Roland De Aragon’s online worship team lessons help you start on your journey either as a worship leader, music director, singer, or musician – with new lessons added weekly that cover: spiritual growth, team management, and even music theory. Experience what it takes to get your team to the next level and fulfill the “Great Commission” and help build the kingdom of GOD!
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As I'm sitting in isolation listening to some nice classical music that will soothe and relax my mind. I can't seem to think of an opening line. I'm having brain farts! So I guess this is what I'm going to begin with. God please help me with this next guitar tutorial. I have the topic Click here for more...

pitfall of being a freelance musician

The atmosphere was electric, the bass was grooving! It was 45 minutes of funky smooth grooving music that got everybody moving their hips. The band was killing it and the singer was leading the charge with electric vocals at the illustrious House of Blues Hollywood. Overall what a great gig. After the show you get Click here for more...

Guitar strumming pattern 8

He was always ready with his guitar which was a good thing. Steve plugged right into the small practice amp that I had in my studio. "Ok, let's go over that two hand tap pattern that we covered last week," I said. With an immense flurry, Steve was totally ripping on that guitar. For a Click here for more...

cuttin your guitar practice routine in half

He said, "I wanna be the best guitar player that ever lived!" Then I said, "Really? Well then, all you have to do is create a fool proof guitar practice routine and find a witch and pay her to put together a potion that will resurrect all the great guitar players in history. Then you Click here for more...

Out of thyme process

But what really fascinated me was watching behind the scenes of movies and cartoons. The process was very interesting to me. The way you can create something in your head and bring it to life was mind blowing. I decided to create the behind the scenes of one of my comic gags. Ok, for starters Click here for more...

md and ham thyme

Always running out of thyme? Sorry, I meant Time. Speeding down Fernwood Ave road at 60mph! Heading towards the church for rehearsal. Since I was music director you have to set the example of being early. I drove up to the gate of the parking lot at 6:30pm barely made it. I opened up the gate Click here for more...

Winter of 1999 After 6 months of being a music director for the "Church of Jesus Christ" (not the Latter Day Saints) church choir, my vocal director who was the one in charge of the choir decided to change congregations due to personal reasons of course. Who was going to take over? Everybody immediately wanted Click here for more...

Cartoon joe and michael jackson

"When are you guys starting?" Shouted somebody in the crowd. Usually before a gig I get anxious because I want to start making music immediately. Finally, Freddy P. got on the drums and started the groove. Then I grabbed my bass and joined in. After that each member jumped in one at a time and Click here for more...

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Every single time when I work on a tutorial I always assume it's going to take a certain amount of time. And as you know nothing ever goes as planned as you think. This one took too long. Pulling my hair a number of times because of software glitches I finally got them done. You Click here for more...

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This is pretty much the last of the Secrets to playing in any key tutorial. I will add the chord progressions and the major scale chart for you very soon. Don't go nowhere! This process is not a walk in the park it takes a high level of desire, dedication and discipline just like I Click here for more...