Groove Tweaking (Part 4)

I hope you’ve been having fun exploring your creativity and expanding your groove vocabulary with this series! As with previous installments, the untweaked version...

Session Savvyness

Say that three times quickly! This time around we are going to talk about how to best prepare and navigate a session. What can...

5 Tips for Picking the Right Electric Guitar

I have been on both sides of the counter when it comes to guitar shopping, from qualifying a customer to qualifying my next guitar...

Unruly Microphone Use!

Let me begin by being painfully blunt. Most singers drive me absolutely nuts when they use a microphone. The majority of them don’t know...

Christian Songwriter: Set Defined Goals

Whether you’re new to songwriting or are an experienced songsmith, this column is intended to serve as a resource where you can turn to...

Thoughts on Co-Writing

At first blush, it seemed a bit audacious … an editorial suggestion that I write about co-writing. The plain truth is that I don’t...

Recording Essentials

Worship guitar players spend untold sums on their rigs in their quest for the ever-elusive perfect tone. With the help of the sound team,...

Christian Songwriting – with Darlene Zschech

Whether you are interested in developing your skill as a songwriter, cultivating a culture of songwriting for your church – or both, this column...

World Changers

A few months ago, a worship team I was working with was asked to play a song by Matthew West. The pastor of the...

Groove Tweaking (Part 3)

Welcome back to another exploration of groove tweaking! Our untweaked version is a reprise of the straight 8th-note groove in A minor from previous installments. Today’s...