Music and Musicianship

The Proper Care And Handling Of A Worship Team Utility Player

By Jon Nicol

When you have a worship team member who can fill multiple roles on the team, you’ve got take great care of them. If not, they’ll feel burned out and used.

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7 Ways To Kill A Great Worship Song

By Jon Nicol

Have you ever heard your favorite worship song butchered by a worship team? It’s painful, but easy. And here’s how you can do it with your worship team.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Using Pads In Worship

By Jon Nicol

This step-by-step guide will show you how use pads in worship to create a full sound, enhance your band, and transition between songs seamlessly.

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Podcast

Episode 025: The Vocalist Episode with Gateway Worship Leaders Anna Byrd and Jill Brewer

By Jon Nicol

In this interview with Gateway’s Anna Byrd and Jill Brewer, we dive into vocal techniques, vocal care, and what it really means to be a worship vocalist.

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How to Love Your Worship Songs (Even If You Hate Them)

By Jon Nicol

I have to regularly remind my team of this truth: When we start getting sick of a song, that’s just about the time the congregation is catching on.

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRACTICE AND REHEARSAL?

What’s The Difference Between Practice And Rehearsal? 6 Things Your Team Should Know

By Jon Nicol

Don’t let rehearsal time keep getting wasted by team members who don’t practice. They need to understand the difference between practice and rehearsal.

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What To Do When Your Singers Sing Too Much

By Jon Nicol

The problem: too many voices singing too many parts for too much of the song. It can distract from the worship experience. Here are some tips to help.

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Podcast

Episode 019: Five Ways To Better Lead Your Vocal Team

By Jon Nicol

In today’s episode, we talk to Sheri Gould about what worship leaders can do better as they lead their vocalists. You’ll get five practical tips, and more.

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Are Your Singers Closing Their Eyes Too Much?

[Video] Are You Closing Your Eyes Too Much In Worship?

By Jon Nicol

[Short video training] A common barrier to leading and engaging the congregation in worship: closing our eyes too much. Discussion questions included.

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Why You Should Not Lead a Worship Team Without this document

Why You Should NOT Lead a Worship Team Without This Document

By Jon Nicol

I’ve used a lot of strategies, tactics, and tools to get my team to practice. Here’s of the most essential tools I used to make prepare a priority.

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