Okay, even though we know that piano is by far the most holy and spiritual instrument for worship, I know a lot of you play some of the lesser instruments. That’s okay, we’re still here to support you in your endeavor. Maybe one day you will aspire to learn the intricacies of such a holy instrument as the piano, but until then, we want to help you use the gifts you have in the best possible way, for God’s Kindgom! (If you disagree, tell me on our facebook page!)
One huge area of Worship Ministry that has really exploded over the last 10 years or so is the area of guitars in worship. I remember acoustic guitar being a big deal back in the 90’s with all the early vineyard and Maranatha! stuff. But there wasn’t a ton of electric guitar until later. Sure there were pockets of worship that had probably been using guitars in worship for a long time, it wasn’t the main thing until just recently.
I have to say that, even as a piano guy, I’m stoked to see just how far we’ve come in the area of guitar for worship. I do have to say though, that I’m kind of surprised by the lack of content out there – at least in the area of Guitar for worship. There are a few great resources, but there is certainly room out there for a few more blogs and podcasts! (Hint – if you’re know a lot about using guitars in worship Start a blog!!!!)
Guitar for Worship is designed to help musicians (specifically guitarists) best utilize their gifts for God’s glory. There’s tone discussions, gear reviews, technique and mindset articles, and quite possibly a few random musings. There will also be dates for worship guitar workshops, which I hold at my church from time to time.
http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/7-tips-for-leading-worship-on-acoustic-guitar/ (Do a site search for guitar and you’ll find a lot of great resources – unfortunately there is not guitar category to help you find the guitar resources.) (Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theworshipcomm)
http://www.musicademy.com/category/free-worship-resources/guitar-worship/ – They have a lot of great worship resources for a lot of areas of worship, this is the category for their worship guitar stuff! (Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/musicademy)
- They also have a page called “Guitar from A to Z” which might be helpful! (http://www.musicademy.com/directory/guitar_a_to_z/)
These are a couple of extras. They’re not geared towards worship, but might prove helpful to you!
http://www.tgpwebzine.com/ (Not specifically for worship, but appears to be very helpful and current)
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php? (Also not necessarily for worship, but helpful)
Of course, if you know of other guitar for worship blogs, please leave links to them in the comment section!!!