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What Really Matters in a Guitar?

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Talking acoustic guitars.

Thanks to Doug Gould, I had the opportunity to be a foster home for some Martin guitars this month and was really struck by all the things that make a guitar what it is. From woods and body styles to scale length and neck shape. In this video, I take you through some of those guitars and what makes a guitar the right choice for you.

Acoustic Christmas Instrumentals

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Full lessons available

Whether for the stage or for the family, these acoustic instrumentals will brighten anyone's holiday. Learn them in time for Christmas eve.

How To Create Chord Instrumentals

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Ever wonder what to do when the instrumental roles around and you don't have a lead instrument? Here are some ideas on using the chord changes as the instrumental.

That Lightbulb Moment

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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.

How To Trouble Shoot Your Guitar Gear

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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?

3 Ways With Delays

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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.

3 Ways With Delays

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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.

3 Ways With Delays

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Part 1 - Creating Pads

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

Pedalboard Rundown 2.0

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Just the facts

My board has been through a lot of changes lately and I couldn't be happier. Here's a rundown of the new signal chain. *Note: When I turn on the compressor the amp overdrives in the video. That's not a typical compressor feature. It's because I have the level turned up a bit so it strengthens the signal into the tubes. I'll go into more detail in my compressor walkthrough.

How To Find Treasure In Your Music Trash Can

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At Worship Artistry we are always adding new content as well as backfilling our older guitar lessons with additional instruments. With over 400 lessons it’s no small task! When we dig waaaaaaaaayy back into the archives I sometimes have to make updates or in some cases reshoot the entire lesson.  A few weeks ago I noticed something.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Key of Bb

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Develop a strange love for this awkward key.

When the worship leader starts a sentence with “We’re going to change this song from the key A to the key of…” we hold our breath, instinctively hoping for E, D, C, or G. Unfortunately, that sentence usually finishes with something like “…Bb” 

How To Accept A Compliment

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You played great. Somebody said so. Now what?

5 Ways To Get and Stay Creative in 2018

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The year is a blank page

I love this time of year. Another year is gone and it’s time to hit the reset button, apply learned lessons and set some goals for the next 12 months. Mine all have to do with staying creative. Here’s how I plan to do it.

How To Set The Stage

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Everything Communicates

I got a question this week about the best way to set up the stage for a worship gathering. You might not give much thought to it, but how you set up the stage communicates a lot. Here are my thoughts on it.

All About Overdrive

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Podcast #59

The brains behind Westminster and Nose Pedals join us to discuss what goes into the most ubiquitous guitar effect.

What Is Playing Skillfully?

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This week I was reminded that I have a Twitter account and as I perused the last few months' tweets, the question came up-- what does it mean to play skillfully? My initial thought is still my answer: “Always growing, but performing only what you can execute well." Let’s break that down.

Is It Time To Leave the Woodshed?

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Two months ago I was invited on a 72-hole golf weekend with three of my close friends. Here’s the problem: I’m terrible at golf. I started later in life and never had a single lesson, so every swing is basically a guess.

So Will I...Sing This Song?

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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

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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.

3 Easy Ways To Stay Sharp All Summer

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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.