How to Play or Accompany
“How to Play or Accompany,” Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 301
The way a song is played influences the way children will sing it. As you practice the songs, pay attention to the mood markings. By observing the correct tempo and volume, you can create the desired mood and encourage expression in the singing. You should support the voices but not dominate them.
Appropriate prelude music creates a reverent mood and establishes a spirit of worship in meetings. Many of the songs in this book, such as prayer songs, are suitable for prelude or postlude music. Playing songs for prelude music that the children are to learn can help them become familiar with the melody.^ Back to top