Zach Nielsen, whom I’ve only met once but felt an immediate kinship with, hosted a Church Band Seminar a while back for church musicians. He invited three Nashville musicians (Tim Rosenau on guitar, James Gregory on bass, and Scott Williamson on drums) to talk about and demonstrate playing music for congregational worship as part of a band. While the video clips aren’t the best quality, you can hear what’s being discussed, and both the content and attitude of the players are worth checking out.
They cover topics including Listening to As You Play, How to Play a Chord Chart, Leading in Rehearsal, and much more. To check out all the videos go to Zach’s site. Here’s a sample where the band is talking about the universal problem of overplaying. The focus here is the drums, but it’s a universal problem. I know as a keyboardist, it’s hard to keep my fingers still when I have 88 keys sitting in front of me.