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Kevon Carter writes:
"Saw a clip of a choir singing a song that didn’t go so well. People automatically criticized the singers and commented stuff like……”They can’t sing”……but please understand it’s not ALWAYS the singers that are at fault. The singers are the easiest to blame because we see and hear them, but sometimes it is actually the directors, the worship leaders, the ministers of music that are at fault. (Yep I said it ).
Is the choir really that bad? Or are they poorly taught? Are they poorly prepared?
Is the praise team just not good? Or does them not being good have anything to do with their leader selecting songs that don’t fit the group?
Are the singers not watching the director? Or is it they’re watching the director, but the director isn’t giving clear directions?
Are the singers lazy and always not knowing the lyrics? Or is the problem the fact that not enough time is spent in rehearsal actually rehearsing the song?
Are the singers wrong for not remembering the right parts on the bridge section, or is the minister of music wrong for not telling the singers ahead of time that they would be singing that particular song?
Are the singers wrong because they’re straining and cracking on the high notes, or is the worship leader in the wrong for not being willing to drop the key for the singers because the key was best for the worship leader’s adlibs?
Is the soloist wrong for singing off key? Or is it the sound man who has NOTHING in the soloist’s monitor except for a drum loop? It’s hard to stay in tune when you can’t hear.
I think you get my point . I’m just saying, sometimes we unfairly blame singers without knowing the whole story. Now of course there are times when singers are just wrong and trifling but we’ll save that conversation for another day"
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