Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Song Leading

I'm just starting to song lead at my new church, and I went to my first practice last night.

It felt really, really good to get back into singing, it's been yonks. I love to sing about as much as I like to draw, so it just felt relieving to sing with a band again.

Nice to sing some songs I'm not super familiar with too. Last night we did God Of Wonders, Amazing Love (You Are My King), Lead Me To The Cross and Your Love Oh Lord.

My verdict:

God Of Wonders- a good song, and fun to sing. Has a nice build.

Amazing Love (You Are My King)- I don't like this one. I find it boring and flat, and the country twang is a bit irky. The verse is kinda average, and you look forward to getting to the chorus, but then you have to go back and repeat the verse a second time first. Nuh.

Lead Me To The Cross- I really like this one. I like Brooke Frasers' songs a lot (my favourite is None But Jesus). The chorus is really nice. I just wish it could be sung a bit higher.

Your Love Oh Lord- I'm surprised that I've come to really like this. I heard the Third Day version, and didn't like it. The vocals reminded me of that awful early Noughties post-grunge Triple M Creed and Nickleback sound. Ech. But it's really enjoyable to sing, especially the chorus.

Anyways, all that aside, it just feels good to be finding my feet at a new church, and finding ways to be more involved


Laetitia :-) said...

If you want to sing something a bit higher without being an octave higher, just change the key up (assuming your other muso's don't complain bitterly about how they can't transpose on the spot and don't have the music for that key in their folders - this would be my complaint as a medium level sax player). People singing it won't notice unless you change key during the song as opposed to starting ina different key.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Yeah, they transposed Lead Me To The Cross a bit. The prob is I have a highish voice, so it wouldnt be good to transpose everything to suit me, or the congregation would be all out of whack.