Category Archives: Music technology
So this is my first day in my 10 Blogs, 30 Days commitment. I’m gonna have my work cut out for me. This little challenge has turned into a large to-do list as well. I’m sure it will vary from day to day, but there will be much to learn and a lot to apply.
First and foremost, especially in light of this post by Rob Rash, I need to hold all of this before the Lord.
Like Rob, I totally enjoy blogging. I’ve been blogging since 2003 when Blogger first came out. Writing is therapeutic for me. I was encouraged by Rob’s transparency with regard to his own blogging getting out of balance. His openness about this struggle was very good for me to read. Especially as I’m embarking on this silly, 30 day frenzy.
Leading Worship and Songwriting
A while back I did a post called Monday Mix, where I did a little round up of several different things into one post.
Here’s number 2…
Living Way Church
Things are cranking up at our church. We’ve recently started a new afternoon program from 4-6 that has been a life-giving boost of energy, with small groups for children and adults.
We moved all our student ministries to this time as well, and God is doing some cool stuff there. Just being totally transparent, I’ve always resisted the title of “youth pastor”, (I used to have a problem stereotyping them) but I’ve loved it lately. Seeing God move in the lives of teenagers is pretty cool.
I’ve also been enjoying our Sunday mornings. Yesterday was awesome. We baptized 6 people yesterday after our main service, and I believe there’s much more to come.
New Holiday Music and Christmas Gigs
Yep it’s that time of year. Thanksgiving is a little over Read More.
I’m now officially an Ableton Live user. It’s been long over due.
I got into the software back at version 4 in 2005 with a trial version, but for whatever reason my brain couldn’t get around the application at first.
But I’ve known for a while that Ableton Live would greatly impact the way I create and perform music. And now I’ve finally got it rolling. This last Sunday was my first time using it in a worship service.
If you don’t know anything about Ableton Live, you could basically describe it as a midi and audio sequencer that works like an instrument for live contexts.