Another guest post from our new team of guest writers. This time the writer is Niall Blackburn, a worship pastor from Woking in the UK. He writes about his experience as someone under 30 at the UK’s largest Christian festival/conference, New Wine. As backgroundÂ New WineÂ is a family of churches in the UK. It also established […]The post Reflections on a week at New Wine (summer festival) appeared first on Musicademy.
Here’s a free lesson from Musicademy’s Beginning Worship Guitar Course which is available both on DVD or as downloads. This is quite an early lesson in the course and teaches the chords Cadd9, G and Em7 Â and how to use these in sequence. The lesson also covers using a pick, bars and counting. This is […]The post Free beginning worship guitar lesson appeared first on Musicademy.
Somewhere along the way we as a culture decided that worship=music In fact, music is just one element of worship. Worship can happen without one single note being played or sung. We've also come to the conclusion that since most people do connect to music on some basic level, then surely they must connect to […]The post Re-defining worship so it equals more than music appeared first on Musicademy.
A singer in your congregation has a passion for worship, and has approached you about joining your music team. You have a heart to use people's gifts, and this person is clearly well-trained musically, has a genuine faith, and is keen to serve. But it soon becomes clear that their singing style is very â€˜classical' […]The post Coaching classical singers to sing in a contemporary style appeared first on Musicademy.
Church worship bands often have a mix of people: young and old, classically trained, contemporary trained, or those with no training and simply reflecting the cultural norms they grew up with. Blending those styles can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, particularly with vocalists where most worship bands wanting to play contemporary songs will […]The post Contemporary vs traditional singing techniques [Video] appeared first on Musicademy.
Two stories: Christmas carol service, doing “Silent Night”. I had set it on mandolin with a very simple strummed guitar background, very few chords, very gentle and folksy. The keyboard player kept twitching and saying it wasn’t “Christmassy enough” so we had a chat, and he set up a nice big church organ sound, and […]The post Separating song from genre appeared first on Musicademy.
What's our goal? [Part 1 of 3] Hi! I'm Sacha. Let me introduce myself and share my reason for writing about this topic. I have had a heart for worship for a while and I've led in a variety of different styles of church. I’ve been a modern worship leader for only three years, whereas […]The post Pianist or organist? Leading worship in a traditional setting appeared first on Musicademy.
In an era where many congregations are facing dwindling numbers many churches are turning to a more contemporary approach to attract and retain people. They see the success that churches such as Hillsong and Bethel enjoy with rock concert style music and seek to bring at least some of that style to their local setting. […]The post How to transition from traditional to contemporary worship appeared first on Musicademy.
As I’ve grown in experience as a worship leader one of the growing joys of the role is helping to bring others into not just the worship team, but leading worship too. The way we do that at King's Church is initially through a process of co-leading with them. Planning together, and then sharing the […]The post Preparing your worship set â€“ a practical guide appeared first on Musicademy.
If you can’t make products people love, instead go and make less annoying products that people will use I was reading a quote from the marketing guru Seth Godin a while back and he was talking about either making products that people love and if you can't do that make products that become less annoying. […]The post Annoying pedal boards appeared first on Musicademy.
We had an interesting question raised in our Facebook Group recently that we wanted to share more widely (we know that not everyone uses Facebook) I am currently a Worship Leader in training. I also play keys and will be leading from the keyboard. Our church has mainly been acoustic lead by males and only […]The post Is it OK for a female worship leader to ask for a lower key if that messes with the lead guitarist’s sound? appeared first on Musicademy.
I've recently been working on downsizing my electric guitar rig. I want top quality gear but I've always found those classic amps that give great tone are just too big, heavy and loud for use in most churches. I've had Fender Twins, Vox AC30's and Marshall Stacks and can't even turn the volume above 1 [â€¦]The post Travelling light â€“ the portable guitarist appeared first on Musicademy.
For this week only we have a fantastic offer on downloads of ALL our worship bass courses whether you are buying the DVDs or the downloads. Bass courses on DVD Beginners Bass Course Intermediate Bass Course Bass Song Learner TheÂ Worship Bass Collection Bass downloads Download any full course of downloads and a 50% discount will [â€¦]The post [Flash Sale] 50% off ALL worship bass DVDs and downloads appeared first on Musicademy.
We had an email recently from someone relatively new to guitar playing who wanted to know which of the songs we have available as backing tracks and chord charts are accessible for a newish guitar player. Weâ€™ve pulled together a list of simple songs which have video lessons available too. You can access all the [â€¦]The post Recommended songs for beginning worship guitar players appeared first on Musicademy.
Launch offer: 20% off before the end of January Could your worship team spare just two hours for some invaluable practical training that will forever improve how you play together? Could they really use some band skills training but busyness and limited time constraints always seem to get in the way? Worship Team Workshop is [â€¦]The post New from Musicademy: Worship Team Workshops appeared first on Musicademy.
Weâ€™re celebrating Black Friday week on the Musicademy website with a HUGE sale. Youâ€™ll find guaranteed savings of at least 50% off ALL our DVD courses and box sets. Some are even 80% off! PLUS if youâ€™d prefer to download our courses use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY17 to get an extra 25% off the price [â€¦]The post Black Friday Sale: At least 50% off ALL DVDs plus 25% off all downloads appeared first on Musicademy.
Musicademy presents a packed training day for the whole worship team. Features special guest vocal coach â€“ Diana Stanbridge (London Community Gospel Choir/Noel Robinson). The programme features: Plenary sessions â€“ Essential skills for worship teams Vocals stream for singers Â with Diana Stanbridge PA/Tech training team stream with SFL Guitar, bass, keyboard and worship leading masterclasses [â€¦]The post Worship training day in Princes Risborough, Bucks UK appeared first on Musicademy.
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