Worship Tech Roundup

Worship Tech Roundup

As usual, this week I’ve come across a ton of great posts about the technical aspects of worship ministry. I didn’t have time to put each one into its own post, but I wanted to share them with you.

So here’s a collection of tech-related worship posts. Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.

If you’re still putting together your Thanksgiving service (and if you are, we need to talk), Rachel Anderson curated some great media that you can use:

Are you prepared for your Thanksgiving service? If you’re still looking for ideas to make your service shine, check out some of my 2015 favorites!

Your Thanksgiving service is probably pretty full! Make sure you start the service on time with the Autumn Leaves Countdown.

Jim Kumorek starts a series on tech booth design by showing you a bad way to build one:

If there’s one common area of contention with the technical ministries group when a church is renovating or building a new auditorium, it’s probably the location of the tech booth. Pastors generally want the tech booth invisible; the tech team wants it in the best possible location.

So, let’s discuss what the options are, and what the challenges are in each location. Most of the challenges are audio related, but other positions can suffer as well. We’ll start with the worse options and move upwards from there.

Chris Denning lists some great iOS apps to help worship leaders:

Earlier this week, I was doing my semi-annual culling of all the apps on my iPhone. I don’t know if you do this, but I have to or I’d have too much crap to sift through just to get to the stuff that I really want to use.

Anyways, I got to thinking about some apps that have been helpful to me as a Worship Leader and I thought I’d share 3 that are really killing it for me right now.

Kade Young explains how panning, faders, and groups work on your soundboard:

Fully understanding all the knobs and buttons on your mixer will relieve a load of stress and enable you to quickly diagnose and solve problems that show up week-to-week. So, let’s examine panning, faders and groups. Keep in mind, this post is geared towards those using an analog mixer but will also be helpful to those using a digital mixer.​

Bobby Kittleberger teaches you chord progression theory on the guitar (there’s a premium option available, too):

Understanding chord progression theory is more difficult than memorizing chords. Fair enough? I’d like to think so.

Yet, chord progression theory can bring clarity and help make chord memorization much easier, if you take the time to learn it. Besides, you want to become a better music theorist, right?

The good news: We can improve our chord vocabulary in the process of becoming better students of our instrument. We’ll do that by learning the basics of chord progression theory within a guitar context.

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