Christmas Music: Classic vs Popular

Which is better? For some real classics recorded live I hope you’ll give a listen to my YouTube Christmas playlist! The classics remind us of the true origins of Christmas. This is the reason we sing.  We celebrate a historic event about a real person who came to earth with a mission like no other.Continue reading “Christmas Music: Classic vs Popular”

How To Write A Song Using Scripture

In the blog post I provide 3 variations on how to write a song using scripture. Feel free to watch the video to follow along. First variation is having a theme or a story to tell. Example follows. For this we’ll use verses from a song I wrote using verses from Romans 1:16. 5:8, 5:1.Continue reading “How To Write A Song Using Scripture”

How I Wrote A Song Using 1 Corinthians 10:23 For Lyrics

Why do you write scripture songs? Songs based on scripture provide an easy way to learn the Bible better.  Several years ago I was leading children to sing and remember Bible verses.  What better message to instill in fresh minds and hearts than God is planning great things for your life!  Writing Bible memory songs,Continue reading “How I Wrote A Song Using 1 Corinthians 10:23 For Lyrics”

How I Wrote A Song using Ephesians 2:10 for Lyrics

Why do you write scripture songs? Songs based on scripture provide an easy way to learn the Bible better.  Several years ago I was leading children to sing and remember Bible verses.  What better message to instill in fresh minds and hearts than God is planning great things for your life!  Writing Bible memory songs,Continue reading “How I Wrote A Song using Ephesians 2:10 for Lyrics”

How I Wrote A Song using Matthew 11 for Lyrics

Why would anyone do this? Songs based on scripture provide an easy way to learn the Bible better.  Sometimes scripture songs for worship have a more transcendent purpose helping people to focus better on God.  Writing Bible memory songs, or scripture songs aids those wanting to achieve scripture memory.  It’s important that scripture tunes supportContinue reading “How I Wrote A Song using Matthew 11 for Lyrics”

How To Write Your First Blog Entry As A Musician

Introduction Is there anything unique about writing your first blog entry as a musician?  In many ways no.  When you’re starting you need a good model to follow. Let me suggest this blog post as a helpful starting place. Find Your Passion Identifying passion can sound a little mysterious, but it’s not really that difficult.Continue reading “How To Write Your First Blog Entry As A Musician”

How To Benefit From Rowing as a Musician

Introduction I don’t know what it is or why, but at the place I workout, there is only a single rowing machine.   Is it just that people have no idea of the benefits of rowing?  Or maybe the link between music and exercise seems more elusive than obtainable.  But musicianship and rowing definitely complementContinue reading “How To Benefit From Rowing as a Musician”

How To Write A Song With Established Lyrics

Introduction Writing a song can be approached from many different perspectives.  Sometimes the assignment involves writing the melody after the lyrics have already been established.  The tune must support the words, not the other way around.  While this may appear limiting initially, a little extra work to simplify our task can be just what isContinue reading “How To Write A Song With Established Lyrics”

3 Reasons Music Helps Us Improve Memory

As long as I can remember I’ve heard people say that scriptures for memorization, or really anything relating to scripture memory was difficult to master.  Being trained as a musician, I wondered if a tune would help.  Although I’m not the first to try or introduce this, I have learned that people CAN learn andContinue reading “3 Reasons Music Helps Us Improve Memory”

We are Not Alone, God Surrounds Us

In Psalm 125 there is a promise handed down through the centuries that we are not alone. We are surrounded. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so God, the same God who surrounded His people Israel centuries ago, surrounds us today. Those who trust in the Lord are are Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, butContinue reading “We are Not Alone, God Surrounds Us”