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Should We Sing Songs that We Know aren’t *Technically* True?

Have you ever printed off the lyrics for your Sunday set and read them aloud? No melody, no accompaniment, just the words in your speaking voice.   It’s a unique experience that I’ve encouraged many worship leaders to do over the years. Words and phrases will strike you differently. It can freshen up an old …

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“You’re Never Gonna Let, Never Gonna Let Me Down!”…Right?

Music is a funny thing. In a utilitarian sense, it’s not very useful, but it holds enormous power over our human species.   In his book Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks rightly claims that music is auditory, emotional, and motoric, meaning that we listen to it with our whole bodies including our muscles. Even the tone-deaf among …

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“How You Play Acoustic Guitar in a Worship Set Depends on the Other Instruments on Stage” with Bethel Music’s JP Gentile

How you play acoustic guitar worshipping alone at home & how you play on stage with a full band for a worship set should look completely different.   The acoustic guitar is a percussive, supportive instrument in a full band mix & it should complement the other players on stage. How to complement the other …

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Worship Acoustic Guitar Strumming & Fingerpicking Technique with Bethel Music’s JP Gentile

Were you ever taught how to properly strum, finger-pick, or where to strike your guitar?   So much attention is placed on the fretting hand, but it’s the strumming hand whose responsible for tone quality. Tone quality is everything with instruments! In this series, JP talks about how he approaches these aspects of his playing …

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Worship Acoustic Guitar Chord Inversions & Alternate Tunings with Bethel Music’s JP Gentile

Sadly in worship music, the acoustic guitar has become a glorified shaker & a crutch for Worship Leaders that feel awkward on stage without an instrument.   But this instrument is capable of so much more than that! It all depends on how you approach it. So we decided to invite the worship acoustic guitar legend, …

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7 Pro Worship Drummers Give You Their Full Gear Rundown (Bethel, Elevation, Y&F, Hillsong Worship, UPPERROOM, Kari Jobe, & Leeland!)

Welcome to the 1-Stop Spot for an Exhaustive List of All the Worship Drummer Gear that the Pro Worship Drummers Use! If you’re a worship drummer or have purchased worship drum gear then you know the tiring process of figuring out what worship drum gear to buy. Especially if you want to get the gear …

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Free Easter Worship Song Tutorials 2020

Easter Worship Song Tutorials 2020!

Hey, worship musicians! We’ve decided to make our most popular Easter song tutorials FREE to everyone to try and help make Easter Sunday a little easier this year! Whether you’re practicing for an online service or preparing your own worship set at home, you can now access these selected tutorials free for a limited time. …

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