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Offline Digidog78

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Church band best practices
« on: January 07, 2014, 04:06:37 PM »
Maganda sana kung ma-i-share natin dito ang mga "best practices" ng bawat isa na miyembro ng kani-kanilang church music ministry, specifically, yung mga tumutugtog every time may church service (be it bible studies, prayer or worship services). Share naman kayo diyan. :)






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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 09:53:51 PM »
Music ministry members in our church is required to attend music bible study, specially if that member is assigned during the upcoming Sunday worship service.

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 11:00:40 AM »
Same here. We're required to attend bible studies and prayer meetings (wednesdays and fridays).

Our meetings are done Saturdays. Business meeting, then prayer (either corporate or one-for-another), then practice proper. We normally just practice intros and endings. We include selected passages especially on difficult transitions and the like. We're done in 3 hours all-in.

On Sunday's we come an hour before the service for 30mins of morning devotion and prayer. Our service starts at 7AM. :)


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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 11:21:10 AM »
sa practice, devotion muna before practice which the topic is related sa magiging service bukas at sa lineup ng kanta
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 05:26:13 PM »
The best 'band' practices is best manifested away from band time...

The daily, personal, intimate, secret life.

After being with the music ministry for a number of years, this is what I found out. No matter how we required them to attend things we do to supposedly prepare the team, kaming mga kuya would soon find ourselves astounded with problems our team face. I though kulang sa discipleship, or bible study, or what not. So we planned more, had cell group more, did spiritual enhancement seminars/walks/etc.

Still, those problem surface. Surprisingly, I've met a pastor who is a great worship leader and had been active in many church music teams, told me that he found some of the most hypocrite christians to be members of music teams. He said, the apparent 'flow' and success of the music and performance makes them think 'tis the flow of the Spirit, and it became a cover for their unrepentant, carnal lives.

Until I saw this anecdotal situations: a music minister who honors his mother and father has no problem honoring the sanctity of music ministry, while a church musician who views internet porn in the wee hours of morning will need to be busy with church work so that probably he won't give in to the temptation. You get the idea. The former, though there be few or sporadic band 'spiritual' preparation, would have no problem worshiping. The latter, would soon be on another round of counselling, absenteeism (due to guilt), vicious warm-cold cycle, etc.

Not to say the latter have no hope, I've seen some get back up. Nor do I intend to troll or rain on this post. What I'm saying is, if you truly desire to be a blessing to your band, be sure you're a blessing to the Name of Christ even in your personal, intimate, secret lives.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 10:18:57 AM »
The best 'band' practices is best manifested away from band time...

The daily, personal, intimate, secret life.

After being with the music ministry for a number of years, this is what I found out. No matter how we required them to attend things we do to supposedly prepare the team, kaming mga kuya would soon find ourselves astounded with problems our team face. I though kulang sa discipleship, or bible study, or what not. So we planned more, had cell group more, did spiritual enhancement seminars/walks/etc.

Still, those problem surface. Surprisingly, I've met a pastor who is a great worship leader and had been active in many church music teams, told me that he found some of the most hypocrite christians to be members of music teams. He said, the apparent 'flow' and success of the music and performance makes them think 'tis the flow of the Spirit, and it became a cover for their unrepentant, carnal lives.

Until I saw this anecdotal situations: a music minister who honors his mother and father has no problem honoring the sanctity of music ministry, while a church musician who views internet porn in the wee hours of morning will need to be busy with church work so that probably he won't give in to the temptation. You get the idea. The former, though there be few or sporadic band 'spiritual' preparation, would have no problem worshiping. The latter, would soon be on another round of counselling, absenteeism (due to guilt), vicious warm-cold cycle, etc.

Not to say the latter have no hope, I've seen some get back up. Nor do I intend to troll or rain on this post. What I'm saying is, if you truly desire to be a blessing to your band, be sure you're a blessing to the Name of Christ even in your personal, intimate, secret lives.

Great insights you got there brother!
ako kasi kala ko kaboses ko si john lennon noon, pero marami nagsasabi na mas kaboses ko si dolphy.

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 10:47:15 AM »
I wanted to share this with you guys.....your MUST practice POST-praise and worship.

