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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.

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Three Ways To Make Sure You Don't Blow It On Easter

Worship Leading
Brought to you by the satire department.

At Worship Artistry, we’re all about “bringing your best” and that goes TRIPLE for Easter so make sure you’re on your game. You should be stressed out. If you haven’t cried yourself to sleep every night for at least the last 40 days you’re doing it wrong! Sure, God has grace for us, but those people who only come to church twice a year don’t. They expect top quality and if they don’t get it, they’ll probably go somewhere else at Christmas. You want that weighing on your conscience? I sure as heaven don’t! Everything has to be perfect. Here’s three ways to make sure you don’t blow it.

How To Create Great Acoustic Sets

Worship Leading
Podcast #67

Acoustic sets should be different than your average set. In this week's episode Jason and Daniel take you through everything from setting vibe to each instrument's role in the band. This one is a great listen.

Whole Heart Solo Keyboard Walkthrough

Keyboard
Lead with Keys on this Passion Tune

Perhaps you're stripping down to an acoustic set but still want to include Whole Heart on the set list. If keys are leading solo, Ryan shows us how to fill out the sound and lead on piano for Kristian Stanfill's Whole Heart.

Cody Carnes on Creative Vision

Worship Leading
Podcast #66

Cody Carnes joins the show to discuss his latest album, writing creatively and in relationship. In Member Mail, Jason and Daniel discuss leading from a music stand.

An Anchor for the Soul

Drums
Josh's New Kit

Recently I parted ways with the DW kit that’s been my baby for the last 10 years. I've been wanting to venture outside of my comfort zone and get more of that old school vintage sound. My new kit has arrived!

Writing Big with Kristian Stanfill

Worship Leading
Podcast #65

Kristian Stanfill joins the show to discuss leading with other leaders and writing up tempo.

Father To Father with Cory Asbury

Worship Leading
Podcast #64

Cory Asbury joins the show to discuss his album, Reckless Love and writing to the Father as a father himself.

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

Guitar
Develop a strange love for this awkward key.

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” 

Practice Won't Make Perfect

Keyboard
You've been lied to

We’ve all heard the saying that “practice makes perfect." This is why it's false.

Get Locked In

Bass
Warm up with this groove.

Every player has that groove they start practice with. This one is mine. Practice it alone and then try it with Josh's matching groove and see how tight you can get it.

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.

The Best Practice Tool You're Not Using

Drums
Selfie Sticks

Video recording myself helps me check everything from my posture (which tends to be horrible), to my playing (too busy?), to how I'm engaging with others from behind the kit.

How To Accept A Compliment

Guitar

You played great. Somebody said so. Now what?

4-String vs. 5-String Bass

Bass
Which one is right for you?

It's a personal choice so rather than tell you what you should do, I'm going to list a few benefits of each.

How To Play Like You're Not Wearing In-Ears

Drums
Turn it up

The first time you put on in-ears, it's a rude awakening. Here's how to make it work.

A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Worship Leading
Podcast #63

Jason and Daniel discuss some of their favorite guests, gear and lessons learned from 2017.

5 Ways To Get and Stay Creative in 2018

Guitar
The year is a blank page

I love this time of year. Another year is gone and it’s time to hit the reset button, apply learned lessons and set some goals for the next 12 months. Mine all have to do with staying creative. Here’s how I plan to do it.

Understanding Intervals

Keyboard
Breaking Down The Basics

Steps are the basic building blocks of music. Among keyboard players this simple concept is often overlooked in favor of more complicated fare, so in this post I'm going to take you back to the most basic intervals there are.

Christmas Keyboard Rig Walk-Through

Keyboard

Ryan shows us what's different about his seasonal setup.  Ready for orchestra, choir, and gospel, complete with stems, tracks, MainStage, and multiple keyboards. Epic tunes require an epic rig.  

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Setting The Tone For Christmas

Bass

Traditional songs often have really interesting, even tough changes in them. If you are playing them from a chart without any references, keep your tone warm. Just mark out the changes without trying to groove too much.