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By admin | March 6, 2015
By Andy@Musicademy | January 26, 2015
When we create our backing tracks we face the dilemma of people (thinking that they) want the song as close to the original recording as possible and actually creating a track that is actually singable in church and also practical as a backing track. Inevitably that will involve recording it in a lower key than the original, and it will often mean that we remove lengthy instrumental introductions (one of the songs in the latest batch has a 28 bar musical interlude in the original!) and interludes which don’t really work in a church situation, especially with backing tracks.
This is one of the things that distinguishes Worship Backing Band recordings from other multi tracks on the market. We put a huge effort into the singability of our recordings and actively avoid using the original when it has been produced with radio play or large arena style performances in mind.
Here’s the thinking behind our latest batch.
Alive (C) – Aodhan King, Alexander Pappas (Hillsong)
The main thing we had to work on in this song was the range. The song itself isn’t very rangy but in the original most of the melody notes hit around E, F# and G# which is way to high for most congregations. So we moved the key a whole two tones down to C and now they centre around C, D and E which is much more singable. We also moved a few sections to give the arrangement more usable options. The original ends with drums but we did that as a breakdown so now you can go back to a big chorus to finish or still end with the drums by using the jump function in the player.
By admin | January 24, 2015
Today we have launched 10 new MultiTrack Pro Wav backing tracks. Each also has an EveryKey Chord Chart where you get 12 pdf charts per song, one in all 12 keys plus a Nashville Number Chart too!
The new MultiTrack Pro Wav backing tracks
- Alive – Aodhan King, Alexander Pappas (Hillsong)
- Build Your Kingdom Here – (Rend Collective)
- Christ is Enough – Reuben Morgan, Jonas Myrin (Hillsong)
- Give Me Faith – Chris Brown, Mack Brock, London Gatch, Wade Joye (Elevation Worship)
- Great Are You Lord – Jason Ingram, David Leonard, Leslie Jordan (All Songs and Daughters)
- I Surrender – Matt Crocker (Hillsong)
- Lord I Need You – Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill and Daniel Carson
- Nothing is Impossible – Joth Hunt (Planet Shakers)
- Open Up The Heavens – Meredith Andrews, Stuart Garrard, Jason Ingram, Andi Rozier and James McDonald
- Open Up Our Eyes – Chris Brown, Mack Brock, London Gatch, Wade Joye (Elevation Worship)
Buy in bundles of 10, 20, 50 or 75 songs and save money.
EveryKey Chord Charts for each MultiTrack Read More »
By Marie@Musicademy | January 22, 2015
Worship Leader Magazine has reviewed a couple of our more recent releases. This is what they have to say about the Musicademy Sound Tech and PA Training DVDs:
“An affordable, user-friendly means to train your tech team. This comprehensive package of over nine hours of video instruction is a value-added, cost-effective way to train your team.”
And it’s nice to hear that they consider us “one of the Internet’s premier multimedia and training resources for worship”
The review of Worship Backing Band DVD Volume 4 finds “it is perfect for a small group event or retreat where a full worship band is not an option” and recognises that the DVDs are “suitable for all forms of play-back including iPad and smart phone applications.”