Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Evolution of a Worship Song

Yes, I did say the words "evolution" & "worship" in the same sentence. Just thought I'd throw that out there. A few weeks ago we started a new sermon series entitled "Not A Fan". As a part of my preparation I really felt like God had a new song for the body here at Faith. After pouring over scriptures, I picked up my guitar & began to piece it together. This may be the first time that a song came together in about a week.

So...back to evolution. For all you songwriters out there, you know that new songs go through a bit of trial & error. They may begin as one thing & end as something completely different. In my case, I am not an arranger. Melodies, lyrics & chord structure come fairly easily. Arranging is someone else's job! There's the argument for surrounding yourself with people more talented than you (props to the band, especially Jordan).

I've attached the files that make up this songs process of evolution. Take a listen. The chord charts are attached as well. Feel free to use the song. Start with the demo, then acoustic & finally the full band. Listen closely for the slight nuances of change that build upon each other. It's certainly not a perfect tune, but I must admit that this one made me want to write more. I loved every minute of it. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think. I can take it!

1 comment:

  1. It made ME want you to write more, too! :)

    I love it!!