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Alex Vik
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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
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#2
kutless's worship album, strong tower. maybe even disciple, flyleaf, impending doom...
Be still my heart, I hear your back cracking...


...sounds like music to me
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underoath.

just kidding. just youtube christian artist or somethin, theres tons out there.
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Some Sufjan Stevens would be pretty cool if you guys can pull that off.
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as I lay dying are christian

although they kinda suck...
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Haha you're so funny.
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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.
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#12
You could always go with the obligatory hillsong.
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Anything by Hillsong United, they are really easy. What the World Will Never Take is a good, easy song.
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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.
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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.
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Quote by IMABBALLPLAYER
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
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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
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#22
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!)
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Quote by zippidyduda
AND he has the same last name as Eric Foreman. That makes him a winner in my book

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#24
There are a bunch of songs that you could kinda relate to christianity with a little stretch.
Lord of Light- Maiden as an example.
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hillsong united.
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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.
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#30
Get some really boring Christian song, but make it funky! ...Hail Satan.
Alex Vik
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Quote by G3NNX
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.

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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).
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G0dzilla
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#32
Maybe a song from skillet? They're supposed to be christian rock..
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Quote by G0dzilla
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.
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Quote by Alex Vik
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 ) and its in drop B ......

Also i'm suprised nobody's said i cum blood yet
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Coombiya? Just jazz it up a bit with a little solo.
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#37
Good Christian contemporary?

Impossible.

I suggest using a hymn and jazzing it up a little.
Alex Vik
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Quote by G0dzilla
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 ) and its in drop B ......

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

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.
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Quote by Alex Vik

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.