Five huge new MultiTracks

We’ve just launched another batch of five new MultiTracks. As ever these are big, well known songs with familiar arrangements but in the usual Worship Backing Band style we’ve slightly (or sometimes hugely) modified each song to make it as congregationally singable and playable as we can. So here’s a brief rundown of how we’ve approached each song.

The links will take you to where you can buy the MultiTrack, Split Track, Chord Chart and also listen to the 30 second audio preview.

Because He Lives, Amen – Bb

Because this song has got quite a defined, succinct arrangement already we didn’t need to alter any of the sections. However as with lots of original Matt Maher recordings we brought down to Bb as it’s a much better compromise for both male and female vocal ranges in church.

Jesus Loves Me – Bb

This was pretty identical in approach to Because He Lives, Amen.  Chris Tomlin tends to write complete arrangements focused on maximum congregational singing that don’t need many, if any, changes. But again, because of Chris’s own vocal range the original recording is generally too high to this track has come down to Bb as well.

Ever Be – D

Bethel based songs are often the opposite of Chris Tomlin songs in that the original key can be much more congregational, but the arrangements or repeated sections can be too lengthy. So here we’ve retained all the main sections but we’ve trimmed down the intro, made the outro slightly easier for a worship team to follow and slightly cut down the bridge repeats to make everything more succinct for an average sized church to use.  Of course if you want to do a more lengthy (or even shorter) version you can still loop or cut out any of those sections in our MultiTrack Player.

It Is Well (Through It All) – G

This was the trickiest song in this batch to make congregational. There are a couple of well known, but very long, live versions of this song along with a much shorter ‘radio mix’ with very different instrumentation that lots of people like. So in this case we tried to put together a version that incorporates the necessary and best bits of all but kept to around 5 minutes in length with succinct intros and outros. Another tricky element to get around is the timing. The Intros links and verses are written in 7/4 time and the chorus and bridges are in 4/4. So for the tricky 7/4 parts we’ve included a count in our spoken word vocal cue so you know exactly when to come in and out.

Unstoppable God – B

This was the trickiest song in terms of pitching the key. The original is in B, which is almost totally unsingable for women and even men who can’t sign high! So to give a good compromise both male and female vocals we had to go either much higher or much lower. In this case we felt the best compromise was to bring it down to G and used the instrumentation to keep the intensity up.

5 new MultiTracks

New Worship MultiTracks

We released five new MultiTrack backing tracks today for use either in the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player or any DAW. We even include an Ableton session file for Ableton users.

The links below will take you to where you can buy the MultiTrack, Split Track, Chord Chart and also listen to the 30 second audio preview.

Don’t forget the EveryKey Chord Charts

With all new releases we now create a complementary EveryKey Chord Chart (and have these for much of the back catalogue too). These are available for a small fee (we have to charge due to publisher’s licensing restrictions). EveryKey chord charts give you the song in 12 keys plus a Nashville chart. On a single page the charts follow the backing track structure over easy-to-read four bar sections so you can follow along even if you don’t know the song. As well as lyrics, there is also a capo guide, strumming pattern, clearly labelled song sections and even a song arrangement structure.

Hymns! Hymns! Hymns! 10 new MultiTracks and Super Chord Charts

Hymn MultiTracks

You asked for them. We delivered.

10 hymn MultiTracks in a contemporary band style. No hymn rewrites. No hymns with added choruses or bridges. No hymns with new tunes. Simply well known hymns with a modern backing band that you can play and sing along to in church.

But these things aren’t always as straightforward as they seem.

Firstly we needed a range of hymns that are known and popular across both sides of the pond.

Secondly, even with hymns that are well known, their most popular melodies, lyrics and verse structures can differ from country to country. So it’s quite difficult to please all the people all the time!

That said, we’ve worked hard to marry up the most popular tunes and lyrics with contemporary arrangements that we hope you’ll really enjoy!

Click through to listen.

All The Hail The Power of Jesus Name
Amazing Grace
Come Thou Fount
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Fairest Lord Jesus
Holy Holy Holy
How Firm A Foundation
It Is Well With My Soul
My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less (On Christ the Solid Rock)
Praise To The Lord The Almighty

Every Key Chord Charts

Don’t forget; if you need chord charts we’ve produced Every Key Chord Charts for each of these hymns (available by clicking on the song links above). These match the arrangements and chords used in our recordings exactly.
Every Key Chord Charts are much more than a regular chord chart.

All chords are neatly laid out over 4 bar sections so you can see exactly over which beats all the changes happen, verses are clearly demarcated for easy reading at a glance, there’s a song structure roadmap and even a strumming pattern for guitarists. And don’t forget you get a chart in all 12 keys so if you want to change the key you can still play along!

