Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Power of the Pause

Have you discovered the Passion translation of the Psalms? In it, Psalm 33:2-3 says, “Sing and make music with all you’ve got inside. Compose...

Go Figure: Writing an Intro

If you’ve been following my “Go Figure” series here, you probably recognize that I’m an advocate for musicians making worship songs their own. Don’t...

Go Figure: Piano, Part 3

In the last 2 articles I’ve written, you’ve seen how some common piano figures can be used effectively as a piano part for many...

Go Figure: Piano, Part 2

If you haven’t yet been able to read through my last article (Go Figure: Piano, Part 1) as well as play through the many...

Go Figure: Piano, Part 1

Take a look at the list of most performed songs on the CCLI website today and you’ll see “What A Beautiful Name”, written by...

That’s Easy for You to Play: Part 2

In part 1 of “That’s Easy For You To Play” I wrote about the importance of using efficient voice leading when connecting the chords...

Yamaha Montage

Key Features Super Knob Touch Screen "Live Set" Mode 2 Powerful Synth Engines: AWM2 & FM-X Yamaha.com Game-Changer… Next-Level… Whole New World - These descriptions might...

That’s Easy For You To Play

Ever heard the expression, “That’s easy for you to say”? I’m going to adapt it here for us keyboard players and let it read,...

Permission Granted, part 2

In my last article here I discussed harmonic options you and I have when we’re playing modern worship songs. Please refer to that article...

Permission Granted, part 1

Over the summer I’ve been involved as rehearsal pianist and keys player for Gateway Church’s production of “Fiddler On The Roof” here in Dallas....

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