Music and Musicianship

Bridging the Gap for an Older Congregation

By Matt Miller

I think we all struggle from time to time with getting true engagement and participation from our congregations.

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Episode 15: Writing Songs for Your Church with Krissy Nordhoff

By Jon Nicol

Krissy Nordhoff joins us in this episode to talk about writing worship songs, building a songwriting community, and using original songs in your church.

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He is risen

My 13 Rules For Planning Easter

By Jon Nicol

Easter can be a meat-grinder that chews up the worship staff and volunteers. Here are my Easter planning rules to stay sane and still lead a great service.

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Episode 11: Managing the Tension Between Performance and Worship

By Jon Nicol

When musicians sing or play music in front of other people, that’s a performance. Except in worship. How do we deal with this worship-performance tension?

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How to Arrangement Hack

How to ‘Arrangement-Hack’ a Worship Song

By Jon Nicol

Getting your band to create a great sound isn’t hard. Use these three easy-to-remember concepts to create new arrangements or replicate existing ones.

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Personal Monitor Mistakes

The Seven Rookie Mistakes Worship Teams Make With Personal Mixers

By Jon Nicol

If your personal monitor isn’t mixed right, it can cause issues for you, your team, and the congregation you’re leading in worship.

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Songwriting for Worship with Greg Sykes

Songwriting for the Church with Greg Sykes

By Jon Nicol

In this interview with Greg Sykes, we talk everything songwriting: co-writing, writing for the church, getting feedback, and doing the hard work.

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Average Musicians, Amazing Results...How?

Average Musicians, Amazing Results…How?

By Jon Nicol

A worship team with average musicians can sound amazing if they know how to self-arrange. Train your worship team with these five arranging principles.

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Why Recording Your Worship Team Will Help Them Improve

By Guest Writer

Recording your worship team during rehearsals and worship services will help your team improve. You’ll learn why recording is important and how to do it.

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5 Ways To Plan Transitions In Worship (Without Killing The Flow)

By Jon Nicol

Planning transitions in worship are about the worship leader and team helping people stay focused on worshipping God. Bad transitions distract people.

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