I'm interested in church musical practices, especially in various kinds of Baptist, baptistic and free churches. Here's an informal question and answer survey. Anyone willing to share?
1. Scope -- How many songs are sung/played in your typical worship service (if your order of service is a certain number of songs type of format), or how much time is devoted to singing in your typical worship service (if your format is a basic amount of time given over to singing/music)? In what order of service is the singing portion included?
2. Proportion -- What percentage of the songs sung are congregational and what percentage are "specials"/not congregational (solos, choir numbers, duets, trios, etc.)?
3. Agency -- Do you use instruments? If you do, what instruments, and do you ever sing without them? Are any "instrumental only" selections used? If you do not use instruments, is it a doctrinal or practical consideration?
4. Authority or Responsibility -- Who selects the songs that are sung? (e.g. Song leader, Pastor, etc.)
5. Source -- What hymnal or other sources do you use for your songs/music? (If you use a hymnal, is it shape note or round note?)
6. Style -- Does your church music fit a particular "style" or "genre", for example, traditional hymn singing or contemporary praise music?
7. Extra -- Add anything else you think is interesting about the music/singing in your church (for example, are Sunday morning and night services, and weekday services conducted differently? Are there any special music events? etc.). Also add what kind of church, such as Missionary Baptist, Primitive Baptist, Southern Baptist, United Baptist, Brethren, Mennonite, and so forth.