Interesting Worship Guitar Songs

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    Always loved this one from Rick Pino off an obscure Christian super hero CD but what a GREAT SONG!! Rocks HARD and love these lyrics!! Played the heck out of this one !!
     
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    Been a little while since i have done this one but love this song. Rain Song Day Of Fire used it a lot at COC and those harmonics sound great standing in front of a good cranked 100 watt tube half stack with your pant legs flappin!!!

    At COC running a 1991 X100 B Hot Rod Mod Carvin head on the matching 4/12 slant with 75's here and playing a pearl white 1989 Carvin V 220 with an inline headstock.
    https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=5049360
     
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    Bob Marley - "Thank You Lord"


    Bob Marley - "Forever Loving Jah"
     
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    WOW! Nicely put. You just summed up in a couple of sentences the point I have been trying to make at our church for the last 10 years. The musical bar doesn't have to be dropped to the lowest common denominator in order to have great worship. We have the skilled musicians, but the WL isn't using the resources provided to even one tenth of their ability. When we do simple mindless automaton songs all the people are polite, "That was nice." and there is no shortage of such songs in P&W. But when we do interesting musically challenging songs that require real musicianship and skill and conviction to play, people are not just polite, they are enthused and awakened and emboldened to energize their hearts. Hard to explain, but very real and gratifying to witness.
     
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    This guy is doing some really cool stuff that has some really aggressive guitar stuff.

    Have found that a number of the modern songs can lend themselves to more aggressive guitar and more intricate arrangements if you work with them.
    Like we did here with in the River at my last Church got rid of that repeating weedle deedle lick in the turnarounds and then stripped the song down into a more traditional rock feel.
    We found our own voice with some of these songs.

     
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    One thing I liked when I played in a praise band was I could make up my own guitar parts. We were a small congregation and did older Christian songs from around 1980 to 2010. A lot were the standard 1-4-5-6m, but I had a lot of room to improvise and do an intro or solo. Same with a southern gospel group I was in. I made up intros and other guitar parts, drawing from years of playing country, rock, blues, jazz, folk. Like others commented, draw from all kinds of music. Learn songs, fills and solos from all.
     
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    I like the way @GoldieLocks and @TelecasterSam put it.
    It’s not the I,IV,VVIm chords that are boring. It’s the people playing them.
    Just the sheer number of ways to play a major triad up and down the neck-add the inversions, arpeggios, even chord substitutions, should get you out of the CCS ~ Cowboy Chord Strum.

    Have fun!
     
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    What about Larry Normans Why Should the Devil Have all the Good Music? Geoff Moore does a great version.
     
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    LOVE that song and Marino!!
     
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    Some of the new urban Gospel stuff is pretty challenging on the guitar parts like this one from Todd Dulaney.

    Then there are guys like Jeremy Burke here

    I have been playing guitar with this guy Shawn Lombard for close to 20 years on and off.
     
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    Lot of those older songs are being freshened up and used today in modern worship. One of the most notable is Ain't No Grave although I really do not like the Bethel version as it is horribly sloppy and takes the verses out. This version IMO is MUCH better with Jason Crabb off the Selah CD>

    One that we are looking at is the old water Grave right now.
     
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    YES! Where do I have to go to find this kind of church and worship? This goes way beyond Tomlin in my opinion, and approaches Lincoln Brewster's style. Love it.
     
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    Talk about remaking some of the old school stuff, I get goose bumps every time I hear this backwoods bluesy version of Power In The Blood. Lari White is also the pickup truck girl who runs into Tom Hanks in the middle of nowhere at the end of the movie Cast Away. Gone too soon is she......
     
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    I haven't seen Lari White in decades. (I bought 2 of her albums). freakin' Awesome!
     
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    George Harrison - "My Sweet Lord"


    Uh . . . why not?

    Punkh - "Karmah"

     
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    Good chance "hare hare Krishna krishna", karma, and rastafarianism aren't going to cut it in many Christian churches.
     
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    Cool we do stuff like that in my Church from time to time will take a look at that arrangement.
    Here is our Children Go Where I Send Thee

    Victory In Jesus

    Our Ain't No Grave Slower and more bluesy than most ( not my arrangement BTW)

    My Lighthouse

    We don't do it every service but we do have some fun with older hymns at times.
     
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    Probably not, but this thread is about worship songs. There are plenty of those to go around.
     
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