In my opinion, “Saved, Saved!” is one of the most awkward hymns to play for the church pianist.
It pays to have large hands for this song! Lots of octave spreads! But…there IS an art to playing repetitive octaves in a relaxed touch…making it easier on the hand. (I learned this art by playing classical music with lots of octave action!)
Classical music helps to develop SO many technical moves which can aid the church pianist in hymn playing. (another post!)
To be honest…I leave out a lot of melody on this particular hymn when accompanying the congregation…freeing up the hand to provide more of a supportive accompaniment and to prevent awkward hand movements.
I didn’t stray too far from the melody in this version to prevent church pianists from getting disoriented. (Hee hee) Want a challenge? I’ll have to share the FUN version another time.
I will share a couple of tips via video soon for the following free pdf of “Saved, Saved!” (congregational accompaniment: verse excerpt)
Click here to download “Saved, Saved!” congregational accompaniment excerpt
Who wants the FUN version sampler? (VERY advanced)