Singing with a Microphone is a skill that every singer should learn, and learn well. I love singing with a microphone because it offers an amazing opportunity for every singer to explore new and intimate skills that are not available otherwise.
It’s similar to acting on the big screen as opposed to acting on the stage. You can incorporate breathiness, intimacy, high notes, loud and soft,m light and shade in a way that you cannot without the aid of the microphone. You are able to drop your voice to a whisper or hit incredible high and loud notes, but in order to not freak your sound person out, learning these microphone techniques are required.
Take Control when Singing with a Microphone
So, rather than distress the sound guy, or blame him for your vocal problems, you can be responsible for your own sound. In this podcast we talk about how you can set your microphone, adjust the equalization, change the sound and the feel of your voice and generally take control of your own vocals, and the team’s vocals if you want to. Learn how to speak to sound people to get the tone you want in your voice, as well as controlling the volume using our tips and techniques.
This practical podcast will teach you all the tips and techniques about how to lead worship while singing with a microphone. So whether you are leading the worship, or singing as a part of the team, these simple but practical techniques will improve your sound in a matter of seconds.
So if your church uses microphones, you definitely need to hear this podcast. And make sure that your team, backing vocalists, sound people and others have a listen as well. Singing with a microphone in your church worship should be a fantastic experience, not a disaster waiting to happen!
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Very few people can tell you how to lead worship if you do not play an instrument. Many of the great worship leaders you hear of today are also musicians, and many of the most songwriters as well, so clearly there is an advantage if you play an instrument when learning how to lead worship.
As a worship leader for over 20 years, I find it much easier to lead worship if I am playing my guitar. Having my own instrument allows me to control the ebb and flow of music, to create the atmosphere that I feel is necessary, and to control the pace and key of the song. My guitar serves as a bridge between the singers and musicians in the worship team, and therefore, if you can play an instrument, I recommend that you lead worship from your chosen instrument.
Learning How to Lead Worship Without Playing an Instrument is Hard, but Not Impossible
Learning how to lead worship if you are unable to play an instrument is difficult but it is not impossible. The jump you need to make mentally is that you are doing more than singing. You have to take control of the situation, and lead your band and singers in the direction you feel in the Lord the service needs to go.
Here are some steps which may help you when leading without an instrument…
- Choose songs carefully, but choose them as a musician would! Make sure that you choose them incompatible keys, and do your best to select songs that are in keys which lead comfortably into each other. I like to start any lower key like F, and progress through the key of G and then finish in the key of A. This is a nice and gentle progression throughout song service.
- Talk to your musicians. Talk to them before the program begins, clearly outlining the direction each song will take, and the number of times you will sing each session of the song. This way you can control the direction of the song service despite not holding an instrument to coordinate this.
- Liaise with one member of the band. While it is great to communicate with all the band, make sure you select one person to act as a linchpin between you and the rest of the musicians.
- Talk to your musicians during the service. As a singer, the easiest way to communicate with your band is to pull the microphone away from your mouth and speak directly to them of mic. This way you can communicate what you want, when you want and be able to lead and guide them directly during the song itself.
Although learning how to lead worship when you are not playing an instrument is more difficult, it also opens great possibilities to concentrate on your singing and leading, and to move about in a way that is not possible when you are playing. It allows you to better communicate with the congregation and, if you learn how to communicate with your worship team effectively, you can certainly become a competent amazing worship leader, whether you play an instrument or not.
You can become an effective and powerful worship leader whether you play an instrument or simply singing when you lead. Learn how to lead worship by learning the right techniques and communicating effectively with your worship team.
Conditioning your voice is a big part of being a worship leader. This podcast is all about how you can take care of your voice, extend your range and get the very best from your voice.
As a Worship Leader, If you Sing at All You Need to be Conditioning Your Voice!
Abuse your voice, force it, strain it and you could pay a huge price. Our panel of supposed experts will teach you how to love your voice along, help you to hit those higher notes, teach you when not to even try to hit those notes and generally how to control your voice. It’s perfect for the singing worship leader, and that is most of you guys! So strap yourself in and get ready to explore how you can condition your voice and get the best out of it for years and reas to come! Oh, and don’t forget that you can hear all the latest Worship Leader Podcasts by clicking on the hyperlink and turning up your computer speakers (preferably really LOUD!). You can also download the worship leader podcast for free from itunes AND PLEASE LEAVE A NICE COMMENT ON ITUNES FOR US!, or subscribe to it so you don’t miss any episode ever! So driving to work, mowing the lawn or just chilling out (maybe with a nice cup of coffee!), let the worship leader podcast teach you and maximise the use of the time you have for the Lord!
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