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Before your next audition... remember this

Jun 06, 2018

If you’re playing an event or have an audition coming up, I want to share one thing with you today that I feel is one of the most vital aspects which leads to getting asked back to play again.

There are lots of things to think about like making sure you have the gear you need, knowing the songs well enough, and feeling confident enough to play those songs well under pressure or scrutiny.

Those things are all important to make sure you’re prepare for and are good to think through… 

However, this one piece I’ll be sharing today, has NOTHING to do with your playing! 

Yet, as I said earlier, is often one of the biggest reasons anyone gets asked back to play again.

So, if you’re interested, I’d love for you to check out the video and see what you can do (without even playing) that will really help your chances of making your next event or audition a truly great experience for everyone!

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Breaking Down the Number system - the system all pros must know

May 24, 2018

I’m excited to talk about a concept called the Nashville Number System with you guys today!

If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a system or concept of music that every professional musician understands and uses on a daily basis!

And it’s something you NEED to know too.  

Check out our video and feel free to let us know any questions or thoughts you have!

 

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You've got 1 job...role of a drummer in a band

May 09, 2018

I’m excited to share another quick video from Paul Whittinghill. Paul plays drums for the Passion Band and has had incredible experiences leading worship all over the world.

As a drummer there are so many things in your head pulling at you during a set…

I need to stay with the click
Make sure to lock in with the other members of the band
Make sure to not take away from the lead vocal

And the list could really go on and on.

Today, he’s going to let us in on his #1 priority as a drummer and I think it has the potential to really change the way you play!

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Get in Community

Apr 18, 2018

 

If there’s one thing I love to do, it’s connect people who are like-minded, have similar interests, etc.

Subsequently, if there’s one thing I love as a musician, it’s having an opportunity to play, write, jam or just talk music with others musicians.

There is something so life-giving about doing these things in community with others.

Maybe you learn something about music that you never knew before…

Maybe you decide to listen to some new music based on another’s recommendation…

Or maybe, for the first time, you experience the joy that it is to play music with other people!

I remember when that was for me…

I was about 12 years old and my dad was the pastor at a small church in our hometown.

We needed another musician to assist on the worship team and I had been playing and continually growing in my ability.

So, he decided to have me begin playing on Sunday mornings with the worship team.

Needless to say, I was terrified! Being...

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