Recently, a friend shared with me his experience of receiving an anonymous letter from a member of his church. I don’t have to tell you that the letter was not intended to encourage my brother. How do I know? Well, for the 28 years I served local churches in the role of Worship Pastor, anonymous […]
A Word from SonPower 2013 Pastor, Michael Kelley The Reasons We Sing “Sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to Yahweh, praise His name; proclaim His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful works among all peoples” (Psalm 96:1-3). I went […]
New Life Worship has posted instructional videos for guitarists and drummers of their emerging song “Strong God.” You can get the Lead Sheet here in all 12 keys.
You’ve just heard a new worship song and you’re so excited to sing it at your church. You get some charts for the song, teach it to your band, and make sure it sounds just like the original. Your congregation will love it, right? Not necessarily. Usually, the typical artist recording is not in the […]
In the previous post, we discussed the basic parameters of using and assigning metatools with the expression and articulation tool. In this post, we’ll discuss how to use metatools effectively with the selection tool. There are several predefined metatools when a note(s) or measure(s) is selected. 1 – Implodes music for multiple staves. Think of […]
What’s a quick and easy way to improve the quality of the musicians in your church? Have them practice with a metronome. A common “error” among amateur musicians is playing with bad time. Guitarists tend to not strum evenly. Drummers tend to speed up or slow down, which then throws off the bass players trying […]
Ever wondered how to add an octave to an existing line? Want a fast way to add chords to your rhythm part? Would you like to make a piano reduction that doesn’t require as much cleanup as Finale’s reduction plugin? We’re introducing a new series on this blog called “Finale Tips and Tricks.” You may […]
The worship of God should be built upon, shaped by, and saturated with scripture. To this end, we will be hosting the first Doxology & Theology worship conference on November 1-3, 2012 at Providence Church in Frisco, TX. Our emphasis will be “The Word of God in Worship” Who: Our attendance limit is 400 for […]