Worship Band Skills - Downloads - Part 6

Worship Band Skills - Downloads - Part 6

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Worship Band Skills

In this download:

Communication and Listening Skills

  • Communication - This last set of lessons looks at the important topic of effective communication. We'll cover looking and listening skills, how to use the different types of communication and the art of leading and following spontaneously.

  • Communication in rehearsals - Practising communication in rehearsal for better live performance.

  • Going beyond the mechanics of music - Having looked at the mechanics of music, we explore expression in music and playing with meaning.

  • Conveying emotion through music - How to convey emotion in the way we play by matching theme and lyrics with the music we make.

  • Ideas for expressing different emotions in music -The lesson looks at a variety of practical ideas, sounds and chord substitutions to express different feelings and emotions.

  • One final exercise - Here we bring the learning together with one final exercise to help you play some well known worship songs with different kinds of emotions.

  • Outro - And finally....


In the full set of downloads:

A step-by-step course unpacking the practical band skills that turn you into a seasoned musician and invaluable worship team player.

Topics covered include:

Stage placements 

  • 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

  • Playing dynamically

  • 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 emotion


  • 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

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for singers and musicians of all ability levels and styles. Suitable 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.

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