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596 weeks ago @ Consuming Worship - Worship Confessional: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey, the meaning of life, the universe, and everything!!! Congratulations!

596 weeks ago @ Consuming Worship - Worship Confessional: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

LOVE the Twila Paris song. Love the Tomlin song too. I'm not familiar with the others, but I'm going to Youtube those and check them out also, Jeff. "You Are Worthy (Prince of Peace) would have been a nice addition for your theme. Thanks for sharing!____Blessings,__B.J.

597 weeks ago @ Shaping The Space - Worship Confessional :... · 0 replies · +1 points

David - I really do miss the days at Bellevue Gospel Chapel when we could just sing for an hour. My new churches are way more structured. Very cool that you can enjoy that experience! I'm getting a big introduction to some new Hillsong material this week, and you folks played a lot of it this weekend!

We're opening with "Let God Arise" at Homestead Park UMC this weekend. They've never heard it there before, and it's kind of experimental for us to be doing such heavy guitar stuff. My Saturday night congregation at Central Highlands UMC loves the song, so I'm hopeful!

I'm going to try to find the song "Run" as I have seen that on a few of the Sunday Setlist blogs through Fred's carnival. Very cool sounding song from what I heard of it on Youtube today.

Blessings,
B.J. Collins
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597 weeks ago @ The Fuego - johnnysierra.blogspot.... · 0 replies · +1 points

Johnny, there's nothing better than getting away from the church for a while to give you a fresh perspective and renewed energy! You have given me yet ANOTHER Hillsong song to check out. The fourth one this week that I've not experienced for myself. They sure have a lot of good ones. I taught "Beautiful One" to the teens on Saturday for our Saturday night service, and it sounded great. Great melody, simple structure, and good dynamics if done the right way. I'll be using that one a lot, and I modeled my arrangement a lot like Jeremy Camp's version. Thanks for sharing, and stop by some time!

Blessings,
B.J. Collins
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597 weeks ago @ Consuming Worship - Worship Confessional: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Jeff, I wouldn't say that the lineup was really "traditional." It actually looks like my kind of blend! I've been working on "Enough", and I like the Phil Wickham song you played. I haven't charted it yet.

As far as that tunings strategy, consider this. Line 6 makes a guitar called a Variax (one of our guitarists as Homestead Park UMC has one) that allows you to program alternate tunings. He has four set up using a switch on the guitar. I think he can do as many as 25 if he uses a computer! You can change your tuning to Open G, DADGAD, D-MODAL, Drop-D, or any tuning you can imagine, without ever needing a tuner. If you have a Line 6 POD to go with it, you get an endless variety of sounds from classic acoustic and electric tones all the way to sitar and banjo, all in one instrument. Moreover, the absence of magnetic pickups means that every note comes out crystal clear without any unwanted pickup noise.

Check out my Ash Wednesday confession:
http://70x7.com/wordpress/?p=16

BLESSINGS,
B.J. COLLINS

598 weeks ago @ FredMcKinnon.Com - What Songs are you TIR... · 0 replies · +1 points

I kind of inherited that one, Fred... Every church I've ever gone to work for as worship leader has started me off by handing me a list of what has been sung in their church. (except one church which is owned by the Sons of God motorcycle club...) That's why I now can play around 500 songs.

598 weeks ago @ FredMcKinnon.Com - What Songs are you TIR... · 1 reply · +1 points

Brent, I'm tired of every single 1,4,5 song ever written!

598 weeks ago @ FredMcKinnon.Com - What Songs are you TIR... · 0 replies · +1 points

On the flip side, I can tell you without reservation that one song that I will never get tired of singing, no matter how many times I sing it, is "There Is Power In The Blood." I came up with a 6/8 gospel waltz arrangement of this song, and it sends chills down my spine every time I get to the chorus!

598 weeks ago @ FredMcKinnon.Com - What Songs are you TIR... · 2 replies · +1 points

I've been tired of "Shine Jesus Shine" for many years, but people keep asking for it, and everybody responds enthusiastically when we sing it. I had gotten tired of "Knowing You Jesus" at some point, but I avoided it long enough that I think I'm ready to sing it again. That's one of those songs that just seems to work very well in so many different contexts. I'm tired of "Fields Of Grace" and I've only played it a total of about 5 times. I guess some songs just don't have musical depth to them, and that impacts my opinion of them, regardless of how well people seem to respond. One of my pastors had us singing "You Alone" every Sunday for five straight weeks, and so I'm going to be putting that one on the shelf for a long, long time. It never did get much of a response, however!

598 weeks ago @ FredMcKinnon.Com - Sunday Setlists #31 - ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Fred, I find it very refreshing to see that you are choosing sacred music because it's GOOD, not because it's hip, or trendy, or fashionable. Some of the best songs I play are old songs. When we take an old song, give it a fresh treatment, and reintroduce it to a whole new generation of believers and bringing back memories for an older generation of believers, we are feeding the body without compromise. It's disturbing to me how some folks get idolatrous about their music selection. If the Holy Spirit lays a song on a worship leader's heart, regardless of the age of the song, it is incumbent upon that worship leader to follow the leading of the Spirit and bless the body with that song at that time. Kudos for having the courage of your conviction!