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Alex Vik
03-29-2009, 11:39 PM
Backstory: My church has an annual bbq coming up soon, and my dad (who's part of the group organizing the event) suggested maybe we have live music this year. Now, as long as it's not raining of course, we're going to need some songs that are easy to learn and aren't as horrible as some of the songs we have every week. We've got a lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bassist, drummer, and 1 (maybe 2) female singer(s). Anyone know any songs that would be good for a group like that? They don't even have to be standard Christian songs, stuff like Higher Ground would work too my dad said.

tl;dr - Need good easy songs that relate to Christianity (in a positive way) to learn as a band.

jakewynnrocks
03-29-2009, 11:42 PM
kutless's worship album, strong tower. maybe even disciple, flyleaf, impending doom...

fowles06
03-29-2009, 11:43 PM
try some behemoth songs.

SunDrop
03-29-2009, 11:44 PM
the devil wears prada.
underoath.

just kidding. just youtube christian artist or somethin, theres tons out there.

IMABBALLPLAYER
03-29-2009, 11:44 PM
Some Sufjan Stevens would be pretty cool if you guys can pull that off.

gibson090
03-29-2009, 11:45 PM
Mercyme is really good

fowles06
03-29-2009, 11:46 PM
as I lay dying are christian

although they kinda suck...

piratemetalhead
03-29-2009, 11:48 PM
When Satan Rules His World- Deicide

IMABBALLPLAYER
03-29-2009, 11:51 PM
When Satan Rules His World- Deicide
Haha you're so funny.

fav13andac1)c
03-29-2009, 11:55 PM
Thriving Ivory. Switchfoot. Both are really popular even on mainstream.

IMABBALLPLAYER
03-29-2009, 11:56 PM
Thriving Ivory. Switchfoot. Both are really popular even on mainstream.
I agree with this post. I don't really like Switchfoot, but I can respect them. John Foreman has some pretty good solo stuff.

madhampster
03-29-2009, 11:59 PM
You could always go with the obligatory hillsong.

slashedaxl103
03-30-2009, 12:02 AM
No Remorse - Metallica

gtmustang2006
03-30-2009, 12:04 AM
Anything by Hillsong United, they are really easy. What the World Will Never Take is a good, easy song.

hawttieblonde69
03-30-2009, 12:09 AM
Every church camp and such I've gone to, whatever band we have that year always seems to play 'Brown Eyed Girl' by Van Morrison. You could do that.

Okeefe Is Legit
03-30-2009, 12:09 AM
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=33880562&searchid=b3d5afee-8fc1-4c22-b959-33527d51f9ea

IMABBALLPLAYER
03-30-2009, 12:10 AM
I don't really listen to this band, but the David Crowder Band seems to be pretty popular. And their stuff is pretty fun to play for worship and whatnot.

zippidyduda
03-30-2009, 12:10 AM
I agree with this post. I don't really like Switchfoot, but I can respect them. John Foreman has some pretty good solo stuff.

AND he has the same last name as Eric Foreman. That makes him a winner in my book :p:

james4
03-30-2009, 12:11 AM
anything by hillsong/hillsong united is usually a safe bet..

hyroglyph!c
03-30-2009, 12:11 AM
Hillsong United. Realllllllllllly easy. I like the drummer from one of them, since there's like 6 different Hillsongs I don't know which on it is haha.
But yeah

ACG
03-30-2009, 12:12 AM
Anything by DC Talk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddXZnZr0Dhs good song.

G3NNX
03-30-2009, 12:14 AM
Well, I've got a short list.

I Am Free - Newsboys (Really simple progression/riff.)

Lifesong - Casting Crowns.

The Kill - 30StM. (A little more Mainstream.)

Crazy Train (Might take a little bit to pick up, but its sure to make the BBQ a hit!)

IMABBALLPLAYER
03-30-2009, 12:18 AM
AND he has the same last name as Eric Foreman. That makes him a winner in my book :p:
:haha

sporkface
03-30-2009, 12:41 AM
There are a bunch of songs that you could kinda relate to christianity with a little stretch.
Lord of Light- Maiden as an example.

