Category: Instrumental

Below you will find a handbook that explains the philosophy and standards for a worship ministry. Philosophy and Standards for Worship Ministry

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Below is a document explaining expectations for worship band members. Worship Band Expectations

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Adjunct professor Dr. Will Douglas provides some helpful tips for improving musical communication with the guitar in corporate worship. Guitar Map Guitar Chords

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Sometimes we are blessed with instruments other than that of the normal praise band. They can be very useful instruments to “fill in the holes.” This article is a musical demonstration of how that works. For instance, a trumpet, flute, …

Plays Well With Others, #3, Filling in the Holes Read More »

“In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Judges 17:6 Intros, turnarounds, and endings may be the ugliest part of the performance of any worship song. This is a …

Plays Well With Others – #2 “How Are You Playing That?” Read More »

Working with a set of volunteer church musicians can seem like a rodeo on many differing planes: brevity of rehearsals, level of musicality, commitment issues, oh yeah … and spirituality. All of these are mitigating factors in attempting to create …

Plays Well With Others – #1 Dynamics Read More »

There are two primary considerations that underlie the choice of instruments used in accompanying congregational singing: theological and practical. The focus of this discussion will be the latter of the two. Also assumed in this discussion is that congregational singing …

Practical considerations for accompanying congregational singing Read More »

The following material was presented in the doctoral colloquium at Southwestern Baptist Seminary on October 20, 2012. For more information about doctoral studies in Church Music at SWBTS, click here. Rather than decry the decline in the organ’s usage in many …

Seven Reasons Why the Organ Should Be Used in Contemporary Worship Read More »

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