In this lesson we are going to take a look at
this song from two different angles. The first arrangement shows you how
to play this song as a piano solo by mixing the melodic line into Pattern
#1. If you are not familiar with Pattern #1 then you need to go back to
home page and
there is a diagram showing you how to play it. If you play just only
Pattern #1 by itself then you only have an accompaniment piano background to
sing with, but sometimes, you want to punch in the melody of the song, or you
just want to play it as a piano solo. This pdf file will allow you to
print up the music so that you can learn the technique of
a melodic line with Pattern #1.
You can vastly
improve the sound of songs if you use modern extended chords
instead of the simple triad chords. For example, instead
of playing a G major chord, you should try playing a G 9th
Download the PDF file of this modern arrangement.
listen to the
midi file of this modern arrangement.
PRACTICE CHANGING THE LYRICS AROUND
Sometimes you can create a new song by using an
established song as a vehicle to change the lyrics. For example, you might
change the lyrics in this song to:
I Love Him So. or change it to: Jesus
loves me so.
or change it to: God Is So Wonderful. Or, change it to: Let's Praise
Anyhow, the idea here is to start changing the
words. When you get an entirely new set of words to the song,
then your next step is to create a new melody for the new lyrics, and then you
will wind up with a new original song. Get it copyrighted, send it out to
song directors at churches, send it to popular Christian singers and major
Christian Publishing Companies, and who knows maybe you will have a
winner. But, I promise you that you will have fun in the process.
Always seek the Lord in the development of a new
Christian hymn. Ask the Lord to give you a song. Be persistent in
asking the Lord. Look at all the songs that the Lord gave King David in
the book of Psalms.