To many people, especially older folks, the electric guitar solo is the very epitome of everything that is wrong with modern worship music. It is the symbol, the icon of that evil rock ‘n roll that has crept into the church.
Why do many of todays modern songs that are on the radio, both […]
Youth Worship is HARD!
I LOVE leading youth in worship. It can be AWESOME! But there are some unique challenges as well…
Why is youth worship often so much more difficult than Sunday Morning worship?
Young People are usually less mature and more self conscious Teenagers are notorious for being […]
Once upon a time a group of families met to sing songs of worship to God. They all squished into a nice, clean, warm, bright room with wooden arches and padded pews where one could see and hear everyone, including the piano and/or organ and everyone sang melodies and harmony out of a hymnal. […]
Aaargh! Someone commented to me that some of the songs we sing are unscriptural … for those of you who know me, you know I go through the lyrics of our songs with a fine toothed comb to make sure they are full of rich, true and meaningful gospel centered content … so I was […]
Modern worship songs are often accused of being too repetitive. Let’s take a look at some key questions around repetition.
Is repetition ever ok?
I don’t know anyone that is against all repetition. Everyone is in favor of some repetition. Let me […]
When it comes to training musicians and leaders for Concerts versus Church Worship Services, both of which can be useful in the Kingdom of God, many of the required skills are the same, but here is my list of the main differences in emphasis.
Do you agree? Have I left some out? Give me some […]
So far we have mostly articles that we have written ourselves on here, but I was just forwarded these two great articles that are completely worth reading and thought they were worth passing along. (Thanks Dan Hallock!)
Today we spent the whole morning preparing for tonight. We started off by getting our hearts ready, confessing and unresolved sin and offering Jesus our hearts completely. Then we got the church building ready by doing a full cleanup including bathrooms, windows, vacuuming, trash, … all with smiles on our faces! Yay!
Then we […]
Thursday started off with separating according to genders and asking the questions: what does God want from us as young men and women? Then we did an extended session on songwriting with tips and some steps to follow and we even wrote a beginning to a song. 🙂 Then it was back to the […]
We started our third day off with a session on understanding melodies and harmonies by pulling in acoustics, harmonic series, music theory, music notation, music history, … We focused on the major scale and the pentatonic scale and learned about traditional sheet music notation, hungarian solfege, classical chord theory notation and finally the popular […]
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