Rehearsal Secrets: Set Your Team Up For Success

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Dear Worship Leader, In a way, leaders don’t just enforce the standard, they define the standard. Think about it. A school teacher not only grades the test, often times they write it. Not only do bosses may hand out bonuses for employees who reach goals, they also determine what those goals are. It’s a heavy […]

Dear Worship Leader: How To Make 2014 The Best Year Yet

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Dear Worship Leader, I’m not sure if you are full time or part or just a volunteer; if you rocked an ugly Christmas sweater because you’re a hipster or because you didn’t know if was ugly, or if you play guitar, keys, banjo or even drums. What I do know is that we worship leaders […]

3 Ways To Lead Worship From The Guitar

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For those who are new to worshipwithguitar.com, this is a post that was first posted last year. Hope it is helpful. You have probably figured it out by now: Playing guitar isn’t enough. More is needed than just a guitar part. You are not there to just provide a backing track. You are there to […]

Conquer The Fear Of Leading Worship With Just An Acoustic

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Despite what music videos and worship DVDs may suggest, there will not always be a full band behind the worship leader. This can be a scary thought. It puts us out there, alone with nothing to hide behind. Whether it is a living room setting or a small retreat, worship with an acoustic guitar is […]

What To Do When Nothing Seems To Feel Right In Practice

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Have you ever showed up to rehearsal and nothing seemed to jell? It is frustrating. No matter what you do, switch guitars, tweak EQ, change voicings, you can never seem to get things to mesh right. Worse of all, you can’t seem to get a handle on what is wrong. When this happens, the best […]

Why Your Worship Ministry Matters to Your Church

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I remember when I first started serving my church’s worship ministry. I had been playing guitar for almost two years and had just gotten my hands on a brand new Carvin SC-90. Church needed an electric guitarist and I had a knack for putting in nice little touches in songs. I also had a knack […]

How to Become Your Worship Leader’s Favorite Musician

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Have you ever thought about what it would take to be your worship leader’s favorite musician? Unfortunately, many guitarists never do, but it can be a great mental exercise for us as guitar players and servants. When we do, we start thinking outside ourselves. When we start thinking outside ourselves we encounter paradigm shifts. When […]