Presents the skills and techniques required by the liturgical guitarist. Presents such techniques as proper left- and right-hand technique, eighth-note strumming patterns, varying strumming patterns, advanced strumming patterns, individual picking patterns, plectrum, moveable chord forms, barre chords, lead runs, bass fills, left-hand strength exercises, scales, and basic chord theory. Participants are encouraged to bring their guitars and music (Gather hymnals). Minimum of two hours, prefer full day; can be done over several days.
This workshop is designed to help participants determine who they are and what they do as music ministers. This process-oriented workshop deals with the elements of effective music ministry and examines the liturgy documents. Scripture is used as a source for reflection in defining ways that we are called to work together as a music ministry.
This day-long or weekend retreat offers the musician an opportunity to come together with other musicians to be spiritually and emotionally renewed. Time is provided for personal reflection, journaling, group interaction, music, and fellowship. Retreats can be group specific or general, and can be molded to match the journey of any existing music ministry.
This workshop is designed for parish staffs who are looking for a day of enrichment. The session covers such issues as to what are we called, whom do we serve, and how do we function together. Conflict resolution, collaboration, and teamwork are emphasized throughout. The process of building a strong church with many ministries (one body with many parts) is the essence of the day. Minimum of two hours, prefer full day.