The Greenroom

3 Ways to Beat Stage Fright

You can do it.

When I first started playing for worship, my best friend was a large plant on the end of the stage. I loved it because I could hide behind it and I play guitar to my hearts content. Nobody could see me and that was the point. 

3 Tips on Playing For Prayer

Don't be a distraction.

There are often moments in a worship set where someone is talking, praying or just waiting to go into the next song where we are tasked with playing background music. While there are no hard and fast rules on what you should play, here are a few ideas to keep you from becoming a distraction.

5 Ways To Get Inspired

Get out of that funk!

Summer is one of my most inspired times. I write half my songs for the year during these few sunny months. While I think the weather has something to do with it, I’ve noticed a few other factors that I think contribute. Here are 5 things to inspire your music this summer and every season after. 

Environment Matters

Get out and play.

Sometimes we just forget to pay attention and let habits keep us in the dark. It's time to turn practice time into play time. 

3 Awesome Guitar Videos To Inspire You

Inspired Playing From The Greats

Everyone needs a little inspiration. I often find if I'm uninspired it's because I'm not filling my creativity well with the work of other creatives. I stumbled down a YouTube hole last night and couldn't wait to pick up my guitar this morning. Here are some of my favorites.

G7th Performance 3 Review

Does this capo keep your guitar in tune?

Jason gives the G7th Performance 3 capo a review and tests the Adaptive Radius Technology.

Fix Your Chord Changes With This One Simple Tip

Master your guitar chord transitions. (Hint: it's not about speed.)

Nearly every guitar beginner struggles with chord transitions, but mastering your changes might be easier than you think.  Here's the tip every guitar player you know forgot to tell you.

Playing With Patience

Extending Dynamics

Surrounded (Fight My Battles) is a song that builds forever. Jason shows you some ways you can extend songs like that with a solo acoustic leader.

How to Introduce "Is He Worthy?"

Different songs lend themselves to different leading styles.

I'll admit it. When I first heard "Is He Worthy?" I didn't get it. How do you introduce a song in worship that begins with a question? Didn't we move on from call and response songs after "Hail hail, Lion of Judah"?

The Finish Line

I can see it

2018 has been a challenging year here at Worship Artistry. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Great ambition always meets great resistance.

What Really Matters in a Guitar?

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

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

Turn that acoustic guitar into a lead instrument with simple chord changes.

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

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 Troubleshoot Your Guitar Gear

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

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

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

Part 1 - Creating Pads

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