This post is a part of a series on  Providing Seamless Transitions Between Songs in Your Worship Set, Please begin with the first article as these build upon one another.

In past lessons, we have looked at connecting songs in the same key or a half or whole step apart. Today we dive into a great key relationship for smooth transitions–songs in keys a fourth or fifth apart.

Take a look at this short explainer video:

Begin the introduction of the second song directly after ending the previous song if the tempo is the same. NO BREAK

Example 1:
Friend of God (in C) – Forever (in G)

Friend of God ends with a “cha-cha-cha” going directly into the intro of Forever, keeping the beat constant.

 

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Short Version

Example 2:
Open Up the Heavens (in C) – Mighty to Save (in G)

Open Up the Heavens ritards slightly at the end and segues directly into the intro of Mighty to Save.

 

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Short Version

Begin the introduction of the second song after a very brief pause if the tempo of one song is different from the others. SHORT GAP

Segue directly, singing the next song at the completion of the first or after a very brief pause.

NOTE: The second song is in a new key. You MUST be confident of the first note of the second song without needing instrumental aid. This is another connection idea for Planned Spontaneity. SHORT GAP

Example 1:
Here I Am to Worship (in E) – Worthy Is The Lamb (in A)

This is an example of planned spontaneity. After completing Here I Am to Worship, which ends on the IV chord (A), begin to think of that chord as the new I chord and begin to sing Worthy Is the Lamb in the key of A.

Long Version

Short Version

Next week we will finish the tutorials on connecting songs musically and look at some additional examples to spur your creativity.