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    Leadership Praise and Worship

    3 ways to improve worship song Transitions

    January 3, 2020

    If you’re like me, I used to practice songs but not transitions between songs in a service. Since I think there should be a flow between songs, these must be practiced as much as the songs themselves.

    1.Assign who will start each song

    Each song has a different introduction. Sometimes the drummer leads it. Sometimes the piano plays a soft intro or even solo. When the band knows who is leading the instrumental intro, then it helps the flow immensely. During practice I like to mark the top of each piece with Drum intro or piano solo intro as a reminder who is to take the instrumental lead-in.

    2.Determine how to finish each song

    Again, depending on where the songs are placed in the service, linking songs is vital for the service to be more than a concert. Sometimes 2 songs medley together and you want to flow them seamlessly. Other times the songs are abruptly different either in style or key or feel. Then you may want to end one song completely and start the next after a break. Regardless, I usually think a piano pad will link the previous song with the final chord and then fade as the new song begins.

    3 Decide how to finish the praise service

    Usually the worship leader will decide if he plans to spend some time following the last song in free worship. If so, we think it helps to plan the chord loop you will use and practice this so the band knows what progression of chords you will use. Perhaps the final song is victorious and lends to praise and an upbeat response. What chords will you use to help this? Sometimes an upbeat bridge is the key to a good upbeat chord sequence.

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  • Music Theory

    In What Key are You Playing?

    How do you know in what key a song is written? A guitar playing worship leader loves certain keys because of the chords that are used in that key. But what does the key…

    December 13, 2019
  • Leadership

    2 Ways to raise up leaders

    We all face the challenge of a team member leaving. What are we going to do to replace them? Throughout the Bible we see examples of leaders being appointed to lead. In the natural…

    December 10, 2019
  • Leadership

    4 Areas to Evaluate Worship Team Success

    I sometimes wish God would give me a report card to show how I’m doing. Then I could study more or get better or maybe just feel good about how I’m doing.  Let’s examine…

    December 2, 2019
  • Devotions

    10 ways to positively influence people

    Like it or not we all influence people. Sometimes we positively influence people and other times we deflate people. Today let’s look at some ways to influence people positively. John Maxwell states “difficulties seldom…

    October 7, 2019