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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

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2019 BASS Workshops

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Top Tools For Worship

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Come find out about the best affordable tools to upgrade the weekend worship experience, help you seriously save time, and unify & grow your team. We’ll cover essential top tools and apps for worship prep, music, live sound, in-ear monitoring, media presentation, and more. Want to streamline your worship ministry without breaking the bank? Join us to find out how!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    How Are Your Worship, Your Purpose, and Your Leadership Connected?

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 114

    Donna Patrick

    Donna Patrick

    Worship runs through the very fabric of our total being. Every aspect of our lives should be an expression of worship to God. This includes operating in our God-given purpose, and how we function in leadership.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Planning Center Interactive Workshop

    March 8, 2019 - 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 much better way! Planning Center is an online solution for service planning and team organization that seriously cuts down your workload and gives team member's access to all the info they need (schedule, charts/mp3's, media). We’ll go 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 can free you up to spend more time creating and less time administrating!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Ministry 101: Building a Solid and Effective Worship Ministry

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: N12

    John Chevalier

    John Chevalier

    In this very practical workshop we talk about the basics in building a worship department. The scriptural basis for worship and music ministry, worship ministry philosophy, team structure and format, qualifications for worship team personnel, communication, building relationships and how to have effective rehearsals will all be addressed. This is a very practical workshop.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Loops, Enhancement Tracks, and Click in Worship

    March 8, 2019 - 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) use a metronome live? 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

    Developing a Solid Worship Band

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: N12

    John Chevalier

    John Chevalier

    Learn the dynamics of playing together as a band and how to develop a musically “tight” worship team that is musically proficient and spiritually capable to minister in the local church. We will talk about the difference in Performance vs. Ministry, how to blend together and tips for keeping your band solid over the long haul.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Charting the Course: Planning Culturally Relevant Worship Services

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: N12

    John Chevalier

    John Chevalier

    Planning is the key to having a Worship service that meets the goals of the church leadership. Learn practical skills in planning services which engages people on their level and honors our Lord. Knowing your people and your community is the key to planning Worship Experiences that not only expose people to Jesus; but do it on a way that they can understand.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Dynamic Bass Guitar in Worship (Electric & Acoustic)

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: N12

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    BRING YOUR BASS GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian bass player (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive bass guitar playing in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of bass 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 bass guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

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

    There are helpful materials available as downloads. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitar & Bass 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

    Dynamic Guitar in Worship (Electric & Acoustic)

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N12

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    BRING YOUR GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing techniques 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 available as downloads. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitar & Bass 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

    Basic Voice Foundations - Developing Vocal Freedom

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 214

    Emily Mankarios

    Emily Mankarios

    This workshop is great for beginners, or those simply wanting a refresher in vocal foundations. Whether you lead worship, sing on a team, sing in a choir, etc; no matter your sphere of influence, your voice is a gift! You were physically created to sing. Come learn more about the science of your voice, as well as general good technique to keep your voice happy, healthy, and free to be used by God. Participants will learn basic techniques (such as posture, breathing and warm ups), and tips and tricks to both release and control pitch, tone, volume, and blend. Step a little more into the confidence of singing through knowledge, encouragement, and take-home exercises.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Leading Worship For Response

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM 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 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

    Live Voice Clinic - Interactive Workshop 1

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: WC 214

    Emily Mankarios

    Emily Mankarios

    Great for all singers - develop confidence and further understanding of your unique voice by singing in front of others and an experienced vocal coach. This interactive workshop will be led by individual questions and voices, with a goal for each person to gain specific tools for their unique voice, and learn from others. Come with your questions and voice and be ready to use it! Through candid discussion and one-on-one coaching, this workshop will help you take your voice and ministry to the next level.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Worship Team Momentum

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM 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

    Live Voice Clinic - Interactive Workshop 2

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: WC 214

    Emily Mankarios

    Emily Mankarios

    Great for all singers - develop confidence and further understanding of your unique voice by singing in front of others and an experienced vocal coach. This interactive workshop will be led by individual questions and voices, with a goal for each person to gain specific tools for their unique voice, and learn from others. Come with your questions and voice and be ready to use it! Through candid discussion and one-on-one coaching, this workshop will help you take your voice and ministry to the next level.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    You Can Sing Harmony!

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Want to sing harmony but it seems a little daunting? Maybe you’ve tried but it’s not quite working? Come find out how a few simple concepts and tools can unlock the secrets of singing harmony. We’ll demystify basic music theory & ear training and help you expand your musical toolkit. You’ll be singing harmony in no time!

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Choral Music and Vocal Technique

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: WC 214

    Jayne Bell

    Jayne Bell

    Want to be able to lead worship with your voice? Sing in a choir? Blend your voice with others? We will work on improving your voice & group singing. This motivational workshop for all singers and choir members and is designed to improve your singing and blending your voice in a group. We will work on increasing your singing range and singing parts. The workshop is open to the beginner as well as the experienced singer. There are helpful materials given to each individual.

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