All in all Every Key Chord Charts are more of a cross over between chord chart and lead sheet, and all for non music readers!

New MultiTracks and EveryKey Chord Charts

New Worship MultiTracks

We’ve just launched 6 fantastic new MultiTracks. EveryKey Chord Charts are available with each track and can be found by clicking on the song links below.

The first we wanted to do was Wake by Hillsong Young and Free. it’s one of those songs that has a great vibe but is really difficult to do without running tracks in the background. So we’ve given you all the instrument sections of the original album version that you can mute, solo, mix or jump around to in the player and make as long or short a version as you like. There’s some great guitar parts to copy live as well as all the synth sections. This is well worth running if you’d like to use this song live in your worship services.

We’ve got a great version of Good Good Father, as recorded by Housefires, Chris Tomlin etc. We’ve put our version in G to make it easily singable with plenty of big and small dynamic versions of each section so the song will follow your leading.

We’ve put Elevation Church’s Only King Forever into the key of A and slightly edited the bridge and repeat sections to make them more congregationally usable.

Kari Jobe’s Only Your Love is similar too. Most of the sections work well, but we’ve added a couple of guitar parts which add to the 80’s feel of the track.

My Heart Is Yours has been taken down a tone as quite a few of the songs that come from the Passion camp are a bit high for most normal congregations.

And finally with No Longer Slaves as per lots of the Bethel songs, we’ve put it in the more usable key of Bb and shortened the arrangement to around 5 minutes. You still get all the sections with big and little dynamics but at a usable length for most normal sized congregations. Of course if you want the full 9 minute Bethel version you can loop or jump back to any of the sections within the Worship Backing Band Player

Click the links below to listen to the audio sample and to download

Good Good Father – Pat Barrett, Anthony Brown

My Heart Is Yours – Kristian Stanfill, Daniel Carson, Kristian Stanfill, Jason Ingram

No Longer Slaves (Bethel) – Jonathan David Helser, Brian Johnson, Joel Case

Only King Forever (Elevation) – Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wady Joye

Only Your Love – Amy Davis, Ben Davis, Kari Jobe, Jason Ingram

Wake (Hillsong) – Joel Davies, Alexander Pappas, Hannah Hobbs


New MultiTracks and EveryKey Chord Charts released

New Worship MultiTracks

We are delighted to release another set of MultiTracks along with EveryKey Chord Charts. Click the links to download.

All the Poor and Powerless – David Leonard, Leslie Jordan

Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) – Joel Houston, Jonas Myrin (Hillsong)

Come As You Are – David Crowder, Matt Maher, Ben Glover

He is Faithful – Bryan and Katie Torwalt (Bethel)

I Am – David Crowder, Ed Cash

Sinking Deep – Joel Davies, Aodhan King (Hillsong)

We Believe – Travis Ryan, Matthew Hooper, Richie Fike (Newsboys)

Love Ran Red (At the Cross) – Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, Matt Armstrong, Matt Redman

Let Him Reign – Shell Perris & Zarc Porter

I Am Not Alone – Mia Fieldes, Ben Davis, Dustin Sauder, Austin Davis, Grant Pittman, Kari Jobe, Marty Sampson (Hillsong)

With all these songs we’ve recorded them in singable keys and the arrangements are designed to be congregationally friendly so no 32 bar intros, vocal ad libs or lengthy chorus repeats. If of course you prefer to have a 12 minute song with multiple chorus repeats you can easily do that live using the MultiTrack Player.

One nice addition too, With “All The Poor And Powerless” we know that some folks find the pauses between the phrases in the verses a bit of a challenge, so we’ve included a helpful count in the vocal cue to keep everyone on track.

Even more new MultiTracks including two old classics

Another fresh batch of Worship Backing Band MultiTracks is upon us. This time a couple of classics that are still incredibly popular, alongside three more recent songs.

Click below for links to the tracks:

Lord I Lift Your Name On High has been around since well before the reformation and dates way back to the ancient year 11BT (Before Tomlin) but is still firmly in the CCLI Top 50. The reason why it’s so popular is because because it’s still a great song, and much more congregationally singable than many newer tracks. If you’ve not used it for a while give it a try again, you may well find people really connect with it again in a fresh way.

God I Look To You is a really useable Bethel song and again its one we’ve tweaked and shortened the arrangement to make it more accessible for more churches who don’t want super long song versions. All the song elements are there within a succinct and accessible 4 minute arrangement, but if you do feel led to go for the full 10 minute version you can loop or jump to any song section within the Worship Backing Pro Wav MultiTrack player.

O The Blood by Kari Jobe and Gateway isn’t ‘rangey’ as a song so is really really singable by men and women in its original key of G, so we’ve left that as is but slightly tweaked the arrangement to make it as congregationally accessible.

