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.
Ryan digs into what it means to worship from the heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Worship is debated, talked about, discussed. And something that is happening all the time. In fact it’s something that every person on earth does. Everyone worships something! Over the next few weeks, I want to explore what exactly worship is and how it affects both our daily lives and corporate gatherings.
It’s hours before your service and you receive the dreaded text: your one and only drummer is sick and can't make it You can indeed make it through a service without your drummer but maybe you also want to figure out how to build your team. How do you identify musicians, develop them, and prepare them to lead?
For years I’ve heard the debate about whether church musicians should use sheet music, chord charts, and music stands during a service. I have my own thoughts on this topic, but one thing is certain: the ability to memorize and recall music is an indispensable tool for every musician. Whether it’s a ‘four chord and a capo’ worship song or a 30-page classical piano solo, this is a skill every musician should develop. Here's how.
Perhaps you're stripping down to an acoustic set but still want to include Whole Heart on the set list. If keys are leading solo, Ryan shows us how to fill out the sound and lead on piano for Kristian Stanfill's Whole Heart.
Steps are the basic building blocks of music. Among keyboard players this simple concept is often overlooked in favor of more complicated fare, so in this post I'm going to take you back to the most basic intervals there are.