Music is transformative. It will hit your mind and heart a certain way on a certain day in a certain situation and be very special. Like the time I heard BB King playing at his own club on Beale Street in Memphis. The sun was...

Ever been waiting in an elevator and realize the music playing softly is an old tune you love and you kinda feel good hearing it? Yeah, it’s elevator music, making you wait better. I noticed it at the church I visited Sunday, the formerly called...

We are in the biggest retail season of the year in the western world. Studies show that customers will buy more stuff if they are emotionally connected to the store and the way to do that is for the store to play emotionally, connected music...

Singing in the shower is a great way to start your career. Not really. For many people, to sing in front of a huge audience is a life long dream. We imagine ourselves able to captivate a crowd like our favorite pop star. We sing in...

I remember the first time I heard Johnny Cash. I grew up in the golden age of television. Well, not really, but I grew up in the golden (or blueish) light of it, that is for certain. Lying there on the shag carpet watching whatever was...

Music is Important - Alone in the Making I love being alone. Many people love the solitude and quiet of a personal life without distraction and busy-ness common in our modern world. Call them introverts, call them shut-ins, call them cat people, whatever joke abounds, but remember...

Every day we exist in the atmosphere - breathing air, rooted on earth, and feeling the weather. With regards to Christian worship, the atmosphere refers to the “charge” in the room and the realization of the presence of God the Holy Spirit. Because of God’s...

Teaching songwriting, what a concept.Visible Music College has a great Songwriting Division of the Modern Music Department. We focus on writing regularly, rewriting, co-writing, live performance, and publishing as an area of true understanding for writers. We have local writers/instructors in every city and also...

No misspelling here - Oktober-rest is our annual day out with staff and students having fun, worshipping, and eating bad together. Oktoberest.Part of being a musician and creative person is to maintain energy for making art while not being lazy and then finding time to...

I interviewed a young musician this week and he plays everything. Many a young musician has told me “I play a little bit of everything” when I asked them their instrument. Not a few, but many over the twenty one years I have been running a...

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