New baby at Musicademy

By A[email protected] | May 27, 2015

For who have eagerly followed some of my guitar gear related articles in the past, (or for those looking for an immediate cure to acute insomnia) you may remember I spent a long time banging on about the benefits of using small tube amps for churches as opposed to our typical dream amp – insert […]

Worship Backing Band survey results

By [email protected] | May 11, 2015

  We carried out a survey of Worship Backing Band customers recently and thought you might be interested to read the findings and some of the testimonials about the software and how people are using the tracks in practice. Which backing track products are being used? 76% of the respondents use our MultiTrack backing tracks […]

10 new MultiTrack backing tracks and EveryKey chord charts

By admin | April 29, 2015

We have released 10 more MultiTrack backing tracks suitable for our Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player as well as Ableton or any other DAW. Click through to listen to an audio sample and to buy: New songs (MultiTracks and EveryKey Chord Charts) Cannons – Phil Wickham Freedom (Bethel) – Christa Black Gifford, Matthew Sparks, William […]

New Course: Capo Positioning & Transposing for Guitar

By admin | April 24, 2015

 A step-by-step course for guitarists wanting to: Find any capo position in any key using familiar chord shapes Transpose chord charts with complex chords into guitar friendly keys No knowledge of music theory or reading necessary! Step by step lessons using worship songs MORE INFO and BUY Topics covered include: Three methods for finding […]

5 things about church PA I wish I’d learned years ago

By Guest Blogger | April 21, 2015

Here’s a live session from a Musicademy seminar presented by SFL’s Tim Horton and Pat Smith. Tim and Pat are the presenters on our Sound Tech and PA Training for Churches DVDs and online downloads which are available now. Pat is also standing as an MP in the May General Election!

(Re)writing a modern hymn

By [email protected] | April 20, 2015

  We ran a session at a recent training day called “Modern hymns: how are they different? How to (re)write one”. Here are a few snippets from the session together with some of the new verses composed by our delegates for the hymn “Breathe on me, breath of God”. 4 categories of modern hymn Modern […]

30 tips to make your rehearsals more effective

By [email protected] | April 2, 2015

We recently asked our Musicademy Facebook page members the question “What advice would you give to a worship team wanting to make rehearsals as effective as possible?” It had a huge response and we’ve compiled some of the best ideas into these 30 tips. “Rules” for worship rehearsals Don’t noodle/text/call/Facebook/SnapChat between songs Separate rehearsals from the […]

We’re in danger of “new song overload” according to Dave Bilbrough

By admin | March 19, 2015

It’s time to do much more with our worship according to Abba Father writer Dave Bilbrough The trend towards fresh worship expression can quickly lead to ‘new song overload’. That’s the view of worship leader Dave Bilbrough, one of the fathers of modern-day worship. In an article in the upcoming Resources magazine, Dave offers seasoned advice […]