SignWorship - Worship Songs in American Sign Language
What you'll learn
- Perform popular worship songs in American Sign Language!
- No previous signing experience necessary! We will take you step-by-step through the process of signing each song so you can perform it yourself.
Our mission at SignWorship is to produce first-class instructional videos for performing popular worship songs in American Sign Language. Each video contains a demonstration of the song and a full tutorial, breaking down the signing step-by-step, making it as easy as possible to learn! The material is presented visually to remove all language barriers, which promotes equal access and makes it great for all ages!
Is this true ASL?
American Sign Language is the primary language of the Deaf community. It's a dynamic language and is continually evolving. It has its own grammatical structure, rules, and syntax separate from any spoken language. It is used all over the country with sign variations from region to region. These signs are called regional signs, also known as "signing accents". The signs used in our videos are based on our particular region and may differ from other areas. The translation process is a very laborious procedure. The lyrics from each song are analyzed carefully to find the true meaning and message behind them. They are then put into an ASL form which allows the message and concept to be conveyed, while at the same time, visually matching the song's rhythm. It's important to remember that signing to music is a creative expression and varies depending on an individual's perspective.
About the instructor:
The producer and instructor of SignWorship, Kayla Seymour, has been signing for over twenty years and is heavily involved in ministry work at Blended. She has taken American Sign Language courses at Gallaudet. Her work in the ministry includes interpreting, teaching sign language, directing major events at Blended, and working side-by-side with Deaf volunteers. Her heart's desire is to help spread the love of Christ through this beautiful, visual language.
*All proceeds from SignWorship products support the ministry at Blended.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in learning how to sign popular worship songs.
Blended is a ministry focused on bringing Deaf and Hearing together! We do this by providing resources for blended families, bridging gaps between the Deaf and Hearing communities, encouraging sign language communication, offering advocacy services, and holding weekly worship gatherings in an equal access environment.
One of our main goals is to bring blended families (of Deaf and Hearing) closer together. The primary way of accomplishing this is helping these families learn to communicate. Through courses like these, one-on-one ASL tutoring, and large events, we are blessed to see blended families come together, forming a stronger bond!
Kayla Pinckney has been signing for over twenty years and is heavily involved in ministry work at Blended. She started signing when she was seven years old and has taken several American Sign Language classes, including courses at Gallaudet University. Her work in the ministry includes interpreting, teaching sign language, directing major events, and working side-by-side with Deaf volunteers. Her heart's desire is to help spread the love of Christ through this beautiful, visual language.