Flashcards in Final Deck (62)
Some instruments serve primarily...
One function. Others serve more than one
Each member fits into a specific place in the...
Frequency/ Pitch Spectrum
-Links Rhythm with harmony and melody
-Full Spectrum Bandwidth
-Drives song forward
-Establishes the feel
-Full spectrum frequency bandwidth
-plays chords and fills in melodic parts on occasion
In the context of a worship band, keyboardist often must stay in the...
Middle frequency bandwidth to avoid playing over other musicians
Many keys players see themselves as...
Only piano players
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
Other keyboard sounds:
-near full spectrum frequency bandwidth
-"Maverick" of the group
-percussive, melodic, harmonic
-rhythm-foundational chord structure
-Middle to upper frequency bandwidth
-percussive, melodic or harmonic
-often follows a drummers kick, snare, and hi-hat
-often complementing the drummer
-adds extra elements of texture and complexity to the sound
-takes the raw sound of each band member and further enhances the relationship in the frequency spectrum
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
A good sound engineer is your only link to...
How your tone translates to the congregation
The band is only as good as...
Their sound operator
Two most important aspects to a great sounding musician
1. play in tune
2. play in time
Play in tune-
Own a tuner
The closer to being perfectly in tune you are...
The better you and your worship band will sound.
(Especially live horns and strings.)
Play in time-own metronome.
-Play to the pulse of the song.
-be consciousof attacks and release and turnarounds
Practice time trick:
Try to practice 20 minutes instead of 2 hours. After 20 minutes you usually feel propelled to practice much longer anyway
Is the key to learning half of what's out there. Add to your practice routine the word "repeat"
Adopt the overlearn concept
To get stuff down to where you can play it without thinking about it, you must over learn it
Sharpen your memory and...
Have greater success on stage and in the studio
Concentrate and listen to the click of the metronome and consciously try to line up your...
Hands, fingers, or feet to that click
It is possible to seem on with the metronome but...
Actually be off
When playing in his service, your goal is to...
Sounds great at all times
You must play within your...
When you can play or sing that wrist or fill perfectly every time...
Then apply it to church service
Study and listen to
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
Every musician Tinson actually gravitate to
Other musicians and attempt to emulate their style
-The tone of their voice
-The runs they sing
-The fills they play
The sounds they use
The final level that is essential in achieving the same feel as the original artist
Structure, chord progressions , grooves, rhythm, feels and licks
What is the element of the song?
The situation which you are most effective
Every style or genre of music has a different...
Energy and passion
Come early to rehearsal to
Set up your gear
Come prepared and know
Your material before rehearsal
Have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with...
The time you have and can hear you keep this with your team
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
Praying together as a team for each other or people's needs...
Builds trust in unity with the team
Who do you refer to you for final say musically?
When the band stops...
Don't use that time to practice
What is critical to a good band rehearsal?
Being creative allows your team to...
Express their talents and also develop them at the same time
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
It is always best to you first learn the
Set arrangement of the song
The way you approach a phrase that you are either playing or singing
Attack is easier because it's
The beginning of the phrase
How you end a phrase
The purpose of a turnaround is...
To transition from one section of the song to another
Dynamics are the key to
Making your worship band sound great
Playing quietly or with less intensity in certain places in a song and louder and with more intensity in other places
If a band plays a song dynamically
The song breathes volume wise
Rehearse dynamics of the song until they are...
Don't confuse volume level with
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?
The pulse of the song and how the instruments dynamically breathe with it
The groove is created by...
Tension against even time
The two keys to achieving a personal sound as an individual and as a group are:
Passion and focus