FRONT & CENTER (an expert from Getting Your Church To Sing by Steven James Reed) The first is to know where to stand. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to ask people who the leader is and was surprised to find out that it was the person in the back hiding behind their[…]
Part 1 (an excerpt from our new book, Getting Your Church To Sing) We have been told since we were little children, “Don’t talk to strangers.” We’ve been told not to take candy from them, not to follow them, and you might have even been instructed to scream, “Stranger Danger,” if someone you don’t know[…]
I remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting by a campfire out in a mountain clearing that we had hiked to, watching the flickering embers float up to meet the stars shining brightly down on us and feeling a deep sense that God was there with us. I don’t remember what songs we sang or[…]
Today we return from a long hiatus to answer a recent question of, “how many singers should you have each service?” We will discuss why many vocalists struggle to hear themselves and what factors are important to consider when determining what number is right for you. Join us!
I recently pulled out my old recording board from its protective foam lined road case that I’ve kept in the garage for years. The sights, smell, and the familiar feel of knobs and faders sprung a flood of memories that sloshed my mind back to the day when this Roland VS-2480 HD with 80 Gig[…]
So a metal drummer, folk guitarist, and a classically trained pianist walk into a church… While that sounds like the opening line to a joke, I’m actually describing the real life situation for the average worship team around the world. At your church the instrument and style differences may vary but the results are the[…]
I sat down to write the annual “Read Family Goals” in my usual “be specific with a deadline and a budget” manner. But as I began to fill in the blanks of my spreadsheet for this year I heard a still small voice ask, “What’s the difference between a goal and a task?” Which was[…]
How much time should you spend in Worship? Maybe this story of a visit to the Air Force Academy will help you ask a better question. Join us today as Steven Reed shares a funny story and some great insights into how to do more with what you have.
Running a soundboard demands both technical and artistic skills. While there are people who have both, most people have more of one than the other. Join us today as we discuss why getting both of these skills into the sound booth is essential, even if all that skill is not contained in just one person[…]
Today we are continuing our conversation about the benefits of an audition/eval. This episode focuses on why some singers though they struggle on stage might actually have an environment problem and how to develop muscle memory to sing on pitch every time. A short episode that is filled with valuable information.