Sunday, October 25, 2009

Earliest American Church

Last weekend I was in Jamestown (the first permanent English settlement) and saw a huge building - a church! The settlers were instructed to initially construct 3 public buildings inside the fort: a storehouse, a guardhouse and a church, so religion was very important to these people.

I took my new Kodak Zi8 mini HD video recorder with me just in case I saw something interesting. I was with CBN News producer Tracy Winborn - she shot my video introduction as well as helped produce the clip. It even ended up on CBN News last week. Read more about it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

How to trick a 4 string bass into thinking it's a 5 string bass:

Adam Fisher from talks about extending the range of his 4 string bass.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Worship Leader Kristian Stanfill

I recently had a chance to chat with worship leader Kristian Stanfill about the song "Jesus Paid It All."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Hip Hop Senior Adult Choir

Today I led worship with Brookwood worship leader Steve Smith for the South Carolina SBC music director's luncheon in Columbia, SC. We had a great time meeting music directors from all across the state.

In the buffet line (of course, Baptists have a buffet at every gathering) I looked at a music director and said "how do I know you, you look so familiar!" He replied "you probably recognize me from YouTube."

I couldn't believe it!!! He's Keith Watson, the choir director in the famous YouTube video of the hip hop senior adult choir. These videos have been viewed over 1 MILLION times! Isn't it amazing that you can become famous enough to be recognized in public by a YouTube appearance!

My favorite part is around 3:07 - their rendition of the Pussycat Doll's "Don't Cha" (Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me.) If you haven't wet your pants yet, wait until 4:06 when they sing Nelly's "It's Getting Hot in Here."

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Solo Piano Sheet Music

Take a look at my new website, I've created short one or two page Hymn Interludes that can be used in your worship service.

Try matching a Hymn Interlude with a favorite hymn or popular praise song. Play the Hymn Interlude for an offertory, then segue into the hymn or praise song and invite the congregation to sing along. For instance, use my "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" with Chris Tomlin's "The Wonderful Cross."

Each Hymn Interlude comes in ALL keys - C Db D Eb E F Gb G Ab A Bb B - play it in your favorite key or match the key of a hymn, praise song or classical piece.

Combine Hymn Interludes to make your own medleys that can be played as preludes, offertories, postludes and recital pieces.