“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the Earth!” Psalm 96:1 I tried to work with a young songwriter once who was amazingly gifted far beyond most of the successful songwriters I knew. His innate understanding of music and his ability to create fresh melodies, chords, and lyrics were […]
In my post further exploring Reason #1 of the 9 Reasons People Aren’t Singing in Worship, I stated: The second most important concept to grasp is how we introduce new songs and the follow up to help them become part of the congregation’s vocabulary of worship. Unfortunately, introducing new songs can kill worship. Therefore it […]
When I was given the IMPOSSIBLE task of naming the five most treasured worship songs, I said, “Sure!” without really thinking about how difficult that would be. I have a book on my desk at church entitled, Hymns that Endure. Wow. Boldly prophetic title! When I saw it in our church library, I immediately grabbed […]
Planning and directing a great choir rehearsal is more of an art than a science. It takes a sense of pacing and tone, and requires enough musicality on the part of the director to make it beneficial and interesting for the participants. I’ve had good ones, and I’ve had awful ones. Along the way, I’ve […]
Since we’re coming up on our one-year anniversary, I thought it would be a good time to compile the list of titles that we’ve released within the last year.