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Recovering From Surgery

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

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Just wanted to explain my temporary absence…recovering from surgery.

Not able to sit for more than few minutes at computer.¬† That will change in time ūüôā

The doctor gave me a four to six week recovery.

The surgery was successful with several setbacks during recovery but now on the mend ūüôā

Thanks SO much for your prayers! I can’t wait to start writing again!

“Simply trusting every day…trusting Jesus that is all.”¬†

Oops! Mistake in Lesson Four: How to Add Chord Substitutions

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Just want to apologize to my readers for getting the major & minor chord descriptions backwards.¬† At least I was consistent!¬† ūüôā

No….seriously, I just shouldn’t have been working on it so late at night.¬† To ease your minds….I do know the following:

4 half steps = Major 3rd

3 half steps = minor 3rd

Thanks to a reader that brought the mistake to my attention ūüôā¬† I do appreciate that.¬† Now everyone can read the correct information in the following lesson:

“How to Add Chord Substitutions: Lesson 4”

I just want everyone squared away and ready for the grand finale lesson in this series of “How to Add Chord Substitutions”

*Please keep us in your prayers as my husband will be having surgery this month as well as myself, plus a grandson being born…all within one week of each other.

My posting may be less frequent during my recovery time but am trying to build up a few articles that will post automatically during my recovery time.

I thoroughly enjoy writing music and sharing ideas with you all!  God has truly blessed me with some wonderful readers!

Working on Huge Project!

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Just so you know…I’m feverishly working on a huge project that I want to finish as SOON as possible!

Here’s what I’m working on…

1. Finishing up “God Can” SAB choir arrangement

2. Congregational Hymnal for Church Pianists (HUGE project!)

I’m very excited about both of these projects but it takes turning off the world around me and staying in my gopher hole until I complete them!

Free Piano Prelude on the “Blood of Jesus”

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

 

Blood-of-Jesus-PreludeJust thought I’d share a free sheet with key changes to connect the following hymns for a¬† piano prelude on the “Blood of Jesus”.

(Our prelude lasts anywhere from five to ten minutes…depending on how soon I can make it to the piano.)¬† I usually play two verses per hymn.

Prelude List:

Power in the Blood (B flat major)

When I See the Blood ( C Major)

Nothing but the Blood ( G Major)

Are You Washed in the Blood? (A flat major)

The sheet contains the final phrase of each hymn; followed by the key change to connect each hymn in the list above.

Click here to download Free Piano Prelude on the “Blood of Jesus”

 

Simply Christmas CD Winner!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

And….the winner is…

Congratulations to Carolyn who won the drawing for a free copy of my Simply Christmas CD.

 

Belated Birth Announcement of Our Second Grandchild :)

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

We interrupt the regularly scheduled posts…to bring you the news of our second grandchild…

Nathan Joel Cook!

Nathan was born on September 14th.  We are very proud of him!  Baby and parents are doing wonderful.

 

Upcoming Article: Wonderful Words of Life (free improvising ideas)

Friday, September 28th, 2012

How many other church pianists besides myself, find it a challenge to dress-up the hymn, “Wonderful Words of Life”?¬† A piano friend of mine recently asked me¬†to show her ¬†improvising ideas for this hymn.

To be honest,¬† it took some thought to come up with some REALLY fresh ideas.¬† I hope to post a free pdf tomorrow of an improvised verse for “Wonderful Words of Life”.¬† It’s been fun coming up with some different moves to liven up this simple but well-written hymn.

 

 

Church Pianist: On Break

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

I’m visiting my parents this weekend and will have to post an article this coming week.¬† Just finished practicing with my dad. He’s singing “Finally Home” tomorrow for a special.¬† Now I need to practice something for offertory.

I think¬†I’ll play¬†a simple arrangement of a hymn since I’ve not had time to practice ūüôā¬† I pray everyone has great Sunday services tomorrow.

Upcoming Article: Patriotic Arrangement

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I’m working on an article dealing with¬†the well-known¬†patriotic hymn entitled: “God of Our Fathers”.¬†¬† I’ve had fun dressing up this hymn!¬† Remember how this song starts with a trumpet fanfare?¬† I’ve always liked this introduction in lieu of a standard intro. But, it needs a little more fullness to create an even more exciting¬†and confident entry for the congregation.

If all goes as planned, I will post part one of¬†this congregational/piano solo arrangement of “God of Our Fathers” sometime tomorrow.

Alot has been going on at my house in regards to my website.¬† My previous storefront developed some bugs. So…my husband is helping me set up a new store that’s so much better than the previous one.¬† It just takes ALOT of time…so bear with me as I try to juggle articles and store construction.

Winner of “This Little Light of Mine” Sacred Piano Book

Monday, March 21st, 2011

And…the winner¬†of Soundforth’s free book giveaway¬†is…Kimberly Handley!¬† Congratulations!¬†

Kimberly won the book entitled “This Little Light of Mine” containing sacred piano solos arranged by Susan Greene.

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