Tips for leading singing
August 4, 2012 4:45 PM Subscribe
I need tips for leading a group of about 30 youth, ages 11 to 18, in singing (hymns, contemporary Christian, camp songs, et cetera). Most of the youth know these songs already but some don't like to sing. Lyrics will be projected on a wall. I will be playing guitar and maybe ukulele. I am 17 and introverted, but I think I can do this!
posted by gray17 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (14 answers total)
The ukulele is my main instrument, but without the rich sound of a guitar I don't know if it would work for group singing even if I amplify it.
The guitar is a cheap old 12 string, tuned from E to C to prevent damage. I can only play chords in the key of G, since I haven't developed the strength in my wrist for barre chords. This leads me to a related question, which is: Does it matter what key a song is in? As long as it doesn't stretch more than an octave, I would think not but I've heard other musicians claim that some keys are harder for groups to sing in.