What are the biggest issues facing worship teams right now?

By admin | February 11, 2019

That’s the question we posted to the Musicademy Worship Community, a 3,000+ strong Facebook Group comprised of worship musicians from multiple denominations and church size all around the world. We were immediately inundated with responses with many common stories of dwindling numbers of musicians, lack of budget, old equipment, time pressure conflicts and other demands […]

9 tips for organists: Leading worship in a traditional setting

By Sacha Tomkins | January 30, 2019

Here at Musicademy our focus has always been on contemporary worship music (or at least introducing contemporary techniques to more traditional music and musicians). Less so on traditional music, e.g for an organist! However… Our recent batch of guest writers have brought an additional dimension, with professional choral conductor, pianist, organist and singer Sacha Tomkins writing […]

Creating Guitar Parts for Worship: Rhythmic Division [Video]

By admin | January 8, 2019

Here’s Matt Isaac’s third video exploring ways of creating electric guitar parts in worship. Rhythmic division for electric guitar in worship Key points covered in this video: How rhythmically dense do you want the part to be? Sometimes one chord per bar is enough! Add or reduce the feeling of pace through how you subdivide […]

28 Do’s and Don’ts of Christmas service planning

By admin | December 4, 2018

  DO plan well in advance and lock everything down in good time with the leaders DO choose and circulate your music/key choice well ahead of rehearsals. Christmas is often the one time of year when you have orchestral and brass instruments joining the band. They tend to prefer a musical score (which doesn’t tend to […]

Why Advent?

By Evron Sampson |

  Advent is a time to take spiritual inventory. A time to look at the bad spiritual habits that we have fallen into and take steps to break them. Advent helps us to seek to be Christ-like. What a wonderful opportunity to examine ourselves – to take stock and confess those things that lead us […]

Split track backing tracks for x10 carols

By admin | November 23, 2018

For churches that don’t have any musicians, and simply want a backing track product that offers them quality “karaoke” worship tracks, there is no need for the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player with all its functionality of filling in for missing musicians, looping, key and tempo change. Our option for such churches are our budget […]

New Remembrance Day Hymn

By admin | November 9, 2018

Former Musicademy drum tutor Richard Morgan is now a school music teacher and he has written a new hymn for Remembrance Day. Your congregation will recognise the tune (it is Londonderry Air / O Danny Boy) so it should be a fairly easy new hymn to teach this weekend: YouTube: Facebook    In Every […]