Bob Kauflin has done a brilliant little post on the “Do’s and Don’ts” of playing during prayers/ministry time etc… give it a read here
Another new album that might have gone under your radar is Bethel Church’s “Be Lifted High”. Bethel Church obviously have Jesus Culture producing CDs consistently, but this church CD is just as impressive musically. Well worth checking out… you can find it on we7 here
Stuart Townend (writer of classics such as In Christ Alone, How Deep the Father’s love, Oh To See The Dawn and many more) has just released his next album “The Journey”. Stuart Townend continues to experiment with folk worship. The attempt to break out of 4 chord worship (complete with electric, 8th note bass and drums) has produced this album. It’s well worth checking out and seeing what he’s come up with. The deep truths he weaves effortlessly into songs is one simple reason why this album is worth checking out (on top of the fact it sounds great)
With spotify’s decision to cut down on free music I think we7 is now worth checking out for all your free music needs. Check out the album here (you don’t even need to sign up!) Or buy it online/in store at any good christian shop.
Also Stuart Townends blog post on his thoughts of what this album embodies is a great little read. Find it here
*UPDATE* I think i’m wrong… you need to sign up to WE7 to hear full tracks… but it is free and well worth doing!
One of my favourite songs off Sovereign Grace’s “Risen” Album is “You have been raised”
There are various links of it on the web now… You can learn how to play it here
A brilliant version of the song is the youtube version above… with full choir… how fantastic!
Alternatively you can find the original studio version here
Here’s another helpful vocal tips video from worship central. Always good to remind ourselves of how to look after our voices!
We introduced this song a few weeks ago. Here’s an acoustic work in progress recording! Hopefully you’ll get a feel of the song. This recording is done in B but we are likely to do it in Bb on a morning. Chords can be found here. Listen to it here