1.29.2008

Things To Keep in Mind

From 'Living Worship'

"If the listener can often guess your rhymes before you get there, your art is inferior.

If you continually use the same few chord progressions, your art is inferior.

If your knowledge of music theory has not developed over the past year, your art is inferior.

If you still play the same songs today in the same exact way that you have done every single week for the past 75 years, your art is inferior.

If your lyrics are not good poetry and aesthetically pleasing, your art is inferior.

If most of your songs sound the same, your art is inferior.

If your music is not written to match the mood of the lyrics, your art is inferior.

If your lyrics present God in a way that overemphasizes a few of His charateristics, while ignoring the rest of how He has revealed Himself to us, your art is inferior.

If your song was written in five minutes, your art is inferior."

The last one really struck a chord. How often do I hear this? "God just gave me this song"

He gave you the inspiration and the mind to finish it through to completion.

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