The RESOUNDworship Songwriting Podcast is designed to equip, train and inspire grass-roots worship songwriters in local churches. Joel Payne and Sam Hargreaves discuss songwriting technique, analyse classic worship songs, interview established writers and present a featured song. All to help you become a better worship songwriter!
In this episode, Joel & Sam launch the Doxecology search for new songs on themes of creation and the environment, review the Funeral Songs challenge from June including playing and dissecting their own attempts, and set a Harvest Songs challenge for July. The featured song is We See the Fruitful Harvest by Sam Hargreaves and there are links to things mentioned at resoundworship.org/podcast
Joel and Sam reflect on an epic day recording the new Resound live worship album, dissect the classic 'Come now is the time', review the May Personal Songs challenge and set a new challenge for June to write songs for funerals. The featured song is 'O Faithful Lord' by Mark Bradford, and there are links to many of the things mentioned in the podcast at resoundworship.org/podcast
In this episode Sam and Joel catch up on October, the 50th anniversary event, meeting Radzi from Blue Peter and Timothy Dudley Smith, the impact of pioneering guitarists and more; they dissect the modern classic 'Praise is rising'; they review the October Spring Harvest challenge; and they discuss how to write songs for Advent. The featured song is 'You bring peace' by Sam Hargreaves.
Joel & Sam return after taking August off and jump in with both feet, tackling the theology of God's sovereignty and the use of wisdom literature in songs while dissecting the classic song 'Blessed be your name'; they look ahead to the Jubilate and Resound 50th anniversary event on 15 October; they review the July & August challenges and launch the September challenge - liturgy songs; the featured song is 'May the Lord bless you' by Sam Hargreaves.
Sam has had a month of prolific songwriting, he and Joel compare notes on Spring Harvest 2016, Joel shares his plans to discover clergy-hymnwriters, they both dissect the classic song 'Give thanks to the Lord', while also reviewing the April challenge and setting the challenge for May. The Workshop is all about lively praise songs and the featured song is the brand new 'Oh what a friend'.
In this Interview Special, Joel talks to record producers Dan & Matt Weeks, the creative brains behind Resound's 'Christmas Songs' album. Together they attempt to demystify the recording process and address the pros and cons of the 'worship sound' found on so many recordings. Dan & Matt describe the influence that their own roles in their congregations has on their work in the studio and their own passion for resourcing the local church. The featured song for this episode is 'Here I stand (Grace alone)' by Ben Atkins.
Sam is away so Matt Osgood takes his place in the co-host chair. Joel shares his opening attempts for the 12 Song Challenge, 'Strength will rise (Everlasting God)' is dissected, and Matt guides us through songwriting micro-structure in the Workshop - with chiasms and parallelisms aplenty. We round off with the second half of our interview with Geraldine Latty, and 'You say (Trust in the Lord)' is the featured song.
In this episode Sam and Joel talk all about collaboration, what it is and how you can make it work in a songwriting group. They dissect the classic song 'Light of the World', Joel admits he doesn't really know what Vivaldi's Gloria is about, and Sam interviews the father of modern British worship music, Graham Kendrick.
In this episode, Joel and Sam review the December challenge, coin a new catchphrase, dissect O Praise the Name (Anastasis), and set the January challenge to write songs for Easter Week. The featured song is 'All I am I lay it down' by Adam Howard. (Links to everything mentioned in the podcast can be found at www.resoundworship.org/podcast)
This month Joel and Sam dissect the classic Taize song 'O Lord, hear my prayer', review the October 'Eco Songs' challenge, and discuss how to write a one-verse wonder in the November challenge, as well as trying to get a freebie out of Abbey Road studios. Links to everything mentioned in the shownotes at www.resoundworship.org/podcast. The featured song is 'Mary rides (Jesus is with us) by Chris Juby.