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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Reggie Coates

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Reggie Coates
Reggie Coates

Executive Director
Heartfelt Music Ministry
Mt. Hermon, CA
925-206-9895
reggie@heartfeltmusic.org
heartfeltmusic.org

Reggie has a love for God and others that is contagious and touches people’s lives in a powerful way. Through his passionate music and stories, he refreshingly encourages others to an active faith, revitalizes joy, inspires transparency, renews hope and draws us to a loving relationship with God. Whether it’s in a concert, teaching music, leading worship or sharing from God’s Word, Reggie puts a focus on the priority of knowing God through Jesus Christ. With a balance of skillful artistry, human experience and spiritual truth, he lives out the verse from Psalm 33:3, “Sing to the Lord a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy!”






2019 Workshops

Worship Arts: Dynamic Bass Guitar in Worship (Electric & Acoustic)

3/9/2019 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Room: N12

BRING YOUR BASS GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian bass player (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive bass guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of bass guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive bass guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

- Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Progressions - Helpful Scales and Exercises - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence

There are helpful materials available as downloads. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitar & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

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Worship Arts: Dynamic Guitar in Worship (Electric & Acoustic)

3/9/2019 11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Room: N12

BRING YOUR GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing techniques in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

- Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Chord Progressions - Scales and Contemporary Chords - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises

There are helpful materials available as downloads. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitar & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

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2018 Workshops

Worship Arts: Dynamic Guitar in Worship

3/3/2018

BRING YOUR GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

- Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Chord Progressions - Scales and Contemporary Chords - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises

There are helpful materials given to each individual. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitarist Workshops or Christian Guitarist Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

Worship Arts: Improving Your Singing

3/3/2018

This motivational workshop for Christian vocalists is designed to enhance skill and faith, combining the technical and fun aspects of singing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person sings along with the techniques being learned and demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive singing. Reggie will cover:

- The Five Vocal Parts - The Six Points to Good Vocal Production - God’s Delight in Singing - Leading Others in Worship through Singing - Versatile Technique (singing in choirs, ensembles, and solos) - Expression and Communication - Vocal Problems - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises

This is open to the beginner as well as the experienced singer. There is something for everyone. There are helpful materials given to each individual. The workshop attendance is not limited. The vocalists in your church will have such an inspirational time and the goal is for them to not only be informed, but transformed – equipped to use their talents to glorify God.

Worship Arts: Worship Leading Effectively

3/3/2018

This insightful workshop is designed to teach how to lead worship, enhance individual and group singing and worship in the church, motivate a lifestyle of intimate worship, inspire confidence and expression, and build “team” unity with good communication. The workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching where theology, philosophy and methodology of leading worship are explored. Through Biblical exposition and practical experience, Reggie unveils the essentials which empower your group to be more effective. Reggie will cover:

- The Importance of Volitional Worship of God - What God Thinks (Theology) - Music is Communication (Philosophy) - Inspiring Others to Sing & Worship (Methodology) - Teamwork & Confidence

This workshop is a shorter version of the 3 hour Leading Worship Effectively & Team Building Workshop. There are helpful materials given to each individual.

2017 Workshops

Worship Arts: Worship Leading Effectively

3/4/2017

This insightful workshop is designed to teach how to lead worship, enhance individual and group singing and worship in the church, motivate a lifestyle of intimate worship, inspire confidence and expression, and build “team” unity with good communication. The workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching where theology, philosophy and methodology of leading worship are explored. Through Biblical exposition and practical experience, Reggie unveils the essentials which empower your group to be more effective. Reggie will cover:

- The Importance of Volitional Worship of God - What God Thinks (Theology) - Music is Communication (Philosophy) - Inspiring Others to Sing & Worship (Methodology) - Teamwork & Confidence

This workshop is a shorter version of the 3 hour Leading Singing Effectively & Team Building Workshop. There are helpful materials given to each individual.

