With the release of The Worship Guitar Book, acclaimed guitar talent and music industry expert Doug Doppler has written the most comprehensive guide for today’s worship guitarists. Being an accomplished musician and a true worshipper himself, he understands the challenges that worship guitarists face every day, and provides answers and help for those who want to express their love for God through the gift of music.
The book offers practical advice on spiritual, musical, technical and practical topics for beginning worship guitarists and seasoned worship pastors alike. Doppler demonstrates practice routines and rehearsal techniques designed to mold readers into excellent guitarists while showing them how to blend high musical standards with a heart that’s pure and ready to worship God. Today’s most influential and experienced music ministers, such as Phil Keaggy, Ben Kasica (Skillet), Jeffrey Kunde (Jesus Culture), Kendall Combes (Charlie Hall), Keith Gassette (Deluge), Michael Guy Chislett (Hillsong), Ray Badham (Hillsong), and others share their insight, not only in regards to leading their congregation, but also on how they have achieved success and managed to keep their humility by staying close to their faith and their church.
The Worship Guitar Book also features interviews with equipment manufacturers to provide in-depth information on gear and technology best suited for Houses of Worship, and conversations with musical heavy-weights such as Rob Lewis (Musical Director for Babyface, Christina Aguilera, P. Diddy, and Patti LaBelle), on how to create masterful music and lead inspired teams. Each chapter ends with a consideration, some spiritual and some practical in nature, as well as a short list of questions inviting the reader to think through the subject on his own terms and to apply the learned to his unique situation.
The Worship Guitar Book is nothing short of the “bible” for its field. Written content is brought to life via the included DVD-ROM which features over two hours of video and audio content. The text also includes numerous QR Codes, further allowing the reader to experience visually and audibly the exercises and technology explained in the book. Doppler doesn’t leave anything on the table and delivers musical and technical knowledge as well as the inspiration to serve both God and your congregation better than ever before.
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