“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?
Do you know what belting sounds like?
Could you pick it out just by ear?
There are different types - 'shades' is a better word - of belting. Some you can clearly hear and some not so obvious. So what exactly does belting sound like? Article: How to Take the Strain out of Belting
Below are four worship leaders who belt regularly when singing. Enjoy!
A recent trip to the Complete Vocal Institute, in Denmark , gave me a whole new set of teachings tools for worship and gospel vocals.
Have you ever heard this saying: There's the 'money note'? Maybe you have watched one of those singing competition TV shows and seen the judges faces light up when the contestant sings that last long power note on an high sounding pitch?
If yes, then you will be familiar with the 'belt' sound. Listen to Worship Leaders Belt
Many popular worship singers use varying degrees of 'belt': Kim Walker-Smith, David Phelps, Matt Redman. In gospel singing belting is a normal standard technique of the genre. Think Vickie Winans, Tasha Cobbs, Yolanda, Kim Burrell, Keisha Clarke, Tye Tribbett, Donnie, Marvin Winans, Israel Houghton, Micah Stampley. It really is a long list.
There are a number of reasons why you might, as a worship leader, decide to take vocal lessons. If you are thinking about taking lessons but not sure if it is worth the investment of your time and money, here are 16 benefits of singing lessons. In no particular order lessons....
Dionne is a professional Vocal Coach and Worship Leader and has been tutoring
Voice In Ministry - Lift Your Voice!