Newsletter 23 March 2015
We’re in danger of “new song overload” according to Dave Bilbrough
Abba Father writer, Dave Bilbrough says that there are so many new songs available that the congregation has no time to learn or digest them. He also has some ideas on how to improve Sunday’s worship set lists. Plus some great discussion in the comments thread.
Free orchestral instrument video lesson
Click to watch a free lesson taken from our Orchestral Instruments Course. The lesson recaps some of the fundamental techniques that the course explores and puts them together in the context of a song. Please forward the link to any orchestral musicians on your worship team.
Orchestral instrument improvisation course now available as downloads
We’ve digitised our Improvisation Skills for Orchestral Instruments DVD set so that you can now download the course as 16 individual lessons. 50% discount when you buy the full course.
Getting more sounds from fewer pedals
Article from Premier Guitar Magazine that asks why so many guitarists use valuable physical and sonic real estate on basic, redundant overdrive pedals.
Downsizing my pedal rig
A dig through the archives finds Andy extolling the virtues of the Pedaltrain Mini and a smaller pedal rig.
New guitar DVD coming soon
We’re in the final stages of a brand new DVD for guitarists: Capo Positioning and Transposing for Guitar. We’ll let you know as soon as it is available for pre order.
Don’t miss “More Than Music” our new worship training day in Kent
The 18th April sees a brand new training day for us over in Tonbridge, Kent. As well as looking at why people aren’t singing (and other common worship leading problems), we’ll be looking at creativity beyond music, showing how to do the “big” songs with a small team and also teaching you how to write a modern hymn.
Thanks for reading
Andy and Marie from Musicademy
P.S. Don’t miss our most recent releases:
- Sound Tech & PA Training for Churches
- Worship Guitar Collection
- Worship Bass Collection
- Worship Keys Collection
- Beginning Worship Guitar Course
- Worship Backing Band DVD Volume 3 and Volume 4
- Our most recent MultiTracks and chord charts