Pre Service Music
Hey all - I am looking for some input on this. I am under the direction right now to play only music that is "lyric free" before our services because "music with lyrics is distracting from conversation."
This poses a couple of problems: first, it's hard to find anything to play that's not mind numbing slow prior to our typically upbeat, high energy worship. The contrast is dramatic. Second, I used to use that time to subliminally introduce some new music to the church!
So, please give me your thoughts on how to counter this. I have tried to find some research that goes against the idea that lyric-less music is better or something along those lines. Any ideas?