Those nice people at Worship Leader Magazine have reviewed a number of our recent DVD releases. We thought you might be interested in what they had to say. Feel free to add your own review in the comments at the bottom.
HARMONY AND BACKING VOCAL Volume 1 of the Harmony and Backing Vocal DVD is relaxed and focuses on harmony, phrasing and beginning through advanced techniques. Familiar worship songs such as “Never Let Go” with Matt Redman, Brooke Lighterwood-Fraser’s version of “Hosanna” and Tim Hughes’ “Be My Everything” are used to explore 3rd and 5th harmonies, when and when not to sing, echoes, and ad libs. Instructor Andreana Arganda offers sound and practical advice to expand vocal range whil helping those new to worship arrangements progress through the genre with concise and succinct advice.
WORSHIP BACKING BAND FOR CHURCHES AND SMALL GROUPS This DVD is filled with 54 backing tracks. There are both short and long worship set lists that are arranged thematically and feature songs by Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Tim Hughes and Brenton Brown. The DVD also has the ability to project lyrics onscreen that allows for sing-alongs for churches and small groups. This is an excellent, easy-to-use tool that facilitates worship conveniently and allows both churches on a budget and small groups to participate in meaningful praise and worship.
WORSHIP BACKING BAND MUSICIANS PRACTICE TRACKS
Includes the same 54 tracks as the Backing Band DVD; however, you can choose to play the songs without vocals, guitars, drums, bass or keyboards. The chord charts are also included which are displayed with the lyrics. Practice Tracks gives rise to a reservoir of creative rehearsal ideas that allow the worship leader, musician or vocalist to learn and enhance a playlist for a variety of settings. The tools are practical and inspirational for churches, small groups and bands to lift up expressive worship and a joy to practice with.
IMPROVISATION SKILLS FOR ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS IN WORSHIP
This one introduces the role of orchestral instruments, playing to your ability, scales, melodies and working with inexperienced musicians among other skills. This three volume DVD box set is informative, satisfying and practical. The instrumentation and advice is momentous in presenting thoughts and ideas that keep the focus on both fundamental and inspirational aspects of worship. It builds on the foundation established by the other DVDs in the series and is an amazing resource for the entire worship team.