"Agreed - $1500 is silly and your sound guy was trying to make money. You can mic a piano with a Shure SM57 ($90) over standard XLR cable ($40) into your existing PA. I've never liked boundary mics - small diaphragm condensors have always been…"
"That's a very good question. I'll probe that further. She likes hymns and choral music but also very much likes contemporary music and services. I think she doesn't like electronics. When we moved into our new…"
"... but you've already told us that you can't hear it half the time. Does his wife prefer quieter services or is it the psycho-acoustic effect she is hankering after? That is a fairly pointed question but it might be worth checking that…"
"He doesn't always play both instruments at the same time. Depending on the song and effects he wants he will often play mostly on the piano with both hands then reach over to the Korg during part of a song to add some pads, bagpipes,…"
"So, that brings up another question. You are right in that the piano acoustic sound is getting lost in the mix of all the amplified instruments. We talked to our A/V company about getting it mic'ed and run into the sound board.…"
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Lead vocals, leading worship
My education and career has been in the field of computer software engineering. However my real passions are worshiping God through contemporary Christian music, working with youth, and serving through mission and outreach ministries. I have been a part of the River of Life and their music ministry since 2001 and am very excited to be leading our congregation in worship.
Hymns, Contemporary, and Rock. I spend most of my time leading with music by Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Matt Redman, Hillsong, Charlie Hall, Jeremy Camp, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Sonic Flood, Jami Smith, Brandon Heath, Israel Houghton, Paul Baloche, Third Day, and starting to move into Starfield, Storyside:B, Disciple, Skillet, Pillar, Kutless, Lincoln Brewster, Michael Gungor,
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Make my heart steadfast, O God; That I may sing and make music with all my soul. For your love is great, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Help me to praise you, O LORD, among the nations; Help me to sing of you among the people. Be exalted, O God, and let your glory be over all the earth. -- psalm 108:1-5
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I keep returning to your incident in the park. I believe we all need more experiences like that. They are the moments we remember and treasure long after we have forgotten last year's Sunday services. Just sitting in the rain, listening to the wind in the trees and the patter of raindrops, reflecting on how great and how close our Creator is. But how many of us plan moments like that? And has it inspired you to do anything similar since?
Hi Pete: I'm a singer/songwriter/Acoustic Guitarist from California. I compose all my own original works by the help of the Lord. I have been living for God since I was 18...and I am now 47 just like you!! Wow! Anyways, I am Majoring in music at College...I use to work in the advertising/marketing field for a newspaper but decided to follow my true passion...MUSIC~~ I hope to get my material copyrighted soon and my dream is to one day record my stuff and put out a CD. Alot of people say my material sounds like Amy Grant mixed with Allison Krauss with a folk/jazz flair. I have been into Steven Curtis Chapman, 4-Him, Amy Grant, Hillsongs, Israel, Jars of Clay....I believe that God sets us up and God brings us down...I want to lift him up in everything I do! Hope we can connect musically...let me know what ideas you have...I am open to new worship materials, vocals, etc... God bless, Cindy (Guitar Lady) check out my site on Worship the Rock (sorry I am new to site and don't have a photo posted yet.)
I find secular music shallow and lacking Thank you Mr. Brower. I've been saved almost 30 years and have never had to lean on secular music for any inspiration to write music. Although my music may have some similar sounds to secular in someone's opinion (because somewhere along the way, we all sound like someone) I've always been inspired to write while listening to other Christian artists, not secular. blessings, elman