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
If you're taking lessons, that's probably the place to start. In particular, your teacher can probably get some great tones out of your gear and then, when you try it, you'll realise that the sound which comes out is a…"
"Not a pleasant experience although, as you say, it could have been worse. May good come of it though for your church and wider community - perhaps stronger relationships or the miscreants getting headed off a bad path before they get to worse…"
"As can probably be seen on the news feed, that was my third try at this response and the others didn't age well overnight. I'm leaving this one in spite of deficiencies, but I don't know how else to express it. I suppose there's…"
"Example of when I'd like a completely notated part:
When a song has a notated intro for 8 measures involving precisely two different patterns for precisely two chords, then is notated "sim." for the remainder of the chords, when those…"
"Doing Meredith Andrews' "Behold the Savior" Sunday. Rehearsal tomorrow (Thursday). Will be getting lead sheet later this evening. Can't hear any guitar on recording. Or what I'm listening to doesn't sound like guitar…"
"...that moment when you finally build up the boldness to obstinately play the guitar riff as recorded and as correctly written in the score, and that has been played by keys or full score piano incorrectly and unmentioned until it has become a…"
"My classical guitar library has re-emerged from a basement full of moving boxes so I now have ample study materials with which to combat the bad habits I have reacquired by playing from chord charts and recordings. I'll stop requesting the dots…"
"How much music do you need to support playing the average worship song. I think the 94 pages Charles suggests is just a little extreme... and would be wasted if nobody else was following a similar part. However, I feel the pain of trying to recreate…"
"I don't need to be able to sight read fluently until I need to be able to sight read fluently. Unfortunately, being able to sight read fluently when I need to depends greatly upon practicing and maintaining that skill when I don't need to.…"
"Well, you could always do the listening and transcribing yourself, and then just hand the 94 pages to your worship leader and say, "this is what I'll be playing. Let me know if you want any changes."
Honestly, as a WL, I had the…"
"Honestly, is the objection to written music really about making one's playing stiff and uninspired, or is it because most people don't want to spend the effort to read fluently or don't read at all? "
"After yet another foray into musical theatre, I more than ever want guitar parts written out on the staff in the correct octave. It was nice to be taken seriously as a musician by other musicians. I shudder to think of memorizing the equivalent of…"
"We use Planning Center Online. The WL usually schedules personnel 90 days out and the charts and songs are generally posted one to two weeks out. We get chord charts and lyric sheets via PDF from the site (which can also transpose, which…"
""Always" is a pretty high standard. I consider myself quite a stickler for detail and yet I'm still quite pleased every time a chart I've created makes it through being used in earnest without spotting something to…"