A quick post on vocal soundchecks… A vocal soundcheck should person-by-person, with no instrumental noodling or other extraneous noise in the background. The vocalist should sing, at full volume. All that saying “check-one-two” does is to prove that the mic is, in fact, on [and gives an extremely rough idea of what the sound level is]. It will be awkward and embarrassing, at first, for the vocalist to sing solo [and acapella], but they’ll get used to it – plus you’ll be able to see if they really know their part, lol. This process is for front of house sound to be dialed in, not for the monitor mix of the vocalist. Once that’s complete, do a soundcheck of the entire band with all vocal parts so that monitors can be set.
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Hmmm - well, let's see... I'm a Christian, a husband, a dad, a son, a pastor, a consultant, a musician, a writer, and bits and pieces of a bunch of other things. My work life has followed three main phases - business to teaching to church. I was the Weekend Services Pastor for nine years at Northview Church, an awesome church in the Indianapolis suburbs. I used to work for Willow Creek, another awesome church in the Chicago area. Plus I've written for various magazines and websites, and other freelancy sorts of things... My life mission is to help the church be as excellent as it can be. Oh yeah - the name's Greg. Greg Wallace. But not the race car driver or the major league pitcher or the British celebrity chef. Just the creative worship guy. Hi. It's my hope that these ideas, musings, rants, raves, etc... will inspire you. They're just my opinions - but again, I hope that they'll help to inspire you. Because the church really, really needs inspired creative types. If you're a creative type (and most people are, deep-down), ask God for help. Then take any ideas that are useful to you - borrow them, nab them, use them, adapt them - and make them into something greater... You can head over to my Instagram site for an abundance of shorter posts: creativeworshipideas. If you're looking for consulting - especially on weekend services, team leadership or multi-site strategies - I'd love to help. Just message me here, and I'll be in touch - Greg View all posts by creativeworshipideas