Thank you for visiting altoandtenorparts.com. The main goal of this website is to offer church worship teams the opportunity to learn more about vocal harmony in a creative way.
My name is Brian Cheney and I've been working with vocalists and worship teams for nearly 10 years. The idea for this site sprang up out of the worship ministry at my church in Portland, Oregon. Being a smaller church with few paid positions, we've had to develop ways for our worship team members to learn and rehearse the worship set quickly and efficiently. Rather than scheduling mid-week worship team rehearsals, we've found ourselves exchanging audio files over e-mail, and creating online song databases so that everyone can learn the music and do most of the rehearsing on their own at home.
This approach has worked especially well when it comes to vocal harmony. Our worship team vocalists have tended to feel much more comfortable with their part on Sunday if they've been given access to an audio file throughout the week to practice with.
Teaching vocal harmony in this way has been an extremely rewarding experience for me, which is why I've decided to build this website. My desire is be generous with the tools and resources the Lord has given me. I pray that it would bring encouragement to God's people and that somehow, even in a small way, it might help strengthen the voice of the Church as she translates her love, affection, commitment, thanksgiving, and reverence into song. . . . to truly worship!!
A couple of FAQ's:
Why just Altos and Tenors? What happened to the Sopranos and Basses?
In modern worship music, the bass line is usually covered by the instruments, so there isn't much need for a vocal bass part. Basses and sopranos will usually sing the melody. And so, rather than using the traditional "SATB" approach, modern worship tunes tend to take more of an "MATM" (Melody-Alto-Tenor-Melody) approach.
Is this site legal?
Yes. The proper licenses have been purchased for each worship song prior to its availability on the site. Copyright owners have been extremely generous in granting permission, and have required minimal royalties.
How can I support this ministry?
So glad you asked! You can support this ministry by donating. Donations will be used to pay for additional song royalties so that new worship songs can be added to the site. Thank you for your support!