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Abide With Me (fingering tip)

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Many of you have purchased my advanced or real advanced arrangement of “Abide With Me”

Someone recently requested I share fingering suggestions for measure #30. Another tip about this measure…I take it slow enough to handle the excessive movement in the left hand.

*See video below to hear measures #22 through #30  (time marker 1:01-1:26) It will give you a better idea of how this transitional section flows into the new key.

In the Bleak Midwinter: Intermediate Piano Solo

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

I actually wrote this intermediate version of “In the Bleak Midwinter” last year and had forgotten about it.

A year ago…one of my students had requested an intermediate version of my advanced version of “In the Bleak Midwinter”.

Here’s the result of that request….

In the Bleak Midwinter
Intermediate Christmas piano solo, 3 pgs. This is a more simplified arrangement of Jenifer's advanced edition of "In the Bleak Midwinter" Jenifer wrote this at the request of one of her intermediate level students.
Price: $3.00



Advanced Christmas Piano Solo: Just Published! “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Just to let my readers know I just posted a new Christmas piano arrangement at the advanced level.

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Advanced Christmas piano solo, 3 pgs.
Price: $3.25

Youtube Video: Amazing Grace

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Just sharing a video I just found on youtube this evening… of a boy playing one of my arrangements of Amazing Grace.

He did a beautiful job!


Live on Facebook Today! 8pm EST

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Do you want  smoother sounding transitions from one hymn to the next during prelude?

Jenifer Cook will be sharing several modulation tips for prelude today at 8pm EST on facebook at this link:


Materials needed:

5 handout sheets (download below)


Hymnal    (Look up: Amazing Grace & Grace Greater Than Our Sin)

Piano or keyboard

Handout Sheet Links (click on each sheet to download and print) 5 sheets total


       Prelude Modulation Tips (fill-in sheet)  *answer key

1. Modulating up a 5th & Whole Step (basic chord structure)

2.  Modulating up a 5th (examples)

3. Modulating Up a Whole Step (examples)

4. Modulating Up a _?___(examples)


*Nice resource for notating your modulations between songs for prelude!

Click here: Staff Post-it Notes (4 pack) 50 sheets per pad!

Great Page Protectors for Musician’s!

Non-Glare Sheet Protectors!

Vocal Special: “Nautical Medley” by My Dad

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

My dad was singing for a very special occasion here…50th year of SCACS (South Caroline Association of Christian Schools) teacher’s convention. He was the executive director of SCACS for at least 30 years.

I believe God gave Dad extraordinary strength to sing his heart out with this touching medley centered on the wonderful gift of salvation that only comes from the Lord. (He was 80 years old in this video)

Dad Leading “It is Well” Congregational

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

I LOVE how my dad leads the congregation!  Guess I am partial.

He sings with gusto and conviction…adding enrichment to the meaning of the song.

This is Dad leading congregational singing at the recent 50th Anniversary SCACS Teacher’s Convention in Spartanburg, SC. (Hard to believe he is 80 years old!)

Yes, that’s me (off camera) in the background…just how I like it 😉

Special Music: Song Suggestion

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

I love finding new songs (new to me).  We’ve used this particular song over the last several years at our church for special music.

“Then Came Jesus” has a great message of salvation.  I also like that there are only two verses which helps my voice not to be worn out! 🙂

We left out the repeated chorus at the end.  Here’s a video of myself and another lady singing “Then Came Jesus” in our church.

The original arrangement is written for a ladies’ trio.   I’ll include another video below ours… of the trio arrangement.
The music can be purchased at: Marshall Music

Special permission given to share this video by:  Rex Nelon Music

Live on Facebook: Coming Soon!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017


 Jenifer will be airing live on facebook… Thursday, November 16th at 8pm EST.

The topic will be: Modulation Tips for Prelude

Jenifer will be sharing a couple of ways she enjoys modulating from one song to the next during prelude.

Invite friends and family to tune in on November 16th at 8pm EST.  You don’t have to have a facebook account to view the session.  We will provide a link on this website for easier access on the day of the session.


Gesu Bambino: SMPress Contest Submission!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Just to let my readers know….

I just submitted an advanced Christmas two piano arrangement of Gesu Bambino to SMPress Holiday Arranging Contest.

The contest selling period goes from October 18th through December 1st. The contestant who sells the most profit during this period wins $300 cash prize. So…if you’re wanting a copy….if you don’t mind waiting until the contest selling period. Thanks!

I would like to use the cash prize for the betterment of my website.  Attending the Composer Symposium this past July was a result from winning the Spring competition of last year.  Thanks to all of you who made that possible! I learned ALOT too!

This piano duo will be available on our site after the SMPress contest.

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