HymnCharts and HymnChartsLITE are the same websites with the same arrangements, with these differences:
HymnChartsLITE is for smaller praise teams who only need chord charts, lead sheets, a piano part (“keys”) and stereo (accompaniment) tracks.
HymnCharts is for larger praise teams who need it all: chord charts, lead sheets piano parts (“keys”), tracks, 3 part vocals, SAB choir, SATB choir, instrumental parts, rhythm charts, kid’s music and service guides.
A note from composer/arranger Don Chapman:
The two tiers of a HymnCharts subscription represent my own progression as a worship leader.
When I first became the music director at a young church plant we had about 100 people, met in a public school auditorium and set up a sound system every Sunday morning.
I’d usually have a keyboard, bass, drums and an acoustic (maybe even an electric if he was in town) and a vocalist or two, but often it would just be me at the keyboard with an acoustic. Sometimes I wouldn’t have any musicians so I’d use stereo tracks and play along with them on the keyboard. HymnChartsLITE is for this ministry.
As the church grew to around 300, the praise team also grew. I now had a full band (my drummer wanted a rhythm chart, not a chord chart) and a 3 part vocal praise team. Occasionally I’d have a cellist and violinist play, maybe a flute now and then, and a small choir at Christmas and Easter. The full HymnCharts subscription is for this ministry.
Not sure which subscription is best for your church? Try subscribing to HymnChartsLITE first, then upgrade at anytime to a full HymnCharts subscription. Remember, I give you a full 30 day money-back guarantee – I know ministry budgets are tight (mine sure was) and I don’t want you to be stuck with HymnCharts if you can’t use it.
A Typical Download Page
Once you login to HymnCharts you’ll find download pages for each hymn arrangement similar to the example below. HymnChartsLITE subscribers can download the files indicated by the red arrows. Subscribers with a full HymnCharts subscription can download everything, including service guides.