Worship Arts: Dynamic Guitar in Worship

3/4/2017

BRING YOUR GUITAR! This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

- Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Chord Progressions - Scales and Contemporary Chords - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises

There are helpful materials given to each individual. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitarist Workshops or Christian Guitarist Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

Worship Arts: Improving Your Singing

3/4/2017

This motivational workshop for Christian vocalists is designed to enhance skill and faith, combining the technical and fun aspects of singing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person sings along with the techniques being learned and demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive singing. Reggie will cover:

- The Five Vocal Parts - The Six Points to Good Vocal Production - God’s Delight in Singing - Leading Others in Worship through Singing - Versatile Technique (singing in choirs, ensembles, and solos) - Expression and Communication - Vocal Problems - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises

This is open to the beginner as well as the experienced singer. There is something for everyone. There are helpful materials given to each individual. The workshop attendance is not limited. The vocalists in your church will have such an inspirational time and the goal is for them to not only be informed, but transformed – equipped to use their talents to glorify God.

2016 Workshops

Worship Arts: Creative Songwriting

3/4/2016

This workshop is a practicum where we discuss what makes great worship songs. We cover the six elements of songwriting and more!


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Worship Arts: Leading Worship with Purpose

3/4/2016

This workshop is designed to help enhance individual and group singing, motivate a lifestyle of intimate worship, inspire confidence, build expression and team unity with good communication. Active participation will be involved as well as demonstration.


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Dynamic Guitar in Worship (Int.-Adv.)

3/5/2016

This workshop for all intermediate through advanced guitarists is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting. Techniques will relate specifically to acoustic guitars. Bring your guitar!


Download mp3 file
2015 Workshops

Worship, Music & Drama: Worship Organization with the iPad

3/6/2015

Reggie will demonstrate how to go digital with the iPad in preparation and implementation of Worship using various applications. No more paper! Some of the APPs used will be Planning Center Online, Notability, the Bible, iMovie, and YouTube.com. Reggie leads three worship bands at Valley Christian Schools in San Jose where they all use only iPads from preparation to practice to performance.

Worship, Music & Drama: Dynamic Guitar in Worship

3/6/2015

This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated (you can bring your guitar). Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

Expressive Techniques in Worship Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) Common Contemporary Chord Progressions Creative Teamwork with More than One Guitar Learning Technique through Songs Helpful Scales and Exercises

There are helpful materials given to each individual. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitarist Workshops or Christian Guitarist & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 8 a.m. in the Firehouse.

Worship, Music & Drama: Dynamic Guitar in Worship

3/7/2015

This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated (you can bring your guitar). Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

Expressive Techniques in Worship Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) Common Contemporary Chord Progressions Creative Teamwork with More than One Guitar Learning Technique through Songs Helpful Scales and Exercises

There are helpful materials given to each individual. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitarist Workshops or Christian Guitarist & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

This workshop repeats on Friday @ 12:00 in room N15.

2014 Workshops

Worship Arts: Creative Songwriting

3/7/2014

This workshop is a practicum where we discuss what makes great worship songs. We cover the six elements of songwriting and let some conferees share their songs.


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Worship Infusion

3/7/2014

This interactive workshop is for anyone desiring to worship God in all aspects of their life, worship as a lifestyle. Everyone gets involved in discussing three prominent areas of worship: the Heart aspects of worship (passion and purpose), the Art aspects of worship (process and programming), and the Hard aspects of worship (people and politics). Participation from everyone is encouraged.


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Dynamic Guitar in Worship (Int-Adv)

3/7/2014

This workshop for all intermediate through advanced guitarists is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting. Techniques will relate specifically to acoustic guitars. Bring your guitar!


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Worship Band Interactive

3/8/2014

This workshop will demonstrate and discuss how a band is to look and sound to be effective in leading worship. Reggie, assisted by the Valley Christian High School worship band will play through familiar songs, highlighting both good and bad band techniques. Audience participation/interaction will be encouraged.

2013 Workshops

Worship, Music & Drama: Building a Worship Band

3/8/2013

This workshop Is a practicum where we discuss Music Quality, Good Organization, Team Cohesiveness and Spirit, Individual Expression and Passion, Sincerity and Believability, and more.


