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Some instruments serve primarily...

One function. Others serve more than one

2

Each member fits into a specific place in the...

Frequency/ Pitch Spectrum

3

Bass Guitar:

-Lower frequency
-Harmonic Foundation
-Links Rhythm with harmony and melody

4

Drummer

-Full Spectrum Bandwidth
-Keeps Pulse
-Protects Beat
-Drives song forward
-Establishes the feel

5

Keyboardist:

-Full spectrum frequency bandwidth
-plays chords and fills in melodic parts on occasion

6

In the context of a worship band, keyboardist often must stay in the...

Middle frequency bandwidth to avoid playing over other musicians

7

Many keys players see themselves as...

Only piano players

8

Piano is one of the sounds we use, but to think of yourself as a "piano" player will...

Inhibit your thinking with regards to the rest of the sound spectrum available to keys players

9

Other keyboard sounds:

-synths
-leads
-pads
-moving pads
-Rhodes
-electric pianos
-organs
-harmonium
-strings
-brass
-effects
-delays
-overdrives
-filters

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Electric Guitar:

-near full spectrum frequency bandwidth
-"Maverick" of the group
-percussive, melodic, harmonic
-rhythm-foundational chord structure
-Lead-melodic
-percussive-rhythmic texture

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Acoustic Guitar:

-Middle to upper frequency bandwidth
-percussive, melodic or harmonic
-often follows a drummers kick, snare, and hi-hat

12

Percussionist:

-rhythmic elements
-often complementing the drummer
-adds extra elements of texture and complexity to the sound

13

Sound engineer:

-takes the raw sound of each band member and further enhances the relationship in the frequency spectrum

14

You must be constantly working with your sound engineer in order to...

Ensure your equipment, tone, and proper role is been efficiently brought out for the song

15

A good sound engineer is your only link to...

How your tone translates to the congregation

16

The band is only as good as...

Their sound operator

17

Two most important aspects to a great sounding musician

1. play in tune
2. play in time

18

Play in tune-

Own a tuner

19

The closer to being perfectly in tune you are...

The better you and your worship band will sound.

(Especially live horns and strings.)

20

Play in time-own metronome.

-Play to the pulse of the song.

-be consciousof attacks and release and turnarounds

21

Practice time trick:

Try to practice 20 minutes instead of 2 hours. After 20 minutes you usually feel propelled to practice much longer anyway

22

Repetitiveness:

Is the key to learning half of what's out there. Add to your practice routine the word "repeat"

23

Adopt the overlearn concept

To get stuff down to where you can play it without thinking about it, you must over learn it

24

Sharpen your memory and...

Have greater success on stage and in the studio

25

Concentrate and listen to the click of the metronome and consciously try to line up your...

Hands, fingers, or feet to that click

26

It is possible to seem on with the metronome but...

Actually be off

27

When playing in his service, your goal is to...

Sounds great at all times

28

You must play within your...

Present limitations

29

When you can play or sing that wrist or fill perfectly every time...

Then apply it to church service

30

Study and listen to

Studio musicians

31

Listen to all styles of music to

Boost your creativity on your instrument and make you more aware of how to approach the stalls when you confront them in your worship band

32

Every musician Tinson actually gravitate to

Other musicians and attempt to emulate their style

33

Technique

-The tone of their voice
-The runs they sing
-The fills they play
The sounds they use

34

Nuance

The final level that is essential in achieving the same feel as the original artist

35

Memorize the...

Structure, chord progressions , grooves, rhythm, feels and licks

36

What is the element of the song?

The situation which you are most effective

37

Every style or genre of music has a different...

Energy and passion

38

Come early to rehearsal to

Set up your gear

39

Come prepared and know

Your material before rehearsal

40

Have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with...

The time you have and can hear you keep this with your team

41

Think carefully about the way you structured your rehearsals and set them up in a way...

That allows you in the team to be the most effective

42

Praying together as a team for each other or people's needs...

Builds trust in unity with the team

43

Who do you refer to you for final say musically?

The bandleader

44

When the band stops...

Don't use that time to practice

45

What is critical to a good band rehearsal?

Good monitoring

46

Being creative allows your team to...

Express their talents and also develop them at the same time

47

Try to get creative with a song that you have been singing for a while in church so you can...

Keep it fresh without alienating the congregation

48

It is always best to you first learn the

Set arrangement of the song

49

Attacking release:

The way you approach a phrase that you are either playing or singing

50

Attack is easier because it's

The beginning of the phrase

51

Release is...

How you end a phrase

52

The purpose of a turnaround is...

To transition from one section of the song to another

53

Dynamics are the key to

Making your worship band sound great

54

Dynamics

Playing quietly or with less intensity in certain places in a song and louder and with more intensity in other places

55

If a band plays a song dynamically

The song breathes volume wise

56

Rehearse dynamics of the song until they are...

Second nature

57

Don't confuse volume level with

Intensity

58

Thanks to listen for when playing with others:

-how loudly they are playing?
-what are their dynamics?
-how do they start and end each phrase?
-where are they accenting?
-how are they playing the accents?
-are they playing ahead or behind the beat?
-do they speed up when they play softer or louder?

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Groove:

The pulse of the song and how the instruments dynamically breathe with it

60

The groove is created by...

Tension against even time

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The two keys to achieving a personal sound as an individual and as a group are:

Passion and focus

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In a band, there are 3 basic musical functions:

-melodic
-harmonic
-rhythmic