- Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: "Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make melody in your heart to the Lord." (Ephesians 5:19 NKJV).
- Rehearsed Music: "Those who were musicians, heads of Levite families, stayed in the rooms of the temple and were exempt from other duties because they were responsible for the work day and night." (I Chronicles 9:33 NIV)
- Spontaneous Music: "Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises."(Psalm 98:4 NASB).
- New Songs: "Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the saints." (Psalm 149:1 NIV).
- Singing with Understanding and Singing in the Spirit: "I will sing with the spirit and I will also sing with the understanding." (I Corinthians 14:15 NKJV).
- Solos: "I will sing praises to Your name." (II Samuel 22:50 NKJV).
- Choirs: "The two choirs that gave thanks then took their places in the house of God." (Nehemiah 12:40 NIV)
- Instruments: "The Levites were appointed as singers, with instruments of music, harps, lyres, loud-sounding cymbal, to raise sounds of joy." (I Chronicles 15:16 NASB)
John 4:24 exhorts mankind to worship God in spirit (human spirits connecting with His Spirit) and in Truth (using His Word as a guideline). Throughout the Old and New Testament there are multiple references regarding acceptable ways to honor God. In particular, the book of Psalms is the most comprehensive guideline to honoring Him through music.
(See also MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, DAVID AND HIS HARP, WORSHIP AS WARFARE PART 1,2,3)