The Greenroom

The Best Gear Demos on the Internet

Learn from the masters.

If you've watched any of my tone videos, you'll probably notice I tend to keep it pretty simple but over Christmas I found myself itching for a change and it sent me on a days long YouTube trip into some really informative guitar gear shows. These guys are both educational and entertaining so I thought I'd share my favorites.

How To Never Drop Your Pick Again

Well...never-ish

Guitar players of all different levels can struggle with picks flying out of their hands like plates at a Greek wedding. If you struggle with dropping your guitar pick or having it spin in your fingers, I’m here to save the day.

4 Steps To Memorizing Your Music

We don't need no stinking charts!

I have a love/hate relationship charts. I love them because they make it possible for volunteer worship musicians with full-time job and family commitments to hang with the band on Sundays. Awesome. I hate them because they steal the joy of playing freely and confidently because once you’re stuck to one you can’t escape it. Not awesome.

Picked Apart

Faithful Now by Vertical Worship

Introducing the new Picked Apart series. Get a first hand look at Jason's first critical listen through Faithful Now by Vertical Worship and get tips on arrangement, theory and more.

A Few Of My Favorite Chords

A little spice for your guitar life

There are some chords I just love to use. They are not always appropriate but it’s so satisfying when I can squeeze one in. In this post I’m going to show you a few of my favorites and some of the chords they match well with.

The Best Way To Improve At Lead Guitar

Break Out of the Box

I’ve had lots of questions on how to break out of old patterns, improve at lead guitar and become more confident worship guitarist in general. While this depends on your goals, there is one thing you can always do to get better at lead guitar and I’m going to not only tell you what it is, but the best way to practice it.

Learn From The Greats

A little quarantine inspiration

I've been spending sometime exploring the internet for some inspiration and I've found some in my favorite songwriters. Here are a few of my favorites.

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

Joscho Stephan's 'Hey Joe' And More

Everyone needs a little inspiration. We've often noticed that if we're feeling uninspired it's because we're not filling the creatifity bucket with the work of other creatives. Sometimes all it takes is a jouney  down the YouTube hole to get excited about picking up the guitar in the morning. Here are some of our favorite inspirational YouTube guitar videos, including the classic Hey Joe, as done by Joscho Stephan Trio.

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.