Kid_Thorazine
03-30-2009, 12:43 AM
anything by Gorgoroth.

brkwdballer1891
03-30-2009, 12:44 AM
hillsong united.
chris tomlin

sk8ordie97
03-30-2009, 12:46 AM
as I lay dying are christian

although they kinda suck...
kinda?
go with unblack metal!
horde ftmfw

NckSprks
03-30-2009, 12:47 AM
War Pigs, definitely. You could do some Marilyn Manson, that always goes down great with the old ladies and such.
But on a serious note, try some Jeremy Camp and Michael Card.

xXx_mosh
03-30-2009, 12:49 AM
hawk nelson

insanitybreed
03-30-2009, 12:56 AM
Get some really boring Christian song, but make it funky! ...Hail Satan.

Alex Vik
03-30-2009, 01:05 AM
Crazy Train (Might take a little bit to pick up, but its sure to make the BBQ a hit!)
Well, our rhythm guitarist made us (me and the lead guitarist, we're in a band together) learn the song, so we already know that. We might end up doing it.

I Am Free - Newsboys (Really simple progression/riff.)
Holy crap, I already know that song! I played it when I filled in bass at church before, the really changed the sound of it (the church).

G0dzilla
03-30-2009, 01:39 AM
Maybe a song from skillet? They're supposed to be christian rock..

Alex Vik
03-30-2009, 01:54 AM
Maybe a song from skillet? They're supposed to be christian rock..
Yeah, I actually saw them in concert last night during the Christian youth event in Ocean City this weekend. I don't think we could really do that kind of music with the music group we have though.

Plarx
03-30-2009, 02:03 AM
Cannibal corpse. i will kill you

Slayer - God hates us all.

Pit <3 4 u

G0dzilla
03-30-2009, 02:07 AM
Yeah, I actually saw them in concert last night during the Christian youth event in Ocean City this weekend. I don't think we could really do that kind of music with the music group we have though.

Ahh okay. Like too advanced technically or whatever?
They also tune their guitars down pretty low i was playing whispers in the dark (pretty easy cept for the solo is a little tricky :shrug: ) and its in drop B ......

Also i'm suprised nobody's said i cum blood yet :rolleyes:

mystical_1
03-30-2009, 02:12 AM
Coombiya? Just jazz it up a bit with a little solo.

Doppelgänger
03-30-2009, 02:15 AM
Good Christian contemporary?

Impossible.

I suggest using a hymn and jazzing it up a little.

MyNameIsRamone
03-30-2009, 02:36 AM
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/search.php?s=jesus&w=songs

sorted.

Alex Vik
03-30-2009, 02:49 AM
Ahh okay. Like too advanced technically or whatever?
They also tune their guitars down pretty low i was playing whispers in the dark (pretty easy cept for the solo is a little tricky :shrug: ) and its in drop B ......

Also i'm suprised nobody's said i cum blood yet :rolleyes:
Nah, just the genre and stuff. Like the girls that will be singing, they've pretty much just got like concert voices, and not really rock voices, if you know what I'm talking about.

And I think that's a warnable offense now.

Avedas
03-30-2009, 02:58 AM
And I think that's a warnable offense now.

I lol'd.

If you play Hillsongs it'll be boring as hell to play and you won't sound anywhere near as good as Hillsongs United but everyone will get into it. I speak from experience.

dxpaintball8000
03-30-2009, 03:16 AM
Pretty much anything by POD is super easy. Flyleaf is also easy.

brentthecrass
03-31-2009, 01:25 AM
A good upbeat song for a smaller audience is Every Move I Make. Another good Mellow one is The Heart of Worship.

mason092
03-31-2009, 01:28 AM
Strum G-C-D-A-G-C-D-E x50 and sing some generic lyrics.

james4
03-31-2009, 01:31 AM
Strum G-C-D-A-G-C-D-E x50 and sing some generic lyrics.
don't forget the bridge:

(guitarist holds a G)
(drummer plays: *kick**kick**kick**kick**kick**kick**kick**kick**kick* to the beat)




