The Praise and Worship Team Instant Tune-Up

Paperback | January 17, 2002

byDouglas Flather, Tami Flather

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Pastors Worship Team Leaders Vocalists & Instrumentalists Sound People Do You Want Your Worship Team to . . . * get the most out of rehearsal time? * craft a professional sound, even with just a few instruments? * cultivate the 10 most important skills vocalists need for contemporary music? * teach new songs to the congregation--painlessly? * create and use dynamic presentation skills? Expert advice is here for all the above and a whole lot more. The Praise and Worship Team Instant Tune-Up is the next best thing to having a seasoned professional director coach your team personally through all the ins and outs of worship ministry! This timely resource addresses the whole array of concerns that can hang up a worship team and takes you beyond them to the next level. Whether you’re building a team from the ground up or need to fine-tune a given area, The Praise and Worship Team Instant Tune-Up gives you spot-on insights and troubleshooting tips that will help you excel in your mission of leading others in worship through music. You’ll love how this easy-to-read book makes everything so understandable. You don’t have to take a music theory class in order to get a fast handle on chord substitutions, key changes, and arranging techniques that will give your sound a personal, creative edge. You’ll also find out about . . . Copyright issues--what you need to know Seamless segues and transitions Preparing for and running efficient rehearsals Positioning your worship team on the platform Conducting solid sound checks Best practices for visual aids Communicating with team members via secret signals Developing a clean vocal sound Quick tips for every aspect of worship leading . . . and lots, lots more!

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Pastors Worship Team Leaders Vocalists & Instrumentalists Sound People Do You Want Your Worship Team to . . . * get the most out of rehearsal time? * craft a professional sound, even with just a few instruments? * cultivate the 10 most important skills vocalists need for contemporary music? * teach new songs to the congregation--painle...

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PastorsWorship Team LeadersVocalists & InstrumentalistsSound People Do You Want Your Worship Team to . . . * get the most out of rehearsal time? * craft a professional sound, even with just a few instruments? * cultivate the 10 most important skills vocalists need for contemporary music? * teach new songs to the congregation--painlessl...

Doug and Tami Flather minister at Oak Ridge Community Church in Highland, Maryland (near Baltimore), where Tami plays bass guitar and Doug is a keyboardist and one of the instrumental directors. They both teach praise & worship ministry workshops. They have been involved in contemporary music ministry since the late 1970s.Doug and Ta...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 17, 2002Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310242320

ISBN - 13:9780310242321

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Table of Contents

Special Thanks 7Introduction 9Chapter 1:Give Your Playing a Tune-Up 11*How to get that thick, professional soundwith contemporary chord substitutions*Chord substitutions for keyboardists*Chord substitutions for guitarists*Easy ways to spice up your music by changing keys*Quick tips: do's and don'ts for playersChapter 2:Give Your Arrangements a Tune-Up 43*How to design a playlist that creates a focused worship experience*How to prepare music and charts for your worship team*What you need to know about copyright issues*How to arrange with dynamics and mixed instruments*How to arrange with transitions and segues to get a seamless flow*Quick tips: do 's and don'ts for arranging worship musicChapter 3:Give Your Singers a Tune-Up 77*How to help your singers develop a clean sound*The top ten clear communication tips*How to teach your singers to stay in shape*Helps for singers on the platform*Quick tips: do's and don'ts for singersChapter 4:Give Your Rehearsals a Tune-Up 95*How to prepare for rehearsals so you'll be confident*How to run an efficient rehearsal*What to do if your rehearsal is a disaster*Quick tips: do's and don'ts for rehearsalsChapter 5:Give Your Presentation a Tune-Up 115*How to position your worship team correctly*How to design visual aids for maximum impact*How to do a sound check that will eliminate surprises*How to give secret signals to your sound team and band*How to painlessly introduce new songs to your congregation*Quick tips: do's and don'ts for your ministry presentationAppendix: Worship Planning Resources 135