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Curb your enthusiasm?

As I go on as a church musician, I’m more convinced that, on a practical level, the key to leading a congregation clearly is to do the simple things well.

The Music Exchange Richard Simpkin
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By nature, we musicians have a (mostly) healthy tendency to be creative and to put our own personal stamp on a song. We’re quickly bored by the mundane and conservative, and like to look for fresh ideas in order to breathe new life into old chord sequences and rhythms. We get our ideas from other musicians, conference bands and, of course, our old friend, the Internet, which is a bottomless resource for learning new styles and techniques.