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Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by j-raj, Jul 3, 2013.
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Now let's see how long it takes the rest of 'em to find us! Some it will take until page 26!
Thanks to a busy schedule that was me last time....lol. Things have settled down a bit now though.
I'm here! Still (mostly) lurking... but here.
And I'd still like to see praisebass's Furies.
I'll get some conversation going to start off the thread.
I'm playing electric guitar this week while the worship pastor (and only electric player) is preaching. I just bought some bass gear a couple months back including a nice amp when the worship pastor started putting me on the schedule to play electric. We've had a couple guys play electric but they are unavailable now for various reasons.
I played electric at this church once before and I borrowed the worship pastor's gear. I decided it was time to buy my own gear so I spent about $1200 on a guitar, case, small amp, amp stand, some effects, and a pedal board after just spending a bunch of money on bass gear. My closet is full now!
I mostly play rhythm when I'm on electric. It's a nice change but it takes me away from practicing the bass which is what I really want to focus on.
In any case, I'm serving God and am glad to do so regardless of what instrument I'm playing. More than a testimony than a conversation starter, I guess.
In our case I would be switched to guitar only if there were no other keyboard or guitar playing. Although before I joined the team went with two keyboards, guitarist and drums most weeks.
We’re practicing tonight, a day early because of the Holiday tomorrow (Independence day in USA). I always enjoy practicing / fellowship with the team.
There was discussion last thread about secular songs in the Worship setting. This week we’ll be playing Orleans’ “Still The One” to close out a sermon series on relationships… From way back in 1976, when I was 16! It should be interesting to see how it goes over, seems mostly benign lyrically.
We’ll be opening with more "typical" fare: Blessed By Your Name, Friend Of God, Your Love Never Fails. And as prayer song: Breathe.
I have mixed feelings about playing secular music in a worship setting. On one hand, there's many secular songs that could "fit" with a message, but on the other, it seems like pounding a square peg in a round hole. One church I went to had a sermon on forgiveness, and the team played Don Henley's "Forgiveness" as the closing song. Its a nice song, and it does feature "forgiveness" in the chorus, but its not by any means a song that gives glory to God, in my understanding of it.
I guess I'm wondering where to draw the line. Any thoughts?
I wish I was good enough at something other than bass to be able to play live, but I'm okay with being the bassist. I've found that learning guitar improved my bass playing and knowledge of theory, so it isn't totally pointless.
Oops, I also saw that there was a discussion of secular songs in part 26. I missed it. Ill go back and reread the thread!
Lets see if this works. Trying to figure best way to share using the tb android app. The pic not uploading for some reason.
Nothing special about the new one other than its in immaculate shape as well as the ohsc.
Happily, I no longer have two as my buddy Curt took the other and was really excited to get it. I let him have it for the $120 I had in it and the gig bag.
Apparently, I am completely inept at posting pics:
BTW, if anyone has a deal on a red one, let me know - I really dig my Peavey Predator and Reactor and they are both red. They are now my only two electric guitars. I liked them so well, even though they were only about $125 a piece, that I got rid of all my other electric guitars. (I'm really not much of an electric guitar player though)
I'll post video this weekend if possible of my buddy playing the Fury that I laid on him.
Bookie - I play electric guitar probably once a month or so, and play a fair bit of acoustic in settings outside the standard Sunday morning, plus occasionally pads (within the same service as either bass or electric) if we don't have a 'real' keys player available
I enjoy the variety, as well as the fact I play bass the most. It does make things more expensive and I've got a lot of money sunk into my guitars, amp and pedalboard that could have gone on another nice bass or three!
So, my wife and I have three kids 7, 9 and 11 years.
We also serve on the Praise Team - we try to alternate weeks so one can look after the kids while the other serves. We end up playing at the same time quite a bit though.
Who else serves on the same praise team with their spouse and how do you work that out?