Inspirational Christian music, more commonly termed Contemporary Christian music happens to dominate the listening genre of worshipers in Christianity. This genre has evolved over time to accommodate younger listeners, and the key to this success is the incorporation of popular or modern elements of other song genres like pop, rock and other non-classified Christian music. Contemporary Christian music in actuality “boast of its reach to younger listening audiences with peculiar and unconventional lyric choices. With the rate of decline in religious affiliations, and a corresponding increase in a more secular and tolerant society, it is quintessential for Contemporary Christian music to encompass elements of a music instrument like the guitar, along with a biblical text or quotation and most importantly, feature a video release of the song. For a quintessential love song, such as a Contemporary Christian song dedicated the love of God, it must contain the element of an instrument like a guitar. Music lovers and arrangers alike respond positively to instrumentation in any song, as it dictates the movement of the body and appreciation for the quality of the song. The guitar is an instrument that is made from special wood material with strings and other suspenders that can work with or without electricity. The mechanics of stringing the guitar chords produce sounds that are harmonious. This instrument when not suspended rests on the right thigh, and if a player is right-handed and the left hand controls the longer length of the guitar (frets). The guitar produces different quality of sounds depending on the type of guitar used and volume desired. This instrument has adjustable tuners for different chords. Guitar within a song, is us...
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...ly form as a formative reputation for learners and children as well. Other musical videos in this genre show how people overcome adversity through chronological still images. In Camp’s “Overcome” video, the most visible characters were the singer, backup singers and instrumentalist, and the live stage audience.
While elements of instrumentation like the guitar or biblical quotation and video are important tenets to a love song for God, songs like Jason Grey’s “Remind Me Who I Am” only had the elements of acoustic guitar and video. The acoustic guitar was the dominant instrument in the video and still conveyed the message without a direct text from the bible. While Jason Grey’s song lacked a direct bible quotation as seen in Camp’s “Overcome” and Matt Redman’s “10000 Reasons”, it still delivers to the audience, a song with subliminal melody and focused guitar playing.
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- Inspirational Christian music, more commonly termed Contemporary Christian music happens to dominate the listening genre of worshipers in Christianity. This genre has evolved over time to accommodate younger listeners, and the key to this success is the incorporation of popular or modern elements of other song genres like pop, rock and other non-classified Christian music. Contemporary Christian music in actuality “boast of its reach to younger listening audiences with peculiar and unconventional lyric choices.... [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Musical instrument, Bible]
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