The Greenroom

(Video) Everyday Vocal Warmup

Simple and effective warmup you can do everyday.

Worship Artistry vocal coach Chris Lockwood walks you through one of his favorite vocal warmups. Do it in the morning, on your way to church or anytime you want to lift your voice.

(Video) Complementing Ministry Moments on Keyboard

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.

(Video) Bass Riff on Evidence

Changing it up from the original recording.

You don't always have to stick to the recording and in this post I'll show you an extra change for you to play with.

3 Reasons to Warm Up Your Voice

Protecting your gift is important.

Too often worship leaders "warm up" by singing the first song or two on a Sunday morning set list and think that's enough to get things moving.

(Video) How to Play Auxiliary Keys

Playing supportive secondary sounds.

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. 

(Video) How to Bass Like a Synth Bass

A bass sound for modern worship music.

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.

How to Be Your Own Metronome

Calibrate your inner clock

When we chose drums as our instrument, we signed up to be the leader of the rhythm section and that’s a vital role. 

Monitor Solution for Bass Players

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. 

Subdivisions Simplified

Maximize the Effect of a Single Bass Note

Depending on how you subdivide a bass note within a measure, you can subtly add energy to a phrase or bring it down. 

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Key of Bb

Tips for mastering this difficult key on guitar.

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"

Do You Need to Know Your Rudiments?

Rudiments have their benefits. They serve a purpose and they are good to know, but I think they have their time and place.  Let's figure out what those are.