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Hymn progress bar

Saves having to work it out yourself
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A progress indicator to show how far through the hymn the congregation is. This could be placed on the hymn number board for all to see.

Cunningly, it would take account of the numbers of verses and choruses as well as those repeated lines that sometimes get thrown in. A tempo feed from the organ would ensure accuracy.

Perhaps too, a service progress bar for the big picture with estimated time to completion for the clock watchers.

DenholmRicshaw, Dec 22 2009


       love it + as I go to church a few times a year when I visit my parents!
xandram, Dec 22 2009

       This would be really, really good for all brands of church. I go to many different ones, and never know when to stop the humming, omminng, alliahiiinnng, vechinnnng, etc., that the folks next to me are seemingly proficient at. A glorious choir of +'s for you.
blissmiss, Dec 22 2009

       "Download failed. Timeout reading from device: /dev/\|organ:   

       Press any key to continue ..."
8th of 7, Dec 22 2009

       It should borrow the 'time left' algorithm from the Windows File Copy Dialog and thus be comically sensitive to tiny variances in the speed of singing. It would display: "5 minutes remaining ... 3 seconds remaining ... 6 years remaining ..."
hippo, Dec 22 2009

       ".... The End Is Nigh....."
8th of 7, Dec 22 2009

       Next: Her progress bar.
wagster, Dec 22 2009

       I like the idea of bribing the organist to "jazz it up a bit" to get through the hymn a bit quicker.   

       Then during the communion, organise the communicants to positively rush to the altar on the promise of a later, strategically limited supply of mince pies.
DenholmRicshaw, Dec 22 2009

       If I were to be compelled to go to church I would definitely need a Hymn Progress Bar. Buns away! (My supernatural belief system being currently limited to consciousness, magic, Santa & Jutta, the creator of this Halfbakery Universe who has just reincarnated me. None threaten me to song, sermon or attendance.) At first the title, Hymn Progress Bar, suggested to me a bar (sounds good) at which there would be singing (yes!) of hymns (downbeat) where the singing of one hymn by one hymnist would suggest another hymn to another hymnist and progess thusly through the evening. With drinks, I'm there.
Mustardface, Dec 26 2009

       Welcome home condiment face. We missed ya!
blissmiss, Dec 27 2009

       If I ever tried to follow a hymn book this would be a re-choir-ment.   

       Is there a rule that prevents changing the communion wine to something else?   

       Another sip of '61 Mouton Rothschild maybe?
DenholmRicshaw, Dec 27 2009


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