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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.

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Leading Worship From A Full Well

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #51

Dustin Smith joins the show ahead of the WFX conference to discuss writing pastorally, leading from a full well and 15-year-old Justin Bieber worship songs. In member mail, Jason and Daniel discuss getting back into the rhythm of practice.

Play This Easy Groove With ANY Worship Song

Drums
Well, at least in 4/4

Just starting drums? Do you drop into a panic everytime the worship leader switches the setlist? Do you feel like you have to be incredibly talented to play even the simplest songs? Well have I got news for you! This basic, BASIC groove will work with any song in 4/4. It's the Swiss Army Knife of drums.

Tim Timmons on Using 10,000 Minutes

Worship Leading
Podcast #50

3 Ways Proclaim Changed My Game

Worship Leading

I don’t suggest a lot of gear on this website, but when I come across something that’s a game changer for me I want to share it with you. Proclaim presentation software is quickly becoming one of those tools I don’t want to live without. Why? I’m glad you asked.

So Will I...Sing This Song?

Guitar
Maybe not 100 Billion times but...

We’re about to release the tutorial for Hillsong United’s “So Will I (100 Billion X)”. If you haven’t heard the song yet, it’s a beautiful and often abstract take on creation all the way through to Christ’s death and resurrection. The soundscapes are expansive, the vocals gentle and the lyrics intricate. For some, this will be the highlight of the album, but for many the lyrics in the second chorus will give pause. Let's take a look.

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.

Principles of Good Practice

Drums

What is the best way to practice? In this post, we are going to take a look at a few over-arching ideas before jumping into some more detailed thoughts next week.

One String Wonder

Bass
Add this passing tone now

I figured the other guys gave you plenty of practice philosophy this week so I thought I'd give you something to actually practice! Here's a simple passing tone that can really add to your changes. I'm using Lord I Need You for this example, but you can use this in almost any song.

When Song Needs Don't Match Your Wants

Keyboard
A Personal Story

Years ago, I was producing a track and invited my very talented and close friend to be the drummer I asked him to play a simple drum loop on an electronic kit. But there was one problem.

3 Easy Ways To Stay Sharp All Summer

Guitar
Don't forget how to play

We're smack in the middle of summer and with all the travel and sunshine, your music skills may be dulling. Rather than fight the summer rhythm, let's look at how you can use the down time to thrive.

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.