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Offline trenta

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Tips for Church Keyboard players
« on: September 07, 2013, 10:17:49 AM »
Hi brothers, Im Kim, from JIL Church from Laguna, Gusto ko sana humingi ng tips as keyboard player, nagkukulang kasi kami sa church ng musicians, Im a guitarist talaga pero need ng keyboard player so I have no choice but to play keys. baguhan plang din ako sa piano, some tips there? and also what tone or voicings to use (praying, alter call, etc.) I need mentor  :cry: Thanks. God bless you all.


"Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts"   Psalm 3:33

Offline jheruma26

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 12:28:04 PM »
Keep Practicing Lang bro.....

Offline AkoSiOann

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 02:06:06 PM »
Hindi po ako pro pero gusto ko lang mag-share. Ang ginagawa ko tuwing nagpepray at nagpapa altar call yung Pastor namin, ginagawa kong instrumental yung isang worship song na related dun sa preaching tapos minsan gumagawa ako ng chord progressions.
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Offline mezzomaestro

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 01:48:57 AM »
so sorry to hear that bro! and to think na meron namang churches na overflowing with musicians haha. anyway usually ang ginagamit na tone sa keyboard pag tumutugtog ng hymn is yung "pipe organ", or basta kahit anong organ ang meron na naka-input sa keyboard mo. pag naman sa mga prayers iset mo na lang sya sa original tune, and kadalasan hindi homorhythmic or mala-hymn yung texture ng tugtugin mo para bagay sa prayer. i hope that answered your question. pero if you have more feel free to post some more  :wave:

Offline trenta

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 12:33:14 PM »
thanks brothers. Any tips in playing melodically? improvising (piano)? feeling ko kasi pareparehas lang tunog ko, haha,
"Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts"   Psalm 3:33


Offline mezzomaestro

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 12:20:21 AM »
thanks brothers. Any tips in playing melodically? improvising (piano)? feeling ko kasi pareparehas lang tunog ko, haha,

meaning kasi ng improvising, may pinagbabasehan kang kanta or theme na alam mo ang tutugtogin mo sya in your own way eh. so mas madali sya kesa sa gagawa ka ng melody on-the-spot.

in playing melodically, usually yung right hand lang naman ang gamit mo. just learn to be able to play in rhythm (nasa proper timing) and implement appropriate fingerings para smooth ang pagplay mo. parang ka lang nagl-lead guitar but much easier actually

para hindi mo maisip na pareparehas lang natutugtog mo, learn to create variations with your left hand, sa chordings mo. hindi mo kailangang madalas nagso-solid chords (sabay sabay ang pagpress sa keys for one chord), pwede mo sya gawing isa-isa lang going up or down, which is called an arpeggio.

bukod dun, try mo rin maglagay ng ornaments (trills, breeze, grace notes, staccato, etc.)

hehe hoped that help  :)

Offline trenta

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2013, 03:31:46 PM »
meaning kasi ng improvising, may pinagbabasehan kang kanta or theme na alam mo ang tutugtogin mo sya in your own way eh. so mas madali sya kesa sa gagawa ka ng melody on-the-spot.

in playing melodically, usually yung right hand lang naman ang gamit mo. just learn to be able to play in rhythm (nasa proper timing) and implement appropriate fingerings para smooth ang pagplay mo. parang ka lang nagl-lead guitar but much easier actually

para hindi mo maisip na pareparehas lang natutugtog mo, learn to create variations with your left hand, sa chordings mo. hindi mo kailangang madalas nagso-solid chords (sabay sabay ang pagpress sa keys for one chord), pwede mo sya gawing isa-isa lang going up or down, which is called an arpeggio.

bukod dun, try mo rin maglagay ng ornaments (trills, breeze, grace notes, staccato, etc.)

hehe hoped that help  :)

Thanks maestro. mejo nahihirapan pa ko sa ngayon kasi wala pa ko sariling instrument. Im praying na makabili ko before this year ends.  :cry: sa church lang ako nkakahawak eh and madalas sumakit ung left wrist ko sa praktis, is it normal?.. for synth? can you recommend some?. para sa ambience. synth strings lang ginagamit ko, at parang hindi un ung hinahanap ko. haha. Thanks bro.
"Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts"   Psalm 3:33

Offline tipipeski

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2013, 10:23:17 AM »
Hello sa TS,

Just joined here few years ago, medyo inactive..

