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April 3rd, 2009, 07:32 PM
He said I'd be suprised at how some of the hard ones can be easy and how some of the easy ones can be hard.
Glad to hear things are going good!
Yep, I had one song I took to my instructor that I thought would be a breeze...heh...I never realized that playing certain chords, switching from certain chords to chords, etc... can make you feel like you've broken your hand... until I played that song...I can do it, but it is hard and gives my hand a real workout, which I like...but I was sure fooled as to the "ease" of playing it.
April 4th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Glad your new instructor is working out. Most of the worship music chords are online, so I've always known how easy or hard something would be.
My guitar instructors, though, never offered to have me bring in songs I wanted to learn. They can work with chords, but they don't want to hear the lyrics. I'm only familiar with, enjoy and am interested in, or have any use for Christian material, and they've been only familiar with secular material, and the songs are offensive to them as non-believers.
Imagine if you were a non-Christian guitar instructor who was maybe dragged to a church when really young and hated it. Now a non-believer and/or liberal. And you had to listen to the following songs, over and over again, to figure out the chords/rhythm to also teach it for weeks following to a student who chose them because s/he really liked them, wanted to learn them but couldn't find the music:
The set time has come, to come for Jerusalem,
The set time has come, to rebuild the walls
For the Lord shall arise and have mercy on Zion
Oh, the set time has come
Your old men will dream, your young men see visions
Your sons and your daughters, they will prophesy
That Messiah will pour out His spirit on Zion
Oh, the set time has come
Nations shall rage and kingdoms will fall
And troubles will spread in the land, in the land
But God will raise up the banner of Truth-Yeshua, the Son of Man
Or this one....
For all you know, the world may not be turning
And what you thought would last is at an end
You always said tomorrow you will change things
But today your soul's required of you
For all you know, the fire may now be burning
For all the fools who've found they're out of luck
They always said tomorrow they would change things
Before the day their life would be reviewed
For all the love, the King, He'll be returning
He promised He would take His children home
He always said tomorrow would be too late
Today your life could be renewed
Well I can sure dream, can't I?
April 4th, 2009, 10:01 AM
Stick with a minivan and a trailer, the bus looked rediculus.
Traveling along with the song that were singing,
Come on get happy.....
April 5th, 2009, 08:57 PM
Hey. I've been playing the guitar for about six months now.. I'm okay at it.
I'm playing in my churches youth group, so I'm at least good enough that I don't ruin the ears of everybody listening.
My guitar is a Dean performer bb(Blue Burst).
It's much better than the guitar I had before. That one was Horrible! Did you see the emphasis on horrible? :hehee
April 6th, 2009, 06:10 AM
Good for You, JoC.
Keep making a joyful noise unto the Lord.
I think we can all say, the more you play the more you improve.
Something that always seems to work is that when the Lord gives you something, share it with others - give it away. It often results in God giving you even more.
April 16th, 2009, 06:52 PM
How goes it? I played "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" on my acoustic-electric for Easter on Sunday, and it went well. I played through four times, and only messed up once, the third time through, though this time I kept from making a face at myself, and no one noticed. ;)
I'm having a ball playing right now; I'm learning "Your Grace is Enough" by Chris Tomlin on my electric, and eventually another part on my acoustic. I still make tons of mistakes and it is still constant practice to even sound halfway decent, but I am having a lot of fun learning, and messing up :heh
April 17th, 2009, 09:24 PM
:thumb Glad to hear things went well
I had my audition this past week. I was really nervous and didn't really do a particularly good job but it didn't seem to be a major problem. I really haven't heard much of anything yet.
Getting involved with this ministry, it has become clear to me though, will really stretch me to a different level. Reaching the point where you can function as a worship leader by yourself is one level where I've somewhat plateaued at, but I think I'll end up learning almost as much this summer as I did the one when I first learned how to play in the first place!
April 20th, 2009, 11:45 AM
Sounds like you guys did great.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord....even if you're a little off key.:thumb
DW2 is working on her guitar, likes Petra. Dad rolls eyes.
DW1 is going to try to practice with a friend's cello before getting one.
April 20th, 2009, 06:13 PM
I can't imagine being worship leader, it would involve a lot of planning :heh. My instructor is the worship leader at his church and he seems to enjoy it, though he tells me he wishes he had more time to devote to it.
Yes, I sure hope the Lord considers any true attempt at singing/playing to Him to be making a joyful noise!!
April 22nd, 2009, 02:48 PM
Right now I'm learning to fingerpick a song, it sounds nice(The song not me :heh)
It's Frail by jars of clay.
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