Friday, January 12, 2018

Attracting and Keeping Great Players

Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 33:3 It’s like a spark that ignites. When skillful musicians come together in a true spirit of...

Better Band Prep: Time to Define

Would you like your Church band to make better use of the available time? Would you like them to prepare a higher-quality sound that...

Developing Your Craft: The 4 Stage Practice Method

The seemingly impossible has happened! You look at your list of “to-do’s”, and miraculously, they’re all checked. You realize you finally have the time...

What Do We Do With “Hallelujah”?

Why it resonates so strongly. That haunting melody. That simple chord progression. That powerful word. The legacy of “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen lives on and...

Volunteer Recruitment: Audio Tech? Look to a Drummer

Volunteer Church audio engineers are made, not found. Need one? Searching for a ready-made volunteer audio engineer will not produce results. Experienced, capable audio techs sitting in...

Chasing BPM Perfection

Why perfect tempo is so elusive. Musicians and vocalists like to make a big deal out of perfect pitch. I think perfect tempo might be...

Why Lateness Hurts Your Team (More Than You Think)

BAD: It’s the beginning of rehearsal, the band and vocalists are ready to go and—“Whoa! Wait, where’s _________?” Whichever person it is—drummer, guitarist, sound tech,...

The Worship Team Hierarchy of Needs

1943. The average cost of a new house was $3600 and a bottle of Coca Cola was a nickel. Oklahoma had just opened on...

Stop the Hype

I have encountered a dilemma in leading people in worship of God today. Perhaps you have, too. The problem is that it is becoming...

They’re Coming to See Jesus

Why they’re immediately disappointed. I remember hearing a Pastor talk about the expectations of people coming to church for the very first time. He said,...

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