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.

 

The story behind the arrangements of our latest MultiTracks

Backing Track Creation

When we create our backing tracks we face the dilemma of people (thinking that they) want the song as close to the original recording as possible and actually creating a track that is actually singable in church and also practical as a backing track. Inevitably that will involve recording it in a lower key than the original, and it will often mean that we remove lengthy instrumental introductions (one of the songs in the latest batch has a 28 bar musical interlude in the original!) and interludes which don’t really work in a church situation, especially with backing tracks.

This is one of the things that distinguishes Worship Backing Band recordings from other multi tracks on the market. We put a huge effort into the singability of our recordings and actively avoid using the original when it has been produced with radio play or large arena style performances in mind.

Here’s the thinking behind our latest batch.

Alive (C) – Aodhan King, Alexander Pappas (Hillsong)

The main thing we had to work on in this song was the range. The song itself isn’t very rangy but in the original most of the melody notes hit around E, F# and G# which is way to high for most congregations. So we moved the key a whole two tones down to C and now they centre around C, D and E which is much more singable. We also moved a few sections to give the arrangement more usable options. The original ends with drums but we did that as a breakdown so now you can go back to a big chorus to finish or still end with the drums by using the jump function in the player.

Christ is Enough (A) – Reuben Morgan, Jonas Myrin (Hillsong)

Here we made a few congregation friendly changes. The key has come down a tone to A and we’ve shortened both the intro and the band breakdown to make the song more congregation singing focused.

Open Up Our Eyes (A) – Chris Brown, Mack Brock, London Gatch, Wade Joye (Elevation Worship)

Here we kept the arrangement as is but dropped a tone to A again to make it more congregationally singable.

Give Me Faith (A) – Chris Brown, Mack Brock, London Gatch, Wade Joye (Elevation Worship)

We changed this one in a few places. Firstly in the original pre chorus there’s an extra 2 beats added which could be confusing for some worship teams so we took those out to make it more easily playable. We also shortened the intro into 4 bars, the original has 5 bridges so we took out 1 of those and finished the song by resolving it back into a gentle chorus rather than finishing on a huge bridge which we thought would be more usable for most churches. If you want to finish on the bridge you can, just use the player to skip the last chorus onto the final chord and it will synch up perfectly.

Open Up The Heavens (Bb) – Meredith Andrews, Stuart Garrard, Jason Ingram, Andi Rozier and James McDonald

This we kept mostly the same as the original but with one 4 bar link taken out to help it to flow more and give it less instrumental breaks to keep it congregationally focussed.

Build Your Kingdom Here (D) – (Rend Collective)

Here we’ve added an intro as there wasn’t one. In the original it goes straight in with verse one. This can be part hard to pitch if you are using backing tracks so we put intro’s on everything to help the band and congregation find their way.

We also didn’t use the 28 bar instrumental in the original. Again our focus with these tracks is always trying to make our versions  the most congregationally friendly we can.

I Surrender (Eb) – Matt Crocker (Hillsong)

As with some of the other tracks here the most recognised version of this song is recorded live in a huge arena, which gives a great feel but very often the arrangement is too long for the average church to sing.  So we abridged the three very long bridge sections (no pun intended..) We took the key down a tone to Eb, added an intro as the original doesn’t have one and took out the slowing down section in the outro. We’ve still achieved the same feeling by using dynamics instead of retarding the timing but doing it this way allows you to jump around the song if for instance you want to repeat the soft chorus at the end or jump back into another bigger section.

For some the key of Eb might be an odd choice for guitarists out there but we felt that was the most congregationally singable key, so if that’s you put a capo on fret 3 and use our C shape EveryKey Chord Charts. It’ll be much easier to play than in E too.

Great Are You Lord (G) – Jason Ingram, David Leonard, Leslie Jordan (All Songs and Daughters)

Here we dropped the key a tone down to G but otherwise not many tweaks here in the arrangement, just a few changes to the link sections so it’s more useable to jump around between sections using the Worship backing Band player and slightly more congregational singable (read less instrumental moments where the congregation cant join in)

Nothing is Impossible (A) – Joth Hunt (Planet Shakers)

Here the song structure was pretty good so we’ve kept it as it is but dropped the key down a minor 3rd to A as mostly the song is just too high in too many places to be singable in the original key of C.

