Hi, I’m Don Chapman, the arranger here at WorshipFlow and my other website HymnCharts.com. I started piano lessons in kindergarten, was trained classically and walked into my freshman year of college as a music major and STILL could not improvise a note! I couldn’t even add to the 4 parts from a hymnal!
Now I make my living writing and arranging music, and thousands of churches all over the world use my arrangements every week in their services. I started improvising pretty late in life, so that’s quite a leap, isn’t it! But that’s another blog post (I do teach workshops on my musical improvisational transformation and I’ll eventually have a tutorial here at WorshipFlow.)
So I completely understand and have a heart for the church pianist who can’t improvise (or is timid about it) because I’ve been there!
First of all, my WorshipFlow Underscores will not only give a church pianist something to play under readings and prayers, but hopefully they’ll start to teach pianists what and how to play so they’ll eventually be able to improvise on their own.
Second of all, even if your pianist can improvise, WorshipFlow Underscores, with their piano/pad/chords format, will allow musicians to underscore together – pianist with synthesizer, synth with acoustic guitar, or piano, synth and guitar!
Try a free WorshipFlow Underscore in your own ministry – and please let me know if you have any questions or feedback. I’m here to help and pray these Underscores will enhance YOUR ministry.