Worship Leader Training: Beginning and Ending Songs Well

By admin | April 11, 2019

We had a vote in the Musicademy Worship Community (our Facebook Group) to see which of the 20 lessons in our Practical Worship Leading course people wanted to have made free-of-charge on the blog. This is the lesson that won. Leading worship: beginning and ending songs well This lesson unpacks a range of ideas and […]

Learn how to play by ear

By [email protected] | October 16, 2014

Ear training for song writers (and any other worship musician) For many people, the thought of playing “by ear” or being able to anticipate the chords, notes and musical charges in a song you’ve never heard before seems like an impossible task. It’s often considered a gift rather than a skill that can be learned […]

4 tips for making good use of your mic

By [email protected] | May 25, 2013

At Musicademy we look a lot at getting the best out of different types of instrument and sometimes the vocalists can feel a bit left out so let’s talk about the how to get the best out of the singers instrument, the humble microphone. It’s important for us to realize at the outset that as […]

Suitable songs for a funeral or memorial service

By [email protected] | March 19, 2013

A few years ago we were asked to suggest some songs for a funeral. What followed was a really interesting “crowd sourced” list. Over the intervening years, that article has consistently been one of the most popular on the website and has attracted comments such as “This has been the biggest help of all looking […]

Good microphone technique can make a difference

By Tim Martin | May 19, 2011

How to use a microphone well How do you perceive the microphone? Is it your best friend or are you slightly wary of it? In this article we’re thinking about how you can get the most out of the mic. How can you make it work for you and not against you? How can you […]

How to write a really good worship song

By Bob Kilpatrick | June 29, 2009

Awhile ago I wrote an article titled “How To Write A Really Mediocre Worship Song.” It was a tongue in cheek examination of good song-writing in reverse. I received many emails with many different takes on what I’d written. Some were offended. Some were really, really offended (Perhaps they were spectacularly successful at writing mediocre songs […]