I haven't participated in here in a long time, but I'm a new-ish moderator on the board

Discussion in 'Worship Service Players' started by TheGoodTexan, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Hey folks...

    I mostly stick around The Bad Dog, and sometimes the pickup and pedal forums, but I'm going to start participating in here much more. So if you don't hang out in those forums much, you may not know me.

    My name is Bruce and I've been playing in various worship bands for about 20 years. I was even a part of an all original Christian rock band for several years around the early 2000s. I spent 10 years on full-time staff at a local church in Nashville as the student pastor, and then another 2 years as the discipleship pastor. I played in the worship band almost all of that time. I'm currently a full-time student, finishing up with seminary... meaning that I spend a lot fo time traveling between Nashville and Louisville (where the seminary is).

    I don't think that you guys need much moderation, since we rarely get any posts reported from this forum. But I want to hang out a little more.

    I have a week long student camp coming up, and I teach and play bass in the band there too.

    Let me know if you ever need anything!
     
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    Good to get acquainted with you Bruce, I've read your posts in other forums but didn't realize you're a fellow christian. I'm an elder at church and play in the praise and worship band as well. I'm just finishing my public school teaching career next year and did quite a few mission trips with the youth when my girls were teens. Good luck with finishing seminary. Peace, Robert
     
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    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    GT - we've visited a little before.
    It's nice to learn a bit more about you.
    I've been singing at church for more than 20 years - guitaring on and off the whole time.
    About 3 yrs ago, the sanctuary got some PA upgrades, but the congregation size is so small (and old) it's doubtful we'll ever really have anything like the praise bands I read about here.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Are you going to Southern Seminary? It’s a great one!
     
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    The church where we attend right now (I'm not on staff there) is a little country church with just a pianist and a song leader. There are about 100 people on any given Sunday. And I love it. There is no opportunity for me to play guitar, but as most all of us would agree, that's really beside the point. The Spirit is sweet.
     
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    Yes indeed. I think it's probably the greatest seminary in the world at this point in history. It wasn't always like that of course, and it might not be in 20 years from now. But it is an amazing place to study. I have an apartment on campus, and I'm usually there Monday - Friday.
     
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    ravindave_3600 Friend of Leo's

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    Hey GT, welcome, good to see you again, and congrats on your exalted status. If we get to making too much noise down here just stomp on the floor!





    We won't quiet down but at least we'll know you care. :D
     
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    Master’s Seminary out here in California is also great! Our pastor is from there as is one of our associate pastors.
     
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    Cool and good to meet you! Small country church and no praise band? I'm in one bout the same size here in a tiny town in Alabama bunch of us old blue hairs round there but we taint no slouches with the praise team!
    Clip from last Sunday and be encouraged it IS POSSIBLE!
    PS guys think I have finally got an understanding with our sound guy and the old Carvin bout dialed in in the FOH now. This is straight amp and guitar no effects!
     
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    Welcome and Great to have you here Bruce.
     
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    Yes, Master's Seminary of course!

    I met a friend in one of my classes last semester who attended some courses there before moving to Louisville, and he said it was a fantastic school. I read a lot from their faculty.
     
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    Well, I guess it is good that this forum doesn’t get reported often. But I know every location needs a mod, it’s good to have one of your background.
     
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    Welcome. I hope you start some interesting discussions.
     
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    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

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    or at least don't shut down some interesting discussions ... :lol:
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Sure.
     
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    What do you call a bass player in a three piece suit? The defendant.

    What do you call a pretty gurl on a bass player’s arm? A tattoo.

    What do you call a bass player without a girlfriend? Homeless.

    A young boy came home from his first bass lesson and told his Dad,
    “Today we learned the E string”.

    The next day, “Today we learned the A string”.

    After the next lesson, Dad asked “ Did you learn the D string today?”

    “No, today, I had a gig.”:rolleyes:

    I kid. Today I almost had a freakout when our bass player texted that he might get stuck at work for our next gig!:eek:
     
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    That's good stuff.

    I started out playing bass in 6th grade... because my best friend got a guitar and wanted to form a band, so he told me to get my parents to get me a bass. And we started a band.

    But every time he sat his guitar down, I would pick it up and practice. I soon got a 6 string of my own and by 9th grade it's pretty much all I played, but I always kept a bass around.

    When I graduated from college, that same best friend from 6th grade had moved to Nashville and called me to come play bass again in a new band he had started up. So I move to Nashville and did just that. Played with him for about year, and then started my own band, playing guitar.

    Now I switch back and forth all the time, for whatever the situation calls for. The reason that I'm playing bass at the camp coming up, rather than electric guitar, is that there are four guitarists in the band (counting me), and I was the only one with bass experience. Knowing that the band really needed a bass, I volunteered to play.

    Playing bass is a blast for me. I use flat wounds on a P bass and have a natural Motown thing going on, just from my upbringing.
     
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    yep. There are 10,000 wannabe guitar heros for every decent bassist.

    And a good bassist is a joy for an honest guitarist.
     
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