Be A Better Musician.

Welcome to the Green Room. This is a place for those who desire to be better musicians, better worship leaders and overall better people. It's a place to help one another grow. At Worship Artistry we bring our best by helping you bring yours so let's talk.

The Greenroom

Using The Studio As An Instrument

Worship Leading
Podcast #27 with Chris Hoisington

Chris Hoisington of Brothers McClurg joins the show to talk about using a recording studio as an instrument, why live albums can't capture the experience and how to arrange for the recording environment. Give it a listen and then see it in action with Chris' video series "Harmonized Sounds".

Play Bigger Leads

Guitar
With This Simple Guitar Tip

Sometimes a little change can go a long way. In this video Jason shows you how to use droning notes to bump your leads up.

Nord Stage 2 Walkthrough: Live Mode and Crash Course

Keyboard

Now that you know what the Nord can do, it's time to put it into practice.  

How To Get Creative With Your Worship Band

Worship Leading

Daniel and Jason give tips on growing the creative spirit in your band as well as pratical ways to on already good ideas.

Nord Stage 2 Walkthrough: Overview and Features

Keyboard
Part 1

Whether you've recently purchased a Nord keyboard or are debating whether to get one, you'll learn something new as Ryan walks you through the Stage 2 in depth.  

Is Our Worship Too Small?

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #25

Author and Worship Pastor, Wayne Stewart joins the show to talk about what our gathered worship is supposed to look like.

Winning Walk-Up

Bass
Simple and Versatile

Daniel teaches us this versatile walk-up riff in the bridge in Jesus Messiah.  You can use it any time you have a 2-3-4 chord transition in a song.

Keep it Consistent

Drums
Play Consistent Grooves So You Can Remember

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. 

Is It Okay To Make Money In Worship?

Worship Leading
Episode #24

Where is the line between the paid and volunteer worship musician? When is it appropriate to pay? Is it ever? Jason and Daniel tackle these tough questions and more on this week's podcast.

Go Ahead And Lose It

Guitar
Just Find It Again

If you've ever lost your mind trying to nail a part. You are not alone. Take a lesson from the end of this video and know there is nothing fake about this moment.

What Makes A Great Song Great?

Worship Leading
Episode #23

Jason and Daniel talk rhyming the word "African", learning from themselves and theology in song choice. Vice President of Publishing for Centricity Music, Chad Segura joins the show to discuss what makes a song great. Great stuff on this episode. 

How To Receive Ministry As A Minister

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #22

It's easy to get so caught up serving that we can lose our ability to receive ministry. How can we expect to give out when we take no time to fill up? In this podcast Jason and Daniel share their own experiences with this and how they find life in their ministry.

Chord Chart Conundrum

Keyboard
Sheet Music Simplified

Chord charts or lead sheets?  Every situation is different, every musician is different. In order to best suit your needs, understand the unique purposes for types of sheet music.

Step Outside Your Genre

Drums
Try Out A New Style

While walking the streets of good ol' New Orleans,I couldn't help but notice not just how many musicians, but how many types of musicians there were playing on the street corners.  It just got me thinking about how important it is to dive into all types of genres of music in order to experience and appreciate them. 

Tasteful Delay on Bass

Bass
How to Use it Effectively

Delay on a bass certainly isn't for every song.  But here's how it's used effectively in King Of My Heart.

Stay Sharp

Keyboard
4 Ways to Sharpen from the Start

Every once in a while I’m reminded of how important it is to stay musically sharp and just how easy it is to become musically dull.  This can happen especially with worship music. 

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Know When It's Worth It

Guitar
Because Sometimes It's Not

This week I taught the song God Is On The Move. It's a guitar heavy tune that you'll probably hear at your missions conference for years to come. Things were cruising along nicely...and then this happened.

How NOT To Set Up A Bass Amp EQ

Bass
Strike A Balance

Even if you're a talented bass player, an imbalanced EQ can make it sound like you have something to hide.  Here's where to start before you adjust those frequencies.  

Groovy Ghosts

Drums
Add Some Feeling To Your Groove

A good drummer can keep a beat, but an awesome drummer has the ability to give a song feeling.  They know how and when to throw ghost notes and up beats in the mix, all to make a groove, well...groove.

How To Adapt Lessons For Your Band

Guitar
Lessons For The Big Band

I totally get why churches like to have large bands. It helps get volunteers involved and strips down how much each person needs to learn. These are valid reasons but musically speaking, more than a five piece is overkill. In fact, half the people in a large band never make it into the house mix.  (Your sound person won't tell you this but go ahead and try and pick out each instrument in the house mix) So how do you "add" parts to a Worship Artistry lesson? There are three main approaches.