9780801067099

The Art of Worship: A Musician's Guide to Leading Modern Worship

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801067099

  • ISBN10:

    080106709X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-01
  • Publisher: BAKER BOOKS

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Summary

Contemporary worship continues to gain strength as the form of worship of choice for many churches across the country. The Art of Worship is a complete resource to which a musician or pastor can turn when asked to lead contemporary music. It provides in-depth instruction to every aspect of contemporary worship leadership--from assembling the team to choosing the music to conducting rehearsals. Author Greg Scheer takes a balanced, holistic approach, embracing the contemporary style without denying older traditions and encouraging excellence without ignoring the realities of the local church context. Worship team leaders, musicians, and pastors looking for a quality, comprehensive resource need look no further.

Author Biography

Greg Scheer (M.A., University of Pittsburgh) is a composer, church musician, and choir and music director who has served in several churches. He was director of music ministries and a professor at Northwestern College (Iowa) for five years. Scheer is currently minister of worship at Church of the Servant (CRC) and a music associate with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, both in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Introduction: My Journey into Worship (Or, Confessions of a Failed Rock Star) 9
About This Book
11
Defining the Terms
12
1. Setting the Stage 17
Assess Your Church's Situation
18
Spread the Vision
24
Attend to Details
27
2. Assembling the Team 33
Recruiting
33
Interviewing
38
Establishing a New Worship Team
49
3. Building Repertoire 55
Repertoire Is Theology
55
Analyzing Repertoire
56
Evaluating Song Quality
60
Finding New Praise Songs
72
Introducing New Music
82
4. Planning Worship 87
The Art of Worship
87
Understanding Service Structure
88
Adapting Structure and Style
97
Practical Worship-Planning Techniques
105
Modulation Types
112
5. Making Music 121
The Role of the Worship Team
121
Vocalists
124
Vocal Harmony
130
Guitar
138
Piano
143
Bass
147
Drums
151
Brass, Woodwinds, and Strings
157
Keyboards
162
Using What God Has Given You
167
Informing Your Ear
167
Putting It All Together
168
6. Timeless Hymns in a Contemporary Context 181
A Case for Context
181
Study the Original Hymn's Text
183
Study the Original Hymn's Music
184
Establish the Groove
187
Change Chords
188
Embellish
190
7. Rehearsing and Leading 191
Preparing for Rehearsal
191
Rehearsing
199
Leading Worship
205
8. Looking to the Future 211
A New Generation of Worshipers
211
The Next Generation of Worship Leaders
214
Notes 219

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