Gospel music is the unique music genre that is made by the Living Church Youtube Channel to express their personal and spiritual communal with god. It is one of their ways to show their religious works with the use of music. It is normally being performed in the church, but as the modern gospel evolved, it has also been performed in stadiums and in live concerts across the world.
There are so many Christian bands and singers these days that are really popular with their gospel songs. A lot of people, not only the Christians can relate to these songs. It is how one’s faith is being sung and their feelings and belief come to one. Most of the lines from the gospel songs are excerpts from the bible. Sometimes, it is based upon turning our backs from god, and coming back to Him. It can be of a lot of kind and purposes. Some bands have already been releasing albums that are sold in the public for years now.
Gospel music or Christian music is now what Christians call worship and praise music. Worship is usually a more solemn, slow and blue type of gospel music, while the praise songs are livelier, more upbeat songs. All lyrics are of religious nature, particularly about Christians; Jesus Christ, salvation, etc.
There are types of gospels which are as follows:
· Gospel blues
These are blues-based form of Christian music and a combination of evangelical lyrics and line plus a blues-type guitar; more commonly known as ‘worship songs’.
· Urban contemporary gospel
This is sometimes called the “Black gospel”. It is a subgenre of the contemporary music that is why it is called the black gospel, to distinguish it from the other types of Christian music.
· Southern gospel
Southern gospel is also called the ‘quartet music’. It is sung by original all male, tenor-lead-baritone-base quartets make up. This type of Christian music relates to Christian’s everyday life and problems, and how the help of god would lessen them.
· Christian country music
This is probably the most popular type of gospel music. It has been around for many years, and it is the original type that is sung in most churches and camps. It became really popular in the 1990’s and until now, it is still being performed not only at church, but also recorded in CD’s.
There are some controversies that speculated over the continuous fame of the gospel music. Some say that the evolving Christian music has washed away the dignity and standard of the real Christian music. This is because a lot of artists have been remaking their way of gospel music and even made rock gospel songs. The idea of church music has slowly been unappreciated. The old hymns of the church are just history, especially with the Christian-protestants.