Aside from musical skill, there is a wealth of technical knowledge required to be a solid keyboard player. Micah helps they keys players get on the right track!
The learning curve for new a keys player in a worship team is often steep. Additionally worship team leaders can become frustrated that they are not able to communicate what they want or help their keys players when they run into a roadblock. Hopefully this post will clear up some of the confusion by defining […]
Micah brings us some technical advice for keyboardists
Keyboard technology has been rapidly changing over the past few decades to keep up with the diverse demands of musicians. In the 90’s it seemed every church acquired a digital piano or workstation to accompany the newly formed worship teams. Many of these instruments however now lay dormant due to either their complexity or lack […]
In the context of musical worship, there is a great debate for the keys player between the use of hardware or software.
I get a lot of question on what EXACTLY MIDI is. I can say “I have a MIDI controller here, and this is sending MIDI notes to here, and then I have this MIDI drum pad here, and that is sending a MIDI Program Change to here” and once I finish my sentence, I get […]
Throughout college, I had the privilege to play at many different venues, churches; as well as helping others constructing their keyboard rigs so that they were usable and reliable. Personally, I’ve had my fair share of controllers, keyboards, stage pianos, vintage boards, and effects. I have come to be content with what is involved in […]
Assessment is the Key to the Keys One situation will never be the same in the context of a musical worship band. Look at your instrumentation as well as the resources you have available. Not everyone has an electric guitarist with tons of delay pedals, also, not everyone has a Nord Stage 2 and a […]