Electric Guitar 2: Woodshedding and Creating

Building on the first session, we’ll talk about how to develop your skills as a guitarist. Learn tools for really understanding the guitar neck, how to practice effectively and deeply, and how to apply it all to thinking about and creating parts.

Electric Guitar: Your Heart and Your Part

AW Tozer said, “The essence or art is self expression but the essence of Christianity is self denial. Balancing the two is very hard.” Inspired by this quote, Josh Scott will lay a foundation for the role of the electric guitarist in the church, detail what attitudes are crucial, and cover specific techniques and styles […]

Electric Guitar: Your Gear

In this breakout Josh Scott, president of JHS pedals, will discuss the many ways pedals can serve you. He’ll also look at the advantages of different amps and how to make wise decisions in the use of your gear.

Advanced Electric Guitar (Part 2)

Following up on what he covered in an earlier electric guitar workshop, Ben Gowell will spend time in this session discussing topics that include voicings, song structure, rhythmic patterns, and more.

Advanced Electric Guitar (Part 1)

There’s a difference between an individual playing an electric guitar and someone actually making music. Ben Gowell, who plays on his worship team in Minneapolis but also has years of experience on the road and in the studio, will take this session to cover topics including choosing the right gear, getting the right tone, and […]

Electric Guitar: Introduction to Loops, Multitracks and Tech: How and Why?

Using loops, multitracks, and programs like Ableton Live can help keep your musicians together, fill out your sound and even offer creative opportunities for arranging and writing. But used too much or in the wrong way they can be unhelpful. Come and learn about how you can use new technologies in your weekend services while […]

Essential Skills for Electric Guitar

The electric guitar is a powerful, versatile tool and yet many guitarists struggle to break beyond box positions and a collection of favorite chord voicings. This session is designed to provide you with practical resources for creativity and greater expression across the entire length of the fretboard. We’ll explore a wide range of topics that […]

Electric Guitar: Maximizing Your Contribution

The electric guitar can play so many roles as we’re leading and serving on our teams from week to week. From rhythm and lines to textures and ambient playing, come and equip yourself to maximize what you can offer as we dive into a variety of concepts and techniques.

Guitar Conversations

Patrick Anderson, Mike Cosper, and Paul Hoover have a conversation about the best ways to incorporate acoustic and electric guitars in the worship band. They talk about everything from that mythical “perfect tone” that so many electric guitarists pursue to why worship leaders across the country are slapping capos on their acoustic guitars and playing […]