Please, Please, Please. Use A Click Track In Your Worship Service - Part III

Please, Please, Please. Use A Click Track In Your Worship Service - Part III

November 02, 2016

In Part I of this post, we talked about how the congregation benefits from the worship team using click track.  In Part II, we talked about how the worship team itself benefits from click track.  But now, Part III!  Exciting stuff.  We're going to talk about how to actually implement click tracks into your worship gathering.

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Please, Please, Please. Use A Click Track In Your Worship Service - Part II

Please, Please, Please. Use A Click Track In Your Worship Service - Part II

October 25, 2016

Have you ever had someone on your team tell you, "I just can't play with a metronome.  It makes me terrible!"  I understand what they're saying - compared to their "internal metronome", if you will, a real-life metronome might be ticking at a very different pace. But here's the obligatory question - in that scenario, is the internal  metronome correct, or is the real-life metronome correct?

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Please, Please, Please.  Use A Click Track In Your Worship Service - Part I

Please, Please, Please. Use A Click Track In Your Worship Service - Part I

October 12, 2016

We've all been there.   The song started out great.  The band was feeling it.  The congregation was engaged.  It felt like something bigger was occurring. But then, all of a sudden.... it happened.   Maybe it was the drummer got a little too excited on a fill.  Maybe the guitarist took too long to switch from one chord to the next.  Maybe the vocalists didn't come in on the chorus when they should have.   But no matter what caused it.... the result was catastrophic.

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No, A Synthesizer Isn't The Holy Spirit... And That's OK

No, A Synthesizer Isn't The Holy Spirit... And That's OK

October 04, 2016

Bob Kauflin recently wrote an article discussing the merits (or lack thereof) of using synth sounds and worship pads to create atmosphere and smooth out transitions between songs. While I deeply respect his ministry over the decades, believe much of what he teaches, and understand what Bob was trying to say in this article,  I genuinely disagree with the conclusions he drew.   There's a lot I could comment on, but I'll narrow it to 4 points of Bob's that I want to discuss.

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Are You Trying To Fill Too Much Musical Space?

Are You Trying To Fill Too Much Musical Space?

September 26, 2016

is it possible your worship team is attempting to fill too much musical space? Think of an incredible painting, photo, or sculpture.  There are incredible details that go into each piece of art, but most brilliant pieces have a single focal point.  That is, your attention is drawn to one piece of the art.  The other details exist primarily to support the main focal point.

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Advice to First Time Users of Worship Pads

Advice to First Time Users of Worship Pads

September 20, 2016

Perhaps you've already been filling your worship sound with ambient pads for a long time now.  It's old hat to you.   But maybe, you've never used pads before.  The whole concept of adding something to your worship team setup is intimidating to you.  You want to give it a go, but you have no idea where to start. Have no fear!  Here are 4 simple, practical pieces of advice for first-time pads users to get you to the next level.

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What Worship Pads Can Do (And What They Can't)

What Worship Pads Can Do (And What They Can't)

September 16, 2016

It's amazing how easy it is to transform a worship environment with a well-crafted Pad.  Just download, press play, and away you go!  But as much as worship pads can do for your worship service, there are several things they can't do as well.  Let's take a look...

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Focus Even If It Doesn't Come Naturally

Focus Even If It Doesn't Come Naturally

September 13, 2016

Have you ever felt your focus being pulled from you while leading a worship service?  Have you ever had trouble focusing in the middle of worshiping God?

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How Pads Helped This Worship Leader

How Pads Helped This Worship Leader

September 09, 2016

Read on to learn how Coresound Pads helped Nate Sheppard, worship & youth pastor at Pine Grove Community Church, transform their worship environment.

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Focus On Worship First, Not The Details

Focus On Worship First, Not The Details

September 07, 2016

If you're anything like me as a worship leader, you've been caught trying to balance between leading people in worship and managing all the details in a worship service.

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