Poll 2012: Do You Use Click Tracks In Worship?

I asked this question a year and a half ago, let’s see if anything’s changed since then! Poll 2012: Do You Use Click Tracks In Worship? we don't use clicks or accompaniment tracks no click, just accompaniment tracks click track w/loops, synth, etc. click track only View Results  Loading ...

Starting with Click Tracks

In my previous article I talked about the magic of a click track and how it can turn a band of amateurs into something special. But how can you start? Here’s a list of 3 evolutionary click track steps from my own experience – from easy to high tech: 1.…

Poll: Do you use click tracks in your worship?

Do you use click tracks in your worship? click track only click track w/loops, synth, etc. no click, just accompaniment tracks we don't use clicks or accompaniment tracks View Results  Loading ...

Easter’s Over! Now What?

Easter’s over! Now what? Relax: Worship leaders have been on a holiday treadmill since Christmas. Give yourself permission to take a break. Take a few days off. Go off the grid. Dream: Once your batteries have been recharged and your mind isn’t weighed down by a looming holiday event, dare…

How Recording Can Enhance Your Worship Service

How can recording help your praise team? It’s not a top priority, but if your worship ministry is under control and well managed, recording can speed up the learning curve for your musicians and enhance the worship experience of your church. Is your ministry managed and under control? By this,…

What Are Multitracks?

You’ve probably at some point used stereo tracks (accompaniment tracks) in your worship and maybe even click tracks. The next step is multitracks. It used to be that only the big churches and techie worship leaders were using multitracks – now they’re within reach of the average church, and stems…

Church Profile: Trinity of Fairview

Last Sunday I enjoyed worshiping with the praise team at Trinity of Fairview near Asheville, NC. They premiered my new arrangement of All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (download it for free.) Trinty runs about 700 with a choir of around 40. Music director Ed Frisbee leads along with…

In Ear Monitoring 101

Confused about in ear monitors? Want to start with click tracks and multitracks but don’t know where to begin? My friend Will Johnson is a Belmont grad who traveled with Country and Pop stars as a soundman before settling down in a local megachurch. He’s told me about a very…

15 Years of Worship: Production Values

Over a decade ago I was a part time music director at a church plant that met in an elementary school auditorium. We eventually bought and remodeled our own building. We had a band consisting of Roland V-Drums, bass, electric guitar and me on the keyboard with an occasional acoustic…

In-Ear Monitoring Systems for Worship

When I started with click tracks and loops many years ago I began with a super simple (and primitive) setup. I’d create a drum loop in my software (Stylus), burn a CD and play it from a portable CD player on my keyboard. The drum loop would be fed mainly…
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