How do you create fake rocks and bolders for a stage play?

Question by marcia478: How do you create fake rocks and bolders for a stage play?
The backdrop of our church Easter play is Mt. Calvary – we need to find an easy and quick way to make light weight rocks. We need rocks piled at the base of the cross.

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Answer by loveseasytears
How about chicken wire, paper maiche and “natural” paint colors?

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Guitar Tool Worship Edition Helps Worship Leaders Create, Print and Share Their Guitar Compositions

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 6, 2006 -–

Midisoft Corp., developers of award-winning music software, announces the release of Guitar Tool Worship Edition, a new program packed with powerful features for the novice and advanced worship guitarist.

The Worship Edition of Guitar Tool boasts all the same features in the original Guitar Tool software, including an extensive Chord Dictionary, Tuner, Metronome, Song Editor and Player, as well as notational software to print scores. The new Worship Edition incorporates more than 1,000 well-loved editable worship hymns for the guitar-based church music director.

The hymns previously included in Midisoft’s acclaimed Worship Studio software have been converted to PG3 files and are now a part of Guitar Tool, enabling guitarists to utilize the same time-honored songs that worship musicians love, including holiday favorites. The hymns can be edited, rearranged, and printed for performance or ensemble use.

In addition, Guitar Tool features five essential music components:

    Song Editor – Allows you to create a PG3 song file by providing lyrics and chords, or you can import from the thousands of lyric text files available on the Internet. Edit your song’s rhythm and style, and even make I easier to play with the Simplify Chords feature. Add a MIDI track to your song for a drum base line, a back-up melody, or even a guitar solo.

    Song Player – Plays your songs by showing you the lyrics and chords, as well as the fingering and notation. Transpose your song into any key and print the lyrics together with the chords. Also controls playback tempo. Aids in learning your favorite song with a visual representation of the fingering and chord application.

    Chord Dictionary – Includes more than 3,000 chords. Practice and learn chord fingering, notation, and even intervals at your own pace. Import chord information from lyric/chord text files. Shows you many ways to play each chord, and even features customized fretboard views. You can create customized chords, and it allows you to draw a chord on the fretboard to find out its name and other possible variations. Excellent for beginners, skilled players, and even songwriters looking for that perfect, yet elusive chord.

    Metronome – The built-in metronome keeps you on top of the rhythm, not behind it. You can choose the desired tempo in pre-defined measures/BPM (beats per minute), and select the timing of your measures. The TAP feature detects your song’s tempo automatically.

    Tuner – Accurately and precisely helps you tune your instrument by using your computer’s microphone or your instrument cable. Helps you improve your musical ear by listening to the original tuning and comparing it. The Wizard helps you set up everything for easy use. And, it is able to do customized tunings for many stringed instruments including: Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Ukulele, Banjo, Violin, Violoncello, and Viola.

Along with these five main components, Guitar Tool also features a bonus music writing program so users can print out their songs in sheet music form, and even burn their creations to MP3, WAV, or Windows Media formats. The program is MIDI compatible and is able to work with multiple MIDI controllers. The notation software allows you to print your song creations, while the sequencer helps you share your music by creating MP3, Wav, and Windows Media Format files. Also includes plug-ins like transpose, quantize, copy, merge, split, revoice, and nudge.

Midisoft continues to be an active participant and leader in the worship market and is a proud and active member of The Gospel Music Association (GMA) and Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA). In addition, Midisoft is currently workshopping its line of worship software throughout the country, for worship leaders and worship chorus directors.


Guitar Tool Worship Edition is PC compatible. It is available now at a retail price of .00 through Navarre Distributing, Appalachian Distributors, Steptime Ware Distributing and at select Christian book and music stores, and through music and software retailers nationwide. To order, or for dealer information, contact Midisoft at 1-866-MIDISOFT, or visit

About Midisoft Corporation

Midisoft Corp. develops award-winning consumer, business and OEM products sold to retailers, educators, and worship music leaders worldwide. For more than 15 years, Midisoft has developed the technologies needed to turn the PC into a key component in making music for anyone interested in creating and sharing music. Midisoft is dedicated to providing the most innovative, rewarding, intelligent, and easy-to-use PC sound solutions for Windows and now Apple operating systems. For sound MIDI or digital audio, Midisoft guarantees 100 percent satisfaction from all their products. .

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New York, NY (Vocus) August 9, 2010

They helped their flocks rebuild after Katrina. They have been steadfast in the face of a fragile economy. But the BP Deepwater catastrophe has challenged the faith leaders of the Gulf in an unprecedented way. In this final segment of Odyssey Networks’ “Faith at the Gulf,” ministers from a variety of traditions explore the struggles they face in helping establish new priorities—priorities that the nation as a whole must eventually consider.

This last in the five-part series of video on-the-ground reports from Biloxi, MS features a conversation among Rev. Shari Prestemon, executive director of the Back Bay Mission of the United Church of Christ in Biloxi, MS, and faith leaders from the Biloxi area on enduring, overcoming, and addressing the need for a systemic change in our national lifestyle.

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“It’s extremely important that in the midst of a crisis like this, faith leaders lift the word up,” Rev. Prestemon told Odyssey’s crew, “even if we don’t agree on everything…even if we don’t have the same perspective exactly or the same theologies.”

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