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

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

  1. ngh


    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    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


    Feb 4, 2009
    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


    Feb 24, 2009
    My church just has an organist and about 50 old people in robes singing hymns. It's boring.
  4. Anthony Fury

    Anthony Fury

    Jan 20, 2009
  5. ngh


    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    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


    Dec 20, 2004
  7. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    usually traditional stuff, but it's not odd to find derivative originals that match the theme.
  8. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    Would that be a new genre?......Goy-Rock....played by Goy-bands?
  9. LazyGecko


    Nov 19, 2013
    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


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    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


    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    what denominations typically have these sorts of bands in their church?
  12. ngh


    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    I think that most rock is goy-rock ;).
  13. viper4000


    Aug 17, 2010
    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

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    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


    Feb 22, 2013
    I think Hank Hill said it best.

  16. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    That's pretty much what Bach was up to. ;)
  17. notey


    Jan 24, 2014
    You mean like this?:bassist:
  18. Bmosh


    Dec 20, 2009
    Post Falls, Idaho
    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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  20. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    I'm Norwegian so I have no idea what you're talking about. All our churches have been converted to socialist labor camps.