So how's everybody doing on Services?

Discussion in 'Worship Service Players' started by Ascension, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. hotraman

    hotraman Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm still at it.. even though I turn 65 years young this Sunday.
     
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    Happy birthday hotramen:cool:
     
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    Well, after getting fired for speaking my mind at a large semiconductor manufacturer, getting the Delta Variant (now I've immunity the hard way). I rewired the A/V system on the old band leader/organists motorhome so he and his wife can get someplace safe....

    Now I have a new jazz pianist to deal with - at least she's creative.

    Blue hairs are still worried about offending the governor by showing their faces....
     
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    Playing my second weekend as lead guitar this weekend. I was scheduled for bass until last night.

    this will also be the first time using a Line 6 Helix I picked up last weekend.

    I’m trying to figure out if I want to use a Princeton or AC30. The AC30 sounds spot on to the recordings but it has a lot more hum with my telecaster, even with the gain lowered all the way.
     
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    I just got invited back to join the pastor on the last Sunday of this month.

    The first time was on August 15th, with an acoustic. He asked me to bring an electric this time. It will be the first time bringing my Marshall SC20C (the one in my avatar).

    Now I just have to choose between the Tele and the Strat.
     
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    I played quite poorly today, first set I did well on 3/4 songs, second service only 2/4 songs.
     
  7. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    We are our own worst critics:rolleyes:
    Try not to be too hard on yourself
    you probably sounded better than you think;)
     
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    Hey @black_doug, from one Doug to another~strat or Tele, Tele every time!!
     
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    black_doug Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I can’t argue with that. This new one hasn’t been out of the house yet:

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    Ha! Time to get that baby out of the house~
    Otherwise kinda like burying your talents
     
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    It was very chaotic with a lot of people subbing in for others who had to cancel at last minute. Our bass player (me) ended up on electric because they found a keyboard player who was available. Our acoustic player played drums. At our West location they went through three singers who said they would sing and then later canceled.

    two of the songs are originals (well, one is an original arrangement of a hymn), neither of which has been played more than 1 or 2 times. The guy who wrote the guitar parts was at our other location (another guitar player playing drums), and we had to improvise large sections of both new songs because both are mostly acoustic in the beginning.
     
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    Yikes! That does sound like a crazy morning:eek:
    Stars in your crown for standing in the gap;)
     
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    Thanks for your service on what was clearly an uncomfortable gig. My rule when things fall apart like that is, "So let's choose some songs everybody knows."
     
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    A lot of singers / musicians are canceling, declining invites, to lead worship these days.
    I'm not sure why.. though I am seeing this:
    a lack of keyboard players: I think "tracks" has made them expendable.
    I am a guitar player, yet I had two invites to play keys.
    If you are a multi instrumentalist, and play a few instruments well, that's a blessing.
     
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    Thank you !!
     
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    All the blue hairs i know once upon a time considered themselves nonconformists.
    They were proud of their reputation. Thought it stood for something meaningful.
     
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    I guess they got more timid as they discovered they were mortal...
     
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    The magic word here is "service." If you consider yourself a "servant" rather than a "performer" it'll be a lot better. And you will actually perform better. Trust me on this.

    I don't play in a praise band like the rest of y'all on this part of the TDPRI, but I have gotten back into leading music at mid-week services in a nursing home. I accompany myself with my acoustic guitar. When the pastor recruited me into doing this again, he thanked me for my "servant's heart," which made things a lot easier for me.
     
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    Pastors in small churches sure wear a lot of hats!
    The pastor and I are both going to play acoustic guitar this Sunday, we plan to practice this morning or possibly this afternoon, depending on his schedule~
    Sure makes me glad to be retired:cool:

    Still meeting outdoors without P A. Folks have been talking about putting an ensemble together. We have some fine musicians:)
     
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