What To Expect with a Praise and Harmony Workshop

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Never been to a Praise and Harmony Workshop? Are you considering hosting a Workshop at your church? We’re now booking 2015. People who have yet to experience a Praise and Harmony congregational workshop often ask about what is emphasized during the training. Here are the top priorities (although it’s just the beginning:) #1. Encourage 100% […]

Brazil Worship Leaders Sing “Dai Graças a Deus”

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Check out this video of worship leaders from across Brazil singing, “Dai Gracas a Deus.” These Brazilian leaders gathered to study music and worship leading with instructors Jules Cseszko (Melbourne, Australia), Michael Rogers (Arlington, Texas), Melissa, Anthony and Keith Lancaster. The leaders traveled from Rio, Forta Leza, Recife, Manaus, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, Natal, Itu’, Atibaia, […]

Five Point Plan for Singing and Worship Renewal

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Restoration preachers were known for their five-point sermons. Whether the subject was salvation or worship, five points were chosen to simplify the message and help listeners remember. This week, I heard a five-point message presented in a political speech. Again, the intent was to simplify a complex message into meaningful, memorable talking points. I have assembled […]

Be With Us Lord – Hymn Series

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What a treat to hear Leon Sanderson as our featured speaker (and song leader) for Park Plaza’s Hymn Series. Although he mentioned quite a number of songs, his primary focus was “Be With Me Lord,” a song co-written by Leon’s father, the late L.O. Sanderson. Leon shed light upon the background of several of his […]

Singing and Worship: Let Everyone be the Choir!

I’m convinced that a cappella congregational singing is the best approach for this reason: It only works well when everyone is involved. Considering how the overwhelming success of movies, sports and music has created a culture of spectators, it’s no surprise that many Christians have begun to approach Sunday mornings in the same way – […]

Project Music Notation or Lyrics Only?

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Photo by Elaine Green – A plethora of new songs become regularly available for the church to learn, surpassed only by the number of arrangements (multiple arrangements for the exact same songs.) In a day when musical literacy is waning, what are effective strategies to encourage four-part harmony and musical literacy? I suggest that projecting […]

New Praise & Harmony Album: Only God

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The new Praise & Harmony CD, entitled Only God, contains 25 contemporary worship songs.  As with the entire Praise & Harmony Series, the package is bundled with two CDs; one with the hundreds of worshipers and the second, very valuable Vocalist Training Disk.  The training disk allows people to isolate one part at a time […]

What influenced you in learning how to sing?

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Take this simple poll. Then, you are welcome to expound further in the comments on my blog, as I’m sure there are multiple factors (answers) for most of you. However, IF you had to pick one answer, which would it be? Thanks for taking the time to visit my new blog home! I pray that […]

Sharing shaped notes in Sherman

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Learning shaped notes is the quickest way to teach a novice how to sight read music.  When people understand the significance of the shape and the intervals, the notes on the page quickly come alive.  Last night in Sherman, we shared handouts of the “moveable DO” in a chart that demystifies the concept, especially for […]

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