The Sound of Music

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Music, as life, is short-lived and God-given. A note is once created, then quickly vanishes. Music is complex, yet simple. This website is devoted to helping the many church workers and musicians out there who struggle with the complexities of music, by making it simpler to understand. My intent is, not to teach you music, but to unravel the mysteries of music, thus accelerating your ability to learn and master it.

The NTCC Music website is about more than just learning music; it's about everything involved in the musical and audio side of church services and functions. Ease of navigation will quickly get you the information you crave, and also bring to you an abundance of resources that will quickly boost your enthusiasm to 'higher ground'. So let's jump in and get started!

How to use this site

The menus at the top provide valuable links for submitting questions, participating in discussions, sharing with others, and keeping up with 'New Stuff' as it is published. The sidebar menus provide you with valuable links about various topics. The first four choices link you to our archive of Chord Sheets that you can print and use; the chord sheets are based on the Nashville Numbering System. Follow the link to learn how the NNS works and how you can use it. The links called 'Worship and Song-service leading' include valuable tips for conducting those types of church functions.The Sound Reinforcement section deals with live sound and PA Systems, and the necessary things used to produce live sound.

The remaining sidebar links include a miscellany of subjects that you'll just have to check out for yourself! But don't forget to delve into the lower section, devoted to specific categories of instruments, etc. Each will lead you on a thorough exploration of those categories, and give you a deeper knowledge of the instruments within them!

Drums/ Percussion
Drums N Percussion drums percussion

Rhythm is the heartbeat of music. Find out about the many ways it is created, and how YOU can create it. You just might be surprised!


Bass is also critical to rhythm, and is produced by different means. Learn about the different types of basses, and how to use them.


Playing guitar is a 'love affair' that most people don't understand. In this realm we'll discuss the limitless possibilities using different types of guitars.


Explore the world of keyboard instruments, from Piano to Organ, Synthesizer to accordian! Ever heard of a Harpsichord?

Brass N' Wood
Brass N Wood

You don't need a full Orchestra to use Brass or Woodwind instruments in your church band. Discover ways to use and not to use them!


The string section of an Orchrstra adds beauty beyond description. This too can be achieved with a little creativity and a small budget.


You can be a vocalist! Open this treasure chest of resources to find out how to bring out the best in your voice, and the voices of others.

Other Stuff

Learn about instruments you've never heard of, can't describe, or wouldn't know what to do with if you had one.