I just noticed na karamihan ng Worship team, AFTER ng Praise and worship nagkakawalaan. Yung iba nagstay sa backstage, yung iba sa pantry, yung iba nasa CR lang, yung iba pa umuuwi at nagbibihis (pag malapit bahay), tapos yung iba nakatambay sa sari-sari store. They're not listening to the Word. babalik na lang sa harapan kapag matatapos na ang Pastor sa preaching nya. Others sa likod pa umuupo instead na dapat sa harapan. Guilty ako dito dati pero nakita ko na mali. at karamihan ng mga "batang" members ng worship team at bago palang, ganto mga ugali. I just wanted to ask kung nature ba yun o talagang may spirit of superiority ang iba sa worship team.

I believe the best practice is umupo sa harapan after ng praise and worship. Kung pawis ka man (ako lage after maglead ng worship hahaha) dapat may dala ng tshirt at saglit lang na magpalit sa CR. then have to go back at the front. We must set an example sa iba, na hindi tayo 'exempted sa word'. We are still member of the church, part of the church. we must obey our pastor and listen to him/her. Pano tayo magmiminister sa huli ng message nya kung tayo mismo di alam ang message. We are serving God not because we want to serve him, but because we MUST and HAVE to serve Him. It's our duty, it's our calling. simula umpisa kung pano maghanda, dapat ganun din hanggang matapos. If we want to be a blessing from the start, we have also to be a blessing til the congregation leaves the church at the end. :)

Just my 2 cents. hehehe.  :-D peace.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 02:43:06 PM »
+1

Walk the talk 'ika nga. Not because it's required, but because its your way of life.


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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 08:06:54 PM »
I wanted to share this with you guys.....your MUST practice POST-praise and worship.

I just noticed na karamihan ng Worship team, AFTER ng Praise and worship nagkakawalaan. Yung iba nagstay sa backstage, yung iba sa pantry, yung iba nasa CR lang, yung iba pa umuuwi at nagbibihis (pag malapit bahay), tapos yung iba nakatambay sa sari-sari store. They're not listening to the Word. babalik na lang sa harapan kapag matatapos na ang Pastor sa preaching nya. Others sa likod pa umuupo instead na dapat sa harapan. Guilty ako dito dati pero nakita ko na mali. at karamihan ng mga "batang" members ng worship team at bago palang, ganto mga ugali. I just wanted to ask kung nature ba yun o talagang may spirit of superiority ang iba sa worship team.

I believe the best practice is umupo sa harapan after ng praise and worship. Kung pawis ka man (ako lage after maglead ng worship hahaha) dapat may dala ng tshirt at saglit lang na magpalit sa CR. then have to go back at the front. We must set an example sa iba, na hindi tayo 'exempted sa word'. We are still member of the church, part of the church. we must obey our pastor and listen to him/her. Pano tayo magmiminister sa huli ng message nya kung tayo mismo di alam ang message. We are serving God not because we want to serve him, but because we MUST and HAVE to serve Him. It's our duty, it's our calling. simula umpisa kung pano maghanda, dapat ganun din hanggang matapos. If we want to be a blessing from the start, we have also to be a blessing til the congregation leaves the church at the end. :)

Just my 2 cents. hehehe.  :-D peace.

Marami din ako napapansin na ganyan. Sana matandaan ng bawat member ng worship team na hindi lang basta pag tugtug ang worship. Na hindi lang sa boses o sa tunog na nagagawa natin nakikita yung pagiging worshipper natin. Actually nag mamala rockstar lang yung iba eh, porket natayo sa harapan pakiramdam na angat sila pero sa totoo wala naman tayo pinag kaiba sa ibang members na hindi parte ng worship team. Sa bandang huli pare pareho lang tayong KRISTYANO at di tatanungin ni Jesus Christ pag nakita nya tayo sa heaven ng "Anak natugtug mo ba ng maayos yung time has come?" o "Sumakto ba yung tono mo sa my redeemer lives?". Sa bandang huli dapat di din natin seperate yung sarili natin sa congregation. Isipin nalang natin lahat tayo student meron lang ibang na assign na mag "report".
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2014, 08:59:22 PM »
Marami din ako napapansin na ganyan. Sana matandaan ng bawat member ng worship team na hindi lang basta pag tugtug ang worship. Na hindi lang sa boses o sa tunog na nagagawa natin nakikita yung pagiging worshipper natin. Actually nag mamala rockstar lang yung iba eh, porket natayo sa harapan pakiramdam na angat sila pero sa totoo wala naman tayo pinag kaiba sa ibang members na hindi parte ng worship team. Sa bandang huli pare pareho lang tayong KRISTYANO at di tatanungin ni Jesus Christ pag nakita nya tayo sa heaven ng "Anak natugtug mo ba ng maayos yung time has come" o "Sumakto ba yung tono mo sa my redeemer lives.". Sa bandang huli dapat di din natin seperate yung sarili natin sa congregation. Isipin nalang natin lahat tayo student meron lang ibang na assign na mag "report".

