8 Bad Musician Habits to Break Before the New Year

By: Camp Electric
  • December 14, 2018

As we approach a new year, you’re going to hear a lot about new year resolutions. For many people, these include going to the gym more often, eating healthier, checking off a bucket list item, and more. While we applaud anyone for turning over a new leaf and improving his life, why wait until January 1st? We have eight bad musician habits to break before the clock strikes midnight, closing out 2018 forever. If any of these mistakes sound familiar, we encourage you to make the necessary changes before dragging them into the new year.

Should I Buy a New Music Instrument for Christmas?

By: Camp Electric
  • December 14, 2018

The Christmas season is always a time for exciting opportunities. For many people, this is best observed by shopping for cool new gadgets and toys. There’s just something appealing about buying a shiny, new music instrument for most musicians. For some, the purchase is a chance to double down on something they think might interest them. For others, getting a new music instrument is just some form of an obsessive compulsive shopping disorder. How can you know whether buying a new music instrument is a good way to spend your hard-earned dollars?

Christmas Gift Ideas for Christian Musicians

By: Camp Electric
  • November 27, 2018

Some people are just too hard to shop for these days. Whether you are looking to surprise a small child or satisfy a teenager, you may be grasping at straws. If you need Christmas gift ideas for Christian musicians, look no further. We have some exciting possibilities for the Christian musicians on your list. While most of these suggestions will cater to a school age recipient, we think this will put you in the right mindset for musicians of all ages. Check out our list of Christmas gift ideas for Christian musicians and see if your shopping list gets any shorter.

How Can a Young Christian Musician Choose Between Worship & Pop?

By: Camp Electric
  • November 15, 2018

For a young Christian musician, it may feel like there are only two paths to a career in music. Either you go into pop (or some variation of it) or worship music. Both are huge in the CCM market and most secular music is some form of pop, so that’s certainly something of which a young Christian musician should be mindful. Is one better for a young person than the other? What benefits are there to each option?

How to Be a Musician During the School Year

By: Camp Electric
  • September 5, 2018

Wasn’t the summer wonderful? You could sleep until noon, play video games, meet up with friends, and travel with family. No one tells you how to be a musician during the summer because, like everything else, it just kinda happens. But all good things must come to an end, so here you are back in the school year. If you’re wondering how to be a musician while also meeting requirements at school, we have a few tips to help you out. If you’re doing things right, you may already be accomplishing a few of these tasks. Nevertheless, it’s always good to get a refresher.

Does a Young Christian Musician Need to Worry About Gear?

By: Camp Electric
  • June 7, 2018

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.

Easy Worship Songs for Beginner Musicians: Get Started

By: Camp Electric
  • June 7, 2018

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.

Why is My Teenage Musician Not Improving?

By: Camp Electric
  • April 25, 2018

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.

How Can I Get Better as a Christian Musician?

By: Camp Electric
  • March 5, 2018

For the teenager who is trying to advance from beginner to intermediate or the first-timer who wants to give it a go, it can be tough to learn how to play an instrument. You might even want to make a career out of playing music. So how can a Christian musician improve his or her playing to a point where they can take the show on the road? No matter what kind of career or hobby you want to make of your music, here are some of our tips on how to become a better Christian musician.