Over the years I’ve tried to streamline our rehearsals. Part of it is knowing that folks have other things they’re involved in. Like being with their family. But the other part is that sometimes we just don’t have a lot of time to rehearse. So I’m always looking for ways to maximize that time. At the WorshipGod08 conference I led a seminar called “Band on the Run” that tried to address this issue, covering topics including context, feel, instrumentation, and structure. The seminar was also designed to help churches that were less familiar with arranging songs for a band.
Below is a video of the seminar that lasts about 75 minutes. You can download a copy of the notes here. You can also download a Quicktime version of the video here. You’ll have to register to be a member of Vimeo, which requires your name, email address, and password. Once you’re a member, you’ll be directed to the original source for the video. A Download option is located in the lower right hand corner of the page.