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[…]
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.
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. […]
You do a sound check and can hear yourself just fine but then, like a mysterious cat burglar, it seems as if someone stole the sound from your instrument the moment everyone else starts playing. The music stops and much to your surprise, your equipment is still working – so you motion to get[…]
Today we take an in depth look at some common mistakes we all make when it comes to playing music together complete with audio demonstrations and solutions. http://musicandministry.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Podcast-004.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
Technology is evolving at an ever increasing speed. It’s a daily barrage of, ‘out with the old and in the with new.’ Keeping up is often difficult and expensive, especially if you’re drawn in by the latest fad. To help you make some sense of it all I have put together a list of where[…]
We have officially begun our brand new podcast. A weekly offering of encouragement and advise for anyone involved in Music or Ministry. Join our host, Steven Reed, as he talks about the dumbest advise that turned out to be genius. Make sure you subscribe and invite all your friends and colleagues to listen in.
Buying an Acoustic Guitar is an art form not a science. Each guitar is unique, even though they may be the same model and from the same manufacture. The same is true for all acoustic instruments, but the differences are especially pronounced in wooden instruments such as guitars, cellos, pianos, etc. For this reason[…]
The first thing you’ll notice is that there’s a lot of options. Different brands and different models but yet many of them look very similar and in fact may look exactly alike except there is a different name at the top. This is partly because most all major guitar manufactures have two lines: The[…]