Newsletter 7 April 2014
An F chord shape without the pain – acoustic guitar “cheat” chords in C
The second in our series showing substitute chords that you can use in the given key or in another key in conjunction with a capo. These substitutes are alternative voicings to regular chords and are often used by players who want easy fingerings from one chord to the next in conjunction with open strings that smooth out the sound when moving from one chord to the next.
Save up to 35% on our Intermediate Acoustic Guitar Course
All the cheat chords in G, C, D, E and A are featured along with loads of other worship-centric acoustic guitar lessons on our Acoustic Guitar Course so for a limited time we are offering 20% off the price of the DVDs and 35% off the downloads.
What’s the most important: a great melody or great lyrics?
A little debate we started this week on the importance of melody vs lyrics in worship songs.
Songs for Easter services
We’ve put together a list of all the backing tracks we have that are suitable for Easter services. It also forms a handy list for you to choose songs from even if you have a full live band.
A handy guide to Christian outrage
We’ve not mentioned here any of the topics that have consumed the Christian blogosphere in recent weeks: World Vision, gay marriage, the film Noah. But this excellent article on “Christian outrage” from the Huffington Post has resulted in more clicks than anything else we’ve linked to in the last 6 months.
What else you’ve missed on Facebook this week
We’ve had loads of interesting stuff on the Facebook Page this week. Here is all the content over on our website for the non Facebookers and those that missed it due to not having ticked “Get notifications“:
- 10 stupid things people say to musicians – we’ve heard every one of these “helpful” suggestions to get musicians to pretty much play for nothing
- The bizarre reactions of work colleagues to those that choose to make their faith known in the workplace.
- Hitmaker Ryan Tedder’s rules of pop – what implications does this method of songwriting have for the worship music we sing in church?
- Pharrell Williams’ Happy – on trombone!
Thanks for reading
Andy and Marie from Musicademy
P.S. Don’t miss our most recent releases – Worship Guitar Collection, Worship Bass Collection, Worship Keys Collection, the Super Chord Chart bundle pack, the Beginning Worship Guitar Course plus Workbook Songbooks and Training Tracks and of course Worship Backing Band DVD Volume 2.