I just published “In the Garden” …early advanced piano solo!
The arrangement is approximately 1:47 in length.
At the request of one of my piano students…I sat down and wrote an early advanced piano arrangement of “In the Garden this morning.
The student actually requested it sometime ago but ideas just wouldn’t flow. So…I sat down at the piano this morning and the creative juices started flowing!
Trying to get it ready for publication asap.
I spent this evening writing an intermediate piano solo of “Nothing Between” for one of my piano students….Shelley Roberts.
Shelley is a junior this year and trying to teach her all I can before she reaches college age!
This particular arrangement, written for the piano student in mind, is more structured and straightforward. It’s nice to have pieces like this available for students who play offertories more often. Playing less involved offertories allows us time to focus on other repertoire during the lesson.
I do teach more involved arrangements but try to maintain a balance.
Hope this arrangement can be of use for piano students or church pianists needing an easy offertory!
Click on the following title for your free piano arrangement of “Nothing Between”.
More thots: I want to use this arrangement in an upcoming video dealing with interpretation…a VERY important factor…making for a more effective presentation.
Just to remind my readers about the recent publication of “He” (early advanced piano solo) and “Were You There” (advanced piano solo)…both have been entered in the Sacred Music Contest on Sheet Music Plus’ website. The song with the most profit through April 11th, 2017…wins the cash prize.
Thanks to those who have already purchased one or both of these arrangements!
Special deal for those who purchase either or both contest songs from Sheet Music Plus during the Sacred Music Contest selling period…now through April 11, 2017.
You can choose one free arrangement from our music store for each contest song you purchase. (Maximum: two free arrangements) *Doesn’t include offsite arrangements.
Just email us your receipt from Sheet Music Plus and your choice(s) of arrangements from our music store.
The contest selling period ends April 11, 2017 and you have until April 20th to email your receipt for your free arrangement(s).
If I win either or both categories….I’ll be using the cash prize to help towards attending the annual Composer Symposium in Atlanta, Ga. this June.
Faye Lopez highly recommended this event to me several years ago and I’m finally going! 🙂 Very excited about learning more to enhance my music writing!
“He” early advanced piano arrangement can be reviewed or purchased HERE
“Were You There” very advanced piano arrangement can be reviewed or purchased HERE
Special note: “He” is under copyright so unable to provide video of entire arrangement.
Video of the Very Advanced Version of Where You There…
One of our choir’s favorite arrangements….”The Cleansing Wave.”
I will try to add video of our choir singing this arrangement once they learn the edited version 😉
Thought I’d share a brief book review on a book I’m currently reading entitled “Playing Beyond the Notes”.
The writer communicates the different musical concepts with ample illustrations.
It’s one of those kind of books you can pick up and randomly choose a chapter of interest without losing the overall flow of the book.
A great reference book for any piano teacher, piano student or church pianist wanting to sharpen their skills in the area of music interpretation!
In the middle of Mission’s revival this week. The 40 minute drive to church is worth it!!
Hope to publish an article this coming weekend!
I have two vocal Easter arrangements to publish this week but delayed due to learning new apps along with a new computer.
In the meantime…thought I’d share a picture of my humble music library. (I do have a few more books not pictured below)
I’m reading “Playing Beyond the Notes” right now…a great find! I’ll takes notes and share some of the highlights once I finish the book.
For example: The chapter dealing with the treatment of a ritardando…”If the ritardando is begun too soon, one risks “putting the baby to sleep too early”.
I keep forgetting about sharing this advanced piano arrangement of My Savior’s Love. Thought I’d better do so in time for some of you to learn for Easter 🙂
I published this one in 2009…yeah…and forgot all about it until recently when one of my facebook friends mentioned liking the arrangement and someone today asked if it was available. That put me on a search!
It took a while for me to locate the original file but came across it tonight. So…hope it can be used by some of you church pianists out there! 🙂