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

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Latest Activity: Dec 14

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtaqWblzERE

Acoustic version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwAWd0sx_6k

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.

Comment by Elton Bloye on December 11, 2014 at 5:41am

Martin - Its always great when the congregation sings louder to drown out the music, and you haven't changed any settings. A real blessing. I am really looking forward to our set this sunday. Doing some typical Christmas hymns and songs (What child is this?; Angels we have heard on high), as well as a Sovereign Grace special item called "Glory to God in the highest".  Its a special time!

Comment by Elton Bloye on December 11, 2014 at 5:33am

Tony, the bottom of the page to find the general thread feed. I keep going to the topics and miss the general banter

Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on November 30, 2014 at 1:12pm

Great worship time at church this morning! My Seagull was sounding really good, the vocalists were on, and best of all the congregation was singing loudly. Great to hear the songs being sung with us and glorifying our God. Just had to share as I'm feeling especially blessed because of it.

 

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