Drummers

Drummers, you know the feeling... The new song you're teaching your church sounds like it was recorded in a stadium somewhere: a huge, rich, warm, driving drum sound throbs away driving the feel and groove of the song. Problem is your church building doesn't look a lot like Wembley. How…

2 Comments

A note on the piano…

I recently came across the following blooper from a church notice sheet: "The recent church fundraising concert was a great success. Special thanks are due to the minister's daughter, who laboured the whole evening at the piano, which as usual fell upon her." As a regular church pianist you may…

7 Comments

The Slow Death of Congregational Singing?

At a conference recently, I led a number of delegates through a seminar stream entitled ‘Leading a Congregation in Song’, we thought through how to best foster a culture of congregational singing in our churches. This is a key issue, as many are concerned by what one writer has called…

0 Comments

Come praise and glorify

Come Praise and Glorify is written by Bob Kauflin (Sovereign Grace Music) and Tim Chester (The Crowded House, Sheffield). It is featured on the album ‘The Gathering’ which is a CD recorded live at Worship God 2011. A recording of the song can be found here and free resources (sheet…

0 Comments

Songwriters?

Lots of Christian musicians would like to be song writers. In today’s performance culture it can seem quite glamorous, but however much we need songs that sound great on CD, what God’s church needs most are songs that we can sing together congregationally. Here are a few tips as to…

1 Comment

Advent- Christmas is coming!

"We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!" Speaking to a couple of friends over the last few days I breathed a sigh of relief when I realised that the number of carol services I am involved in can be counted on one hand; some of my…

0 Comments

10,000 reasons – Matt Redman

Recently we’ve introduced Matt Redman’s song 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) to our church, (click here for audio youtube link)  and the congregation - both young and old have quickly grown to love it. Here are some reasons for why I think they’ve taken to it, and why it’s a…

1 Comment

LMMC Song Links

As mentioned at LMMC on Saturday, we thought it would be helpful to put up a list of the songs we did together, and YouTube links so you can have a wee listen and see if they might be useful in your church setting.  Click here to view. We hope you…

2 Comments