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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week I taught Holy Holy Holy (Jesus Reigns) by Highlands Worship. I loved the solo acoustic arrangement so much I decided to add some harmonies and open strings to create additional layers on the acoustic guitar. Check it out.