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May
3

We Have Projection Lyrics For ProPresenter, PowerPoint and More

Posted on May 3, 2019

We are taking all the guesswork out of preparing worship slides, and saving you precious time with our new lyric projection files.  Our lyrics are clean, clear, and accurate, PLUS they match both the original recording and our sheet music arrangements word for word, measure for measure, from beginning to end. Your slide operator will breath a sigh of relief knowing they can just click forward through each slide as the song progresses.  Every lyric package comes with a variety of formats and file types, including ProPresenter and PowerPoint. Check the end of the blog for free lyric files through May.

Feb
4

FinaleMusic Features PraiseCharts Lead Orchestrator, Dan Galbraith

Posted on February 4, 2019

We create a lot of different kinds of charts, but the crowning jewel of PraiseCharts is our modern worship orchestrations, uniquely designed for weekly congregational worship. Over the years, Dan Galbraith has penned more than 1500 full orchestrations for PraiseCharts. Along the way, he has attracted quite a following of music ministers who have come to trust his keen understanding of worship, music, and all the musicians that make up today's modern orchestra. Behind all the PDF's, Dan has literally become a master of one of the premier software platforms for arranging and transcribing: Finale.  Recently, FinaleMusic interviewed Dan Galbraith, and have now posted a full story in their blog, highlighting Dan's journey as an arranger. Take a moment to peal back the curtain and get a behind-the-scenes look at the man who leads our network of arrangers at PraiseCharts. Read the full story at www.finalemusic.com/blog.

Jan
7

We're Rolling Out Seven New Products ... with more to come!

Posted on January 7, 2019

Over the holidays, our arrangers and transcribers have been busy getting ready for the new year. As we launch into 2019, we’re excited to roll out seven new highly requested products, giving you more options for your musicians.

  1. Brass Packs - Get the Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba and French Horn parts in this orchestration breakout pack.
  2. String Packs - Get the Violin, Viola, Cello and String Reduction in this orchestration breakout pack.
  3. Wind Packs - Get the Flute/Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Sax and Tenor Sax in this orchestration breakout pack
  4. Lead Sheet (Melody only in 12 keys) - Get the Lead Sheet with melody only in all 12 keys
  5. Lead Sheet (SAT) - Get the Lead Sheet with three part vocals for your praise team or choir, now available as a breakout part.
  6. Piano/Vocal (SATB) - Get the Piano/Vocal with four part vocals for your praise team or choir, now available as a breakout part.
  7. Piano Sheets - Get the Piano part on it’s own, without the clutter of the band and vocals
Jan
2

Gold and Diamond Memberships

Posted on January 2, 2019

The start of the year is one of the best times to think about storing up some prepaid credits in your PraiseCharts account. We designed this program many years ago, specifically for people who make use of PraiseCharts on a regular basis. If you want to make the most of your worship music budget in 2019, consider these reasons to buy prepaid credits:

  1. Save Up To 30% - Nothing helps stretch your budget like getting a deep discount, every time you buy music. The more you prepay, the more you save.
  2. Download More Music - When music is this affordable, you can try out more songs with your band. Some songs might not work in the end, but you’ll have enough music in your account to find the perfect song for every occasion, every week.
  3. Express Checkout - When you have prepaid credits in your account, you can download any song you want in seconds. No need to pull out your credit card ... again! Credits are simply deducted from your account automatically - hassle free.
Nov
2

Introducing The PraiseCharts Choral Collection

Posted on November 2, 2018

New Worship Choir Anthems

We are excited to launch the new PraiseCharts Choral Collection. Arranged by Luke Gambill, orchestrated by Dan Galbraith, these anthems give your choir a well crafted four-part choral arrangement that is still based off the original artist recordings you have come to love. These charts offer a great opportunity for your choir to introduce new songs to the congregation as worship anthems. Read more >>

Sep
7

Top 100 Worship Songs Of All Time (1998-2018)

Posted on September 7, 2018

This year PraiseCharts is celebrating 20 years of ministry. As we reflect on the past two decades, we are looking at songs that have impacted the worship culture of the church over the past twenty years.

  1. 10000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (Matt Redman, Passion)
  2. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Chris Tomlin)
  3. Mighty To Save (Hillsong Worship)
  4. How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin)
  5. Cornerstone (Hillsong Worship)

Jul
11

Everything You Wanted To Know About PraiseCharts Audio Resources

Posted on July 11, 2018

Summer time can seem a little like the “off season” for our worship ministries. This can be a good opportunity to regroup for the future and think about where you want to lead your worship experiences as Fall approaches. Perhaps it’s time to make some adjustments in your worship ministry and try some new things. And let’s face it…our teams may be a little lighter with people gone on vacation and time away with family. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had the resources to mix in missing musicians utilizing some backing tracks with your live band? If you’ve been thinking about using backing tracks or multi tracks in your worship experiences, but haven’t made the jump, now is a great time to try something new. If you have never heard a click track or tried playing to pre-produced audio stems, this could be your moment to open that door. Or maybe you have been using click tracks for a while but want to go deeper and expand your capabilities with multi tracks. 

Read on for some great options >>

May
31

A Primer On Rising And Falling Worship Songs In The CCLI Top 100

Posted on May 31, 2018

For Christian song writers, music publishers and worship leaders, CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) provides a strong indicator to the kinds of worship songs that churches are singing around the world. Every year, new songs rise into our repertoires, creating an interesting shuffle in the list of top worship songs. If we are looking specifically at the Top 100 Worship Songs, as reported by the latest CCLI bi-annual reporting, there are only 100 spots. That means, if a song comes into the list, a song has to move out of the list. Some songs have incredible staying power, while others lose their momentum. Some songs are for a season, while others have a deep strength to continue ministering to churches with their message and melodies. We have put together a comparison of the recent CCLI Top 100 Songs, assessing the movement of songs in this list to the previous reporting period.