Sacred Piano Duet: Come Thou Fount

August 1st, 2015

Just thought I’d share a video clip of the sacred piano duet “Come Thou Fount” performed by myself and my student, Hannah Myers.

We played it this past Wednesday for offertory before heading out to the MusiCollege 2015 event.

We thoroughly enjoyed playing this peppy arrangement on a cloudy day :)

MusiCarolina Conference

July 28th, 2015

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Heading to the annual MusiCarolina conference this week!  This will be my first time to attend a conference by Majesty Music.

I’m looking forward to the church pianist related workshops on Friday.

Here are the workshops I plan to attend

  • On the Spot Arranging  (Mac & Beth Lynch)

  • Congregational Leading & Accompanying (Ron & Shelley)

  • Accompanying Made Simple (Shelley Hamilton)

I will take good notes and share some highlights when able!

 

We Have a Saviour Who Cares by Mina Oglesby

July 28th, 2015

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Looking forward to publishing “We Have a Saviour Who Cares” by Mina Oglesby.

I’m working on the written arrangement of this duet.

Here’s a video clip of myself with a friend singing it at our church this past Sunday.  (The alto part will have a higher harmony in several spots for the final written version; just had to keep a low harmony throughout for my limited vocal range)

How to Access Purchased Music

July 28th, 2015

Periodically I have customers say they can’t find the downloadable link(s) to their purchased music.  Hopefully this information will be a help.

1.  Customer making the payment for an order (can choose paypal, debit or credit card.  I chose paypal for this order.)

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2.  This screen appears a few seconds after clicking “pay now” button above.

Wait several seconds for next screen to appear automatically!

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3.  Third screen appears less than 10 seconds after the window above.

This screen contains the downloadable link(s) for purchased music.

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 **I plan on adding pics or video describing how to download & save purchased music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Transposing Needed! Free Prelude!

July 22nd, 2015

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Are you a church pianist that doesn’t know how to transpose?  Do you choose hymns for prelude that are in the same key for this very reason?  I have good news for you!

It is not always necessary to transpose from one song to the next if you go up a perfect fourth between each hymn.  I’m providing a free prelude below but read the important info below before you hurry to print the free prelude.

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Going Up a Perfect 4th Interval From One Hymn to the Next Hymn:

What You Need to Know:

1. An interval is the distance between two notes

Example:

C to D is a 2nd interval because you count from 1 t0 2 to go from    C to D.

C to E would be a 3rd interval and C to F a fourth.

2. Within every key/scale… the fourth interval is called a perfect fourth which consists of five half steps.  So… from C to F is a perfect fourth.  Why is it called a perfect fourth?  Just accept it and go on or if you’re curious…check out the following links :)

Music Practice & Theory

Music Reading Savant

Quick quiz in Creating Perfect Fourths:

What is 5 half steps (a perfect 4th) above F? Answer is:  B flat (see picture below)

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(Are you noticing that we’re going in order of the flat keys as we go up a 4th?)

The key of F Major has one flat, the key of B Flat Major has two flats.  Cool!

Ok….so what is 5 half steps (a perfect fourth)… above B flat?  You got it!  E flat and the key of E flat has three flats.

Now…let’s apply this “no transposing” concept using the following  hymns which are a perfect fourth apart for a nice topical prelude!

Click on each song title to download for FREE!

Free Prelude for Church Pianists:

At Calvary –  C Major

Since I Have Been Redeemed – F Major

Power in the Blood – B Flat Major

Saved by the Blood – E Flat Major

*All of these arrangements are from our free arrangement page(s)

Lorenz Sacred Piano Book Review

July 15th, 2015

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Another nice sacred piano book from Lorenz for the church pianist!  This book is listed as an intermediate level but some of the pieces may lean more towards early advanced.  A total of fourteen arrangements makes this a nice investment!

My ultimate favorites in this book?

God of the Ages (God of Our Fathers) nice patriotic one!

I Hear Thy Welcome Voice

He Never Said a Mumbalin’ Word

I’ve shared audio samples below of my preferred ten out of the fourteen.

Ah Holy Jesus 

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God of the Ages 

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He Leadeth Me  

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He Never Said a Mumbalin’ Word 

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I Hear Thy Welcome Voice  

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In the Cross of Christ   

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More Love to Thee   

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O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus  

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Rejoice the Lord is King  

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Trusting Jesus  

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As a church pianist, I always get excited when discovering a book that can be well utilized for offertories.  He Leadeth Me is one such book!

*For  more information or to purchase… click Lorenz Publishing Corporation

 

 

Church Pianist Update

July 11th, 2015

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What am I doing now?  Inputting my congregational arrangements for the second booklet and creating sample audios for another great sacred piano solo book from Lorenz called He Leadeth Me. 

He Leadeth Me is a nice collection of sacred piano solo arrangements by various arrangers, some I’m not as familiar with… but enjoy their style.

I hope to share a book review on He Leadeth Me this coming week.

Advanced Sacred Piano Solo: Holy Holy Holy

July 8th, 2015

Just published a very advanced piano solo of “Holy, Holy, Holy” today!

Thanks to several of my piano friends for test driving the piece before publication!

Just sharing youtube recording of the arrangement:

(Buy sheet music listed below the video)

 

Holy, Holy, Holy (NEW)
Advanced sacred piano solo, 3 & 1/2 pgs. Approx. 2:05 *For complete audio...click youtube link below
Price: $3.95

Church Pianist Update

June 30th, 2015

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Holy Holy Holy (real advanced piano solo) is almost complete!  I hope to publish it very soon.

I’m REALLY enjoying the creation of the second collection of Congregational Piano Hymn Arrangements. What’s neat about these collections is they could be used for unison choir arrangements or accompaniment for flute or violin special.  See Congregational Piano Hymn Arrangements Collection One by clicking HERE.

The words of the hymns mean even more to me… in the light of what’s going on around our nation.  My heart is truly being poured out on the pages of this collection. I try to convey the text in the piano accompaniment. What a  comfort the words of these hymns have been to me!

Here’s the list for the ten hymns in this collection:

1. And Can it Be

2. At the Cross

3. Come Thou Fount

4. Heaven Came Down

5. Higher Ground

6. I Shall Know Him

7. It’s Just Like His Great Love

8. My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

9. Near the Cross

10. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

 

Nice Patriotic Piano Offertory

June 26th, 2015

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Just came across this piano book, “May Jesus Christ be Praised” with a nice patriotic medley by Marilynn Ham and thought I’d share it.  You can only view the first two pages but it’s a nice looking piece for offertory! I also like the looks of “When Morning Gilds the Skies”.  These are arrangements are for the advanced pianist.

Sheet Music Plus has it on sale right now for $13.59 plus shipping. I’m buying my copy right now :)

Not sure how new this book is but I haven’t seen it before.

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