The Electric: Black Friday

Hope all our American readers are having a great Thanksgiving.

Black Friday is kind of a horrible thing in a way. Every year people take time that would be better spent with family and friends and camp out in front of Walmart, Target, and other stores to save a few bucks on things that won’t last.

That being said, there’s some great deals out there for guitar players.

Most online stores are running sales from now until Monday. Most seem to be either giving 15-20% off or custom paint jobs for the

MojoHand FX is running their sale with the code STOREWIDE (ALL CAPS)

JHS Pedals is running their sale with the code BLACKFRIDAY

Matthew Effects (who by all accounts make a pretty decent Klon clone) is running 20% with no code required.

Walrus Audio have specially designed casing and purchases enter you to win a special 3 in 1 pedal.

Pro Guitar Shop and Guitar Center are both running 15% off deals.

If you were looking for a new piece of gear, then this is a good time to find a deal.

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Just Say Thank You

 

One of the things I had to learn when I started leading worship was how to take a compliment. God is gracious to use us as tools and instruments to bless and minister to his church, the people then in turn will often respond to the ministry and the minister with a thankful heart. How we respond to this makes all the difference in the world, both for us, and for the church we serve.

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The Electric: Setting Up Your Reverb For Worship

In this series I try and address different aspects of the practical side of playing electric guitar in church music. This week we’ll talk about setting up your reverb effects for a worship service.

Reverb is essentially a “space” effect in that it both recreates the sounds of a “space” (room, hall, church, etc) but also because it fills in the space between the notes and chords we play. What is reverb? How do you dial it in for playing music at church, and which type do you choose?

If you’ve ever been a large hall or church and yelled loudly, you’ve heard your voice crash and echo off the walls. That non-linear delayed echo is reverberation, or reverb. There are essentially 3 different types of reverb: Room. Spring. Plate. All can be very useful in a church setting.

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By The Commandment of God

In this series we will study Paul’s 1st letter to Timothy, who was pastoring the church in the city of Ephesus. We will specifically key in on applications and lessons that apply to worship ministry and worship leaders. Today we will look at our calling as worship leaders.

“PAUL, AN APOSTLE OF CHRIST JESUS ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD OUR SAVIOR, AND OF CHRIST JESUS,WHO IS OUR HOPE”

1 Timothy 1:1

Paul was writing to Timothy, who he had sent to pastor and lead the church in Ephesus. What’s interesting in this verse is that recognizes his calling. For him it was being apostle, for us it’s to lead the church in song worship.

Whatever you do, whoever you are, God has specific callings on our lives. Mine is to be primarily a pastor/teacher and worship leader. By the grace of God I am what I am (1 Co 15:10), and I stand in that grace and calling.

Even if you are an “Accidental Worship Leader” or you’re in a season where you feel like you’re on the bench, God has a calling for you.

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