This comprehensive 5-hour course, available on 3 DVDs, as downloads and also via our subscription service features the following topics:
Who stands where and why – exploring sight lines, instrument and amp placements
Hearing everyone and ending volume wars
Timing, tempo and tuning
Developing your internal sense of time
Choosing song tempos and changing a wrong tempo
Typical tempo issues and playing with time
Tuning tips and issues for every instrument
Understanding and building groove
Finding your instrument’s rhythmic role
Building right rhythms in different song types
Creating musical space
Identifying where rhythms go wrong
Working with incomplete ensembles
Filling up the sonic spectrum
Covering for missing instruments
Working with too many of the same instrument
Types of dynamics
Using volumes and subdivisions
Range, colour and texture
Tension and release
Communication and listening skills
Forms of planned and spontaneous communication
Developing listening skills
Learn to lead and follow musically
Going beyond the mechanics of music
Conveying meaning and emotion
Matching lyrics and theme with the music
Using sounds and chord substitutions to create different emotions
On screen graphics for enhanced learning
Demos, play alongs and downloadable practice materials
30 exercises for your worship team to use
All worked out step-by-step, using worship songs and hymns
Worship team training: who is it for?
This course is suitable for singers and musicians of all ability levels and styles. Designed for contemporary bands, orchestral teams and blended ensembles.
With video lessons, on-screen graphics, tips, ideas and 30 worship song based exercises for your team to try.
“The most useful worship team training course I’ve found”
“Whether you’re a small worship group just starting out or a seasoned large worship team, there is so much in this new Band Skills set for you to learn from. It’s clearly come from real world experience of both leading worship and hands-on training that Musicademy have run themselves.
While it’s all helpful when watched as an individual, this course comes into its own when you use it as a team; with thought provoking questions and guided exercises to discuss and apply what you’re learning as you go through it. There’s enough material to use across four or five different team evenings at least.
We’ve used various resources over the years with our 30+ people worship team, but this is far by the most practical and applicable I’ve seen.
If you were wondering what would take your worship team’s band skills to the next level, you’ve just found it.”
Simon Patrick, Worship Leader, King’s Church, High Wycombe