CONTENTS (Theory Bk Vol I)

Introduction (unwritten)

1. Understanding Chord Symbols

2. Improving Notation Skills

3. Nashville Number Charts

4A. Reading & Writing Praise Charts I

4B. 24 Tips for Writing Better Charts

5. Reading & Writing Praise Charts II

6. Rhythm Section: Overview, Drums

7. Rhythm Section: Five Popular Worship Styles

8. Drumming Guide for Ten Worship Styles

9. Guitar/Bass Guide for Ten Worship Styles

10. Three Professional Rhythm Charts

11. Checklists for Backing Vocals, Rhythm Section

12. Exam

 

Generated by Dr. Barry Liesch at Biola University

Draft in Progress, April 2014

 

04B 25 Tips for Writing Better PraiseCharts TBk1

Our worship students at Biola University have made many, many, kinds of charting errors in writing their arrangements.  This chapter lists student errors and proper procedures to follow to order to achieve better communication and fewer performance errors.

Employ a roadmap, color-codings, eye bags, German repeats. Align your four measure phrases. Know how to handle fermatas & push beats, and more

Updated 6.2014.  9 pages, 25 examples.