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

How to Introduce "Is He Worthy?"

Leadership

I'll admit it. When I first heard "Is He Worthy?" I didn't get it. How do you introduce a song in worship that begins with a question? Didn't we move on from call and response songs after "Hail hail, Lion of Judah"?

Subdivisions Simplified, Part 1

Tips & Tricks
Maximize the Effect of a Single Note

Depending on how you subdivide a bass note within a measure, you can subtly add energy to a phrase or bring it down. Daniel shows us how to utilize note subdivisions effectively within a song.

How to Really Listen to a Song

Tips & Tricks
Develop Your Musical Ear

Most people listen to music when they are doing something else.  If we musicians want to become better at our craft, we need to learn the art of critical listening.

Advent Week 4 - Love

Leadership
Podcast #88

Love unfathomable. Merry Christmas.

The Finish Line

Leadership
I can see it

2018 has been a challenging year here at Worship Artistry. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Great ambition always meets great resistance.

Advent Week 3 - Joy

Leadership
Podcast #87

The guys talk joy and Christmas songs. Subscribe to The Tuning Room wherever you get your podcasts.

How To Install Omnisphere Patches

Gear

Amazing sounds are now available at your fingertips through the Worship Artistry Patch Store!  Here's how to install the Omnisphere files and get the most out of your patch purchase. 

Advent Week 2 - Peace

Leadership
Podcast #86

The guys talk about peace in the season, answer member mail on memorizing solos and finish out the episode with The Tuning Room.

How To Practice

Tips & Tricks
Listen and Build

I prepare the same way for any size setlist. First and foremost, put the sticks DOWN.

What Really Matters in a Guitar?

Gear
Talking acoustic guitars.

Thanks to Doug Gould, I had the opportunity to be a foster home for some Martin guitars this month and was really struck by all the things that make a guitar what it is. From woods and body styles to scale length and neck shape. In this video, I take you through some of those guitars and what makes a guitar the right choice for you.

Advent Week 1 - Hope

Leadership
Podcast #85

The guys talk some gear, the benefits of anticipation and then close with the return of The Tuning Room to help you set your heart right for the season.

David Leonard on Creating In Community

Leadership
Podcast #84

David Leonard returns to the podcast to discuss his new label and the benefits and drawbacks of creating in community.

Golden Silence

Tips & Tricks

In this video, Daniel demonstrates the effective use of silence in a song to build anticipation and vary momentum.  A well-timed rest can set the stage for a powerful moment. 

Resolving Conflict on the Worship Team

Leadership
Podcast #83

Ryan King joins the podcast to discuss moving to a new church and ends up putting on a clinic on resolving conflict.

Acoustic Christmas Instrumentals

Tips & Tricks
Full lessons available

Whether for the stage or for the family, these acoustic instrumentals will brighten anyone's holiday. Learn them in time for Christmas eve.

How To Be A Diva

Leadership

We all know that divas don't belong on worship teams but that doesn't prevent us from acting like one on occasion. If you're not sure if you're a diva, here's a guide on becoming one.

Leading Congregational Singing

Leadership
Podcast #82

Shelby joins the show to talk congregational singing.

Two Crucial Keys to Memorization

Tips & Tricks
Chain, Chain, Chains... Chains and Cues

For years I’ve heard the debate about whether church musicians should use sheet music, chord charts, and music stands during a service. I have my own thoughts on this topic, but one thing is certain: the ability to memorize and recall music is an indispensable tool for every musician. Whether it’s a ‘four chord and a capo’ worship song or a 30-page classical piano solo, this is a skill every musician should develop. Here's how.

Josh Ward on Drumming

Leadership
Podcast #81

Josh Ward joins the podcast to talk a whole lotta drumming.

How To Create Chord Instrumentals

Tips & Tricks

Ever wonder what to do when the instrumental roles around and you don't have a lead instrument? Here are some ideas on using the chord changes as the instrumental.