us ways to communicate songs with our vocal tone. In Member Mail, Daniel gives some tips on being the old guy in the band.

How To Start Recording At Home

Worship Leading
Podcast #47

In this week's podcast Jason and Daniel discuss starting a home studio. What are the absolute must-haves? Where do you start? What should your expectations be? All this and more on this week's episode.

Reading Music in the Worship Drummer World

Drums

Whether we learn with the sheet music originally, or learning a song from hearing it only, I think there are important reasons for internalizing songs beyond the need for the sheet music. 

Solo Instruments In Worship

Worship Leading
Podcast #46

Ray Butcher, trumpet soloist on God's Great Dance Floor joins the show to talk about being a solo instrument on the worship team. How do you think about your parts? What do you do when you are not playing? How should you approach a solo? Jason and Daniel answer member mail about "following the Spirit" in the moment. Check out Ray's music at RayButcherMusic.com and back him up by learning "God's Great Dance Floor"

Being A Worship Artist

Worship Leading
Podcast #45

Sara Reeves joins the show to talk about her latest record and the performance of worship, the guys give advice on arranging for a smaller band and Jason finds a cat.

The Process of Co-writing

Worship Leading
Podcast #44

Dara Maclean Travis Ryan join the show to talk about their co-writing process. What works, what doesn't, and where does holy inspiration come in.

Worthy Of Your Name Groove Up

Bass
Why Walk Up When You Can Groove Up?

It's easy to walk up from a 1 to 2 chord progression.  But why would you want to when you can groove on up to the 2?  Throw this little beauty in Hillsong's Worthy Of Your Name.  

How To Get Drop D All Over The Neck

Guitar
A Little Trick Goes A Long Way For Creativity

You can spark creativity with the smallest adjustments. Try this trick to get Drop D tone all over the neck and see if you can kindle some fire.

Paramount Preparation

Drums
There's No Substitute

Preparation has been on my heart lately. So pull up a seat and a cup of your favorite joe or a tall glass of sweet tea. It's time to ruffle some feathers.

The Cue Dilemma

Keyboard
Cues and Don'ts

Tracks, clicks, and cues can, at times, be a lifesaver.  How can we take advantage of their benefits without forfeiting our own musicianship?