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 Be A Successful Worship Leader

Worship Leading
Podcast #56

Daniel and Jason get together to talk about 3 things you absolutely need to be a successful worship leader. Some may surprise you. Give it a listen.

Building Patches for Worship

Worship Leading
Podcast #55

Keyboard instructor Ryan King joins the show to discuss building patches for worship and the brand new Worship Artistry patch store. Check out the store here.

Patch Perfect

Keyboard
Make sure your rig is right

What do I need in order to sound like the album?  How do I get that Hillsong/Elevation/Jesus Culture sound? What gear are they using?  In the past, you would have needed to save up a ton of money to buy about a dozen different keyboards, modules, pedals, and more. Fortunately with today’s technology, you don’t have to do that, thanks to ‘soft synths’ and patches.

Paul Baloche on Helping People Worship

Worship Leading
Podcast #54

Paul Baloche joins the show to talk about helping musicians, leaders and congregations worship. You'll glean a ton of wisdom from this interview. Enjoy.

Playful Pentatonic

Bass
Improvise in your F# Minor Pentatonic

Here's a five-note Minor Pentatonic Scale for the key of A that's ready for you to dig into. Move up and down the neck on these for added interest and depth.  

Empowering Women in Worship Leadership

Worship Leading
Podcast #53

Leslie Jordan of All Sons And Daughters joins the show to share her own experiences and offer thoughts on empowering women on your worship team. Jason and Daniel answer an in-depth question for member mail.

Is It Time To Leave the Woodshed?

Guitar

Two months ago I was invited on a 72-hole golf weekend with three of my close friends. Here’s the problem: I’m terrible at golf. I started later in life and never had a single lesson, so every swing is basically a guess. 

Does Attitude Beat Skill?

Drums

This past week we brought a new drummer into the rotation at my church. I added some input to help the overall feel of the song and to simplify the groove. He was open to the advice and understood where I was coming from to help the song. This really impressed me and I have even more respect for this guy now. 

Leading For The Long Haul

Worship Leading
Podcast #52 with Matt Redman

 

 

Matt Redman joins the show to talk about his 20 years in leading worship, keeping the heart, working in community and his latest project. Learn to play Matt's latest single with Tasha Cobbs Leonard "Gracefully Broken" here.

Leading Worship From A Full Well

Worship Leading
Podcast Episode #51

Dustin Smith joins the show ahead of the WFX conference to discuss writing pastorally, leading from a full well and 15-year-old Justin Bieber worship songs. In member mail, Jason and Daniel discuss getting back into the rhythm of practice.

Play This Easy Groove With ANY Worship Song

Drums
Well, at least in 4/4

Just starting drums? Do you drop into a panic everytime the worship leader switches the setlist? Do you feel like you have to be incredibly talented to play even the simplest songs? Well have I got news for you! This basic, BASIC groove will work with any song in 4/4. It's the Swiss Army Knife of drums.

Tim Timmons on Using 10,000 Minutes

Worship Leading
Podcast #50

3 Ways Proclaim Changed My Game

Worship Leading

I don’t suggest a lot of gear on this website, but when I come across something that’s a game changer for me I want to share it with you. Proclaim presentation software is quickly becoming one of those tools I don’t want to live without. Why? I’m glad you asked.

So Will I...Sing This Song?

Guitar
Maybe not 100 Billion times but...

We’re about to release the tutorial for Hillsong United’s “So Will I (100 Billion X)”. If you haven’t heard the song yet, it’s a beautiful and often abstract take on creation all the way through to Christ’s death and resurrection. The soundscapes are expansive, the vocals gentle and the lyrics intricate. For some, this will be the highlight of the album, but for many the lyrics in the second chorus will give pause. Let's take a look.

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.

Principles of Good Practice

Drums

What is the best way to practice? In this post, we are going to take a look at a few over-arching ideas before jumping into some more detailed thoughts next week.

One String Wonder

Bass
Add this passing tone now

I figured the other guys gave you plenty of practice philosophy this week so I thought I'd give you something to actually practice! Here's a simple passing tone that can really add to your changes. I'm using Lord I Need You for this example, but you can use this in almost any song.

When Song Needs Don't Match Your Wants

Keyboard
A Personal Story

Years ago, I was producing a track and invited my very talented and close friend to be the drummer I asked him to play a simple drum loop on an electronic kit. But there was one problem.

3 Easy Ways To Stay Sharp All Summer

Guitar
Don't forget how to play

We're smack in the middle of summer and with all the travel and sunshine, your music skills may be dulling. Rather than fight the summer rhythm, let's look at how you can use the down time to thrive.

2 Key Rules To Play By

Keyboard
This Makes So Much Sense

Playing in a band is so different than playing in your living room. Follow these rules to fit right in.