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, 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 […]

The Rehearsal Survival/Excel Guide

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1.Be set up and ready to play by start time, even if no one else is. Doing this will communicate volumes about how seriously you take rehearsals. Do this, sound great, and you will be a well-trusted guitar player. 2. Listen to the music, know your parts. 3.Be ready for anything. Changes happen at the […]

What the Playstation 3 taught me about playing guitar

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Like many of you, I just discovered that we can buy a Playstation 3 for $299.99. Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles. This caught my attention. Sweet action-packed excitement in full 1080p glory. Not to mention it can read Blu Rays. When this historically low price came out, I told a friend that I might […]

“Can You Turn Down?” Simple Ways To Master Stage Volume

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“Can you turn down?” has to be the four most irritating words we can hear as guitarist. It seems like no matter what we do, we either compromise our tone or become number two on our sound engineers most wanted list (second to the drummer). Getting good tone at a manageable volume can be difficult […]

How To Keep Your Guitar Parts Fresh

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Have you ever reached your hand into a bag of potato chips just to full your mount with the shards of week-old salty grease-laced flakes? Then you wonder what you were thinking when put your hand in that bag. When things are fresh, things are good. When things are stale: not so good. We can […]

Why We Can Worship

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We all have certain passages of the Bible that are close to our hearts. There is something about passages which depict powerful encounters with God that have always caught my attention. Most of the Bible deals with our humanity and a fallen race living on a tainted planet; however, every once in a while we […]