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Worship, Music & Drama: Effective Guitar in Worship

3/8/2013

This workshop, for all Intermediate through advanced guitarists, is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting. Techniques will relate to both acoustic and electric guitarists (bring your guitar!)


Download mp3 file

Worship, Music & Drama: Band Interactive

3/9/2013

This workshop will demonstrate how a band is to look and sound to be effective in leading worship. Reggie, assisted by the Valley Christian High School worship band will play through familiar songs, highlighting both good and bad band techniques. Audience participation/interaction will be encouraged.

2012 Workshops

Worship, Music & Drama: Worship Infusion

3/2/2012

This interactive workshop is for anyone desiring to worship God in all aspects of their life. Everyone gets involved in discussing three prominent areas of worship: the Heart aspects of worship (passion and purpose), the Art aspects of worship (process and programming), and the Hard aspects of worship (people and politics).

Worship, Music & Drama: Dynamic Guitar in Worship (Int - Adv)

3/3/2012

This workshop for all intermediate through advanced guitarists is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting. Techniques will relate to acoustic guitars (bring your guitar!).

Worship, Music & Drama: Band Interactive

3/3/2012

Joining Reggie will be Peter Neumann, Ryan Alon, Mario Minardi, and Carole Brewer who will demonstrate how a band is to look and sound to be effective in leading worship. The team will play through familiar songs, highlighting both good and band techniques. You will be able to interact with the instructors throughout the class.

2011 Workshops

Worship Arts: Bass Guitar in Worship

3/5/2011

This workshop will give you creative ideas about playing bass guitar effectively in the worship setting (bring your bass guitar if you’d like).


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Worship Infusion

3/5/2011

This interactive workshop is for anyone desiring to worship God in all aspects of their life. Everyone gets involved in discussing three prominent areas of worship: the Heart aspects of worship (passion and purpose), the Art aspects of worship (process and programming), and the Hard aspects of worship (people and politics).


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Dynamic Acoustic Guitar in Worship

3/5/2011

This workshop for all intermediate through advanced guitarists is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting. Techniques will relate to acoustic guitars (bring your guitar!).


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Essential Electric Guitar in Worship

3/5/2011

This workshop for all intermediate through advances guitarists is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting. Techniques will relate to electric guitars (bring your guitar!).


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Band Interactive

3/5/2011

This workshop will demonstrate how a band is to look and sound to be effective in leading worship. The conference instructors will play through familiar songs highlighting both good and bad band techniques. You will be able to interact with the instructors throughout the class.

2010 Workshops

Worship Arts: Creative Songwriting

3/6/2010

Enhance creativity through the eight elements of songwriting. This workshop give you practical ways to take your ideas and inspiration and craft them into a beautiful and expressive song. We will cover working with music and lyrics, and how to combine them effectively.


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Dynamic Guitar in Worship

3/6/2010

This workshop for all Christian Guitarists (intermediate - advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion.


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Music & Worship Ministry - the Whole Enchilada

3/6/2010

This workshop will cover how to set up, maintain, and propel a church music ministry. We will cover defining priorities, having goals and standards, developing performance groups based on your people, managing people and events, communicating, fostering teamwork, personal organization, dealing with other leaders (pastors and elders) and more!


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Worship Infusion

3/6/2010

This interactive workshop is for anyone desiring to worship god in all aspects of their life. Everyone gets involved in discussing three prominent areas of worship: the heart aspects (passion and purpose), the art aspects (process and programming), and the hard aspects (people and politics).


Download mp3 file
2009 Workshops

Worship Arts: Dynamic Guitar in Worship

3/6/2009

This workshop for all Christian Guitarists (intermediate - advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion.


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Improving Your Singing

3/6/2009

This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration, and teaching. The majority will be hands-on where each person sings along with the techniques being learned and demonstrated. It is designed to enhance your ability to sing combining the technical and fun aspects of singing with spiritual passion.


Download mp3 file

Worship Arts: Leading Worship Effectively

3/6/2009

This workshop is designed to help enhance individual and group singing, motivate a lifestyle of intimate worship, inspire confidence, build expression and team unity with good communication. Active participation will be involved as well as demonstration.


Download mp3 file