10 “always bad” worship leader ideas

By Guest Blogger | July 26, 2017

Us worship leaders are the creative types who like to think outside the box, like to do things artistically, and like to have new ideas. Some of those ideas are good. Some of those ideas are terrible. Here are some “always bad” worship leader ideas. 1. Spur-of-the-moment modulations 2. On-the-fly worship sermonettes in-between songs 3. […]

Way back when: Andy as you probably haven’t seen him before

By Marie@Musicademy | January 27, 2016

It’s been Way Back When week on Facebook so we joined the fun digging out a couple of photos of Andy. Look how hard he is concentrating watching the guitarist play.   It's #waybackweek on Facebook so here are a couple of photos of our very own Andy Chamberlain from a very long time ago. […]

Worship team Secret Santa

By Marie@Musicademy | December 15, 2015

What Secret Santa gift would you buy members of the worship team?   You can make your gift as funny as you like. Just name the instrument and your surprise gift in the comments thread.

Things you never hear in church

By admin | October 29, 2015

Things you never hear in church.Anything to add? Perhaps with a musical theme?Sorry we can’t credit the originator of this fun piece. We came across it today and was too good not to share. Posted by Musicademy on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Talent show audition tape

By Marie@Musicademy | July 27, 2015

Here’s the FBC Senior Adult Choir (who have apparently become something of an internet sensation as the “worst choir ever”) with a selection of songs that I can only describe as most bizarre.

Top 10 (worst) ways to introduce a new song in worship

By Guest Blogger | February 16, 2015

Before you begin the song: TEN Tell your congregation, “This is the best worship song EVER. Only a moron couldn’t worship to this.” NINE Spend 12-18 minutes analyzing the lyrics. Give personal, vividly-detailed testimony to back up each line. EIGHT Dedicate it to the memory of your favorite childhood pet, Rufus the Gerbil. SEVEN Point out […]

Anatomy of songs: a contemporary worship version

By Guest Blogger | August 6, 2014

So this little graphic has been doing the rounds the last few days. It’s originally from The Wrong Hands website and is a cartoon by John Atkinson. Our friend Ben Mizen decided to do a “back of an envelope” take on it for worship songs:   What other arrangements would you suggest?  

(Rho)sanna like you’ve never heard it before

By admin | May 9, 2014

Our good friends Paul Evans (he of Delirious? drummer fame) and Greg Jong have put together a fun take on a familiar song – somehow the words don’t quite sound like the original though. Possibly the perfect performance piece for a church weekend away comedy evening?

“Every PEAR a powerful weapon” and other misheard lyrics

By Marie@Musicademy | April 20, 2014

We found this fun article in The Telegraph this weekend and it got us thinking about misheard and mis-sung lyrics in worship songs. Click through to the Facebook thread to read some great alternative takes on what the original song writer intended including: “I am the Lord of the dance settee” “Oh happy day, happy […]