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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 1-3, 2018
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

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2018 BASS Workshops

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Leading Worship for Response

    March 2, 2018 - 9:00 AM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Stagnant...vibrant...apathetic...alive- which words describe your worship setting? There is a LOT that worship leaders and teams can do to affect that answer, so join us as we unpack effective ways to engage people, draw out their passion for Christ AND grow your team of musicians and techs. We'll cover purpose, team building, musical dynamics, song flow, creating compelling moments and much more. If you want a responsive congregation singing their hearts out instead of a bunch of people staring at screens, this is for you!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Planning Center Interactive Workshop

    March 2, 2018 - 10:30 AM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Wish you could spend WAY less time mired in the details of planning services (scheduling, distributing songs/charts to team members, etc.)? Good news - there is a way! Planning Center is an online solution for service planning and team organization that seriously cuts down your workload and gives team members access to all the info they need (schedule, charts/mp3's, media). We’ll dive into the Planning Center Services app online, demonstrate what it can do, and answer your questions. Whether you’re curious, just getting started, or have some experience- join us to learn something new. Come see how this app can free you up to spend more time creating and less time administrating!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Loops and Enhancement Tracks in Worship

    March 2, 2018 - 1:30 PM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Been thinking of adding loops or enhancement tracks in weekend worship? Maybe having the team (or your drummer) on a metronome?  Wondering why in the world you would do that?

    Come check out the latest technologies and systems for adding virtual members to your worship team and getting the whole band to lock in together better. Join us for a fascinating look at the amazing tools available to you in worship today and see how you could start using them…this Sunday!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Voice Class, Improving Your Singing

    March 2, 2018 - 1:30 PM Room: WC 214

    Jayne Bell

    Jayne Bell

    Do you want to be able to sing better? We will learn vocal warm-ups and techniques for the voice. We will go over the basic physical aspects of vocal production and apply that to singing in class. You will use what you learn with each section by singing with the class and in small groups. We will work on singing longer phrases, singing on pitch and finding parts to sing. This class is for anyone who leads worship, sings solos, sings in a choir or just wants to praise the Lord in song! This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 2:15.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Keyboard - Unleash the Most Versatile Instrument in the Band

    March 2, 2018 - 3:00 PM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Want to play keyboard better in the modern worship setting? There are incredible tools literally at your fingertips today in modern keyboards – but all the options, bells, and whistles can be distracting and overwhelming as well.

    Join us as we unpack the handful of essentials for keyboard in modern worship. We’ll cover different kinds of keyboards, virtual instruments, and how to use MainStage 3 in a live setting. The right sound at the right time played the right way can be really powerful and moving.

    We'll also explore the role of keyboard on the worship team, improvisational music fundamentals, good tone choices, tips & tricks, and dynamics. There will be time for Q&A as well. If you want to take keyboard to the next level of effectiveness in your worship setting, this is for you.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Dynamic Guitar in Worship

    March 3, 2018 - 8:00 AM Room: N12

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    BRING YOUR GUITAR! This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

    - Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Chord Progressions - Scales and Contemporary Chords - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises

    There are helpful materials given to each individual. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitarist Workshops or Christian Guitarist Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Team Momentum

    March 3, 2018 - 11:15 AM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Want to ignite worship in your church? Take your worship team to the next level of effectiveness? Join us as we discuss ways to: •Lead worship for response and engagement •Tighten up the worship band (musically and relationally) •Maximize the people, gear, and resources you already have for worship •Learn about the latest technologies that churches of any size can use to enhance the worship experience.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Improving Your Singing

    March 3, 2018 - 12:45 PM Room: N12

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    This motivational workshop for Christian vocalists is designed to enhance skill and faith, combining the technical and fun aspects of singing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person sings along with the techniques being learned and demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive singing. Reggie will cover:

    - The Five Vocal Parts - The Six Points to Good Vocal Production - God’s Delight in Singing - Leading Others in Worship through Singing - Versatile Technique (singing in choirs, ensembles, and solos) - Expression and Communication - Vocal Problems - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises

    This is open to the beginner as well as the experienced singer. There is something for everyone. There are helpful materials given to each individual. The workshop attendance is not limited. The vocalists in your church will have such an inspirational time and the goal is for them to not only be informed, but transformed – equipped to use their talents to glorify God.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Your Burning Worship Ministry Questions

    March 3, 2018 - 2:15 PM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Facing challenges in your worship ministry? Maybe some drama? Not quite sure how to tackle it all and move forward? Or perhaps you’re interested in implementing some new ideas and wondering how to get started? Join us for a candid discussion about worship ministry. The entire time will be devoted to Q & A, with YOUR questions driving the content of the class. We could talk about…

    •boosting team member commitment and preparation •navigating power struggles and conflict resolution •fixing sound system issues •dealing with divas •recruiting people and growing the team •increasing music/tech excellence •overcoming budget/equipment limitations •engaging an unresponsive congregation •creating good communication systems •preventing vision clashes •implementing new technology

    …but of course, it will be entirely up to YOU and what questions you bring. Come get your burning questions answered!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Voice Class, Improving Your Singing

    March 3, 2018 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 214

    Jayne Bell

    Jayne Bell

    Do you want to be able to sing better? We will learn vocal warm-ups and techniques for the voice. We will go over the basic physical aspects of vocal production and apply that to singing in class. You will use what you learn with each section by singing with the class and in small groups. We will work on singing longer phrases, singing on pitch and finding parts to sing. This class is for anyone who leads worship, sings solos, sings in a choir or just wants to praise the Lord in song! This workshop repeats on Friday @ 1:30.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Leading Effectively

    March 3, 2018 - 3:45 PM Room: N12

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    This insightful workshop is designed to teach how to lead worship, enhance individual and group singing and worship in the church, motivate a lifestyle of intimate worship, inspire confidence and expression, and build “team” unity with good communication. The workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching where theology, philosophy and methodology of leading worship are explored. Through Biblical exposition and practical experience, Reggie unveils the essentials which empower your group to be more effective. Reggie will cover:

    - The Importance of Volitional Worship of God - What God Thinks (Theology) - Music is Communication (Philosophy) - Inspiring Others to Sing & Worship (Methodology) - Teamwork & Confidence

    This workshop is a shorter version of the 3 hour Leading Worship Effectively & Team Building Workshop. There are helpful materials given to each individual.

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