COMPETENCIES WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN ELECTRIC GUITARISTS:
Ability to play to a click
Ability to play a song lick for lick
A basic understanding of the Nashville Number System
Ability to utilize overdrive, delay and reverb to create a full sound
A basic understanding of the major scale
TIPS FOR TONE:
Tone is important in playing electric guitar. We use overdrive tastefully, delay in an understated way, reverb that’s not too heavy and have an overall clear and full sonic quality.
Delays in worship should have light to moderate feedback (i.e. not droning off into the distance); however, the time subdivision (1/4, 1/8°, etc.) is dependent upon the song. Reverbs shouldn’t be overly dramatic, meaning that they should be present but not dominating. Typically Hall reverbs and Spring reverbs work best in worship, but any reverb will work so long as it is used as a texturing tool, and not as a crutch. Overdrives are typically designed to work with an amp that is already a little overdriven, and in worship, overdrives allow electric guitarists to insert big dynamic shifts into songs. Some songs call for huge dynamic changes (see “Endlessly” verse 2) which require a high amount of overdrive, bordering on distortion. A good rule of thumb regarding overdrives is to always try to match the dynamic level of the band.
YOUR AUDITION SONG:
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO AUDITION:
Please submit your video through YouTube. Under privacy settings, select “UNLISTED” and title it as “YOUR NAME – ANTIOCH CS WORSHIP AUDITION.” When you fill out the worship volunteer form below, there will be a place for you to paste the link to your YouTube video. You are welcome to submit videos of a recent (within the last 6 months) live performance as well.