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what in the world is "praise and worship"?!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ngh, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. ngh

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    I hear a lot of talk about praise and worship bands around here. but I have no idea what it sounds like, or anything else about it.
    I'm a jew so I have never been exposed to this kind of stuff, and the few times i have been in churches the music did not involve any sort of rock instrumentation. so learn me some praise and worship music, fill me in on the context in which it is played, is there some sort of evangelist liturgy? is it even evangelists who play praise and worship? I would love to see some videos.
    I am just a curious jew trying to understand these goyish rituals.
  2. icecycle66

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    It's just church bands.
    Instead of an organ player or a piano player that you see in most movies (or whatever) its an actual three, four, five, six, or seven piece band playing mostly simple and soft progressions. (Yeah, some churches let any dude with an acoustic guitar in the band so they can get pretty out of hand. Other are more discerning.)

    Go to your nearest Megabucks Church Incorporated and you'll see one.
    Then scale it down and that's what most of the P&W guys are.

    Here's your stereotypical P&W.
  3. powderfinger

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    My church just has an organist and about 50 old people in robes singing hymns. It's boring.
  4. Anthony Fury

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  5. ngh

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    thanks for the replies. so the P&W bands play traditional hymns set to a more contemporary instrumentation? or are there band leaders who write songs etc?
  6. gottliver

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    yes
  7. icecycle66

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    usually traditional stuff, but it's not odd to find derivative originals that match the theme.
  8. ZenG

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    Would that be a new genre?......Goy-Rock....played by Goy-bands?
  9. LazyGecko

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    There are also tons of praise and worship artists who release church friendly songs. Contemporary artists include Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, and Matt Redman, etc.There is also gospel which includes Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, and others.
  10. ZenG

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    Why is it that church music is many times subdued and mellowed..?

    What's wrong with a high tempo thumping bass song full of stratospheric guitar riffs honoring the Lord?

    What's wrong with blowing the lid off the place with a song praising God?
  11. ngh

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    what denominations typically have these sorts of bands in their church?
  12. ngh

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    I think that most rock is goy-rock ;).
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    Matisyahu is Jewish rapper. His bands aren't, or should I say aren't marketed as such, but his music is very laden with Jewish themes. He even observed the traditional sun-down rules and wouldn't go on at certain times. He hit some strides a few years back.

    As far as P&W, I don't play in any of these groups, but they can vary as much as typical music genres. Some are tight, rehearsed and put on a great show. While other are more traditional. I've even heard of youth P&W metal bands that play at church.

    Hope other chime in.
  14. Jazz Ad

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    JJ Goldman, famous French singer and also jewish, played a lot in worship bands as a youngster.
    Most people didn't know he was a jew. When asked if he didn't feel alone, he said he had company with the other jew in the church, on his cross up there.
  15. AaronVonRock

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    I think Hank Hill said it best.

  16. fdeck

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    That's pretty much what Bach was up to. ;)
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    You mean like this?:bassist:
  18. Bmosh

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    Praise and worship music ( Christian Rock ) is the only type of music defined by it's content .
    There are enough threads on this board already that could provide the OP with the answer to his question
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    Both
  20. DeathFromBelow

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    I'm Norwegian so I have no idea what you're talking about. All our churches have been converted to socialist labor camps.

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