Why “Thanks for playing.”?

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  1. studio

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    Skinny tie?
     
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    Yes, "Thank you for setting up the environment for others to worship."

    One time, standing in the back of the room while monitoring
    the overall sound, "someone" whispered that in my ear.

    I extend the same to all of you here.
     
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    Bingo. I think non-musicians say "thanks for playing" to show their appreciation for something (in their eyes) that they can't do. I never take it as a slight or laziness.
     
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    I've been playing with what's no longer a "new" musical configuration, in a no longer "new" setting, for about 8 months.

    After a couple months I moved to bass to let the bass player play guitar, and to let the guitar player be the "second" keyboard player. Moved them to their natural positions. This let them each use their talents more fully--and I hoped would allow the bass player turned guitarist to gradually take on more of a leadership role.

    A couple weeks ago the paid ringer piano player quit. Retired actually. Moving out of state.

    The first week he was gone many of us were on vacation or otherwise available. So we brought in a paid piano player I've worked with before, just for the day.

    Yesterday we had most of the team back and available.

    And guess what? That paid ringer piano player wasn't necessary at all. The guitarist turned keyboardist moved back and forth between piano and electric keys, always sounding great. Played some really cool syncopated rhythm stuff.

    Bass player turned guitarist played great. Really nailed some stuff that might have been piano driven, except that paid ringer piano player wasn't there.

    They both completely stepped up. I was so proud. And I told them so.

    Also called kid drummer's mom to tell him how impressed I was with him, and she put him on the phone so I could tell him myself.

    Sometimes a plan comes together.

    Now if we can find a real bass player who'd show up regularly, I could be the second guitar player--or sit out sometimes.
     
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    It's awesome when it is actually fun, isn't it? This is encouraging.
     
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    I'm just grateful to play and store my treasures in heaven. Thanks is not needed for me, as I'm grateful to play.
     
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    If you were the Worship leader of your church,
    would you not thank the other musicians who played with you that Sunday?
     
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    RockerDuck Friend of Leo's

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    I am the worship leader, or band leader. I do thank and pray with the players before every service. They know how thankful I am and I let them know too.
     
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    So then why would you consider it out of sorts for yourself
    to be thanked or acknowledged for a P&W performance?

    Not to get preachy, but even soldiers get medals and rankings.
     
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    As a Christian, I don't seek glory for myself, I glorify God. My rewards are in heaven. I'll spend eternity there, not here.
     
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    Everyone needs encouragement!
    Why not thanks for playing:)
     
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    Okay. Thanks.
     
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    All glory belongs to God.
    Skill? A gift? Wait! You practiced for years! The ability to learn, a gift from God. The desire to sing and play for Him is His doing.
    Seeking the praise of men is a dangerous road. Acknowledging the praise of men is the same. If a pastor says 'thank you for playing' I am happy to receive it. My pastor knows where the gifts, passion and joy comes from. He knows that I get up early, stay late and practice to make the worship go as well as I can make it go but he also knows what it's like for someone to gush over his preaching. (and lol....what a burden. I get to play music with an awesome band...poor me)
    He doesn't want to hear the gush except to be able to say glory to God!
    I don't want man's approval. *I* know if I played well.

    What good is 'you are awesome/great playing!'? What are you going to do with it? Does it make you feel good, you know feel loved, you have some self-worth now? Like the poster above said, I would rather have my reward from above. Pretty sure you only get one or the other. One is as temporary as my memory, the other eternal. I'll door #2.
     
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    I don't believe the good folks on this forum are looking for glory
    as much as they are looking for good old fashioned communication
    within their P&W group and the leadership of that group.

    Everyone wants or needs feedback from their playing
    and performance. How else would you know how effective
    and in the groove (in the pocket) you were that day?

    I don't see any "danger" in getting a high five or golf clap
    from your time on that sanctuary stage. Trust me,
    no one is building an alter to Goldie Locks, Mr Tiny, myself
    or Pastor Jay any time soon, or at all, ever.

    I refuse to be so stringent within my own circumstance.
    Welcome aboard Chris!
     
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    Um... can I keep the BobbleHead of Goldie Locks I commissioned? I stuck him to the top of my amp with some industrial strength 2-sided tape and it's gonna leave a mess.
     
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    Yer asking for indulgences with less than 200 posts??!?!?!?!?

    Okay then. Today only cuz in reality it's bobblehead day
    at Dodger Stadium and we wouldn't want to get Cody Bellinger
    confused with Goldie Locks.

    Mighty slick move dude.

    [​IMG]
     
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    As the preacher said to my brother at T minus 90 seconds before his nuptials "pursue quality not quantity".

    Thanks for playing
     
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    Ha! I'm gonna have to keep my distance from you. Yer trouble.
    :p
     
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    I'm a little upset by this... That Saturday meeting at midnight on the ol' Crossroads meant nothing? The Golden Calf is going back in the garage then.


    My contract says "Thy Bobbleheads shalt only go on Classic American Muscle Car dashboards and Tube Amps OVER 50 WATTS (with Greenback Speakers) preferably Soldanos or Hiwatts." If there's already a Jesus bobblehead there then mine should be slightly to the Left and smaller.
    Hey! I don't make the rules... or do i?

    My wife bought me a Buddy-Christ Bobblehead. Don't judge me.
     
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    Maybe you were standing on the wrong corner.
    On the wrong road.
    In the wrong town.

    We have no idea who you met with, but you should get your money back.
     
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