‘We Will Not Be Shaken’ by Bethel Music [Saturday Morning Review]

Saturday Morning Review - Bethel

Bethel Music is back, this time more formidable than ever. The Redding, CA based worship ministry introduces a new generation of vocalists in an array of hip singers, instrumentalists, and songwriters (that you will definitely fall in love with) all featured on the new album, “We Will Not Be Shaken.” The live album and DVD houses 11 new astounding worship tunes. While some of the songs will become anthems, others will stir up a revival, but all the tunes will ultimately draw people to Christ. ... Continue Reading

An #EPIC iPad Drum Solo [Video]

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Because he didn't have the money, space, and lived in an apartment and didn't want to disturb the neighbors, he didn't have a drum set. But just because you don't have drums, doesn't mean you're not a drummer. Case in point: ... Continue Reading

5 New Christmas Albums Totally Worth It

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Christmas is here again! I say that as if you needed my affirmation to tell you that Christmas is here. As always this wonderful season we shall all falls back on some wonderful Christmas family traditions. Regardless of our different  Christmas traditions a few things are constant - Jesus is celebrated across the globe, Christmas decorations are everywhere illuminating the darkest of nights, and millions of people listen to festive Christmassy music. Christmas music never gets trite despite ... Continue Reading

GIVEAWAY! – Passion: The Essential Collection [Saturday Morning Review]

Saturday Morning Review - Passion Essentials

Attending a Passion Conference one of the things in my bucket list. Every year the Passion Conference gets bigger, and this event is responsible for some of the most groundbreaking music. Besides the music Passion Movement led by the Atlanta-based pastor, Louie Giglio sees over 20 million college students across the globe awaken to the reality of an omnipotent and glorious Creator. Millions of young people mostly students from across the globe have joined the Passion movement, united across ... Continue Reading

‘Neon Steeple’ by David Crowder [Saturday Morning Review]

Saturday Morning Review - Neon Steeple

A few weeks ago, I had a Skype session with Eric Dye. Eric, though some of you may not know, is presently rocking a beard (think #NoShaveNovemberx2!). Somewhere in between talking about the great missionary work he is doing in Italy and my Nigerian story we talked a bit about Crowder’s beard, though not his music. Today, I want to talk a bit about Crowder’s beard sound, especially from his latest project titled “Neon Steeple." ... Continue Reading

Benefits of a Musical Education

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I am currently a music education teacher in a private Christian school and it amazes me every day what some of my students are capable of.  Some of my 1st and 2nd graders often spout out about how they listened to Mahler or Beethoven over the weekend!!  It also amazes me how often I hear that this or that public school has decided to discontinue their music programs due to lack of funding and students needing more (fill in the blank). Check out this interesting infographic on what some of the ... Continue Reading

Super Mario Tracks (on the Piano)

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At ChurchMag, we love a bit of Mario (who doesn't?!). We've featured the music from Super Mario music before, even played on wine glasses! But here's some epic versions of tracks from Mario played on the piano, and not just Super Mario, but also Cart, World and even Wii — now that's alot of Mario goodness! ... Continue Reading

How About Playing a Yaybahar Next Sunday?

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How would you like to have a Yaybahar at next Sunday's praise and worship service? This cool acoustic instrument designed by Gorkem Sen puts out the most unique, hypnotic sound. In the video below, you'll hear the Yaybahar captured in realtime without any additional effects added. It's pretty stinkin' amazing: ... Continue Reading