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Here you can get access to Sheet Music, MP3s and other resources. Add your email to the JSK mailing list and download the resources to your favorite JSK songs. It’s the perfect way to start bringing these songs to your community. Make sure to check back every so often to see what’s new!
Songleading 101: Resources For Your Tool Kit
Songleading is more than just leading people in song. Songleading is the art of using music as a tool to bring people together. Below you’ll find some of Jacob’s lessons and strategies. Download them to strengthen your skills as a community builder!
Planning a Song Session
How to craft a well-rounded song session using the ‘5 M's method’. Additional topics include: classic song session structures.
Preparation & Relationships
Positive strategies for working with clergy and youth group regional boards. Additional topics include: a preparation checklist to make sure you are truly ready for every songleading moment.
Intro to T'filah
The difference between Keva and Kavanah, knowing your environment, setting the mood, knowing your co-songleader, reading your group, and choosing your music wisely.
Creating an Engaging Environment
Strategies for successfully songleading in any space.
Characteristics of a Good Song Leader
What makes a songleader successful?
Basics of Teaching a Song
How to successfully teach a song. Additional topics include: making sure you're ready to teach the song, things to remember when teaching a song, and identifying your personal benchmarks for a successful teach.
Basic Music Theory
Music theory ideas that are important for song leaders in all circumstances. Topics include: rhythms, key signatures, light music reading, circle of fifths, and major/minor scales. All topics are diagramed.
How to Write an Alma Mater
Advice from Jacob on writing alma maters for camps and other organizations.
Bringing Songleading to Life
Various activities you can use to illustrate important songleading concepts. Examples include: moving through space with intention, relating music and text, the importance of knowing your Hebrew words, the characteristics of a good song leader, the importance of preparation, and creating an engaging environment.