3 Tips on Leading Acoustic Worship Sets
If you lead primarily acoustic or stripped down worship sets, or are looking to switch things up with one, here are a few tips to keep in mind!
1. Keep Things Interesting
When thinking about a stripped down worship set, it’s important to remember that stripped down doesn’t mean less engaging. Do things like change strum patterns and rhythms to keep your congregation engaged and be extra dynamic! Simply playing or not playing is one of the biggest things you can do to contribute to the dynamic of your set.
2. Use Pads to Back Up Your Sound
Pads are your friend! A simple pad in the background will help provide a platform for you to use when flowing from song to song. Silence can be distracting for your congregation and the pad fills the space. Feel free to check out Prime Pads on LoopCommunity.com.
3. Keep Your Band in Mind
When setlist planning, keep your band in mind so you can select the right instruments and tracks to use in the set. You can still use tracks in this style of worship if you select the right instruments.
For example, you may want to mute the drum track in the song, but using some percussion and synth tracks may really fill out the sound of the band, while not ruining the acoustic fee.
4. Be Intentional with Your Song Selection
Be strategic and intentional when selecting songs. Make sure you choose arrangements that make sense for a stripped down worship set. We have different versions and track types on Loop Community for many of our songs. By choosing the right track to play behind the band, you can eliminate distractions and enhance your sound.
We hope these tips help the next time you plan an acoustic worship set!