I'm curious about the musical practices in the Baptist churches represented by the different members who post here on the Baptist Board. I did this many years ago, but a lot of the members have changed since then. Here's an informal question and answer survey. What is your: Scope - how many songs are sung/played in your typical worship service (if your order of service is a certain number of songs type of format), or how much time is devoted to singing in your typical worship service (if your format is a basic amount of time given over to singing/music)? Proportion - what percentage of songs are congregational and what percentage are "specials" (solos, choir numbers, duets, trios, etc.)? Agency - do you use instruments, and, if you do, how many/what kind of instruments, and if you use instruments do you ever sing without them? Are any "instrumental only" selections used? Authority or Responsibility - who selects which songs will be sung (and played)? Source - what hymnal or other sources do you use for songs/music? Add anything else you may think we will find interesting about the music/singing in your church (for example, are morning and night services might be conducted differently; any special music events, etc.). Thanks.