Streaming online church services: the tech, the tips and the stories from around the world

By admin | March 23, 2020

Last weekend was the first weekend that many churches globally closed their physical doors and instead embraced the virtual world of online services. Over on the Musicademy Facebook Group several people had spent the previous few days discussing the technical options, the pros and cons of the various streaming platforms before taking their decisions on […]

What do you most struggle with as a worship musician?

By admin | October 7, 2019

That was the question we asked in our Facebook Group. 122 comments later and we have a really interesting crowdsourced list of concerns with many common themes. The summary is below but there is more detailed discussion, and some helpful advice for many of the topics that were raised in the original post, so do […]

Worship Leader Training: Beginning and Ending Songs Well

By admin | April 11, 2019

We had a vote in the Musicademy Worship Community (our Facebook Group) to see which of the 20 lessons in our Practical Worship Leading course people wanted to have made free-of-charge on the blog. This is the lesson that won. Leading worship: beginning and ending songs well This lesson unpacks a range of ideas and […]

Learn how to play by ear

By Marie@Musicademy | October 16, 2014

Ear training for song writers (and any other worship musician) For many people, the thought of playing “by ear” or being able to anticipate the chords, notes and musical charges in a song you’ve never heard before seems like an impossible task. It’s often considered a gift rather than a skill that can be learned […]

4 tips for making good use of your mic

By Andy@Musicademy | May 25, 2013

At Musicademy we look a lot at getting the best out of different types of instrument and sometimes the vocalists can feel a bit left out so let’s talk about the how to get the best out of the singers instrument, the humble microphone. It’s important for us to realize at the outset that as […]

8 reasons why your guitar won’t stay in tune

By Andy@Musicademy | March 3, 2012

Why won’t your guitar stay in tune? One of the most consistent top searches on this website is ‘my guitar won’t stay in tune’ and we tackled the question in an “Ask the Expert” post back in 2009. Tuning problems can be so frustrating. The first thing to check is that you have a decent […]