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.

Jason Houtsma serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA, Husband to Alli, Father to Bjorn and Asher, and guitar instructor for

Playing With Patience

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I don’t know how to hold chords please help me with that thank

Hi Hoshea

Holding chords is about muscle memory and building strength and the way to gain both those is to practice moving between chords. Here's a lesson on chord basics which might help:

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the lesson in the above comment to get started!

Bass patterns

I want to learn those cool bass lines that are very difficult to hear in the mix of many songs.

Holding the Pick

Hey - how do you hold the pick in this video? I have always had to keep a pick somewhere hidden in picking strings to transitioning full strumming. I couldn't see if you tucked it between your fingers or how you did that so quick....

- Vaughn

Hi Vaughn

This post should help you out!