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

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?

Producer Session with Loop Community

Keyboard
Patches, Stems, Omnisphere, and More

Ryan hosted a Facebook Live Producer Session with Loop Community.  He lets us in on how he uses Omnisphere to create patches for Worship Artistry and stems for Loop Community.

5 Ways To Turn Your Worship Band Into A Worship Team

Worship Leading
There's no "I" in Worship Team...oh wait.

It’s interesting that while groups of musicians that play together are called "bands," worship bands are referred to as “teams.” Maybe it’s because logistically our lineups are always changing or because the team actually encompasses more than one band. I like the idea that the worship team actually functions like one. Here are 5 ways to turn your worship band into a team.

Rhythm Ready

Drums
What's in your bag?

As drummers, we need to be the “Boy Scout” of the team. We all need to be prepared for not only the songs we’re playing, but also any changes that may arise. We need to have on hand the tools to accomodate them both.

3 Ways With Delays

Guitar
Part 3 - Playing With An Edge

In part three Jason shows you how to sound like U2's the Edge both with your effects and the way you play. If you're still not a Worship Artistry member, sign up for a free account and get access to hundreds of tips and song tutorials.

Devotional Worship with The Tuning Room

Worship Leading
Podcast #77

The impact of getting our hearts in tune with God's can't be understated, but it's often easier said than done. In this episode Jason discusses his new podcast, "The Tuning Room" which is meant to help us do just that. Subscribe to The Tuning Room here.

Pick'd Apart

Bass
All About Those Bass Picks

Daniel breaks down pick type, tone and stroke, as well as how and when to use them.

Learn It By Heart

Drums
Learn It For Your Heart

When I see drummers glued to a music stand, the vibe seems stiff. If we practice until we know the songs backward and forward, when we play at worship, we can climb in to the songs and be a part of them.

How To Own Your Identity

Worship Leading
Podcast #76

It's one of the trickiest things to really own but our identity affects everything we do. Benji Cowart joins the podcast to dive deep into who we are and what really matters.

3 Ways With Delays

Guitar
Part 2 - Tricking Out Your Leads

In part two of this series Jason shows you different timing and effects you can use on your solos and lead riffs.

Developing Sound Engineers

Worship Leading
Podcast #75

Doug Gould has trained sound engineers for years and shares his wisdom from tech to what to look for in a volunteer.

From Piano To Keys with Ryan King

Worship Leading
Podcast #74

Ryan King joins the podcast to discuss making the transition from piano to keyboard.

3 Ways With Delays

Guitar
Part 1 - Creating Pads

Learn to use your delay pedal to create soft and lush pads beneath your own playing. No loop pedal required!

Playing With Octaves

Bass

Octaves are a fundamental part of playing bass. This chromatic exercise will help you learn how to play octaves so that you can bring them in effectively at just the right moment.

Michael Farren on Staying Inspired And...

Worship Leading
Podcast #73

Michael Farren joins the podcast to drop knowledge bombs; from staying inspired, to working within the system, it's chock full of awesome.