Brand New Website

New website for Christianguitar.com.au. I'll be working on this over the next week...

Simon

This is a new website to go with the soon-to-be-revamped YouTube channel ChristianGuitarComAu. It's only brand new and I'll add more over the next few days... The focus will be how to use music (and guitar in particular) as an aid to becoming gradually more like Jesus Christ, and less like the world. This is meant as an education for myself as much as anyone else, as when I first learned guitar I was far from...

Re-Learning Guitar as a Method of Prayer

What am I actually thinking about when I'm playing guitar?

Simon

When I started playing church guitar, in a way, it was like a time warp back to my earlier life. A lot of the thoughts, feelings, and motivations that I had in my first (teenage) years of guitar were still there. Those thoughts and feelings had gone into me very deeply, over many thousands of hours of repetition, and near-total obsession, in an almost-religious-like fashion. So when I picked up a guitar again, that was what came...

The Allure of Fancy Gear and Equipment

Can you really worship Jesus without expensive equipment like the world uses?

Simon

I've acquired a lot of gear over the years. Much of the time, it felt kind of like I was chasing my own tail. I mean that I was chasing something, but that thing I was chasing seemed to only get further away the more I thought I was getting closer to it. That happened with my overall entire experience of secular worldly guitar playing, but it definitely also happened with buying gear. After a while I...

The Entire Musical Genre that was Spawned by a Demonic Apparition

"Satan's sitting there, he's smiling". The first song by the first heavy metal band was written right after (and about) a demonic appearance.

Simon

The band Black Sabbath is widely recognised as the first heavy metal band, as a quick Google search will easily confirm. They are often listed along with Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple as the three primary influences on vintage metal. With Black Sabbath being by far the most often credited as the first true heavy metal band. These three bands were massive influenes on my mid-late teenage life — and then again, on and off...