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Unread 08-07-2016, 06:49 AM   #1
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This has probably been discussed, but I am wondering if anyone has used worship pads? Some of the guys in the PB are interested in using them behind some slow worship songs.
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Unread 08-07-2016, 08:28 PM   #2
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This has probably been discussed, but I am wondering if anyone has used worship pads? Some of the guys in the PB are interested in using them behind some slow worship songs.
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Unread 08-08-2016, 07:00 AM   #3
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I played bass for another band that uses them. The guitarist had a pad sound dialed up on a keyboard and would hit the chord, then stand on the sustain pedal. (Cheaper than buying pad sound files and more customizable too). It's nice if the whole set is in the same key.
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I think this was discussed before and an administrator will likely make that clear, but I have experimented with them and they do fill out the sound well. Especially if you only have one or two Instruments.
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Do they work outside of the genre of music with no accidentals in the chords? I mean, like, if you're in C, a whole lot of songs only use C, F, G, Am .... adventurous examples might use Dm and the really way-out would bring in Em. What if the song ropes in (say) a Bb or an E7?
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I think if you have some off chords in a song, like the E7 or Bb in a song that's in C, there will be a clash.
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A friend of mine just wrote this article on the topic of pads

https://realworldworship.org/2016/08...w-i-got-there/
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A friend of mine just wrote this article on the topic of pads

https://realworldworship.org/2016/08...w-i-got-there/
There are different companies making Pads. Is there one that definitely makes them better or more compatible, non-clashing, etc.? Worship Tutorials seems to be better to my ears than another one I've heard. Any opinions on the quality of different ones?
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That's helpful, thanks Steve.
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I played bass for another band that uses them. The guitarist had a pad sound dialed up on a keyboard and would hit the chord, then stand on the sustain pedal. (Cheaper than buying pad sound files and more customizable too). It's nice if the whole set is in the same key.
I sometimes setup a loop with a volume swell to create a pad sound on the guitar. It's probably the best way to use loopers at church, as rhythmic stuff inevitably ends up going out of time with the drummer.

I haven't felt much need to have a specific program for pads because we have instruments capable of filling that role. It works better for some songs than others though - interesting chord changes can end up clashing badly.
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There's the thing... I like 'interesting' chord changes. When I get home from a 3-day conference I have to listen to some jazz or Bach or pretty much anything that reassures me there are still harmonic ideas outside of I, IV, V, vi...
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