I love this scripture! It neatly sums up why training is important: If, as a worship team leader, you want to support your singers, learning about vocals will increase your ability to do this.
If you are a Worship Team Leader, what are the vocal issues in your team that you wish you could change but don't know what to do?
it could be time to UPSKILL!
The Voice is an amazing piece of body tech!
It has the power to pull you in or push you away.
So it will come as no surprise to learn that your voice is influenced by your mind, your body and your emotions. I like to call it the '3 fold instrument'.
“The lead vocalist (or main vocalist, lead vocals or lead singer) in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard. The lead singer either leads the vocal ensemble or sets against the ensemble as the dominant sound. In vocal group performances, notably in soul and gospel music, and early rock and roll, the lead singer takes the main vocal part, with a chorus provided by other band members as backing vocalists.”
Leading a worship team on a Sunday is no easy task. It is not merely singing songs for 30 minutes or so, there are other intrinsic skills, all working together to deliver a powerful ministration. What are they?
The singing - and preaching- voice is often taken for granted. In all my years training worship teams, I have found the voice to be the least regarded instrument in the worship team.
A Musician will take care of his or her's guitar or keyboard, making sure it is lovingly packed away in the case and put carefully in the boot or back seat of the car. God forbid you reach out to touch it, in case the owner cuts you down with a withering glare that says: "I dare you?"
Only another musician can touch or help carry the heavy burden. LOOL ( The Ark, anyone?)
November 2017 saw the start of the 6 Week Introductory Vocal Course. It had been a longtime coming. Since launching in February of the same year, I had high expectations of a start in May. Then it moved to June. Then I planned for September.
But nothing. In fact, truth be told, no one signed up. ( click 'Read More' below)
Dionne is a professional Vocal Coach and Worship Leader and has been tutoring
Voice In Ministry - Lift Your Voice!