Live on Facebook: Coming Soon!

October 31st, 2017

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 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.

 

Piano Fill-In Tip (chorus of Leaning on the Everlasting Arms)

October 29th, 2017

While playing Leaning on the Everlasting Arms for congregational this morning…the thought occurred to me to share one of my fill-in ideas I usually use for the last chorus. This particular hymn needs lots of dress-up to bring it to life!

Some of you pianists may not like “going off the grid” so the first line is for you. The second line is for those who like to venture out in space 😉

Hope all of you are having a wonderful Sunday worshiping the Lord with your church family.

The following example is taken from the first line of the chorus.

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Gesu Bambino: SMPress Contest Submission!

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.

Answer Key Sheets from Live Facebook Session (Oct. 12, 2017)

October 13th, 2017

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Enjoyed teaching you all last night! Sorry it lasted longer than expected.

I also appreciate the feedback to help improve my sessions. Thanks as well for your words of encouragement!

The following Answer Keys are in reference to our live facebook session from October 12, 2017

Click HERE to watch the archived video of this session on facebook.

Text Answer Key

Showers of Blessing Answer Key

I Will Sing of My Redeemer Answer Key

O How I Love Jesus Answer Key

Live Facebook Church Pianist Session Tomorrow!

October 11th, 2017

Click Here to Watch Live Session Tomorrow at 8pm EST

Tune in at the link above tomorrow evening at 8pm EST… to be a part of a live facebook session for church pianists all over the world! (even as far as the Cayman Islands) 🙂

Click below to print free downloads for tomorrow’s session:

Showers-of-Blessing-example-6 8-student-version

I-Will-Sing-of-My-Redeemer-student-version

O How I Love Jesus

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Modulating-Up-a-5th

6-8-Timing-Sheet-Fill-in-Blanks

 

Special Note!

Special Note!

 

There may be one more sheet to download by tomorrow morning. Bring notebook paper to jot down the numerous tips you will hear sprinkled throughout this session! You’ll also want a pencil to use on the download sheets.

 

 

Input Needed from Church Pianists! (for Upcoming Live Facebook Session)

October 7th, 2017

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Need input from all you church pianists out there!

I’m working on the handouts that I will provide here on my site for  the upcoming Live Facebook session on October 12th 8pm EST.

Trying to choose a “slow” type hymn in 6/8 timing that’s familiar to most of you. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

 

Audio Highlight from Gesu Bambino

October 5th, 2017

glistening blue christmas ornament15Just had to share one of my favorite transitional parts of the “Gesu Bambino” two piano arrangement. I will be entering this arrangement in the Holiday Arranging competition hosted by SMPress.

Meryt Wilson and I will be premiering this piano duo at the upcoming Live Facebook Session for church pianists on October 12 at 8pm EST at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/thechurchpianist/

Audio sample

 

 

 

Church Pianist Update: Gesu Bambino (Two Piano Arrangement)

October 4th, 2017

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A NO Makeup Morning!

Gotta finish this two piano arrangement of Gesu Bambino today!  Need to submit to SMPress Holiday arranging contest by October 10th!  I like to have breathing space to allow time for editing 🙂

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Update: Two Piano Christmas Duo!

October 3rd, 2017

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I’m feverishly writing an advanced two piano Christmas duo for another SMPress competition. I have to turn it in by October 10th!
Meryt Wilson and I will be premiering this Christmas piano duo on October 12th at 8pm….live on facebook at the following link…   https://www.facebook.com/thechurchpianist/

Please join us for an evening of fun as other church pianists gather round to learn a few tips on modulation and accompanying 6/8 hymns.

Here’s a sampling of “Gesu Bambino” two piano arrangement (It’s similar to the arrangement on my “Simply Christmas” CD.

GESU BAMBINO

Upcoming Live Facebook Event: Pattern for 6/8 Timing!

October 1st, 2017

I will be sharing how to use this pattern for 6/8 timing at our Live Facebook Church Pianist session on October 12th 8pm EST

Mark your calendars now and join us!  See you soon!

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