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Guitar Worship Leader Guidelines
I have been leading worship with an acoustic guitar for about six years now. In the next while I will reveal some guitar worship leader guidelines that I feel are of importance. Usually the process of becoming a worship leader starts with small gatherings. I actually started with two friends who would sing as I played. The small beginnings are a great place to learn how just enjoy worshiping the Lord and lead people at the same time. I went from leading to and expanded the gatherings to about ten or fifteen people. The truth is nothing really ever changes weatherer we are leading one or 10,000 we just yield our talents to the Lord and worship him. There are still a few important things that a guitar worship leader should use as guidelines.
Here is an acoustic guitar wirship leaders guide:
If you have just put on new strings it is important to stretch them.
You must be in perfect tune it is worth the extra time and your listeners will appreciate the melodic sound that will be resonated from your instrument. If you need a tuner check out this guitar tuners section.
If you are leading with a large crowd make sure you have an extra guitar tuned and ready to switch to if you happen to break a guitar string. I usually just borrow a friends guitar, I can't afford to have two expensive acoustics yet.
If your using guitar amp as a monitor for practice just prior to leading, make sure that you consider how load the worshipers will be once you start. The most frustrating thing that can happen is once there is a lot more sound in the room you can't hear the guitar because the volumes to low.
- It's a good idea to keep an extra pick in your pocket, just in case you drop yours.
If your using a music stand for the chord charts and you are also singing make sure that you can see the music in relation to the microphone. There's nothing as frustrating as when you cannot see the words because the mic is blocking your view. If at all possible it's best to memorize the sheet music or chord chart.
Stay focused on Jesus. If at anytime you begin to feel prideful and want to start taking credit for being so good, turn it over to the Lord in prayer as you are leading. Repent from every thought that would suggest that your getting the glory and not God.I'm sure there are many other tips I could pass on but that should give you a few things to consider as a guideline for leading worship with an acoustic guitar. Remember a worship leader is to be guiding people into the presence of the Lord. Actually ushering them into the presence of God. We must spend time alone worshiping and finding this beautiful place called worshiping in Spirit and in truth.
Acoustic Guitar Worship Leaders Guide
I'm sure there are many other tips I could pass on but that should give you a few things to consider as a guideline for leading worship with an acoustic guitar. Remember a worship leader is to be guiding people into the presence of the Lord. Actually ushering them into the presence of God. We must spend time alone worshiping and finding this beautiful place called worshiping in Spirit and in truth.