Listening skills for worship musicians

By [email protected] | July 31, 2019

Some time back I was in a church listening to the band play. They were doing all the right things but something about their sound did not facilitate the congregations’ worship as well as it might. The playing was ok and reasonably in time, the volume was appropriate, the pacing was fine, even the tuning […]

Creating guitar parts for worship: Effects and Timbre [Video]

By admin | April 5, 2019

Here’s Matt Isaac’s fourth video exploring ways of creating electric guitar parts in worship. Effects and timbre for electric guitar in worship Key points covered in this video: Different tones to different strings Where are you picking, warm or bright? Picking dynamics How can you shape a part with pickup choice? Effects can enhance what […]

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 […]

Creating guitar parts for worship: Range and Density [Video]

By admin | November 2, 2018

Here’s Matt Isaac’s second video exploring ways of creating electric guitar parts in worship. Range and density for electric guitar in worship Key points covered in this video: Pitch variation can be found within shapes, via string choice, not just along the fretboard Listen to other parts, use range to avoid overcrowding, and to contrast […]

[Flash sale] Save at least 25% on the Musicademy Electric Guitar Course

By admin | October 17, 2018

  Use the coupon code ELECTRICSALE to save an additional 25% on either the Electric Guitar DVDs or alternately, the downloads. With the downloads you will get an automatic 25% off when the full course is purchased and the code will take another 25% off whatever your total is when applied during the checkout process. Click HERE for the DVDs […]

Creating guitar parts for worship: Space and Dynamic [Video]

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New electric guitar video series by Matt Isaac Welcoming guitarist Matt Isaac to our team of bloggers with the first of a series of videos exploring ways of creating electric guitar parts in worship. This first video is quite “talky” but those coming up in the future are a lot more hands-on. Space and dynamic […]

Free beginning worship guitar lesson

By admin | October 8, 2018

Here’s a free lesson from Musicademy’s Beginning Worship Guitar Course which is available both on DVD or as downloads. This is quite an early lesson in the course and teaches the chords Cadd9, G and Em7  and how to use these in sequence. The lesson also covers using a pick, bars and counting. This is […]

Annoying pedal boards

By [email protected] | May 30, 2018

If you can’t make products people love, instead go and make less annoying products that people will use I was reading a quote from the marketing guru Seth Godin a while back and he was talking about either making products that people love and if you can’t do that make products that become less annoying. […]