Lord I Need You (Bb) – Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill and Daniel Carson

This is a rare song where the original arrangement works so well congregationaly, that we didn’t need to change a thing!

11 new Worship Backing Band MultiTracks launched

New Worship MultiTracks

Today Worship Backing Band launches 11 new MultiTracks suitable for our MultiTrack  Player, Ableton or any other DAW.

Click on the links below to purchase any of the songs. Buy at least 10 tracks in the same transaction and you’ll enjoy a bulk buy discount.

In this article Andy shares the thinking behind the arrangements and recordings of each of the tracks.

All Who Are Thirsty – G

This was an interesting song to produce, as it’s a lovely example of an old school style simple worship song but there isn’t one definitive ‘studio’ arrangement that most churches use. It’s also the type of song where an instrumental section is extremely useful to use for reflection and personal worship but you can’t make the section too long as you may lose people. So we recorded it in an easy play key, built the instrumental, tag and bridge sections in such a way that can be looped for longer times of spontaneous worship, played just once or even cut out all together for a shorter version.

Always – B

For the most part this is similar to Kristian Stanfill’s studio version but we included a ‘down’ chorus at the end to give the option of making it easier to transition to other gentle worship songs. (Plus, this song always makes me smile because the chorus sounds more than a little bit like Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Cecilia’!)

At Your Name – G

We kept this track fairly close to the Phil Wickham version as we felt it was slightly more congregational than the Tim Hughes version (they both wrote the song) but took it down to G to make it more singable for more people.

Be Thou My Vision – D

This track was a real challenge to produce as there are so many versions of it out there. There are also the various different commonly used chord structures, and some denominations use different verses or even different lyrics within the same verses! Plus, we wanted to try something that was congregational yet band friendly and would fit hand in glove with the rest of the Worship Backing band material. So, we hope you like the version we’ve woven together here. It’s got big uplifting verses, small reflective verses, some nice band link sections and some short instrumental sections at the end you can use for spontaneous worship (or jump and cut out in the player if you prefer).

Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) – A

This track is closer to the Kari Jobe version than the Bethel version but with a number of changes to make it more congregationally useable. We’ve changed the key to A to make it more singable but crucially alternated the song structure quite a bit as the original is nearly 13 minutes long! Our version is still over 6 minutes long so it still encompasses the big and small chorus and tag sections, but we’ve built it in such a way that you can jump around each section to your heart’s content to make the song as long or short as you like to suit your congregation.

Holy Spirit –D

This track, like a number of Bethel songs is singable in a variety of keys but has needed little bit of modification to the structure and arrangement as many of the definitive versions are too long to be useable for the average congregation. So like ‘Forever’ we’ve kept the important big and small versions of each section but built the arrangement in a way that you can jump around to make the song as long or short as you like to suit your congregation.

Never Once – A

This Matt Redman track is a really usable worship song so we’ve kept the structure pretty much to the original but brought the key down to A as it’s often a bit too high for many congregations to cope with.

Sovereign Over Us – G

There are a few versions of this track around but we wanted to be closer to Michael W Smith’s slower version as we felt the tempo better reflected the theme and lyrics of the song. That said, harmonically we went with Aaron Keye’s original chord structure (Aaron wrote the song) so the verses start on the relative minor rather than the major root chord, which again adds more tension and helps the music match the lyrics.

This is Amazing Grace – G

Again this is another Bethel based song where many of the popular versions are 11 or 12 minutes and too long for most congregations. For our version we put it in a more congregationally friendly key of G, but chose a slightly extended working of Phil Wickham’s studio version where we’ve structured the bridge (“worthy is the lamb that was slain”) into three sections with three dynamic builds. This means you can do the song as it is at a usable 4 minutes 51 seconds long or loop those bridges and choruses to build the dynamic slowly if you want to create a longer version.

To Our God – G

As per the other Bethel based songs in this batch of releases, most of the best known versions are too long for the average congregation. So, we’ve kept all the parts you need but produced a more usable 4 minute 46 length version that you can jump around as you need to. We’ve also brought the key down to G to make it more singable too.

Tell The World – G

The season to be jolly is nearly upon us and this new Christmas song by our friend Tom Mills is perfect for your own Christmas services. It’s very much a fun, modern, pop style song with a great message too so you can use it as a worship song, performance song, even a kids song as well! You’ll love it!

Click through to watch a video of the song.