Worship training day livestream videos

By admin | November 7, 2016

We were able to record a number of the masterclasses at our recent worship training day in Peterborough. These were doing using Facebook Live so are a single camera and on-board audio feed. Worship Team Essentials Part 1 If you like the concepts covered in Worship Team Essentials we would definitely recommend our Band Skills […]

Flare Audio’s Isolate ear defenders [Review]

By admin | November 2, 2016

I go to a lot of live music. Festivals, gigs and conferences. At the majority, sound levels are perfectly acceptable and I leave at the end of the evening without feeling that my ears are bleeding. But sometimes it’s loud. Too loud. At a pub gig a couple of years ago the music was so […]

Developing a sense of timing in your worship team

By Andy@Musicademy | October 17, 2016

Someone once told me that music with dodgy tuning is folk and music with dodgy timing is jazz… So does that mean lots of worship bands are actually playing sophisticated jazz-folk? All jokes aside, so many worship teams could improve their sound immensely if they just focused on improving their sense of timing. Most musicians […]

Same old chords new shapes

By Andy@Musicademy | October 5, 2016

Recently a guitar student asked me to teach them a cover version of Katy Perry’s California Gurls by YouTube boywonder Alex Goot. This kid is one of the many internet viral sensations building a readymade fan base poised for when they come to release their own music by covering other people’s songs and filming themselves […]

How inclusive are the worship songs we choose and the music we make?

By Andy@Musicademy | September 23, 2016

Some questions: In an age where much of our congregational worship music is designed for large gatherings or even designed to attract large gatherings does it really best serve the vast majority of Christian worshipers who aren’t in large churches with good quality musicians? Is the worship music we use actually the best tool to help people sing […]

Power Chords – a cheats’ guide to playing difficult chords

By Andy@Musicademy | September 13, 2016

As a worship guitarist, have you ever been faced with a chord that seems impossible to play? Imagine the situation – you’re comfortably strumming along with a typical song that goes G, C, Em, D, and then out of nowhere pops an Eb minor add 13 sus 26 half demolished. What do you do? One […]

Working with backing tracks and MultiTracks

By Andy@Musicademy | August 15, 2016

Technology in worship is here whether you like it or not It’s amazing how much technology drives and redefines the very sounds of the music we make. From electric guitars to sound on sound recording, then synthesisers, decks, loops and now recorded elements being integrated into live music, all these new technologies serve as the […]

5 tips to help worship leaders become better singers

By Guest Blogger | June 29, 2016

 1.  In your practice: PLAY with your voice. Every sound that you possibly CAN make (no matter how ‘awful’ you THINK it sounds) can be used and incorporated as a colour into your singing palette when good technique is applied. Remember that the purpose of Worship is to connect with God and use the supernatural […]