What role does a worship violin play during worship? I currently play the violin during worship for my church. I currently always play the melody along with the singers and piano. The violin sounds great for those "quiet moments" when the worship leader prays or speaks during a song, but most of the time, there is just too much melody… So in terms of the worship team working as a single body, what am I supposed to do?
……So in terms of the worship team working as a single body, what am I supposed to do?
Not specifically worship but whenever you are in a group and you don't have music you should analyze the situation. While you are playing you should be listening and determine which parts are important and which need doubling or not. You should allow the soloist to have the melody most of the time and play base notes from the chords. One of the 3 or 4 main arpeggio tones. You can play them long or rhythmically, depending on the style and rhythm section as well. Try to work with the rhythm section. When the soloist takes a break it can be your turn to turn it on, either by playing the melody or jamming in the right key. You can also attempt to play a harmony with the solo from time to time. Above all, listen and work with your colleagues and enjoy.
@ BCShalom: Actually, I've always wanted to attend a Jewish (Messianic or non-Messianic) congregation to see what it was like but have never had the opportunity. Will look into it one day haha.
@Fiddlerman: Thanks for the input! Usually the team plays together so there are no soloists except for the aforementioned "quiet moment" where I solo and am accompanied by the piano and the drums and other singers are silent. I'll try and do a combination of the arpeggio tones you mentioned and perhaps harmony improvisation… if I can learn how…
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