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Keyboard Players

If you play the keys then this is the group for you. Share tips and tricks here!

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Worship Forum

Who plays arranger keyboard in their church, and why?

Started by Allan Midgley. Last reply by Allan Midgley Mar 11, 2013. 10 Replies

Favorite Sounds?

Started by Alex Clive Christian. Last reply by Allan Midgley May 19, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by fmckinnon on December 5, 2008 at 1:03pm
New Piano Music uploaded to my profile - would love your feedback.
Comment by Patrick Craig on November 26, 2008 at 10:15pm
Brig,
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Comment by Teresa Thomas on November 15, 2008 at 4:14am
(For Acts7) A great way to work on timing is to play along with a recorded song. Put on headphones connected to an iPod, and just play along with a few songs. Drummers do this all the time. Timing is more "felt" than "learned". You want to be relaxed, and "feel" the music. And take it slowly....it took me a long time to learn how to sing & play at the same time. It's work, but a great work. :-)
Comment by Acts7 on October 18, 2008 at 4:54am
STUCK. I AM STUCK. Musically.
Im in this state of I can't improve.
Not because Im great. I feel like I suck. I'm not getting down on myself. But ability is at a max for my talent level. How can I improve.

What I really want to work on is my timing. But I don't know how to do that. When I play keys on the praise team my focus has been solely on hitting the right chords. I sort of black out if you will and zero in on the lyrics for the changes. But Im noticing I can't rely on lyrics for changes. Who should I be listening to? The bassist? The drummer?

What can I do about this? How do you improve your timing?
Comment by Elaine on September 21, 2008 at 2:49am
I've gotten to where I like to stand, too. I can get more into it. :) Thanks for your tip about placing the pedal toward the middle. I will try that, so I can switch legs. I've been getting cramps after playing. This may solve my problem. :)
Comment by Matthew Edey on June 4, 2008 at 5:34pm
I like to sit. I'm not that fond of playing keyboard. Yeah, I know, I've always been spoiled with a grand piano, so standing isn't really practical. However during the winter months our church has the service in the fellowship hall to save on gas, and I had to use my portable piano, but standing still felt really odd. I loose my train of thought, and my left leg really hurts because of the pedal lol.
Comment by Randy on June 4, 2008 at 2:56pm
Standing for me causes hip pain from using the sustain pedal. I don't feel balanced.
Comment by Brandon K. Guttenfelder on May 28, 2008 at 8:05pm
I prefer to sit out of comfort for me, but I don't mind standing if it is necessary!
Comment by Mike Lee on May 7, 2008 at 4:51pm
Hmm..I generally prefer to stand for a few practical reasons: 1) Visual communication with worship leader, 2) Better handling of 2-tier keyboards, 3) Worship involves my whole physical being; tend to groove better when standing... But I do sit when it comes to the meditative/contemplative/quiet portions of the worship service. It pays to be physically fit though. I find them bones a little crickerty when in couch potato mode for too long.
 

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