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Unread 10-07-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
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New to leading worship

Ok so i am new to leading a worship band. The band is made up of middle and high school studdents. Any one have tips on how to keep them interested in the new instruments they are learning. Also any song ideas would be helpful as well.

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Unread 10-10-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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I have very limited experience in being the leader--but what I have experienced is that it can be a lot more difficult than people realize--my brief experience gave me extra respect for any one who takes it on--and even more for those who do well.

So good for you to take it on.
Pray a lot is my main suggestion.
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Unread 10-10-2015, 07:17 PM   #3
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Practice has to be fun. Incorporate *just to mess around with in practice, not for worship, unless it's got a real good message and is content rich with Gospel* a clean pop song they each like and they'll be practicing their instruments on their own.

As for songs, uptempo songs are always fun. If there's a female vocalist try some Jamie Grace stuff like "Beautiful Day."

I lead worship at several houses of worship and am lead vocalist and play guitar, bass, keys, harmonica in a worship band. Practice as often as you can, and have a good rapport with your band mates. Go together to watch other bands play live and get ideas for staging, techniques, etc. At that age group, commitment may be tough so try to set clear guidelines: no practice, no play on the big day.
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Unread 11-05-2015, 12:45 PM   #4
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Encourage them to have private lessons,
and get the songs, with keys to them asap.
then they can work on songs with teachers.

Be sure to lead the song yourself,
as if you can carry it on your own.
Strong leading is required.

Be sure they know it's really special
to lead the songs in a service.

New strings, new pedals, etc..

Have fun!!

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