A day in the life of an apprentice

I recently learned from my boss that I got my place on the Music Apprenticeship Scheme on the strength of being able to tune a guitar successfully. What he didn’t know of course, was that was about as far as my guitar skills extended. Thankfully however over the course of…

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| Choosing Songs for Sunday 3| Introducing New Songs

This is the final part in a series of posts looking at the task of choosing songs for Sunday services. The aim in this series has been to provide a model for music leaders, pastors and others involved in selecting the songs you sing. In part one, Clarifying the Task, we…

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| choosing songs for Sunday 2 | working week to week

This is the second in a short series of posts looking at the task of choosing songs for Sunday services. The aim in this series is to provide a model for music leaders, pastors and others involved in selecting the songs you sing. In part one, we saw how singing is…

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Some books to peruse..

The below are the books we had on our bookstall at our recent London conference, but whether you were with us on Saturday or not, these are some of the books that we rate at the minute. If you'd like to get your hands on any of them, we recommend…

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| North Coast Sessions – Getty | Review

On the surface… This is a well put together album.  Perhaps noticing how online streaming has changed how we listen, the Getty’s have this time released a short album- just 8 tracks in total, and they’ve done them well.  Well produced, slick and accessible.  Interesting to listen to, but not…

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| Holy Roar – Chris Tomin | Review

On the surface… This sounds like your standard contemporary christian album.  Lots of rocking guitars and synths and strong bass and drums.  Catchy riffs and sing loud in the car moments. We historically have some awesome songs from Tomlin (how great is our God, our chains are gone, Our God,…

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EMA 2018 setlist

We had a brilliant week last week in the Barbican with the Proc Trust, hearing wonderful, encouraging teaching, and being blown away with the sound of so many singing their hearts out! The songs we sang together were mostly well known, but if any were new to you, here are…

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Jesus shall reign

Sometimes its helpful to think a little deeper about the hymns and songs that we sing. So we asked Daniel Johnson to give us some historical and theological background to this Isaac Watts classic that has been recently adapted by the Gettys. We hope you find this interesting and helpful.…

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new songs for new year

Recently we emailed a number of music directors around the UK and asked what songs they had been teaching over the last few months in their churches. We hope the list below and the Spotify playlist will give you some inspiration in the coming weeks and months. Obviously with lists…

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London Conference – 18th November

The London Word in Song conference is now open for booking! Click here to book your place.  Taking place on Saturday 18th November at Christ Church Mayfair in partnership with our friends at EMU Music, this conference promises to be a great day of training for your church music teams…

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