Here at Cambron we are always interested to hear from our Power Music users and last year we ran a series of blogs entitled “Musician of the Month” see the Featured Musician page on our website. The musicians included a harpists, two organists, an Austrian party band, a big band conductor and several worship leaders – quite a mix!
I would like to introduce to you another featured musician Richard Teare – here’s his story…
One of the most common questions we get asked on our support desk and at exhibitions is “What is a good source of worship song chord sheets?”
There are many websites out there that let you download chord sheets, but people tell us that quite often there are errors in the lyrics and the chords used are not the original ones. Also it is important that the websites pay royalties to the copyright holders of the songs you download – not all websites do!!
Recently we worked with Integrity Music Ltd, AKA WeAreWorship to create a free songbook of chord sheets that we were giving away at Mission Worship 2016. Integrity Music let you download chord sheets from their website WeAreWorship.com. All you need to do is open a free account with them. I have created a short tutorial video on importing chord sheets from WeAreWorship.
Today’s guest blog comes from long-time user of Power Music Alun McCarthy. Alun leads worship at St Peter’s Shared Church in Guildford and has been previously featured in this blog as a featured musician. Here, Alun shares some tips and tricks he’s learned using Power Music:
As a musician and worship leader, what I’m doing is far more important than how I’m doing it. If a congregation is distracted by the machinery of the music group this can defeat the purpose of a service. I’ve found several ways of using technology and software (Power Music) that help me to achieve a flow of worship without being noticeable to a congregation.
One of our featured musicians, Mike Baldwin, is keen to share his songs with other Power Music users and we have made them available on Power Music Store as a FREE virtual songbook of all the chord charts from his latest album “Go and Tell”.
Get your free songbook here: Power Music Box – Go and Tell
You can read Mike’s full story in the blog post here: Mike Baldwin
This album features many powerful and thought-provoking lyrics and Mike sent us a very interesting detailed description which deserves a blog post of its own, so here it is!
Songwriter, musician, artist, producer, worship leader, author and speaker.
David Baroni is a songwriter, musician, artist, producer, worship leader, author and speaker. He has been involved in Christian worship music for 34 years.
As a songwriter for Word Music, Integrity Music and his own ministry, Kingdomsongs Inc., David’s songs have been recorded and performed by Michael W. Smith, Don Moen, Ron Kenoly, Debby Boone, Alvin Slaughter, Selah, Natalie Grant, Morris Chapman, Sheila Walsh, Paul Wilbur, The Imperials, The Mighty Clouds of Joy and many others. His songs have also been featured in several hymnals.
Alun McCarthy, one of the first Power Music users, is a talented worship leader, guitarist and singer.
Alun is one of the most enthusiastic and encouraging Power Music users we have. We meet up with him every year at the Mission Worship Conference in Eastbourne in November. He will be inteviewed at the seminar “Going Digital” (presented by our own Gordon Cameron) at this year’s Mission Worship.
Jo Boyce is a songwriter, musician, singer and worship leader and is one of the founding directors of cjm|music.
Jo and the cjm team have performed at many venues including Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and recently featured in this year’s Songs of Praise series.
Jo has just released her first solo studio recording – a six track EP entitled ‘In God Alone – Songs of Hope and Consolation’. Click here for details and to listen to samples of the inspiring tracks.
At the heart of cjm|music’s mission and vision is a commitment to resourcing pastoral musicians, liturgical ministers, worship leaders, teachers and catechists; engaging the skills of young people and to serving the church through the ministry of music and liturgy.