Did you know that for musical arrangements, composers write more than just the notes to be played? They also write the strength with which each note should be performed.
These markings are referred to as the “dynamics” of music.
A composer might write a pp, meaning pianissimo or “very soft,” or a ff,meaning fortissimo or “very loud.” There are multiple marks all meant to tell the musician roughly how strong or soft a note is meant to be played.
These dynamic markings make all the difference in a song. The best songs do not stay at the same level.
The dynamics of all great songs rise and fall from the forcefulness of a shout to the gentleness of a whisper.
I believe that preaching is very similar.
Great preaching doesn’t stay on one level. Great preaching is vocally dynamic.
3 Levels of Dynamic Preaching
I believe that every preacher should have three levels of vocal dynamics.
This isn’t complicated, but it takes a lifetime to master.
Every preacher should work to get comfortable using each of these levels of vocal dynamics. Think of them as tools in your back pocket to pull out as needed for emphasis.
Normal is your base level. This is…Continue Reading