Friday, May 15, 2009

How Do You Get People To Sing?

Katina Chappell has been using her voice to praise the name of Jesus since she was three years old. For the last 10 years, she has been a dedicated member and leader of a praise team at New Hope. I joined her breakout group yesterday at Reveal to learn more about how to get people in worship to sing. Here's what I learned:
How do you get people to sing?

1. Teach them chorus first
2. Invite them to sing it back slowly
3. Teach them verses line by line
4. Adding the chorus each time
5. Then speed it up
6. Don’t be complicated with parts and solos
7. Don't choose new songs every week
8. Bring old hymns into contemporary music
9. Plan song set as a sermon in itself
10. Narrow song selection by message and pace
11. Know the flow for the rest of worship
12. Create teams that fellowship [her team eats lunch together at her house once a month after church to debrief]
13. Rehearsal required
[she likes WED so changes can be made if necessary]

Katina also shared some great resources for where leaders can find a variety of music for worship [concerts, iTunes, YouTube,,,, Worship Leader magazine, and people in church just needing to be asked!!!]

1 comment:

Mar said...

Hi Mike!

I appreciate very much you streaming all the info you get from speaker at Reveal.

Unfortunately I was not able to attend, but I am glad you are posting us with the highlights.

Blessings man,