New electric, acoustic and bass ‘Song Based’ lessons launched today

By admin | March 22, 2017

Over the years our Song Learner and Worship Collection Lessons have been really popular, especially for people who have gone through our curriculum-focused worship courses first and want to explore more songs and techniques such as those used on professional recordings. So we’re delighted to announce a new look category called “Song Based Lessons” that […]

How to Deal With Stage Fright as a Worship Musician

By Guest Blogger | March 17, 2017

I recently re-read this post on Musicademy in which Tim Bowdler wonderfully tells the story of how his stage fright – helped by a rather undiscerning bandleader – resulted in one of the most embarrassing gigs of his life. And I can relate. I used to be full of fear when going on stage – […]

8 tips for training younger worship musicians

By Andy@Musicademy | February 17, 2017

There is an old joke that says ‘How many electric guitarists does it take to change a light bulb?’ The answer is 100. One to change the bulb and 99 to say ‘that was rubbish, I could do it much faster’… Every so often I come across a teenage guitarist who has been playing for […]

5 ways to work on your timing as a worship musician

By Andy@Musicademy | January 11, 2017

I have a friend who is a professional drummer. He’s one those musicians who you never really know how good he is because everything he plays in a worship setting is simple, understated and doesn’t draw much attention to itself. Yet in the studio he is a first call drummer for a number of well […]

Five huge new MultiTracks

By Andy@Musicademy | November 26, 2016

  We’ve just launched another batch of five new MultiTracks. As ever these are big, well known songs with familiar arrangements but in the usual Worship Backing Band style we’ve slightly (or sometimes hugely) modified each song to make it as congregationally singable and playable as we can. So here’s a brief rundown of how […]

Re-written narrations of the Christmas story [free Christmas presentation download]

By Guest Blogger | November 17, 2016

Pulling together an order of service that also includes a creative element to both refresh the usual content and appeal to visitors can be pretty daunting. We were discussing ideas for Christmas service planning in the Musicademy Worship Community (it’s a Group on Facebook – you are welcome to join too) when one of our regular community […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Christmas service planning

By Guest Blogger | November 8, 2016

Do’s and Don’ts: Christmas service planning We asked the Musicademy Worship Community (our new Facebook Group) for their tips on Christmas planning and were blown away by a response from Christopher Phillimore that listed some super useful Do’s and Don’ts. We couldn’t agree more with his suggestions. Here is Christopher’s list: DO plan in advance […]