Monday, June 18, 2018

A Time For Creativity

In a worship team gathering one random Tuesday evening, my friend (a brilliant musician and producer) stood up and said, "Sunday isn't the time...

Praise The King

Are there some songs that you lead that you are just certain that the congregation will be engaged with? “Praise the King,” by Corey...

Trick Out Your Pad

On the weeks that I’m scheduled to play mandolin on my church’s worship team, I spend a surprising amount of preparation time listening to...

Worship Guitar Talk with James Duke and Jeffrey B. Scott

In addition to bustling careers as professional guitarists, James Duke and Jeffrey B. Scott serve at Church of the City in Franklin, TN. James...

Challenge to Change

I’ve never considered myself an “accomplished” guitarist. I’m no virtuoso, though I love guys like Eric Johnson who are, and would love to play...

Playing “Reckless Love” with the Short-Cut Capo

“Reckless Love” has been showing up all over social media for several months. It’s one of the most-talked-about songs as of late. It has...

Arrangement Thievery Case Study: Great Are You Lord

Mandolin players are often asked to play on Sunday mornings when the set list contains precisely zero songs that were recorded with mandolin parts....

Leaving Room

My teenage daughter is learning to drive. Yes, prayers would be appreciated for us all! One of the most important driving lessons I ever learned...

The Ever-Needed Bass Walk

Do you play or lead without a band on solo acoustic guitar? Do you find that you lose the effective movement that can take...

No Room For Your Mandolin

I once had an interesting conversation with a fellow mandolin player. This gentleman was a better mandolin player than me in many ways. Certainly,...

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