"Ok. I think this may be a dead thread, but I thought I'd step in here. I actually had to read the post about 3 times, and I think I'm only now getting what the question is.
So the guitar is always in standard tuning, just…"
"Something that seems popular with younger people especially is not simply doing motions, but signing (as in for the deaf) to a song. It seems to bring an extra element to the music and the added benefit is that if a hearing impaired person is there,…"
"When I do songs for our youth group, I mix the motion songs in with other songs. Motion songs are pretty much old school as most of the modern songs make it hard to do motions to..such as Everlasting God, Mighty to Save, etc. Motion songs are based…"
I am a youth pastor at an awesome church in Indiana. I have been very active in leading worship and mentoring youth throughout the years. Although I have been playing the guitar for nearly 15 years now, I have given most of that playing time to training youth to lead for their peers. I would say my style is "old" contemporary. I know that this is an oxymoron but I have been leading and teaching youth with the songs of the 90's and early 2000's. Although I spend a lot of time listening to music, i hven't taken the time to play the "modern" music out.
My ministry has mainly been to help struggling congregations continue to make the grueling transition away from hymns in a less obtrusive method. I may even hold myself back in doing so because of the sensitivity of the issue.
I am self taught and have a love for rockin' out with the youth I mentor. It is cool to watch these kids lead their peers in song.
I am a Chris Tomlin fan. His music was the first music I introduced to youth as the Passion movement took root in the Late 90's.
Other influences are Jeff Deyo, Delirious?, Jeremy Camp...
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.