Keanu Reeves hasn’t sparked this much conversation since The Matrix. Based on comments on our Facebook page, there is somewhat of a divide between those who play the music and those who actually make it sound like music. I’m writing a whole post on ways to work well with your engineer but for now, I thought I would point out a very insightful comment by a Mr. Aaron Hairfield. The last line was brilliant and I quote, “I just focus on not messing up haha.” Let that sink in for a moment. Now, let's talk about what's really important...
While we are serving our congregation, we are ultimately serving the Lord. We bring our best for Him and that serves those around us. Long before I met my good friend Glenn Packiam, I watched him worship. (Glenn is a brilliant and thought-provoking writer, by the way. Read his stuff.) We had chapel in a huge auditorium that swallowed up individual instruments so while he was pounding on his keyboard, I couldn’t really hear what he was playing. It didn’t matter. He was obviously so passionate about his worship offering, he inspired me to lift my own. Isn’t that the greatest role of the worship leader?
We can’t control the front of house mix, but that’s not our role. We control how well we play our songs and the attitude in which we play them. Focus on that and let the Holy Spirit and the sound engineer sort out the rest.
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