Friday, February 16, 2018

4 Ways to Tackle Those Octave-Jump Songs

Let’s talk about songs we’d love to be able to sing, but can’t: • “I Will Always Love You” (Whitney Houston) • “Unchained Melody” (The Righteous...

Are you an Amateur or a Pro?

Photographers, let me ask you a question… It’s a question that you’ve been asked before while holding a DSLR camera in your hands, “Are you...

Should You Embellish The Melody?

More confident and accomplished vocalists will want to express themselves. Sing songs their way. Embellish. They can find the seductive tug to modify and...

Quarreling Over God’s Music

To God, we probably sound like children on the playground as we quarrel over worship styles and preferences. Hymns vs worship songs. Pipe organs...

How to Get Your Church to Sing During Worship

Aristotle said, “Music has the power to shape a culture.” An advocate for congregational singing, Martin Luther said, “Next to theology, I give the...

Stuff You Probably Shouldn’t Say Out Loud

How you communicate is just as important as what you play. As I’ve covered in previous issues of , most worship songs don’t have a...

2018 Testimony

Here we are – into February 2018 already! Christmas is still wearing off for many of us and I know that I’m trying to...

Stretching for Better Playing and Better Health

Remembering to warm up or stretch before drumming has always been a struggle for me. As I’ve grown older, I realize the need to...

The Build

You can hear it building. A steady rising of sonic intensity. A relentless, palpable musical pressure growing and growing until at last. . ....

How Loud Is Your Worship Experience?

The answer is perception based, and may not be simple. It’s influenced by many factors. We can measure sound pressure, and it’s useful, but...

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