Free MultiTrack: Oh Praise Him by David Crowder

Oh Praise Him (All This For a King) from David Crowder’s fantastic Illuminate album is such a treat.

We’ve recorded it in the more congregational key of Bbut there is also an EveryKey chord chart if you want to play it in the original key (of course you can use our MultiTrack Player to change the key for the backing track).

The MultiTrack is available free-of-charge for the month of July. Thanks to Capitol CMG for granting the rights to the free use.

Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player to play the track.

Free MultiTrack and Chord Chart: Nothing But Glory

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Nothing But Glory is a great new worship song by Michael Farren, Tony Wood, Johan Asgarde, Oliver Lundstrum.

The theme explores being captivated by God’s presence and works really well for services focusing on intimacy with God. The production is a treat too, going all the way from pop based electronic sounds to acapela moments and because we have it as our free track of the month in MultiTrack format, it’s perfect for integrating with your worship bands and teams.

There’s also a free simple chord chart to go with the song.

Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player to play the track.

6 new MultiTracks

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We’ve added another 6 MultiTracks to our ever growing library. These are:

There are EveryKey Chord Charts available for each song and Split Tracks are coming soon.

FREE Tim Hughes MultiTrack: We Must Go (God of Justice)

free-multitracksThe free MultiTrack for April is the Tim Hughes classic We Must Go (God of Justice).

Written back in 2005 after a Tear Fund trip to Tanzania where Tim and his wife met Joyce, a woman who walked all night, every night, to fetch water for her family, this beautiful song is a stirring reminder that God is not interested in our worship if we fail to first serve the poor.

Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player to play the track.

There is also an EveryKey Chord Chart available which follows our arrangement of the song note-for-note.

Worship Backing Band DVD Volume 7 available now

Today we launch our 7th Worship Backing Band DVD for churches that want to sing contemporary style worship but lack musicians.

The DVD features backing tracks with on-screen lyrics to 35 of the best known worship songs including 10 contemporary band style hymns and carols..

All are recorded in congregational (singable) keys and sung with meaning and emotion by some of the best session musicians involved in today’s modern worship.

The songs on Volume 7 include:

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Free MultiTrack and chord chart: Heaven’s Declaration

free-multitracksThis month’s free MultiTrack is Heavens Declaration, a wonderful pop based worship song with some unusual and refreshing chord changes that works great in MultiTrack format alongside a live band. It’s written by Mark Alan Schoolmeesters , Johan Åsgärde, Oliver Lundström and Chase Wagner (who also wrote last months free track). This is the second offering from Common Exchange, which is an online platform for songs from a growing movement that emphasizes the priesthood of all believers; that the church is a community in which everyone has a part to play, a story to tell and an idea to share. This movement is beginning to yield a growing community of worship leaders, songwriters and producers that have a desire to create worship songs that work well in smaller communities, meaning that production serves the song and not the other way around.

Familiar names on the site are United Pursuit, Aaron Keyes, Micah Massey and Stuart Townend but there are plenty of other contributors worth watching out for too including a few Brits like Matthew Macauley and even Musicademy regular, Matt Weeks.

Check out Common Exchange for the story of the song, as well as lyrics and a free downloadable chord chart.

New MultiTrack, Split Track and chord chart bundle packs: great savings for the top selling songs

When you first start using MultiTracks building your library of songs can be a bit daunting.

What are the top songs churches are singing today? What is going to go down well with my congregation? What new songs are there that are being used at the conferences and my team will enjoy playing? How do I find the budget to pay for all these tracks?

Whilst the average church only uses about 70 songs a year, taking a look through the entire Worship Backing Band back catalogue can end up with you feeling like a kid in a sweetshop that only has a few coins in his pocket!

And whilst Worship Backing Band MultiTracks are still the cheapest on the market (compared to providers such as MultiTracks.com and Loop Community), the nature of MultiTracks, and the licenses we pay to sell them to you, mean that they are priced higher than a song you’d buy from iTunes to listen to on your phone.

But don’t worry – help is at hand to select not only our top selling MultiTracks, but also to save you even more money.

