Sometimes our own words are not enough to get our thoughts across. So, there are times we have to look to the Word to give us the words we need or express what is on our hearts. The scripture repeated several times above neatly puts into words why I love to work with team leaders.
Biblegateway.com list 50 versions of 1 Chronicles 15 v 22 and they all fundamentally agree on this
(as you can see above): To to be able to instruct others you too must first have a demonstrable level of skill yourself.
When you sing, your voice is influenced by your mind, your body and your emotions.
Your voice is not just controlled by the vocal cords. It is also influenced by your thoughts and emotions. I like to call it the '3 fold instrument'.
I'll tell you why.
I think as worship leaders there is even more onus on us to put our best voice forward. Not only for us, as the vocalist, but for every listener under the sound of our voice. Why? Because no one wants to hear messed up vocals, especially when trying to concentrate on worshipping.
Let's be honest. Its distracting!
So, whenever preparing for sunday service, I really do think we should come prepared to put our best vocals forward. So, how do we do that? By adopting a simple warm up that works for your voice..
In the following article (click link), The American Academy of Otolaryngology explains why it is important to warm up and how it helps with the intensive activity of singing, along with 8 warm up exercises that work. (The following link will take you the AAO webpage.)
There is a vast amount of information on the internet about singing and voice. On occasions I come across a few gems that I think are really beneficial to readers.
This article gives 3 simple methods to finding and developing your singing:
Article: 3 Ways To Find Your Own Singing Voice
Dionne is a professional Vocal Coach and Worship Leader and has been tutoring
Voice In Ministry - Lift Your Voice!