Spotlight Thursday: “The Father’s House”

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Spotlight Thursday: “The Father’s House”

Spotlight Thursday: “The Father’s House”

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Every week, we like to offer a small taste of what to expect when you join one of our Tutorials courses.

This week’s spotlight Thursday is “The Father’s House” by Cory Asbury.

You may not recognize him from his name, but Cory Asbury exploded into the worship scene with his song, “Reckless Love”.

“Oh the overwhelming, neverending, reckless love of God…”

Sound familiar? That’s Cory Asbury! He’s a great songwriter and worship leader.

And let me tell you, I can’t help but hear Cory Asbury’s name and think of my buddy.

Let’s call him “Buddy” for now.

Buddy had a chance to play with Cory Asbury for a showcase – right after Reckless Love had been released.

Needless to say, everyone was going to show up for this showcase… and Buddy got to play guitar with Cory Asbury for it!

Let me tell you: you don’t get that opportunity if you’re not a good guitar player, and Buddy was!

But the timing of Reckless Love, and the rhythmic pattern of the electric guitar can cause… what’s the word I’m looking for…


Even for skilled players.

Fast forward to the moment in the showcase everyone is waiting for: Reckless Love.

Buddy got started playing the intro, and something just happened.

And, I mean he just shanked the entire intro. Cory looks over and he’s like flustered, but they keep going.

So that lead comes in again after the first chorus. Again, just utterly shanks it again.

Now, he’s starting to get kind of upset.

And again that turn comes in a third time, and Buddy was like, “Surely I’m gonna nail at this time.”

And he didn’t. And he completely screwed it up for whatever reason.

It’s not even a hard part to play, you know? But at that moment, it was just difficult to pull off live.

Toward the end of the chorus, here comes the lead again. This time, Cory turns around to the drummer and just like gives him the cut sign. 

Like, you know, put his hand up to his neck as if to say, “Stop the song early so that we don’t have to endure this horrible lead line again.” Haha!

So they end the song early, and poor Buddy. He was just so bummed about it. To this day, like he looks back on that…

And that awful feeling.

The good news is: he’s a great guitar player and he’s had many other opportunities that are awesome, so it didn’t affect his career one little bit.

But it just goes to show ya – you can never be too prepared!

And we don’t like those sort of awful feelings at Rooted Music. That’s why we love helping as many people learn to play worship music as we can! 

If you enjoyed the video above, we go way more in-depth with our Piano Tutorials course.

We offer exhaustive tutorials for both beginners and advanced players along with chord charts and resources to keep you practicing after each tutorial, and the best part of these courses:


Our team of all-star coaches are available to answer any question you might have about the songs you’re learning.

So if you’d like to jump in and start learning some of today’s most popular worship songs and get immediate access to our team of amazing coaches to help you along the way so you steer clear of shanking important parts (love you, Buddy!), then click the link below for all the info:

Chris & the Rooted Music Team