Resources

My Teacher Could Sight-Sing

My Teacher Could Sight-Sing

For my final interview of this type, Adolf Unger talks about how he became interested in music and the influence that music can have. This interview is part of a series of...

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I Sing as I Live

I Sing as I Live

I wanted to know what people my age are saying to my interview questions, so I asked my friend Grace Weaver about her experiences with music. This interview is part of a series...

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Teach Them to Love It

Teach Them to Love It

In this article, Burton Heatwole talks about why he sings with his family. This interview is part of a series of articles on how best to encourage music. Lynn Martin: What’s your...

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We Didn’t Sing at All

We Didn’t Sing at All

For this article, I asked my pastor, Kevin Brechbill, about his experiences with singing. This interview is part of a series of articles on how best to encourage music. Lynn...

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Music: Where to Start?

Music: Where to Start?

This is an introduction to a series of articles on how best to encourage music. “I can’t sing,” my pastor told me. “I wish I could, but I can’t sing a note.” I was surprised. His...

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Blog

Blog

Read blog posts and articles about teaching music, the philosophy of music, and how to think about worship. Articles are written by SCMC instructors and staff. New content is...

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Song & Worship Downloads

Song & Worship Downloads

Download individual songs or worship themes for your congregation's use. Worship themes are intended as an aid for song leaders. Each theme is a two-page template for the...

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Video Lessons

Video Lessons

Here are lessons by SCMC instructors in video form. Learn the basics of singing and reading music or the basics of leading a song from two video series that start from the ground...

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Learn more about SCMC's curriculums for elementary school and for hymn singing. Use these resources to teach your students music and worship understandings that will stay with...

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Textbook Reviews

Textbook Reviews

These book reviews are a teaching resource for music teachers. Use them to get a picture of whether a book or curriculum would work for your classroom. Read book reviews.

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Worship Themes

Worship Themes

These worship themes are intended to be an aid for song leaders. Each theme is a two-page template for the introduction to worship section of a service, each based on a key tenet...

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Hymns to Memorize

Hymns to Memorize

We asked some of our instructors to share some songs that they believe everyone should memorize. This article is compiled from their responses. Songs for morning and...

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Choral Singing Textbook

Choral Singing Textbook

Have you wanted to learn more about music and what the notes mean? Do you wish you knew why some notes have flags, and some don’t? Do you want to learn about intervals, chords, and more?

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Singing New Songs

Singing New Songs

Poetry is one of our primary means of worship. The prayers and praises recorded in Scripture are nearly always written in verse, and today we still worship God with...

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Singing in Original Languages

Singing in Original Languages

"What are some benefits and drawbacks of singing songs in their original language, when most of the audience cannot understand the text? Are these issues different if sung in a...

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Church Music, Old and New

Church Music, Old and New

One of the many debates about what music is suitable and helpful for worship has focused on “old music” and “new music.” The debate is at times divisive…

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Basics of Music: Lesson 6

This video series is designed for anyone who has little to no experience with music.
In the first session, we learn about four properties of sound.

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Understanding Key Signature Notation

Understanding Key Signature Notation

Key signature notation is a relatively simple skill that can look hopelessly complicated. It is not that tough. It does require some thinking, and always wants a good deal of practice.

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The Whole Counsel of God

The Whole Counsel of God

In his farewell speech to the Ephesian elders, Paul said, “I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God” Paul was referring to his teaching and preaching ministry, but…

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New Song Download

New Song Download

“Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!” Lyle Stutzman has set this triumphant proclamation to music and made it free for congregational use.

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