Too Many Songs, Not Enough Time?

How am I going to learn all these songs before tomorrow?? We’ve all been there! Whether the set list comes out a week before or...

15 Great Delay Pedals for Worship

I have to admit that when I searched YouTube for “great delay pedals for worship” I was shocked to find that no one had...

Arrangement Thievery: Stealing Parts and Getting Away With It

In a previous article I discussed four tools every mandolin player needs to have in his bag: rhythm, tremolo, lead/fills, and cross-picking. With creative...

Creating The Perfect Acoustic Service

Have you ever just wanted to change things up a bit? Want to create a different, more intimate atmosphere for worship? Recently, we had...

Acoustic Accents: Rigbook

Upon reviewing a survey we did after one of our Christian Musician Summit conferences, we were reminded of the fact that the number one factor in buying...

Stop Pedal Dancing

News Flash: There are elements of leading worship that have little or nothing to do with actually making music! Yes - it’s true! I...

Mandolin Survival in an Electric Guitar World

The mandolin has become more and more prevalent in contemporary Christian music, but worship leaders and mandolin players often struggle to fit the mandolin...

Acoustic Treatment: Less and More

DYNAMICS & TECHNIQUE Creating and shaping atmosphere is part of what I love most about playing acoustic at church. Dynamics play a huge role in...

Thinking Outside the Capo Box on Electric Guitar

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have guitar techs at church? I’ve become friends with Clay Cassie (who techs for Chris Tomlin and many others)...

Sounding Good Everywhere?

Part of what makes playing electric guitar so special is that moment of standing in front of your amp, playing a chord, and just...

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