A helpful walkthrough of what and how to play during special ministry moments in a service.
A keyboard player can set a tone of reflection and reverence for a speaker. Worship Artistry's keyboard instructor, Ryan King, shows you how to play, or "pad", behind prayer, ministry, or spoken moments of a service.
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.
With the current pandemic happening and social distancing in place it’s becoming increasingly difficult to live stream worship and create a full band experience. Worship Artistry has tried a number of different approaches and learned a lot from each new attempt. Our lead guitar instructor, Jason Houtsma, has recorded 3 song worship sets at home to show us some of his lessons learned along the way.
Hanging at home with extra time to work on guitar playing? We’ve had a bunch of requests in our Worship Artistry Guitar Player's Facebook Group recently for videos with ideas for new riffs to work on. In this tutorial, our lead guitarist Jason Houtsma teaches you a fun triplet pull-off riff that you can incorporate into your worship guitar playing and beyond. Practice makes permanent!
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.
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.
Last month I had the opportunity to play drums for a night of worship that was recorded for a live record. There's not a lot of room for issues or mistakes on something like that, and we wanted everything to run flawlessly. It would have been much more challenging if I didn't play consistently.
So many songs in modern worship either replace the bass or augment the bass with keyboard. Fear not! We can create a similar tone by using octaves. In this video I'll show you how. Once you've got the idea try using it in the lesson for Wake by Hillsong Young And Free.
When we chose drums as our instrument, we signed up to be the leader of the rhythm section and that’s a vital role. As we go so the band goes. So how do imperfect people play in perfect time? Using a metronome or click track is a great place to start but it’s no substitute for developing your “internal click.” Here are a couple of training exercises to help you develop your internal metronome.
One of the most difficult things to navigate when playing bass in church is that it is often difficult to hear yourself play without getting so loud that it ruins your sound for the sound guy. Here is how to beat the bass amp blues.