Posted by countrydirt on Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008 @4:11:26 PM
that sounds great! i played guitar at a church once with my instructor and another student. we worked on silent night for weeks to prepare. we were like the nineth to perform. we played flawlessly but unfortunately everyone played the exact same song! was getting alittle redundant by the time it got to us.
Sunday, December 21, 2008 @5:31:34 PM
I think is is so nice when Churches have members play music. My grandmother is a member of The Old Regular Baptist Church (I hope I spelled that right!), and they have a lot of great singing in the Ralph Stanley style, but they wont allow any instruments. When she was younger she would often be in the kitchen and would suddenly start singing some of the most God like singing my ears have ever heard. Your blog post reminded me of all of this.
Personally I feel more at home in a Church that allows a little playing of the instruments, be it piano, guitar or whatever works out. I hope to find the right Church soon. Right now I'm not sure which local Church to attend. But, I'm sure someone will direct me there, as we have plenty nearby. - Peace, - Terry
Monday, December 22, 2008 @3:44:32 AM
Our church is a Southern Baptist congregation. Alot of singing, but mainly with piano or cd accompaniment. Our band is newly formed (since July) and I am new to the mandolin (since August) Our ages range from 50 down to about 35 - except for that son of mine who is 17. I've known the real banjo picker since about 1980, the main guitar player since this summer and the fiddle and other guitar player since October.
I've been playing and singing in churches for about the past 5 years - mainly guitar but occasionally the banjo. So, being in this band has been fun. I thought our name ought to be Called Up Yonder, but the preacher just calls us Up Yonder which is a fine band name and really indicates what we are.
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