..but yeah, what I said earlier, hillsong is always a good option..

black amendment
03-31-2009, 01:40 AM
Demon Hunter is a really good Christian metal band. "My Heartstrings come Undone" is awesome, and it has an acoustic version as well if metal isn't really suitable for this bbq.

kyzerpride
06-03-2009, 02:52 PM
my savior my God by chris tomlin is pretty easy as is most of his stuff and todd agnew is pretty simple to some of third days music is easy

InTheUnblindOf
06-03-2009, 03:09 PM
Definetly do some David Crowder. I'm not sure what the guy's name is, but the song is called "How He Loves Us". Only a couple chords. Real easy. It's a slower song, so I don't know how good it would be for a BBQ.

slashnmash
06-03-2009, 03:17 PM
Play some 'The Devil Wears Prada'.

XxDethmetalxX
06-03-2009, 03:19 PM
try some behemoth songs.
I second this

Kensai
06-03-2009, 03:20 PM
Bob Dylan - With god on our side

Nirvanarien
06-03-2009, 03:21 PM
*Still laughing at you being christian*

its brave of you to ask this in the Pit your damned to get awnsers like: Behemot,Deicide,Aeon,Acheron,Dimmu Borgir or any other Anti-Christian metal band.....

I think Christians should get their own thread so annoying Anti Christians (like myself) dont make stupid comments :P (gosh is it going to be boring and silent there)

Eighteen4Ever
06-03-2009, 03:22 PM
I Cum Blood.

4stringviking
06-03-2009, 03:22 PM
When Satan Rules His World- Deicide

+1

Killedelphia19
06-03-2009, 03:27 PM
I suggest you look up this rad new christian rock band called "Aeon" also, a little band called "Deicide" should go over well with the listeners. glad i could help :)

20cdndollars
06-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Isnt Creed christian? Do them

siskoX
06-03-2009, 03:36 PM
i agree with lord of light
it would be epic in a church event

TheIceCreamMan
06-03-2009, 03:38 PM
Does it really need to be a Christian song? Can't you just play something that has nothing to do with religion at all?

Meths
06-03-2009, 03:38 PM
Backstory: My church has an annual bbq coming up soon, and my dad (who's part of the group organizing the event) suggested maybe we have live music this year. Now, as long as it's not raining of course, we're going to need some songs that are easy to learn and aren't as horrible as some of the songs we have every week. We've got a lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bassist, drummer, and 1 (maybe 2) female singer(s). Anyone know any songs that would be good for a group like that? They don't even have to be standard Christian songs, stuff like Higher Ground would work too my dad said.

tl;dr - Need good easy songs that relate to Christianity (in a positive way) to learn as a band.

No.

qsceszxdwa
06-03-2009, 03:43 PM
lol just play consonant power chords while reading the bible in a singsong voice.

aaciseric
06-03-2009, 03:44 PM
I heard an amazing Christian song a few months ago, it was just the words "One way ... Jesus" over and over for about 3 minutes. It was not annoying and it's totally ok that they publicly played worship songs in a densely secular area.

To be helpful you could try "Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace" by Big and Rich.

Nirvanarien
06-03-2009, 03:46 PM
Meths; Your Sig exists out of pure wisdom and awesomeness!


Solve the fuel crisis: burn Catholics, very tempting ,very tempting idd...

Would their Churches do aswell?

Ontopic:
Atheist-No Truth, also dont look at the name of the band its just well, just dont look at it

velocigecko
06-03-2009, 03:48 PM
satan incipit - gorgoroth
hail to the hammer - tyr

as far as easy goes you could do anything by Yngwie Malmsteen.

(I know I'm completely unhelpful. What can I say? I'm pagan :p: )

EDIT: Redemption Song - Bob Marley would work well.

....Satan
06-03-2009, 03:53 PM
Octavarium - Dream Theater

qsceszxdwa
06-03-2009, 03:53 PM
Oh yeah, on toppic, a really easy song is:
For the Love of God, Steve Vai.

TheHobbit
06-03-2009, 04:00 PM
John Mark McMaillian (sp?)- How he loves, really easy but its good.