Tag Archives: pianist

Aug
30

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – Playing Offertories, Part I

Playing a solo piano special during the offering can be a challenge for the church pianist.  What is expected or required of you can vary from church to church, and even from one service to the next.  As always, it … Continue reading

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Mar
23

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – Creating a Prelude

In my last post, I told you my first experience with playing a prelude. In this post, I’ll share some of the things that helped me as I began to play preludes on a regular basis. 1. Discover Your Purpose … Continue reading

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Mar
14

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – How I Learned to Play A Prelude

Do you play the prelude at your church?  If not, you may be asking, “What’s a prelude?”  A prelude is music 5 to 15 minutes before the service (or other event) begins. It is used to “set the mood”, and … Continue reading

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Jan
31

Practical Tips for Church Pianists – Let’s Begin at the Beginning

Being a church pianist is different than being “just a pianist”, or it should be! There are a few simple questions that each of us who are involved in the music ministry (or really any ministry for that matter) should … Continue reading

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