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  1. Angela
    Angela February 23, 2015 at 11:57 am |

    We use our smart phones as tuners and metronomes. Also, most of our guitar players have a chord/tab app they can use for reference, or even to suggest a capo. I use an app that pulls in PDF files of chord charts, so I can make notes during rehearsal that I’ll want to reference for the service, or to update our “roadmaps.”

    The sound techs also use an app that identifies problematic frequencies that are giving us feedback.

  2. Melissa Bethel
    Melissa Bethel March 11, 2015 at 1:52 pm |

    I use my smart phone all the time in rehearsals AND in services! I use it to play song demos and trax in rehearsals. I typically play all of our trax using my phone. I also play rhythm trax along with our praise band sometimes. And…I use it in my piano lessons…to play accompaniment trax, to look up definitions and youtube demos of songs, to record (audio and/or video) of my students, and to make notes about music I need to purchase…as well as my schedule. I’m lost when I don’t have it. And it can be funny when the church choir is singing through a song and my phone starts ringing in the middle of it (in rehearsal!). My ring tone is the Meow Mix song…haha! Typically I put my phone on airplane mode to keep any stray sounds away. :)

  3. Melissa Bethel
    Melissa Bethel March 11, 2015 at 1:53 pm |

    Oh, can I throw this out there…
    A few years ago at a piano conference, my big takeaway from the whole conference was that I can plug my phone into the inputs on my keyboard. That’s how I play trax and demos in our sanctuary. It then runs through the keyboard speakers as well as the house system. Best thing ever! (In the choir room I run it through our stereo…using Bluetooth.)