Church Pianist Update

My grandson, Nathan

My grandson, Nathan

Church Pianist Update

Every now and then I go through a dry spell and it’s been one of those times.

I have three arrangements I’ve been trying to complete but no ideas would flow when I sat at the piano.  Very frustrating!  I guess you could say I took a break and now I’m back on track 🙂

I think the latest congregational collection project burnt me out for a while. Don’t get me wrong….I LOVE to write music but sometimes I need to back up and just “not think” music for a spell to rejuvenate myself.

Before I sat at the piano today, I prayed “Lord, please guide my fingers and help me think clearly.”  The Lord answered my prayer 🙂

I just finished the final editing and layout for “I’d Rather Have Jesus” and conversing with Warner Chappell today to see what needs to be done to procede with publication. Yay!

Also working on an advanced piano arrangement of “Whispering Hope” which will be FREE 🙂  and…..trying to finish an advanced arrangement of “Holy, Holy, Holy”.

Hope to publish something soon!

Gotta go!  More music to write!

Next article:

As church pianist, I find it a challenge to locate nice patriotic vocal specials.

Need any song ideas for July 5th Sunday?  I’ll share a few with you soon!

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2 Responses to “Church Pianist Update”

  1. Nelda Rust says:

    I am looking forward to I’d Rather Have Jesus and Holy, Holy, Holy. I feel like your arrangements have helped my playing all around. I find myself adding things in regular hymns that I didn’t do before. Thank you so much for your beautiful music. Nelda

    • Jenifer Cook says:

      So good to hear you are applying ideas you hear to the hymns!
      That’s how I started improvising…by adding other people’s ideas to hymns and then personalizing them over time.

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