Mar 20

Learn to Play Worship Guitar

One thing that I love is learning to play instruments. I love playing worship music. And I love seeing other people get excited about learning to play music also.

Learn to play Worship GuitarI came across this great video training course that could help you if you are at all interested in learning to play guitar, specifically worship music on the guitar.  It’s called “Play Worship Guitar” (imagine that), and it looks like a pretty cool method for learning to play.

Play Worship Guitar gives you absolute everything you will ever need to start learning guitar and to play popular worship songs by your favorite Christian artists…exactly how I play them at my own church where I lead worship!

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  • You do not need to know how to read music…
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Feb 12

Liberta-me! – Fernanda Brum

Someone suggested this song to me a few days ago so I listened to it.  For some reason it resonated substantially with me even though I don’t understand a word of it. I’m not sure what the significance of this song is for me at the moment, but perhaps I will need it sometime in the future. Who knows. Right now I just like it.

“Liberta-me!” is translated in English as “Set me free!”.  I did a fast Google translate on the lyrics, below are the results for that.

It’s a great song, I hope you enjoy it also.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czFC-DPU0s8

In Portuguese

Me condenaram, a uma vida amarga
Me amarraram, Pra eu não prosperar.
Rasgaram meus sonhos, o meu ministério
Cortaram minhas asas, pra eu não mais voar.

Mas eu clamei, ao Deus dos céus, Ele ouviu o meu clamor:

Liberta-me! Liberta-me! Liberta-me!
Liberta-me!

Do fogo do Egito
Da escravidão
Do frio, do medo,
Dessa escuridão.
Da mentira, do roubo,
De altares pagãos.
Liberta-me Cristo com a Tua unção.”

Mas eu clamei, ao Deus dos céus,
Ele ouviu o meu clamor:

Liberta-me! Liberta-me! Liberta-me!
Liberta-me!

Do fogo do Egito
Da escravidão
Do frio, do medo,
Dessa escuridão.
Da mentira, do roubo,
De altares pagãos.
Liberta-me Cristo com a Tua unção.

Liberta-me! Liberta-me!
Liberta-me! Liberta-me!
Do fogo do Egito
Da escravidão
Do frio, do medo,
Dessa escuridão.
Da mentira, do roubo,
De altares pagãos.
Liberta-me Cristo com a Tua unção.

In English

Condemned me to a life bitter
Tied me up, So I can not thrive.
They tore my dreams, my ministry
They cut my wings, so I can no longer fly.

But I cried out to the God of heaven, He heard my cry:

Set me free! Set me free! Set me free!
Set me free!

Fire in Egypt
from slavery
From cold, fear,
That darkness.
Of lies, theft,
From pagan altars.
Frees me with Thy Christ anointing. ”

But I cried out to the God of heaven,
He heard my cry:

Set me free! Set me free! Set me free!
Set me free!

Fire in Egypt
from slavery
From cold, fear,
That darkness.
Of lies, theft,
From pagan altars.
Christ frees me with Thy anointing.

Set me free! Set me free!
Set me free! Set me free!
Fire in Egypt
from slavery
From cold, fear,
That darkness.
Of lies, theft,
From pagan altars.
Christ frees me with Thy anointing.

 

Oct 17

Piano Improv – Video Clip

imageI periodically record myself to make checkpoints in my musical development and also so that I can hear where I’m at musically compared to where I’m headed. Usually my recordings are audio only, but this time I thought I would make one specifically for YouTube (just for you mom). So I set up the camera last night and hit ‘record’.  This is what came out.

The next time I do this I’ll film during the day and sing into a mic as well. Piano by itself (like this clip) is fine, but lacks the focus that a vocal melody line can bring.

It was night, so the video is dark. The piano is out of tune. I make more than a few playing mistakes. And you can hear my kids in the background from time to time.  But that’s all OK with me. I’m not selling it, it’s just for fun. I’ll likely to a better job next time.

I don’t expect anybody to sit and watch the whole thing. But I hope you enjoy a little bit of it anyway.  Let me know what you think.