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a forum for worship leaders or church musicians to share ideas and encourage one another.

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What's your main/only acoustic for worship? 14 Replies

I thought it might be fun to post some pics of your main acoustic that you use in a worship setting.  Here's my Seagull Artist Mosaic  …Continue

Started by Elton Bloye. Last reply by Jeremy Richmann Dec 3, 2014.

Who are your favourite worship leaders? 6 Replies

Since most of us worship leaders play acoustics, and since there are some very good ones out there which have reached "pro" level (I use that term very loosely and respectfully),  I thought it might…Continue

Started by Elton Bloye. Last reply by Tony K. Oct 4, 2014.

Bright or Mellow? 8 Replies

So what kind of acoustic tone do you typically go for in a worship set?  I have always tended toward the more mellow and fundamental tones - in other words - using PB strings, preferring the sound of…Continue

Started by Elton Bloye. Last reply by Elton Bloye Sep 5, 2014.

How do you choose the songs you will do for your service? 9 Replies

Do you have a list of songs ready for the next few weeks or just go a week at a time?Do you know what passage will be preached on and try to find a song or two that might tie in?Does your pastor make…Continue

Started by Martin van Dooremalen. Last reply by Martin van Dooremalen Aug 27, 2014.

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Comment by Elton Bloye on Thursday

Cool Robert. Hope things go well with your Dad.

I also hope to do some recording the near future. I see that Jud Hair from the Seagull Spoken Here group has set something up there where you can here people's recordings. I would love to see that happen on the Worship Leaders group. But I think it needs to be set up by the administrator of the group.

Ground control to Matthew Leptich - Are you out there somewhere in cyberspace?   

Comment by Robert on Thursday

Elton - I don't think 'Comin to Town' has ever been recorded, but I'll see what I can do.

Sorry to have been off the forum for so long - I'm staying with my Dad right now while we try to get him moved into a new place.

Comment by Elton Bloye on Thursday

Well I am having my work cut out for me trying to work out this thin-line semi-acoustic/electric. Its sounding pretty good with a bit of light overdrive, but the tones it produces clashes with the piano a lot. We have to consciously play in different ranges throughout most songs, so I am being very conservative in playing it. Mainly just a few strums and letting it ring while the piano does a lot of the work. I think its sounding good though.  Will keep you all posted. Gotta admit, I love the simplicity of acoustic in worship teams. Much less to think about ;)     

Comment by Elton Bloye on December 14, 2014 at 11:51pm

I'd like to hear that blues postlude Robert - sounds interesting!

Comment by Robert on December 14, 2014 at 7:13pm

Oh, yeah.  And 2 weeks ago, our postlude was an evangelical blues take-off on 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town', except it isn't SC who's coming.  If we can eke out some practice time, the 3 of us are going to try to do 'Little Drummer Boy' next week.

Comment by Robert on December 14, 2014 at 7:09pm

This is turning into an acoustic guitar Christmas at our church as our keyboardist (with whom my wife and I alternate Sundays) is a paramedic and is pulling 24-hour shifts with the ambulance as a holiday gift to her co-workers so they can have family events. So we've played once (and again next week) and the keyboardist's husband, who is an accomplished guitarist has been filling in.  And I've had a chance to join him - always a great pleasure on top of worship.  I learn something every time I sit down with him.  Two weeks ago (when I was still in the last stages of laryngitis) we did Randy Stonehill's 'Christmas Song for all Year 'Round' for the offertory and this morning we vamped very nicely through John Michael Talbot's 'For Unto Us'.  I just know the Kingdom is going to be like this and we'll ALL get to jam for a millennium!

Comment by Elton Bloye on December 14, 2014 at 11:57am
Comment by Elton Bloye on December 14, 2014 at 11:56am

All chords and sheet music available on their website - mostly free. ;) 

Comment by Elton Bloye on December 14, 2014 at 11:53am

Hey Martin, check out some of the Sovereign Grace stuff. There are loads of worship albums, with more contemporary sound, but quite rich lyrics.  I would say that 20% of the songs are very easily learned and would sound good with a solo acoustic. That might not be a high percentage, but with so many of their songs to choose from, you will have quite a few new ones available.

We have just introduced this one ("Grace & Peace") quite successfully:

Studio version-

Acoustic version -

Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on December 11, 2014 at 2:57pm

Elton - sometimes hearing the same Christmas carols/hymns/songs wears on me when it's on the radio with all the different versions, interpretations, etc. but then singing them in a service on Sunday uplifts my spirit. May yours and the congregation's spirit be lifted when you lead worship this Sunday. Special time indeed!

My team is off until the New Year now so I'll be spending time scouring YouTube and other sources (as per your topic from a few months ago) for some new music for the New Year.


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