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Praise & Worship Resources

Praise & Worship

On this page you will find required materials for lessons in leading praise & worship here at Promethean Studios and various other resources for praise & worship as well. The resources on this page are specifically for praise & worship lessons, more generic resources (music stores, recording studios, etc) are listed here. At the time this information was entered, all links worked and products listed were available. For information purposes only; we won't post resources when we know there might be any sort of problem with a product, business, or person listed but please check out the reliability, appropriateness, and reputation of any resource you plan to use. If you have any additional questions, please ask your instructor or email us at

*Note: if you simply want to learn praise & worship music on your instrument or voice (not leading worship, but just learning Christian music and worshiping God yourself, in private) then take lessons with me on the instrument or voice of your choice and when you choose your songs for lessons, choose praise and worship songs as the music you will work on. This page is for materials for students working on learning to lead worship for large or small groups.

For Lessons

  • An instrument in fair condition or voice. I can advise you on the suitability of specific instruments. Bring it.
  • 3 ring binder with loose-leaf paper and pockets for holding handouts. Yes, really. Bring it.
  • Pencil. Erasable, colored pencils are best. Bring it.
  • Manuscript paper (music paper, staff paper). Hover over the resources tab of Dallas Music Lessons, select Music and Tab paper and print 5 sheets of ‘medium music paper, treble clef only’, bring them to your lesson. Feel free to download any of the other types of music paper you want and your friends can, too. For assignments and written exercises. Bring it.
  • 5 GB flash drive or larger. (suggestions and details below). Bring it.
  • Download Audacity (optional) – details below. Leave it home.
  • Metronome or Drum machine (suggestions and details below). Leave your metronome at home.
  • Music for 5 pieces. See below for guidelines on choosing music. Bring it.

More details and resources

  • Pencil - Musicians write with pencils because they make changes to their music and make frequent notations on the pages. Erasable, colored pencils are best.
  • 5 GB flash drive (or larger) - To record your lesson. Bring this to your lesson. When you begin each lesson, give your flash drive to your instructor and they'll record your lessons. Be sure and take the drive with you when you leave and listen to it in your computer the day of or the day after your lesson. This will give you a way to review the lesson and give me a way to send demonstrations of technique or songs home with you. If you'll review your lesson each week, you'll progress about 5 to 10% faster.
  • Audacity - Also, if you'd like to get a even more out of some of your own practices, go back to, this time actually click the Resources tab, go down to ‘recording and editing’ and download Audacity, a free computer-based recording program. It does many great things to help you practice; people even make professional albums with it. You can change the pitch of your song, record yourself, record yourself playing with your song, or isolate sections of songs for practice. Many good things.
  • Metronome - Leave your metronome at home, but you need it to practice. Apps for iphone – Tempo Advance is the best - $4. For Android, Tempo - $2. Standalone metronomes: Planet Waves PW-MT-02 ($15), Korg MA-1 ($20-25). Use the metronome whenever possible. It will develop your sense of rhythm and counting; equally important, it will show you where you should be practicing. If you follow the beat from the metronome in songs and exercises, the areas where you don't do well will be revealed, and you'll know where to spend extra practice time. The metronome is your drummer.
    • When you’re having trouble getting into the metronome, use a drum machine. For iphone, use Garage Band, for Android use Drummer Friend - $3. Standalone drum machine: Boss DB-60. And a little home keyboard with rhythms and metronomic markings works well, too. Students who practice with metronomes or rhythm machines will also progress about 5 to 10 percent faster.
  • Sheet music for 5 pieces - Most praise & worship students at Promethean Studios are working from chord charts for their songs, as this is the most common type of music used in contemporary worship bands. This is just chord names written over the lyrics of the song and if you haven’t heard the song, you will have no clue how it goes from a chart like this. A lead chart is a better option, but harder to obtain for praise and worship songs. Be careful not to get instructional material by accident. You will work through 1-2 songs per month, and will need to keep a steady supply of cool songs available, as we learn the old ones.
  • Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music - Recommended, but not required. Definitions for many useful musical terms are found here.

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  • You’ll love your lessons and have a blast while you learn.

  • You can learn online, in the studio, or in a band.

  • You get to play or sing the music you love while you develop skills.

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  • Over 5000 students from around the world have taken the finest private lessons in the world right here.

  • We teach complete beginners through studio professionals so there’s never a limit to your learning potential.

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