Have you ever stared at a blank page and asked yourself “what am I going to write today?” If you have, then good news! I have a random musical exercise generator for you. I have added a permanent link under the “music” tab in the menu and you can also find it down below. IfContinue reading “Random Exercise Generator”
Welcome back to Reflections. Last week we looked at Genesis 1 and how being made in God’s image impacts our worship. I also mentioned that we try to hide the parts of God’s image that make us uncomfortable. We have a tendency to highlight His love while veiling His holiness and justice. This week’s reflectionContinue reading “Reflections: Obedience and Worship (Genesis 2:15-17)”
Welcome to the new series here on TWS where we’ll reflect on Scripture and worship. My hope is that we will gain a deeper appreciation for the act of worship, how it impacts us as worshipers, and how it reveals God’s character. We will start in the beginning. In Genesis 1:26-28 we read this: 26Continue reading “Reflections on Scripture (Genesis 1:26-28)”
Hey all, Just thought I would post something that I found fun. One of the challenges given during the 2021 Getty Hymn Writers Collective was to write a song that tapped into the essence of a sea shanty. As I started listening to sea shanties I found one that I absolutely loved called “Across theContinue reading “Across the Sea of Sorrows (A Sea Shanty)”
Hey all, Sorry its been so long since my last post. There has been a lot going on and many life changes. However, even though I wasn’t posting I was still writing. I have a new set up for recording (livestream anyone?) and some new songs. Since you’ve taken the time to read this youContinue reading “It’s Been a While”
Recently we’ve been focusing on melodies. This time, lets take a look at the lyrics.
This is an idea I got from one of the Getty Hymn Writing Collaborative webinars with Keith Getty and Matt Papa. Instead of starting with the melody, find a nice bass line then write a melody to compliment the bass.
I always love when I can introduce songs from other members of The Worshiping Songwriter. This months song comes from Eric Hendrix, a music major at Cairn University. He brings a great ear and rich accompaniment to deep, self reflective lyrics. You can find the chord chart here. Enjoy! Let Eric know that you’ve heardContinue reading “Song of the Month: Lord I Believe”
Sorry for missing a week, life has been a little crazy! I’m also taking this as a chance to shift the weekly exercise to Monday-Sunday. One good way to start writing a song is to make note of those times when you think “I wish we had more songs about…” So in honor of Halloween,Continue reading “Weekly Exercise (10/26/20-11/1/20)”
Recently I’ve been approaching songwriting from a “melody first” perspective. This time I want to start with the lyrics then find the music that compliments the words.