As a tip, usually, depende sa mood yan at target mo.

Target:

1. Youth - Usually, mejo techno ang datingan dyan, more on bright sounds at malutong sa tenga.
2. Thunders and 40's+ - dapat jan, mejo swabe lang, ayaw nila ng masyadong malakas at nangingibabaw. tamang timpla lang,

Moods:

1. Ministry Time, Messengers' call, Altar Call, - sa first few minutes, mild piano, soft playing keys, kahit anong scale. then pasukan mo ng dual voice na strings, then, completely i-eliminate mo na yung piano, stay-low as usual as possible,

2. Annointing - Mejo intense ang bigat nito, minsan kasi, nakakatulong ang music sa pag-impress ng Holy spirit sa bawat isa, kaya dito, dapat maging sensitive din ang musician sa calling ng Holy Spirit. Interval ang pagiging mabigat at pagiging swabe neto

3. Prayer - good background music lang, hindi maingay, hindi rin makati sa tenga, syempre, iwasan narin ang pag play ng fast keys dito, ang sagwa pakingan :eek:


Hope this helps,
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Offline imiiiiiiiiil

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 02:37:27 PM »
Most usually I use the chord inversion 1 - 5 - 8 sa left hand (then usually something like 3 - 8 - 10 and the likes kapag may over na chords) then 5 - 8 sa right hand (usually quarter notes) especially kapag hindi naman piano driven yung songs. Hehe very simple but I find it very effective kasi it sounds full but doesn't cause clashes due to too many notes being played, lalo na pag full band set.  :)

Kapag piano driven songs naman like Glorify Your Name by Lakewood, I do similar inversions padin like the 1 - 5 - 8, but generally more dramatic sounding chords and a little more embellishments sa right hand.

Hehe before mas mahilig ako sa improvisations but later on I learned simpler yet more full sounding ways to play. Pero kapag may times na bumibigat na yung tugtog, that's where I do more improvisations and fill - ins na.   :wave:

Ayun lamang! Hope this helps! Madami padin akong kailangan matutunan, will keep updated sa thread na ito. Magandang araw mga kapatid!   :)
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Offline iezel_17

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2013, 06:04:59 PM »
first, try playing with sus2, 7th and 9th chords. kahit 1-6-4-5 progression lang.

and then proper timing.

at last, maging conscious sa flow ng holy spirit. :)

Offline trenta

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2013, 09:05:33 AM »
Salamat mga kapatid, hmm, im planning to buy keyboards pang house practice lang, my recommend ba kayo na mura lang pero ok lang nman gamitin pang practice (kahit used), not more than 15k haha.
"Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts"   Psalm 3:33

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2013, 12:14:30 AM »
selling ung x3 ko dati 15k ksama na original hardcase niya. kaso na.trade ko na eh. korg n5 na ako. common kong nki2ta sa mga church gathering is korg x5d :)

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2014, 06:27:43 PM »
In modern praise & worship na under the influence of Hillsong and so on and so forth, find "PADS" sa keyboards nyo. Assuming that you learned major and minor chords, play the pads & buy a sustain pedal. And play some more pads. :-D

Let's not talk about Israel and New Breed.

Seriously, play from the heart and under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014, 03:35:53 AM »
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Re: Tips for Church Keyboard players
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014, 03:37:53 AM »
Noong nagstart ako pinapanood ko video ni tom brooks sa praise and worship...
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