How To Become a Better Musician

I’ve worked with a lot of musicians over the years, and many at different levels of musicianship and talent. A frequent question that I get often is, “How can become a better musician, or how can I improve my ability?” These questions are great, because it usually means that this musician has a desire to improve their craft. I’m a firm believer that as musicians (just like athletes) we are either improving and getting better or we are declining. There’s not really any middle ground. You are either getting better at what you do, or you aren’t. There’s obviously many ways to get better as a musician, but here are 10 things you can do that will help you become one. 1. Practice. Yes, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Not everyone loves this word with gleeful passion, but there are always ways to make practice fun. How about bringing a friend along or learning a piece of music with someone? When others aren’t accessible, grab ahold of a good quality album of an artist you love, throw on your iPhone and play to it. The old phrase, “Practice Makes Perfect” is so true. You will never get better at anything you do (let alone music) with without practice and repetition. In our personal practice times is where we really improve our skill and get better. 2. Practice to a metronomeĀ or click. I’ve heard way to many musicians who say that […]

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Top 10

Here’s the 10 most used songs (in no particular order) that we did at Journey Church in 2008… 1. Mighty to Save – Hillsong United 2. Salvation is Here – Hillsong United 3. The Highest & The Greatest – Tim Hughes 4. Your Grace is Enough – Chris Tomlin 5. Beautiful Jesus – Kristian Stanfill 6. Everlasting God – Chris Tomlin 7. Marvelous Light – Charlie Hall 8. All Because of Jesus – Steve Fee 9. Glorious One – Steve Fee 10. Came to Save – Jon Lloyd

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