The Praise and Worship Band Bassists Club part 28

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  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Continuation of this thread.
  2. mkandolf


    Nov 21, 2007
    Saint Clair, MI
    Blackcloud6, welcome to the (new) thread! Your number is 1271.

    Last ten #'s added to the group:

    1262 dirtbeard
    1263 Signs
    1264 Girl_Bahista
    1265 Mktrat
    1266 musicianary
    1267 Malaiser
    1268 DaleyKD
    1269 bahiista
    1270 Yelo
    1271 Blackcloud6

    "Please put in your post if you want a number or not for the raise and Worship Band Bassists Club. Without it, I may not realize you need a number.

    Thanks, Mike. :)
  3. BumbleB


    Mar 19, 2013
    aurora, colorado
    Can someone tell me more about Jars of Clay? I was under the impression that they are a CCM band, but I'm reading the lyrics to their 2002 CD, "The Eleventh Hour", and it doesn't strike me as particularly Christian. I'm not finding stuff that is against The Lord, but none of it is striking a chord, either.

    Thanks and God Bless :)
  4. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Calvary player here as well. No wonder those tunes look so familiar!
  5. Thank you.
  6. Jhengsman


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    They are the flip side of a secular band like. Creed who do not want to be identified as a Christian band. However they are not producing music with the intent of it being used. During. A Sunday/Saturday service as. Praise and Worship music.
  7. Eric_71

    Eric_71 Supporting Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    So here is a question on the recent topic of waiting periods and being new to churches and what not:

    As a relatively new attendee of the church we are now a part of, I mentioned in the last thread that I played guitar last week and that the whole service was a bit rough. I have a lot of experience with organizing things, getting practices going, preparing songs, etc. Not as a worship leader mind you, but more as a music director or whatever you want to call it.

    I have been volunteering to help out with some behind-the-scenes stuff at this church, but given that they are a bit decentralized, I am not sure if there is that one person to say "Yes -- please help" or "Eh, I think we're fine." So how do I approach this? Shamelessly plug myself in and start reorganizing stuff or sit on the sidelines until they come to me? As you may be able to infer, there does not seem to be a very established power structure and I think most people prepare songs out of necessity, but not because they have necessarily accepted the leadership role.

    I have not been an outspoken leader at past churches partially because I have not wanted the responsibility, but I tend to have natural leadership qualities and am quite organized, and I would like to help give this team some focus to help everyone out and put them in better roles than where they are now, but I don't want to be bullying or presumptuous.

    Any input?
  8. The anniversary edition of the Response Initiative is tomorrow.

    This is the free monthly city-wide P&W event we've been holding in London, Ontario, Canada for the last couple of years. It usually lasts roughly 4 hours, and it's a fairly casual, word-of-mouth, strictly volunteer event.

    Because of the anniversary, we're ramping it up a bit this time. We're using the bandshell at Victoria Park, the main outdoor venue downtown, and we've opened it up to the region. We're also doing a balloon release.

    Most of the confirmations to date have been from about a 100km radius, and we're hoping for attendance of about 1,000.

    The setlist for this month is epic, at 28 songs:

    - Rain Down by Smith and Garrard in E
    - I Am Free by Jon Egan in E
    - Changing the Atmosphere by Steve Swanson in C
    - Victory Chant by Donnie McClurkin in D
    - I Give You Glory by Andres Spyker in F
    - Supernatural by Kathryn Marquis in A
    - You Are Mighty by Craig Musseau in Dm
    - My Redeemer Lives-Groove Version by Hillsong in A
    - 10,000 REASONS by Myrin & Redman in C
    - Better Is One Day by Matt Redman in C
    - Be The Centre by Michael Frye in C
    - Revelation Song by Gateway Worship in C
    - You're Beautiful by Phil Wickham in F
    - People Get Ready by Curtis Mayfield in C
    - Deep Cries Out by Koepke and Matthews in C
    - Days Of Elijah by Hillsong in G
    - He Reigns by Newsboys in G
    - I See The Lord by McCoy & Park in G
    - Hallelujahs by Chris Rice in G
    - Agnus Dei by Michael W. Smith in G
    - How Great Thou Art by Chris Tomlin in G
    - Holy And Anointed One by Vineyard in D
    - You Are Worthy Of My Praise by Hillsong in D
    - Kiss of Fire (All I Am is Yours) by Kathryn Marquis in D
    - I Exalt Thee by unknown in D
    - How Great Is Our God by Tomlin, Cash and Reeves in D
    - King of Glory Reign by Harmon and Marquis in F
    - Happy Day by Tim Hughes in F
  9. Eric_71

    Eric_71 Supporting Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    I am assuming you play this a step down from the recording, right? I have always wondered about the key of this song: the chord sheets I see always list it in D, but the chords are

    D Am C G

    Which would kind of make it D mixolydian (i.e. in the key of G with the V as the tonal center), would it not? I mean, Am and C aren't diatonic to the key of D, so how is it in the key of D? I'm not that great at theory, so I thought you guys might be able to clear this up for me.
  10. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    I have played this song in a ton-o-keys, depending on the singer du jour. Mostly C & D though.
    My regular drummer and I like to bring the thunder during the "roll of thunder" line. Just a little added dynamics to enhance the tune!
  11. Yeah, we play it down a whole tone from the original.

    The changes are myxolydian. One of my pet peeves is that we have a number of charts where the key signature is a bit iffy. Still, they give us the root, and we know the songs well, so no biggie.
  12. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    If there is no Worship Leader with whom you can speak, you might want to see if the pastor can spare a few minutes for you. You may be the answer to a prayer!
  13. Love the B string on my fivers for that very reason...
  14. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    nbd! built this for church: vm jazz + fender J neck. plays like a dream.
    Untitled by CXK, on Flickr
  15. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  16. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    In and subbed! Let the joyful noises continue!!! :bassist:
  17. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Looks nice. I just (last night) put a 60's Classic Jazz (mexi) neck on one of my Highway 1 P's. It feels pretty sweet. Those are nice necks (scored here no TB).
  18. Yelo


    Jul 2, 2012
    South Africa
    That looks fantastic congrats!

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