Many people love to sing. Though individual and group singing seem to have declined in Western culture since professionally produced music is constantly available, making music, not just listening to it, is one of the healthiest and most fun things that people can do. Singing improves breath control and respiratory health, it improves our mental status, and it brings people together (even if you can’t sing very well).
There are many reasons that people don’t sing. Some feel like they have a poor voice, but many don’t sing simply because they don’t know the same songs as those around them. With hundreds of music sources and tens of thousands of songs available, more than ever before in history, it can be hard to find someone who knows the same songs that you do.
This section of the MD Harris Institute contains words and chords, and sometimes music, for many songs, both Christian and otherwise. Rather than printing out song sheets (which never contain enough or the right songs) or buying expensive computers and projectors to project the words, song leaders can have their audience or congregation go to these songs on their cell phone or other wireless device, find the right words, and sing along.
Children’s Music –
US Civil War –