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Keyboards In Worship
Keyboards In WorshipOld School | New SchoolOriginsWhere Keyboards Come From and Where Theyre Going
PianoOrigin: Harpsichord >> PianoForte>> PianoNature: Percussive with steady decayHighly DynamicBroad tonal range (bright to mellow)Huge Note RangeNo expression after note is playedExamples: Great Are You Lord from All Sons & Daughters, I Need You Now Matt Redman
RhodesOrigin: Piano >> RhodesNature: Percussive with longer decayUses Magnetic Pickups like an Electric GuitarModerately DynamicMedium tonal range (from bell like to barking)Limited Expression after note playedExample: Gods Great Dance Floor - Chris Tomlin
Pipe Organ (the first synth)Origin: Wind InstrumentsNature: Sustain - InfiniteHighly Dynamic (through swell pedal and stops, not through velocity of key striking).Extremely broad tonal rangeLargest note range of all instrumentsVolume expression after note is struckExample: Christ Arose - Aaron Doerr
HammondOrigin: Pipe OrganNature: Sustaining, but can have percussive elements too.No dynamics through velocity of key strike, but has swell pedal and drawbarsVery expressive after note press through swell pedal, drawbars and Leslie speed switchExamples: Rising Sun from All Sons & Daughters, Mighty To Save - Hillsong Wallflowers Bringing Down the Horse
SynthesizerHardware and SoftwareOrigin: OrgansNature: Highly variable and customizableExtreme Dynamic rangeExtreme note rangeInfinite expressive capabilities after note is playedExamples: No One Like You - Jesus Culture, Thank You Jesus - Hillsong Live, Tides Album from Bethel Music
FOUR THINGSSONGPARTSROLERIGReal Life ExampleThis Is Amazing Grace
Synth Lead on introPlay Instrumental as intro: Sync lead lineSynth lead line per recordingStop!Delayed Comp w/leslie effectStop!
SONGWhat is the song saying?What emotion is the song conveying?What is the tempo? (slow, fast, etc)What is the groove? (driving, laid back, swing, straight)What makes this song work?
PARTSWhat is my part in making the song work?What to play, what NOT to play.What are the chords?Nashville Number System: 1,4,5,6mWhat are the inversions/voicings?Pedal tones and voice leadingWhat are the lines, riffs, etc?Nashville Number SystemEach note in a western major scale has numbers from 1-7.
Each number can also be a chord (triad). 1, 4 and 5 are Major by default. 2, 3 and 6 are minor. 7 is diminished, but can often be substituted by playing a Major 5 triad with the 7th scale note in the bass. If you learn the 1, 4, 5, and 6-minor in each key, you will be able to play 85% of all the songs you have in worship no matter what key theyre in.
Num12m3m456m7Key of CCDmEmFGAmBKey of GGAmBmCDEmF#VoicingsEach triad (three note chord) has three positions you can play. Learn all three!Be intentional about the top note of each chord you play because it is the most noticeable. You are either complimenting the melody or distracting from it with the top note of your chords.Find inversions that minimize the amount of hand/finger movement.Add a 2 or a M7 occasionally to add color of texture to a standard triad.
ROLEAm I emulating another instrument or providing a sound unique to keyboards?Am I providing rhythmic energy or sustaining energy? (Crunchy or Creamy)Am I the main thing or a supporting role? (The Cake or the Frosting)
RIGWhat can my rig do? (Hardware or Software)What are the strengths of the sounds I have?When do I use them?Do I have my go to sounds ready?How do I play each sound? (Attack, velocity, controllers)
BONUS: YOUR LEFT HANDLeave room for the BassSee what happens if you stop using your left hand.Give it a new job! (Mod Wheel and Leslie Switch)Glisses, Smears and SmacksMost Popular SynthsYamaha Motif Series (H)Nord Stage (H)Korg Kronos (H)Roland Fantom (H)
Omnisphere (S)Reason (S)Main Stage (S)Massive (S)Kontakt (S)Resourcesworshipmusicians.org (patches, tutorials, articles, tips, forums)Hillsong Omnisphere Sounds - Facebook Groupfacebook.com/groups/hillsongomnispheresounds/multitracks.com (patches, tracks, good self-learning with custom mix)peterjamesproductions.comianmcintosh.tvMANUALS! - Google your manual, its out there.YouTube.comForums (HarmonyCentral.com, motifator.com, korgforums.com, norduserforum.comI Need You Now (Live)Matt RedmanYour Grace Finds Me (Live), track 4/13, disc 1/12014Christian & Gospel422668.53eng - (Live)eng - iTunPGAP0eng - iTunNORM 00000E7F 00000E9B 000075A0 00009A4B 0003FC82 000425BC 00008282 000082A5 00047ABC 000416A1eng - iTunSMPB 00000000 00000210 000009BA 00000000011C59B6 00000000 0080EA0A 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000Christ Arose-Live Easter2012_AaronMix1.cnull204707.67eng - iTunPGAP0eng - iTunNORM 0000047A 0000044F 00001AC2 00001A85 0002E0BC 0002E0BC 00005F4B 000060F9 000292FA 0002CB1Aeng - iTunSMPB 00000000 00000210 00000702 000000000089B4EE 00000000 003E6783 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000Thank You Jesus (Live)Hillsong WorshipNo Other Name (Deluxe Edition) [Live], track 7/18, disc 1/12014Christian & Gospel350171.66eng - iTunPGAP0eng - iTunNORM 00000E5B 00000DCE 00007515 0000691A 0004308D 0003DD97 00008640 0000848B 00043DD1 0001ACFAeng - iTunSMPB 00000000 00000210 00000B18 0000000000EB90D8 00000000 00802688 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000