Suggestions for Playing Mixed Meter

Note: There is a link to a demo of Wednesday’s piano arrangement near the bottom of this post. I posted an arrangement Wednesday with some mixed meter, and I wanted to offer a few thoughts about mixed meter and how to play it. [This post is a bit technical.  If...

Worshiping Without Words

Just wanted to plant a little thought in your mind for this Sunday, for you pianists. The piano is an awesome instrument from which to worship God without words.   Ok, so really you are enhancing words – words that are familiar or projected on a screen. The...
The Lead Sheet

The Lead Sheet

If you are playing the piano in a church, chances are you’ve had someone ask you to play a song for them from a lead sheet. If you’re not familiar with that term, a lead sheet is a piece of music that just has the melody line on the staff with the letter...
Why You Should Kill the Nagging Insecurities

Why You Should Kill the Nagging Insecurities

I entered college with too many interests but no clear direction. I began as a music major, then changed majors several times. Meanwhile, I felt the call to serve in a preaching capacity. I chose a major that would allow me to finish quickly and still get training in...