Guitar for Worship is designed to help musicians (specifically guitarists) best utilize their gifts for God’s glory. There’s tone discussions, gear reviews, technique and mindset articles, and quite possibly a few random musings. There will also be dates for worship guitar workshops, which I hold at my church from time to time. I am also more than happy to answer emails with tone, gear, and worship questions. I also play guitar at different churches, travel to do workshops at different churches, and have both ambient pads and original music available for download. All links to these are above.
Guitar for Worship was started by Karl Verkade, music director for Crosspoint Church of Murrieta, in Southern California. (That’s me.) I don’t claim to be a fantastic guitarist or worship leader, but hopefully this blog will be of some interest, help, and maybe even humor? We’ll see.
Props where they are due:
Mike Huffman for so patiently (and sometimes impatiently) explaining to me about tone and minimalistic playing while I was still listening to Tourniquet and saying that my GT6 was the ‘way of the future.’
Travis Tingley for just plain awesome guitar-ing and advice.
Alex McLean for introducing me to U2 and to the idea of not playing five notes when one will do.
And of course, Jamianne…my wife, my girlfriend, my best friend, my muse.
Thanks a ton! Edge. Delay. Mmmm.