The Greenroom

Fix Your Chord Changes With This One Simple Tip

Master your guitar chord transitions. (Hint: it's not about speed.)

Nearly every guitar beginner struggles with chord transitions, but mastering your changes might be easier than you think.  Here's the tip every guitar player you know forgot to tell you.

New Crash, New Crush

Josh reviews his new ride cymbal by Heartbeat Percussion.

I’ve recently purchased some new cymbals and I wanted to share.

Playing With Patience

Extending Dynamics

Surrounded (Fight My Battles) is a song that builds forever. Jason shows you some ways you can extend songs like that with a solo acoustic leader.

Member Mail 2019

Leave a question for the podcast

We're always looking for new member mail questions. Leave one in the comment section or email us at support@worshipartistry.com.

Subdivisions Simplified, Part 2

Shape the dynamics of the bass line simply by changing note subdivision and accents.

Changing your subdivision frequency is a simple, but surprisingly effective way to create more dynamics on the bass. Up your subdivision to eighth or even sixteenth notes to drive the song more. Or, shape the landscape of the whole song by accenting specific beats within the subdivision in one section of the song. Put it into practice with Hillsong's New Wine.  

How To Conduct Auditions

Part 1: Setting the Tone

It’s hours before your service and you receive the dreaded text: your one and only drummer is sick and can't make it You can indeed make it through a service without your drummer but maybe you also want to figure out how to build your team. How do you identify musicians, develop them, and prepare them to lead? 

How to Introduce "Is He Worthy?"

Different songs lend themselves to different leading styles.

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

Maximize the Effect of a Single Bass 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

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.

The Finish Line

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

Podcast #87

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

How To Install Omnisphere Patches

Download your patches and upgrade your keyboard sound.

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

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

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?

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

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.

Golden Silence

Maximize the effect of rests in your bass line

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.