10 Challenges of Playing Guitar In Church


If you want to play guitar in a church band, there are some common challenges that you are going to have to deal with. Not all of these challenges apply to playing in a church band exclusively. You can run into many of these obstacles in cover bands or just jamming with your friends, but you are pretty well guaranteed to run into them playing at your local worship service. If you need help getting your playing to the level where you can play in church, schedule a private 1-on-1 lesson with Nate here today. The first one is complimentary, so don’t be shy. Here is the list in no particular order.


10 - Learning Multiple Songs Every Week

9 - Pedalboard Configuration

8 - Holy Whale Noises

7 - Getting Beyond Open Chords & Bar Chords

6 - Transposing Songs

5 - Knowing Which Strumming Patterns to Use

4 - Getting & Keeping Your Chops Up

3 - Playing to a Click

2 - Being Diplomatic in a Church Setting

1 - Not Relying on Your Gear to Get Better


Playing music with other people in a live setting is a great blessing and an opportunity to grow as a musician. This may seem like a lot to deal with, but facing all of these obstacles will make you a much better guitar player in the long run. Take each challenge one at a time and be consistent with your practice.


If you need to get the basics of playing the guitar down, you should go through the Guitar Foundations course here. You can also invest in the accompanying Ebook here. Let us know how things are going for you and if you have any questions by leaving a comment below.  


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