There are usually three kinds of people in the room for a co-write. The lyricist, a melody person, and the track person. Today we take a quick look at how having someone adding sounds to the sonic landscape can inspire a melody and direct lyrics in ways that might otherwise be impossible. http://musicandministry.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Podcast-015.mp3Podcast: Play in[…]
Sometimes ministry opportunities are all around us but we can’t see them because we have our eyes fixed on ourselves. Today our host, Steven Reed, talks about how he almost cut off his finger and what he learned in process. http://musicandministry.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Podcast-014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
Special guest post from the very talented songwriter Jess Cates of jesscatesmusic.com. I know staring at a blank page or google doc with a guitar in your hand can seem intimidating. Even after all these years, it seems like a step of faith to make the leap from nothing, to inception, to a full-blown[…]
A free 30 minute instructional video on how to the Nashville Number System works. Join Steve as he walks you through the concept all the way to practical examples on the Guitar, Bass, and Piano.
There are some simple but powerful differences in style and approach between traditional and contemporary services. Today we get down to the practical root differences when it comes to music & worship. http://musicandministry.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Podcast-011.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
Playing music together is way different than playing by yourself. In order to get any group of people to sound good together you need to understand basic arrangement techniques, something we call orchestration. Check out our first instructional video for a lot of great tips and tricks.
How to make inspiration happen more often and what to with it. Join us as we talk about creating a culture of creativity for songwriting. http://musicandministry.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Podcast-010.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
This is a must listen for all pastors, worship leaders, and musicians of all kinds as we use the illustration of drums to discuss the real reason musicians do what they do, why they are the way they are. It’s some of the most important information I can tell you about working with musicians. […]
Sometimes you just need a shot of motivation to keep moving forward. Here are some things that help us. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The Apostle Paul from Phillipians 4:16 “They conquer who believe they can.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “All things are possible to him who believes.” Jesus from Mark 9:23[…]
Join us as our special guest, Shawn Reed of Steve + Shawn gives us some fun examples of practical ways to help develop the musical gifts in your children and how that applies to your worship team as well. http://musicandministry.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Podcast-008-Shawn.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
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