Does a Young Christian Musician Need to Worry About Gear?

Does a Young Christian Musician Need to Worry About Gear?

Starting out in a new hobby or occupation is exciting, but you can also feel woefully underprepared for the task. No matter how great your thirst for knowledge or how much natural talent you have for the job, there will come a point where you ask yourself if there is some piece of gear missing that is holding you back from becoming the hot new thing in your industry. This is true for filmmakers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and more. So if you’re a young Christian musician, you may be thinking that your current instrument isn’t good enough or that you need some new software or accessory in order to be able to compete with all of the other artists out there.

Easy Worship Songs for Beginner Musicians: Get Started

Easy Worship Songs for Beginner Musicians: Get Started

When you’re just starting out as a musician, it can feel like you’re just kidding yourself. “How can I take myself seriously when I can’t even play a song?” As you start learning chords and rudiments, you’ll eventually be drawn to covering a favorite song or maybe even writing one of your own. Whether it’s a fair measurement or not, many of us judge how good we are by the number of songs we can cover. One of the best ways for Christians to start out is by finding easy worship songs for beginner musicians. Vocalists, drummers, guitar players, keyboardists, and even violinists can look to worship music for an introduction in playing popular songs.

Music Camps vs. Private Instructors: Why Would I Need Both?

Music Camps vs. Private Instructors: Why Would I Need Both?

Whether you are a teenager looking to further your musical knowledge or a parent who just wants to get her young child interested in playing an instrument, you’re going to have a lot of questions. Many of these problems arise from the basic question of “What is the best way to learn?” Between music camps, private instructors, special programs, and how-to tutorials, it can be hard to know what is necessary for becoming a great musician. While most students learn from a private instructor for at least a season, not all look to music camps for the advantages they offer. Let’s look at some of the differences and similarities these two forms of learning provide.

Song Writing: Reasons for Christian Teens to Start Now

Song Writing: Reasons for Christian Teens to Start Now

For Christian teens who are learning to create music, be it through playing guitar or even singing, there are certain milestones and challenges that mark your progress. When you master a particularly hard song cover or discover a new chord, it’s pretty exciting. One thing we would encourage you to do, something that can be quite daunting, is to give song writing a chance. There are a few reasons why song writing is beneficial to Christian teens as musicians and as individuals. Here are a few of those reasons:

Fan Favorite Christian Artists Who Have Appeared at Camp Electric

Christian Artists Appearing at Camp Electric - JSWEISSPHOTO

Camp Electric is a great place for students to come learn from experienced instructors and grow as musicians. It’s also a great place for kids to see some of the most popular Christian musicians around. While many of the names on this list are also instructors at the camp, sometimes artists pop by simply to give the students a show. We are happy to be able to connect the next generation of Christian musicians with those who are making hits today. Here are some of the fan favorite Christian artists who have been a part of Camp Electric in recent years.

7 Reasons for Christian Teenagers to Be Serious About Music

7 Reasons for Christian Teenagers to Be Serious About Music

Keep it casual. Play it cool. We have so many different phrases for not taking things very seriously. This isn’t just a phenomenon for Christian teenagers, though. The world today has taught us to not get too invested in anything. The problem is that that leaves us as jacks of all trades and masters of none. So if you’re someone who enjoys playing music (and maybe even creating a little of your own), we think it’s time for you to get serious about it. Not because we want to suck the joy out of the process, but because you should give something you love your full effort. If that’s not enough incentive, we can also Jesus juke you with 1 Corinthians 10:31, which says “...whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Still not convinced?

Why is My Teenage Musician Not Improving?

Why is My Teenage Musician Not Improving?

As we raise our children to embrace hobbies and pursue activities that they love, we sometimes find that they are falling behind or failing to grow over a period of time. Whether the activity is football, clarinet, drama, or painting, we want to make sure our kids our having fun and continuing to express themselves in a healthy way. Just like their parents, kids can hit a snag and eventually find that their favorite hobby has somehow slipped through their fingers. So why is your teenage musician not improving? The answer could be a number of things. Let’s look at a few of the options.

Seven Stages of Denying Your Need for Summer Music Camp

Seven Stages of Denying Your Need for Summer Music Camp

Music is full of competing thoughts and theories. Some prefer a more traditional sound while others want to employ every little gizmo they can get their hands on. Most people can’t even agree on who are the best guitarists, drummers, or singers. We all have different criteria for what it means to be a true musician and the steps needed to master that feat. What if we told you that a summer music camp could really help continue your musical journey? Some of you would think “A summer music camp is exactly what I need!” but still others would respond with indifference or negativity. That’s why we want to work through any fears or misgivings you have about what a summer music camp is.

Christian Summer Camps vs. Other Summer Activities

Christian Summer Camps vs. Other Summer Activities

Sunshine. Beaches. Sleeping in. What’s not to like about summer? For some kids being out of school might be all the incentive needed to get excited, but parents know it’s good to have some sort of plan when it comes to the summer season. Are we going to the beach in July or am I sending the kids to church camp? Should I think about enrolling them in a day camp at the local YMCA? Although the summer will eventually feel like it flew by, planning a summer’s worth of activities is daunting at the start. One of the best ideas parents can consider is sending their kids to Christian summer camps.

Summer Camps: How Much Should I Be Willing to Pay?

Summer Camps: How Much Should I Be Willing to Pay?

No matter what kind of product you’re shopping for, you want to make sure that you’re getting a good deal. There’s nothing wrong with liking a bargain. Even if you have the means to cover just about any cost, you want to make sure you aren’t wasting money. It’s true for everything from buying groceries to purchasing a new car. Why would shopping for summer camps be any different? If you have multiple children looking for summer camps or you’re sending your only child off for the first time, you may have some questions about how much you should be willing to pay. Let’s break it down by different kinds of camps and see what is appropriate.

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