I'm loving the more informative emails that are coming through now. I had, to be honest, given up on trying to keep track of threaded discussions but getting the updates to a discussion in my inbox,…Continue
"I see this is quite an old discussion but not one I've chipped into before. I wonder how it worked out for Doug (are you still around)?
My take is that contemporary versions of hymns are often a good way to introduce them to new audiences who…"
"Likewise, it isn't a thing I've experienced in any of the churches I've been in. We get a few "orchestral" instruments - often violin, sometimes cello and I took my double bass down a few weeks ago - but that doesn't…"
"I can't comment on Mainstage vs Ableton directly although, if you are thinking about cost, Ableton for your existing PC will be a lot cheaper than buying a Mac in order to use Mainstage. Even secondhand, working Mac laptops are on the spendy…"
"In my church, there was a small annual honorariam for leading the worship group but, when I took on the role, I declined it. As a lump sum, it looked quite large; spread across the year it would become a paltry amount per week. It didn't seem…"
"When you say bi-vocational, you mean you get paid to be a worship leader some of the time? There is another chunk of us who don't get paid at all but still both lead worship, contribute to the music and spend time on co-ordinating the rest of…"
"I think those are important questions - what is a sin and what is bad theology. Furthermore, how far does that permeate? Three of the five people named in the initial post were picked out for embracing a homosexual lifestyle. However, sexuality is…"
"This side-discussion about names piques my interest.
I think this certainly isn't a forum to being making ungrounded allegations or even well-founded ones. If I knew that a famous worship song writer was living a lie, this wouldn't be the…"
"Thread resurrection is fascinating. I took a few moments to think about what I think and then checked back to see what I'd written back near the beginning. I was pleased to find that I'm fairly consistent - I still don't think we…"
"I keep a Google spreadsheet, available to the worship leaders, which shows details of the songs we've used - first line, title, CCLI detail, keys we often use, etc. This also includes an entry for each date we used it and a couple of formulas…"
"There are some carols I would happily never sing again. Top of that list is "Away in a Manger", which I think presents a trite and deficient image of Jesus; the lyrics risk keeping Jesus safely in a manger all year long. I'd be…"
"I think any material and colour would do although softer weaves will be better at filling the gaps and gently muting unwanted vibrations. However, just to check I've not been misunderstood, even loud socks won't give you a volume boost.…"
"Your big enemy is feedback. Although the double bass struggles to kick out enough volume to keep up with louder instruments like horns it is more than big enough to pick up sound energy in the room in an unpleasant way when you plug it into an amp…"
"Your work running the site is appreciated. I'm sure that being free to the users skirts over a lot of investment from you behind the scenes.
If people are moving on to other, similar sites, do they have any idea where that might be? For a…"
"I think one of the significant advances in the last 10-15 years has been amp modelling. Do they accurately recreate the sound of the amps they are based on? I haven't had a chance to do comparisons and I'm not that bothered. However, for…"
"You can tell that I'm a bassist rather than a guitarist not just because I use my trusty Zoom B3 bass multi-FX unit even when playing electric guitar but also because I'm really quite happy with what I can get out of it and not inclined to…"