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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Austin Mua

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Austin Mua
Austin Mua

Worship Leader
Creekside Christian Church
Elk Grove, CA

Austin is a Worship Leader at Creekside Christian Church in Elk Grove. He has been leading worship for over 10 years and has a passion for growing and building teams. Though he now serves at a multicultural church, his roots stem from a small Hmong church located in Elk Grove. He has worked with musicians of all backgrounds and helped pioneer new styles and technologies in the churches he has served. In his free time, Austin enjoys playing video games, watching and playing sports and eating delicious food!

2020 Workshops

Worship Arts: Electric Guitar in Modern Worship


The electric guitar has become an integral part of today’s worship sound and there are some essential (yet simple) techniques you can use to greatly expand your dynamic range as you play this powerful instrument (and make the band sound more awesome!). Much of the material will work for acoustic guitar as well, so if you’re an acoustic player curious about playing electric, join us! We’ll explore

•Selecting quality gear- guitars, pedals, amps, pedalboards, etc. •The basics of solid technique (with simple exercises) and creating good tone •Making the leap from acoustic to electric guitar and differences in playing each •Exploring effects: overdrive, delay, reverb, flange, wah and volume pedals, etc. •Great chord voicings, shapes, and scales to know •Playing parts for impact (not just banging away on chords) •Tips and tricks for creating powerful moments and interesting dynamics •Complementing (not competing) with the rest of the band •Playing live with loops/click/tracks •Great tone in a small room •Preparing (during the week) so you play with confidence and freedom •Time for in depth Q & A and interaction with the instructor

Worship Arts: Drums in Modern Worship


Want to take your drumming to the next level? Join us for an in-depth workshop that will put many practical tools in your hands to use this weekend! There are some simple techniques that will greatly enhance your playing and the cohesiveness of your worship team. Bring your sticks and come join the conversation about

•Set up and tuning, creating good tone on each drum and cymbal •The basics of solid technique (with simple exercises) •Essential grooves for worship •Building drum fills and when to use them •Leading the band dynamically •Playing live with loops/click/tracks •Flowing with/following different worship leaders •Prep like the pros (before the weekend) so you play with confidence and freedom •Playing to the room (small, medium, or large) •Mics and mic techniques for drumming (how to help your sound guy!) •Time for in depth Q & A and interaction with the instructor