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Unread 02-23-2015, 09:21 AM   #1
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A capella thumbs up or thumbs down?

I was just wondering how often - if ever-any other worship leaders use a capella. There are some songs it just works best for. Especially those for which I don't have chord charts. Lol.


Anyway I just though it might be a fun discussion to have and see what others think.

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Unread 02-23-2015, 09:28 AM   #2
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For songs that the congregation is familiar with, a capella can be a very affective.
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It can be very powerful if done well.
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It works great when the church know the melody and lyrics very well. Usually goes with slow, worshipy songs. Though in a church in the city where I lived before they used it way too much IMO. Half the songs always ended in a capella (then again, this might just be because I felt a bit useless on the scene at those times).
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I might not do full a capella songs, but I frequently work in at least an a capella verse during any given set.
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I think a solid acapella verse can be great, if your audience knows the song by heart. But if not, it's best to have accompaniment.
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One of the best worship services I have ever been a part of was when we were visiting a non-instrumental Church of Christ in Alabama.

Boy...could those folks sing.
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I like to do an a capella ending every once in a while. Only on a familiar hymn though. I've used How Great Is Our God and ending with an a capella chorus of How Great Thou Art.
It always goes over pretty well and sets up a transition into a new key with the time to capo or whatever.
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Sometimes we kick it a capella out of necessity.

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It's a nice change of pace sometimes- whether I'm playing that Sunday or not.

Sometimes it's a good idea.
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