canned music and drums

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  1. tinytim

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    When I was in a church in the 90s where the pastor preached against the "evils of drums' in church, he also preached against the "evils of canned music" or accompaniment tapes.

    His reasoning was that they had drums on them of course... but he didn't even like those that didn't.. He said it wasn't true worship, but fake.

    My question is for those that believe drums shouldn't be used in church, how do you feel about "canned music?"
     
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    tinytim,

    I personally find canned music to be very distasteful, due to the plain fact that it is fake, or "phony". And I will always push any church I am involved in go with actual...meaning "real"...music. Human beings playing actual instruments.

    But I am not hard core against pre-recorded music. I just dont think its the "better" way to go.

    I have visited small fellowships that just dont have enough musicians for a worship group, and they didnt want the traditional "woman playing a piano" to hymns being sung.

    They wanted "worship music", ala Vineyard or Hosanna.

    So...it was CD's! With a couple of people standing and leading the singing.

    Of course I joined right in with the worship, and never said a word about it. And I actually believe God can indeed "inhabit the praises of His people" in that environment.

    But I believe the better way is to seek for actual musicians playing real live music. I believe that even if they arent professional quality the fact that its "real" rather than fake will make up for that, and God will abundantly bless.

    Ha ha! [​IMG]

    What did he have against drums??? :confused: :D :confused: :D

    God bless,

    Mike

    PS...by the way. In that small church I told you about, the one that had to 2 people leading the singing with instrumental tracks.

    They of course encouraged anyone who wanted to to grap a tamborine, or shakers, percussion, etc, while singing. [​IMG]

    So there was some live music going on. [​IMG]
     
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    The Church I am currently at as youth pastor, has no room on stage for anymore live musicians.. We have piano, organ, and then choir.

    They have no choice but to use accompaniment tracks unless they only use the piano and organ... and that would be a big waste of talent for the choir. They are Awesome!

    They can do anything they set their mind too.
     
  4. Aaron

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    If any machine can be used in praise—e.g., piano or organ—then we'd have a tough time teaching against a tape machine. The same standards apply to recorded music as to live.

    Often what the fundamentalist preachers are reacting to is pride and exhibitionism, and we know that God hates pride and exhibitionism.
     
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    Wow!

    I can't add anything but agreement...

    I use tracks when I can't get the musicians needed...

    Or, when led to lead a song that the musician we do have aren't up to...

    And, I use tracks for singing solos...

    Mike Sr.
     
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    I lead worship in our church from the piano. Before I came here, the church lost their pianist, and when I came I stepped in as a "temporary" replacement until we could find someone... that's been almost two years. [​IMG]

    I prefer to play live for someone or for myself. I use tracks with the choirs so I can be up directing. It's a matter of practicality more than anything else for us. And an orchestral accompaniment is sometimes better anyway... but not always.
     
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    Thi sentence contradicts itself; no wait, no it doesn't.

    [​IMG]
     
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    It was predestined to contradict itself... no wait, it wanted to...no... ooops wrong forum anyway!
     
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    Don't forget Cloud, who claims that the accompaniment tapes are "jazzy" (and charismatic-influenced of course). That goes right along with the drums.
     
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    I didn't know what his stand was on them. hmmm.
     
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    We have both live and taped music. My vote is for both ... drums included. :D
     

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