Are You Moving Too Fast?

I started writing this post a while ago and then I got bored and moved onto a different task. It proved exactly point I was writing about. Musicians get bored easily. I know this with the same certainty I know Web MD will diagnose me with cancer.

This tends to manifest itself in me moving on from songs too quickly. We often forget that the songs we’ve practiced ad nauseam have only been actually heard a few times by our community. 

So how long should we camp on songs? When I introduce a new song I generally try and do it three weeks in a row, take a week break, and then play it again the following week. Sometimes I ask some folks after church if they’ve had enough of a particular song. That’s usually a good gauge as well.


So what songs have you rushed on from that would be worth revisiting? Recently we’ve been backfilling our catalog and I’ve been rediscovering some great tunes I missed the first time around because I was burned out on teaching them. Don’t let I Surrender get lost in your enthusiasm for Living Hope. There’s a lot of music out there.

Jason Houtsma is the co-founder and guitar teacher at Worship Artistry, where he is helping musicians of every level answer the call to worship with passion and confidence. Jason has been leading worship and writing music since he was 15 years old and currently serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA. He is husband to Alli and father to Bjorn and Asher.

Are You Moving Too Fast?

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