Our Top Blogs: Musicians

8 окт 2015

Here are some of the top blogs that our musicians have written, from the heart and culture of our team. We’ve hand-picked them for you and your creative team, to inspire and equip you as you lead your church in worship.

We pray that they would be a blessing to you!


A Healthy Posture for Worship
Ultimately, our health can either help or hinder what God has for us to do, even if our hearts and minds are willing.” – Harrison Wood

How Do You Play That Worship Song?
We recorded instrument parts videos for all our new songs on the ‘Let There Be Light’ album! No more listening to the song with headphones 50 times, trying to hear exactly what the instrument is playing ?” – Autumn Hardman

3 Essential Tips for Adapting Musical Arrangements
Don’t learn a song just so you can play it right a few times, but learn a song to the point that you can’t play it wrong.” – Autumn Hardman

Musicians 101: Excellence in Different Band Settings
Excellence isn’t perfection, it’s bringing your absolute best! How can we bring our best in different band settings?” – Nigel Hendroff

Musicians 101: Working With Your Pastor
As the worship team, it’s important to learn how to work well with your senior leadership before, during, and after a church service.” – Autumn Hardman

Musicians 101: Working With Your Audio Team
“We are all working together for the same outcome — to use what’s in our hands to help point people to Jesus!” – Nigel Hendroff

Growing Your Gift from the Inside Out
“Don’t just sing the song, worship. Don’t just play the right parts, lead people into the presence of God.” – Gabe Kelly

Musicians 101: How To Use Tracks
“We started using tracks about 3 or 4 years ago, and have learned some valuable lessons along the way.” – Nigel Hendroff

Musicians 101: The Role of a Music Director
“The Music Director is one of the vital roles in our church services at Hillsong. But what is a Music Director?” – Autumn Hardman


ONE. The Platform: Leading from Wherever You Are
“The platform should be an overflow of the leadership and passion for Christ that already exists within us!” – Autumn Hardman

TWO. Worship Team Tips for Everyone
“As Christians, prioritise your relationship with the Lord! Be someone who brings depth & authenticity to the platform.” – Cass Langton

THREE. Music Directing 101: How To Navigate A Crisis
“If you’re prepared for anything, you won’t be panicked when ‘anything’ happens and when you need to navigate your team through it.” – Nigel Hendroff

FOUR. How to Become a Better Musician
“When you worship with your gift from a genuine heart, it impacts those around you and helps you lead.” – Harrison Wood

FIVE. Musical Theory for the Church: Outdated or Relevant?
“The more we grow, the more we can serve.” – Autumn Hardman

SIX. What is Excellence?
“Excellence is not a set level of quality or perfectionism.” – Matt Hann

SEVEN. Are Drummers Musicians?
“Every instrumentalist has the opportunity to be musical. It’s just up to them how they harness that opportunity to create unity.” – Harrison Wood

EIGHT. 8 Tips For Music Directors
Music directing in its simplest form, I feel, is like driving on a road and navigating through traffic intersections. An effective music director takes initiative and plans ahead.” – Nigel Hendroff

NINE. Guitar Discipline & Technique
“How do we cure our lack of originality? How do we develop vibe and a soulful approach to our playing?”

TEN. 10 Tips for Drumming Quietly in Church
Across a variety of venues throughout Hillsong Church, we require our drummers to be excellent in the art of playing quietly but powerfully.

TEN AND A HALF. Autumn’s Keys Gear || Droff’s Guitar Gear || Harrison’s Drum Gear


25 Confessions of a Worship Team
“We know that our mandate is to be worshippers – always, in everything, wherever we are.” – Autumn Hardman

How to Do More with Less – 5 Big Ideas for Smaller Congregations
“Have you ever found yourself saying, ‘We can’t do thatif only we had more people/resources…we don’t have enough budget…that would never work here?’”

10 Practical Ways to Grow Your Worship Team
“Yes, it is difficult to grow a ministry, but it’s not too difficult. It’s certainly not impossible. Often all that it takes is a little tenacity and the right ideas.” – Rich Langton

6 Helpful Apps for Every Worship Team
“Make sure that the systems you choose actually serve your team, and not the other way around!” – Rich Langton