Practicing

7 Ways to Prevent and Manage Panic Sight Reading

7 Ways to Prevent and Manage Panic Sight Reading

It happens to every musician- the band leader for that new gig you’re trying to land hands you a massively complicated sheet music arrangement and says  “here, just play this”. As you turn through the pages black with syncopated rhythms and 64th note glissandos, you hear the band leader say “5/8 meter at 150 bpm on my count. Ready? 1, 2, 3. . . “ 

10 Mistakes Worship Leaders Make While Practicing

10 Mistakes Worship Leaders Make While Practicing

As a music director at a small church, I’ve realized just how many ways you can fail when running a practice. Here are the 5 most common mistakes I’ve made in practicing, and how to correct it before it’s too late: