Free Easter Leadsheets

It is my intention to do two things with this post: to start (restart, really) an area for free music/resources, and to get a conversation going about what the music is like in your church on a weekly basis.

These first two things I have put up in the free music area are leadsheets for the classic Easter hymns Christ The Lord Is Risen Today and Hallelujah, What A Savior. I have found it needful to make leadsheets for some of the classic hymns to: 1) lower the key (make them easier to sing), 2) provide more logical and accessible (but hopefully interesting) chords for my music team, and 3) get the hymn on one page (so many hymns “bleed” over by one staff to a second page…we use ipads and this becomes an inconvenience…more on this in a post soon!). It is my hope that maybe they might be useful for your ministry…which brings me to the second thing I wanted to talk about…

It seems to me that the music landscape is fairly varied from church to church “out there”, and I am curious if there is a dominant methodology. My intention is to put up a survey in the next week or two to better understand this…things like: do your church musicians use leadsheets, hymnbooks, a combination? What does you music team “look like” for a church service…piano, organ, piano/organ, full orchestra, praise team? What does your congregation use…overhead projection, hymnbooks, bulletin inserts, a combination? I am just really curious to understand more around this whole topic and, in the meantime, would welcome your feedback. Have a great day!

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