Your Presence Is Heaven by Darlene Zschech and Israel Houghton again can be a very long song in most well known versions so needed tweaks to both the key, which is now Bb and length. Our version gets all the sections and dynamic changes but in a much more usable four minute length.

Awesome God again is another classic worship song that many, many churches still use. For our version we just do the chorus’s and not the verses which makes it more congregational and less performance orientated. There’s also lots of dynamic change in different segments to help people engage and don’t forget you can use the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack player to jump around those sections if you want to create your own version.

Don’t forget the EveryKey Chord Charts

All our chord charts use exactly the right chords for our arrangement and follow the song structure. We provide them as a zip file containing a chart for each key plus a Nashville option too. They are available by clicking on the song links above.

12 more MultiTrack Christmas carols released

Christmas carol MultiTracks

We have released 12 more Christmas carols as MultiTrack Pro Wav backing tracks. In total this takes our Carols library to 22.

The new carols are:

  1. Good Christian Men Rejoice
  2. In the Bleak Mid Winter
  3. Little Drummer Boy
  4. Mary Did You Know
  5. Away in a Manger
  6. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  7. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  8. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  9. See Amid the Winter’s Snow
  10. What Child is This?
  11. Peace Has Come (Hillsong)
  12. My Grown Up Christmas List – great if you want a “performance” song

You get a 20% discount when you buy 10 or more carols at the same time.

Existing Carols

Carols Chord Charts

We have chord charts for most of the carols. The chord chart for each song is available by clicking on the song links above.  Buy 10 or more chord charts at the same time and save 20%.

New MultiTrack backing tracks

New MultiTracks

We’ve launched brand new MultiTracks of six really big songs. These are:

We’re really pleased with the production on the latest batch of tracks and hope you’ll enjoy them and make great use of them as part of your worship.

This time we’ve focused two new Matt Redman modern hymns that we think will become church staples: Abide with Me and It Is Well. As ever our focus is on congregational accessibility so we’ve taken both tracks down a tone to make them more singable for more people.

We’ve also included Touch The Sky by Hillsong United. It’s a fabulous song that lots of people want to use in church, but the album arrangement can be pretty hard to reproduce, even with a full band, so we hope the MultiTracks will help you recreate the right sounds alongside your live worship bands.

There’s also God’s Not Dead, which is one of the very few CCLI top 100 songs that was missing from the Worship Backing Band library. So we’re very pleased to record it for you all and again, we’ve taken the key down a tone to make it more singable.

Hillsong’s Peace Has Come is the first of a set of additional carols: more to be released in a couple of weeks. Peace Has Come is a great modern worship song that incorporates O Come Let Us Adore Him as it’s tag line so is perfect for connecting carols and worship songs together in your Christmas services. Enjoy!

And lastly we’ve given Bethel’s increasingly popular You Make Me Brave the Worship Backing Band treatment. The key is still the same but we’ve tweaked and shortened the arrangement to make it more accessible for more churches who don’t want super long song versions. All the song elements are there and if you do feel led to go for an extended version you can loop or jump to any song section within the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player.

Remember that you save money when buying 10 or more MultiTracks.

There are also EveryKey Chord Charts for each song. They are available by clicking on the links to the songs above.

10 new MultiTrack backing tracks and EveryKey chord charts

new worship backing band multitracks
We have released 10 more MultiTrack backing tracks suitable for our Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player as well as Ableton or any other DAW. Click through to listen to an audio sample and to buy:

Links to the MultiTrack Backing Tracks

Cannons – Phil Wickham
Freedom (Bethel) – Christa Black Gifford, Matthew Sparks, William Matthews
Jesus at the Center – Israel Houghton, Micha Massey, Adam Ranney
Jesus Son of God – Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Jason Ingram
King of Heaven – Paul Baloche, Jason Ingram
Love Came Down (Bethel) – Brian and Jenn Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, Ian McIntosh
Man of Sorrows (Hillsong) – Brooke Ligertwood, Matt Crocker
The Lord our God – Kristan Stanfill, Jason Ingram
We are the Free – Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman
You are Good (Bethel) – Brian Johnson, Jeremy Riddle

We also noticed that the recent new song Always wasn’t properly loading on the website. That’s live now and ready for purchase.

Bulk buy discounts

Buy MultiTracks in bundles of 10, 20 and more to get extra discounts.

Buy 10 or more chord charts together and save 20%

Worship Backing Band Easter songs list

We’ve been asked for recommendations for backing tracks suitable for Easter services. Check out these MultiTracks (you’ll also need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player).  These are also available as Split Tracks with chord charts additionally available for most songs.