HAHAHA. Natawa ako. Pero tama agree ako dito 100% :)
ako kasi kala ko kaboses ko si john lennon noon, pero marami nagsasabi na mas kaboses ko si dolphy.

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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 10:34:40 AM »
Yeah right.. baka nga mas hanapin pa yung report na "ilang Souls yung nasave dahil sayo?" kesa yung report na "ilang pedals nabili mo?" HAHAHAHA  :)
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2014, 08:09:21 PM »
always pray before doing anything lalo na before worship and pagkatapos. madalas din ang mga kasama ko after service ay mga bandmates din para magspend time lang or kumain :-D
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2014, 01:40:43 AM »
I believe anointing and skill should go together kapag Bahagi ka ng praise and worship team... :)
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2014, 02:28:04 PM »
- Come to rehearsals on time;
- Come to rehearsals prepared. Meaning you have practiced the supposed song line-up.
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2014, 03:27:44 PM »
Nowadays, I'm telling my team to:

1. Be on TIME
2. Be on TIME
3. Be on TIME
4. Be on TIME
and No. 5.  Be on TIME

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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2014, 06:42:20 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2014, 12:29:29 PM »
I agree, this is just an overflow of God's love for us. :-)
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 12:00:15 AM »
yeah right, I agree sa mga sinabi nyo guys! :)

Worship should be a lifestyle not just on the stage to play our instruments.


and an important reminder to us:

before tayo pumunta on-stage, magpa-tono muna tayo kay Lord before we pick up our instruments. its an act of Surrender and humbleness to God.

God Bless us all guys! Walk by Faith, not by Sight.

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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2014, 04:52:30 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2014, 09:55:56 AM »
- Come to rehearsals on time;
- Come to rehearsals prepared. Meaning you have practiced the supposed song line-up.

ETO!!! ETO!!!
may members kami na nakaka frustrate.
final practice na, late pa. tapos dun pa lang kukuha ng chords sa kanta.\
instead na polishing ang ginagawa, dun pa kakapa...

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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2014, 02:28:21 PM »
You should talk to that musician as possible. baka kasi gayahin sya ng iba at ma tolerate pa ung ginagawa nya.. if palaging ganyan, I don't see the passion in that musician. dapat ma discipline as possible. baka nakakalimot kasi. hehehe  :-D
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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2014, 12:57:58 PM »
ETO!!! ETO!!!
may members kami na nakaka frustrate.
final practice na, late pa. tapos dun pa lang kukuha ng chords sa kanta.\
instead na polishing ang ginagawa, dun pa kakapa...

and what I feel is that he just wanted to play his/her instrument not to Glorify but to him to be GLORIFIED!
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« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2014, 03:40:57 AM »
I think di naman nya intentional na mag pa sikat.  Siguro parang "sub-conscious" force nalang na gusto niya mag pasikat (does that make sense?)...like how most arrogant people actually don't intend to be arrogant...subconscious lang...ewan hahah

Isa pa, may mga non-vocalists pa kami na members, na kung di naman assigned mag play for an event, e nakiki mix sa mga vocalists.  Natatabunan na tuloy yung voicing ng mga vocalists namin kasi panay banat sa melody (yun lang alam e), tapos ang dami pa nila!  Nakakainit ng ulo.  Pag pinagsabihan mo pa, e ikaw pa ang pag uusapan, "strikto" daw.  Haaayyy

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« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2014, 11:05:54 AM »
I think di naman nya intentional na mag pa sikat.  Siguro parang "sub-conscious" force nalang na gusto niya mag pasikat (does that make sense?)...like how most arrogant people actually don't intend to be arrogant...subconscious lang...ewan hahah

Isa pa, may mga non-vocalists pa kami na members, na kung di naman assigned mag play for an event, e nakiki mix sa mga vocalists.  Natatabunan na tuloy yung voicing ng mga vocalists namin kasi panay banat sa melody (yun lang alam e), tapos ang dami pa nila!  Nakakainit ng ulo.  Pag pinagsabihan mo pa, e ikaw pa ang pag uusapan, "strikto" daw.  Haaayyy

kea nga its better na mag karoon ng team building and spiritual retreat.. dun mo makikita at dun din nila malalaman ang importansya ng lahat ng bagay kahit na taga "acetate" ka lng...
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