Our bundle packs are heavily discounted from our usual prices and include our very best selling tracks – old favourites, contemporary takes on old hymns and of course lots of the newest big songs.

And if you prefer to select your own songs, then do look at our bulk buys. With these you save increasing amounts when you buy 10, 25 or 50+ songs at a time.

Choose from the following bundle packs (click to see the songs featured):

As well as the MultiTrack bundles you will find bundles of Split Tracks and chord charts, again at discounted prices.

 

 

Free MultiTrack: Desert Rain from Common Exchange

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This month’s free MultiTrack is Desert Rain by Chase Wagner and Ben Hardesty from Common Exchange, an online platform for a growing movement that emphasizes the priesthood of all believers, that the church is a community in which everyone has a part to play, a story to tell and an idea to share.

This movement is beginning to yield a growing community of worship leaders, songwriters and producers that have a desire to create worship songs that work well in smaller communities, meaning that production serves the song and not the other way around.

Familiar names on the site are United Pursuit, Aaron Keyes, Micah Massey and Stuart Townend but there are plenty of other contributors worth watching out for too including a few Brits like Matthew Macauley and even Musicademy regular, Matt Weeks.

Most Common Exchange recordings are stripped down acoustic versions designed to be accessible for smaller congregations, so by nature aren’t suitable for a MultiTrack format, but here Chase has given us access to his fabulous pop based, MultiTrack version full of great sounds and perfect for use alongside your worship bands.

Check out this link for a more acoustic version of the song, as well as lyrics and a free downloadable chord chart.

Get the free MultiTrack here. Remember you’ll need a copy of the MultiTrack Player for PC or Mac to play it on.

 

We hope to be featuring more songs from Common Exchange in the coming months so do have a look around the site and see if there are any songs you like that we can feature!

Five huge new MultiTracks

We’ve just launched another batch of five new MultiTracks. As ever these are big, well known songs with familiar arrangements but in the usual Worship Backing Band style we’ve slightly (or sometimes hugely) modified each song to make it as congregationally singable and playable as we can. So here’s a brief rundown of how we’ve approached each song.

The links will take you to where you can buy the MultiTrack, Split Track, Chord Chart and also listen to the 30 second audio preview.

Because He Lives, Amen – Bb

Because this song has got quite a defined, succinct arrangement already we didn’t need to alter any of the sections. However as with lots of original Matt Maher recordings we brought down to Bb as it’s a much better compromise for both male and female vocal ranges in church.

Jesus Loves Me – Bb

This was pretty identical in approach to Because He Lives, Amen.  Chris Tomlin tends to write complete arrangements focused on maximum congregational singing that don’t need many, if any, changes. But again, because of Chris’s own vocal range the original recording is generally too high to this track has come down to Bb as well.

Ever Be – D

Bethel based songs are often the opposite of Chris Tomlin songs in that the original key can be much more congregational, but the arrangements or repeated sections can be too lengthy. So here we’ve retained all the main sections but we’ve trimmed down the intro, made the outro slightly easier for a worship team to follow and slightly cut down the bridge repeats to make everything more succinct for an average sized church to use.  Of course if you want to do a more lengthy (or even shorter) version you can still loop or cut out any of those sections in our MultiTrack Player.

It Is Well (Through It All) – G

This was the trickiest song in this batch to make congregational. There are a couple of well known, but very long, live versions of this song along with a much shorter ‘radio mix’ with very different instrumentation that lots of people like. So in this case we tried to put together a version that incorporates the necessary and best bits of all but kept to around 5 minutes in length with succinct intros and outros. Another tricky element to get around is the timing. The Intros links and verses are written in 7/4 time and the chorus and bridges are in 4/4. So for the tricky 7/4 parts we’ve included a count in our spoken word vocal cue so you know exactly when to come in and out.

Unstoppable God – B

This was the trickiest song in terms of pitching the key. The original is in B, which is almost totally unsingable for women and even men who can’t sign high! So to give a good compromise both male and female vocals we had to go either much higher or much lower. In this case we felt the best compromise was to bring it down to G and used the instrumentation to keep the intensity up.