iSingWorship will provide you with great sounding music from top producers and musicians in congregationally-friendly keys. It will also automatically display the lyrics accurately in perfect sync (no need for separate video presentation software) and, most importantly, allow for highly flexible control of the music. You can even display the chords with the lyrics on screen to use if you play along. Read more
Churches with limited musician resources seem to be occurring in epidemic proportions. Also, many churches want to be able to utilize modern worship songs in their times of worship, but find it difficult to do so without proper instrumentation. Today, we have technologies available that provide great solutions for churches that need help. In the next five weeks, I will be talking about five great solutions. My first post is about one of the best resources available to worship musicians–LifeWayWorship.com. Read more
In past posts, I have introduced several resources for leading worship when you do not have live musicians available. Each option has different advantages and disadvantages (I will be doing a close comparison of all these products in December). iSingWorship is a virtual worship band app, like Worship Band-in-Hand, that runs on iPhone or iPad platforms. Of the four virtual bands, it is by far the least expensive to use. Let’s take a look. Read more
Are you having trouble finding musicians for your worship band? Worship Band in Hand can fill your needs! Whether you need a drummer, a bassist, or a whole band, Worship Band in Hand can add what you’re missing as you play along. Worship Band in Hand (WBIH) is another one of the tools that churches with limited resources can utilize to provide great music for worship. (Take a look at the other products reviewed to date here.) Read more
In past weeks, I talked about LifeWayWorship.com and Worship Backing Band–two great resources for churches with few musicians or for those times you are only left with a few or no musicians. Today, I am sharing with you a third solution–Fly Worship. Fly Worship, like Worship Backing Band, is a solution that uses a multi-track player that allows you to individually set levels or mute various parts of the band. Additionally, Fly Worship has accompanying pedals that allow you to manipulate the music “on the fly,” such as repeat a chorus, fade certain or all instruments, move to the end before the song would otherwise be complete, and more. When selecting the right solution for your setting, realize that each of the three products has very different features and capabilities.
Does your church sometimes only have half a full band or even no band at all? Do you need something to fill in for missing musicians? Utilizing technology that is available to the church today can be an answer for churches with limited resources. I recently wrote about one such resource–LifeWayWorship.com (see post). Today, I would like to share with you several resources from Worship Backing Band. a sister company to Musicademy, the leading provider of instructional resources for musicians involved in worship. In future posts, I will explore additional resources for churches that are struggling with providing worship leadership. Read more
Just today, I relived a phone call I have received so many times in my last two years working for the Convention. A pastor calls to ask for help. He has no musicians to lead times of worship–whether on Sunday morning or another setting. They call hoping I have some solution for them. Thankfully I do. After walking the callers through some solutions, I hang up the phone and breathe a prayer, thanking God for the folks at LifeWayWorship.com