This volume continues the unparalleled tradition of excellence in providing the most in-demand contemporary praise and worship songs for your church's worship program. Filled with 60 songs from renowned writers and worship leaders such as Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Kari Jobe and Michael W. Smith, this entire volume will equip a wide variety of volunteer vocalists and instrumentalists. Regardless of your worship style (liturgical, evangelical, "blended" or emergent) this new resource delivers what you need when you need it.
More Songs for Praise & Worship 5 (Piano/Guitar/Vocal Edition)
Excellent tool for worship
We just started a program at our church to teach some more current worship songs to our congregation, since they aren't found in our hymnal. I purchased volumes 2-5 of this series and they are working really well for us, in conjunction with the Song Select add-on of our church's CCLI license (you should have this basic license already for copyright purposes.)
Our church is very traditional and change is difficult, so we are easing them in gently by introducing three new songs during the time between Sunday School and our church service as people are coming in to the sanctuary. We do those same three songs (rotating the order) for three weeks in a row. They are seeing the words on the screen and becoming familiar with the new songs in a relaxed setting, singing along if they feel like it. Then after a while, our pastor chooses songs from our new repertoire and places them within the service itself. We use guitar and piano, since drums are a little much for our church at this point, but even some of the more up-tempo songs can work in a fairly traditional setting. You can make them more or less 'intense' based on your available instrumentation or worship style.
The keys of these arrangements work well for congregational singing, and some songs have been transposed down for this purpose. I find that many of the writers of this style of music are tenors, making other praise & worship books that have the original keys too high for many singers. The CCLI Song select feature gives you access to transposing the available lead/chord sheets into whatever key you need to match what's in these books.
We also cut some of the repeats to fit our needs, but the arrangements give you the option if you like more instrumental fill-in.
July 8, 2012
Keep Getting Better & Better
This, the 5th edition of More Songs for Praise &Worship, is loaded with 60 great CCM selections. Once again, we are thrilled with this addition to our praise music library. If you are searching for music for a worship service praise band, choir or just for your personal music library at home, I'm confident you will be pleased with your pruchase!
April 14, 2011