Imagine yourself reviewing the song list for the upcoming service. The song "Better is One Day" is listed with a note from the worship leader…"trying new version." What does this mean to you? First off, it means you aren't cruising through the song on auto-pilot. Second, it means you need to think outside of the booth.
A simple search on youtube yielded the follow videos. Pay attention to what instruments carry the song; drums, electric guitar, keyboards. Listen to the different singing styles. Compare Kutless to the version performed at the Indiana Bible College. Of course each version is a different arrangement but it also means you have to mix the songs appropriately.
One version calls for massive reverb, one does not. One calls for simplicity and one calls for a moderately heavy bass line.
I'm posting up these videos because by hearing different versions of the same song, you can be inspired to bring a new sound to any song. You and I are the most creative when we have sources for inspiration.
Indiana Bible College
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