I know…not all church pianists have big hands like Rachmaninoff! With that in mind…I created alternative fill-ins for the runs in The Love of God advanced piano solo that I just published a couple days ago.
I hope these alternative fill-ins will be more user-friendly for those with small hands. The whole piece is really written for a pianist with large hands but maybe those of you with smaller hands can adapt this arrangement with these alternative fill-ins.
What are diminished and augmented chords? Where can I use them? The first article on diminished and augmented chords will answer these questions.
The other post I’m creating deals with tips for choosing vocal solos for the male voice. I enjoy the challenge of looking for solos that fit a certain person’s vocal range/ability. Singing a song that fits the singer’s range allows for a more positive experience for the soloist as well as the listeners
It’s our responsibility as Christians to be as effective as we can to carry God’s message through whatever means possible and that includes singing.
Wow! I just finished writing the hand-written copy for The Love of God.
I just started it yesterday! That doesn’t happen too often. Thank you Lord!
Now…to input it into Finale which takes at least three hours to complete along with layout details.
I allow several days for the piece to settle before I finalize it. Reviewing the piece after a day or so allows me the chance to catch mistakes I may not have caught otherwise or…discover a different chord path altogether, etc.
Yesterday, I started a new advanced piano solo arrangement of “The Love of God”.
I have struggled in the past trying to write a piano solo version of The Love of God. Several years ago I created a vocal trio with piano accompaniment for this hymn. It was easier to write since I didn’t have to stick to the melody.
As I sat at the piano yesterday…a motive (a melodic pattern)… just came to me which you will hear in the introduction. I tried to stay true to the style of the song so as not to distract from the message.
This particular arrangement will be written in my “free style” of playing which I enjoy the most. ( no structure!) yay! Although structure does make the arrangement more user-friendly.
Thanks to many such as Ashley & Karen who have requested that I write an arrangement for The Love of God.
The Love of God (audio sample)