I love reading articles on how to enhance my playing/leading for worship. Here is a quick reference for those transitioning from classical style playing to playing with a band.
- Set up where you can always see the face of your worship or band leader. Signals and communication will be much more intuitive
- Don’t just stick to piano sounds. Pads, Rhodes, Whirly, Hammond, strings. Variety is the spice girls of music.
- You are playing in the same sonic spectrum as the lead guitarist so try to hear what each other is playing and work together, combine rhythms, you play low, they play high, you play chords, they play lead, take turns etc. If you can’t hear them at least watch their fingers for the rhythms they play.