Jan 8, 2015
Want to help
your worship team sound more professional? Then it's time to start
arranging and playing in "parts". Churches are filled with
extremely talented musicians, but very few of those musicians have
any experience playing in the context of a band, so a lot of
worship teams just stand on the stage and play chords together.
Music is meant to be so much more than just playing the chords on
your chord charts! In this episode Brenton Collyer and I tackle
what it means to play in parts and give some practical tips to help
you begin creating more beautiful music arrangements for your
be so much more than just playing the chords on the chord
chart! - Tweet
parts means you’re playing something different and complimentary to
what the other instruments are playing. - Tweet That!
The more musicians on the stage, the less each
one will need to play. - Tweet That!
Good musicians figure out a specific part to play
for each section of the song, and then they always play it the
same. - Tweet That!
If everyone is playing a simple complimentary
part, when you put those parts together it creates a cohesive,
beautiful, well crafted whole. - Tweet That!
Just because you have the ability to play
something complicated doesn’t mean you should.
song! Play what the song needs, not what you want.
simplest part is the best part. - Tweet That!
play something, make sure it needs to be there, and if it does, put
your heart and soul into it. - Tweet That!
difference between a player, and a professional is the
professional knows how to listen! - Tweet