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Andy Figueroa

Podcast #128

Andy Figueroa of Mosaic MSC  joins the Worship Artistry Podcast to discuss writing worship with unbelievers in mind, writing Christ-centered worship songs from an honest human perspective, leading worship on the road vs leading at home and why it's always good to smile.

Hopeful Authenticity with Ryan Williams of River Valley Worship

Podcast #126

We would describe River Valley Worship's latest album Altars as "hopefully authentic". Having Ryan Williams on the Worship Artistry Podcast gave us insight as to why. Seeking real faith, singing before you believe and following the voice of God are just a few things we talked about on this episode. 

Jason Goes Live

Podcast #125

Jason went live on Facebook last week and hit on topics like taking your playing from your living room to the worship team, choosing songs, gear choice and more.

Zach Bolen on Style and Substance

Podcast #124

Zach Bolen of Citizens joins the Worship Artistry Podcast to discuss recording albums on iPhones and looking past style to create songs of substance.

Riff Ideas To Inspire Your Guitar Playing - Part 2

A New Way to Work Your Scales

A while back, we explored a triplet pull-of riff in Part 1 of Riff Ideas To Inspire Your Guitar Playing. In this video we work our way up and down the scale in note sets of three.

Hanging With Paul Baloche

Podcast #123

Daniel takes the reins of the Worship Aritstry Podcast with close friend and prolific worship leader, Paul Baloche. Enjoy two old friends who have a rapport that's tough to match. Then in member mail Jason and Daniel share the stories of how they met their wives. You'll have a smile on your face the whole time.

The Best Way To Improve At Lead Guitar

Break Out of the Box

I’ve had lots of questions on how to break out of old patterns, improve at lead guitar and become more confident worship guitarist in general. While this depends on your goals, there is one thing you can always do to get better at lead guitar and I’m going to not only tell you what it is, but the best way to practice it.

How To Sound Live On Live Stream

Podcast #122

Sound Engineer Extraordinaire Doug Gould joins the Worship Artistry Podcast to talk about getting great sound from your live stream. Seems an appropriate topic, no?

Learn From The Greats

A little quarantine inspiration

I've been spending sometime exploring the internet for some inspiration and I've found some in my favorite songwriters. Here are a few of my favorites.

Cody Carnes on Bringing Worship Home

Podcast #121

Cody Carnes joins the Worship Artistry Podcast to talk about how God spoke to Him in a dream through Johnny Cash and Daniel tells the funniest worship story Jason has ever heard. You will laugh during this podcast.

How To Play Lead Guitar For Worship

With Tommy Tubetone

You gotta keep a sense of humor. Tommy goes beyond the typical lead guitar lessons and really shows you how (not) to do it.

How To Record Worship Sets At Home

A Simple Guide to Good Audio and Video

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.

Riff Ideas To Inspire Your Guitar Playing - Part 1

Try this Triplet Pull-Off Riff

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!

Leeland Mooring on the Act of Singing

Podcast # 118

 
If you feel that modern worship music is built on a shaky foundation of emotion rather than a solid one of biblical truth, you haven't listened to Leeland Mooring talk about worship. Knowing he began his music career at a such a young age, you'd be forgiven for expecting an immature philosophy, but you would be absolutely wrong.

3 Reasons To Warm Up Your Voice

Protect the gift!

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. They couldn't be more wrong. Here's why.

Vocal Lessons Are Live!

Everything you need to know

After months of planning, library building, tech creation and the birth of a baby, vocal lessons are here! 

Matt Redman 

Podcast # 117

Matt Redman is one of my favorite worship leaders for a lot of reasons, but one of them is that he always speaks truth to where we are now. Blessed Be Your Name was written in the wake of 9/11. The Heart of Worship was written at the height of worship music’s mainstream appeal. With Let There Be Wonder album, he sings truth from a place of humility in a self-centered culture. Learn We Praise You from the album today.  Jason asks Daniel about the rash of odd pictures he's been receiving from him and the guys discuss their favorite worship songs this year.