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

Arranging Creatively

Worship Leading
Podcast #43 with David Leonard

Co-Lead Singer and Songwriter for All Sons and Daughters joins the show to talk about creative arranging, playing to the room writing in the real places. Jason and Daniel also take a Member Mail from someone who's thinking about quitting the worship team. Just another week at Worship Artistry.

How To Not Buy The Worship Hype

Worship Leading
Podcast #42

What are the messages you hear about worship? Where do they come from and do they have the best intentions? We've got a full house as all the Worship Artistry teachers jump on to discuss what matters, what doesn't, and how to tell the difference.

The Funk Clinic

Bass
With Gunther "Tiny Hands" Smacklightski

And this is what happens when you let Daniel loose with a camera. Not sure if we'll actually use it as an ad but it sure made us laugh.

Building Tones In MainStage

Worship Leading
Podcast #41

Patch Master of DPFaltsound.com David Pfaltzgraff takes you through his process and how he develops his tones for MainStage, Daniel celebrates an anniversary, the guys discuss calling out your band members and feature Charlene in our first "Musicians Who Get It" segment.

The Values of the Congregational Drummer

Worship Leading
Podcast #40

More Than Music Mentor, Grant Norsworthy joins the show to discuss the values of a congregational drummer. Jason and Daniel give tips on both attracting artists to your ministry and keeping them.

More Spicy Bass

Bass
If A Little Is Good, A Lot Is Better

Here's a hoppy little embellishment you can add to a song with a 1, 4, 5 progression.  Daniel shows us how to add this bit of interest in Christ Is Risen that you can also apply to other songs.

The Do's And Don'ts of Making A Worship Album

Worship Leading
Podcast #39

Recording a worship album can be an awesome experience. It can also be a relationship destroyer and money pit. Jason and Daniel pull from their deep well of experience to help you know what you are getting into and how to avoid the pitfalls. They also somehow manage to talk about ear candles.

Holy Harmonies

Guitar
Take Jesus Reigns up a level.

This week I taught Holy Holy Holy (Jesus Reigns) by Highlands Worship. I loved the solo acoustic arrangement so much I decided to add some harmonies and open strings to create additional layers on the acoustic guitar. Check it out.

The Industry of Modern Worship Music

Worship Leading
Podcast #38

We Are Worship Podcast host and Sr. Marketing Manager for Integrity Music joins the show to talk about his experience in the modern worship world. Find out his favorite interview and how songwriters can raise their voices above the noise.

How To Sing with Shelby Rollins

Worship Leading
Podcast #37

Shelby Rollins from Singing Success returns and this time gives Jason a full vocal lesson. You'll get some vocal exercises to get you started and get to laugh at Jason all at the same time. In member mail, Jason and Daniel tell you how to get over stage fright.

Keeping the Mix In Mind

Drums

A few months back I had the opportunity to play for a live night of worship in which the setup included an auxiliary percussionist. It kept me on my toes, as he was one more sound in the mix I needed to be careful not to play over. 

An Interview with Hillsong's Peter James

Keyboard
Episode #36

Hillsong keyboard guru Peter James sits down with Ryan King to talk patches, playing live and so much more! Check out Peter's tones at Multitracks.com.

The Bass and Guitar Gear You Really Need

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #35

Jason and Daniel celebrate the new resources page by discussing their favorite gear and how they make choices for all levels of playing.

Should You Buy That Pedal?

Guitar
A Helpful (and humorous) Flowchart

It's easy to get amped up about buying pedals but should you drop your hard earned cash on it? I've created this handy flowchart to help you decide.

Fifth Note Lead-In

Bass
Subtle but Spicy

Add a little spice to your chord progression with this simple note.  Daniel shows us where to slip it in.  

Do We Have To Play Songs in their Original Keys?

Keyboard

Rise to the challenge or rein it in?  Consider the key signature when preparing your worship set.  Ryan reminds us about important factors to prioritize when debating whether to change the key of a song.  

Arranging Parts For Keyboard

Keyboard
Podcast Episode #34

Worship Artistry keyboard instructor joins us to discuss arranging music for keyboards, his new kids program "Pianosity" and staying focused on practice.

The Theory That Really Matters

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #33

Fretboard Theory author Desi Serna joins the show to talk about the music theory that really matters.

Writing Founder And Finisher

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #32

Songwriters Aaron Dickson and Stephen Folden join the show to discuss writing and recording the first independent song Worship Artistry has ever done. Jason and Daniel also talk New Year's resolutions and member mail shows up the meatheads. Just another day at the office. Learn "Founder and Finisher" here for FREE.

How To Choose Songs for Your Church

Keyboard

Will your group respond to just any song at your church's worship service?  Ryan talks about shepherding your congregation and knowing what resonates.