Develop A Solid Sense of Time, Part 3
By Jon Nicol
Part 3: Time Management Issues, Continued
Blame it on the singers
As I was wrapping up part two, I made this statement: “Require playing to a click as a part of your qualification process for new players and singers.”
Notice I said “AND singers?” Vocalists are often the biggest culprits of bad tempo. Many singers in churches come from choral backgrounds – either a church or high school/college choir. Often that genre is more fluid, and tempo depends on the flailing arms of the conductor.
Singing in the pocket is a foreign concept to many of them. Most of the time, these singers tend to drag due to holding notes out too long. And once they get behind the beat, the band can too easily go with them.
Here are a few tips for training vocalists towards good tempo:
Read the whole article at WorshipMinistry.com...where you'll see other hairy "Time Management Issues" like Louder Means Faster, Compensating, and I Am the Band.
Read part 1 and 2. This short series is part of a larger collection of articles called "Turn Your Team Into a Band" here at WorshipTeamCoach.com.
April 5, 2012Tweet