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VIDEOS ON MUSIC & IMPROV

Improvisational videos and audio clips we’ve found to be helpful.

HYMPROVISATION ON

TAKE TIME TO BE HOLY

BY MR. NEIL CRAIG

Here are two clips from a lesson Mr. Craig was giving to some of his students. In these un-edited clips, he explains how to add substitute chords on this classic hymn, and all without affecting the singers! Worth the time, if you are interested in improving your improvisational skills! I blogged about this here.

THE 4 WAYS SOUND AFFECTS US

 

We thought you might benefit from this TED talk, by Julian Treasure, on the 4 ways that sound affects us.

HYMPROVISATION ON

TRUST & OBEY

IN THE STYLE OF "THE DEAN OF GOSPEL PIANISTS", MR. RUDY ATWOOD

HYMNPROVISATION ON

OH THE DEEP, DEEP LOVE OF JESUS

IN THE STYLE OF CHOPIN

HYMNPROVISATION ON

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL

FIVE MOVEMENTS IN

AMERICAN CHURCH MUSIC

 

Don Wyrtzen, composer, arranger, and pianist, talks about five movements of American Church Music at Dallas Theological Seminary.

 

Mr. Wyrtzen has a unique style. While it’s not my personal favorite, I still am able to learn from it. The reason I am putting this video up though, is not to showcase his style as much as to point out three things I found interesting and helpful:

  1. Whether you agree with his interpretations or not, he thinks about the words when he plays, and attempts to play the words.

  2. He is an accomplished improvisor.

  3. He discusses five movements in American Church Music, and demonstrates each (beginning at 8:58). This is something I found valuable, and hope you might as well, in understanding and properly interpreting music in the church.

AUDIO CLIPS OF HYMN IMPROVS

...& OTHER THINGS I'VE FOUND HELPFUL

The Haven Of Rest

Played by Chris Dortignac on a Mason and Hamlin BB courtesy of Schroeder’s Pianos, Downey, CA

Does Jesus Care?

Played by Chris Dortignac on a Mason and Hamlin BB courtesy of Schroeder’s Pianos, Downey, CA.

The Haven of Rest - Chris Dortignac
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Does Jesus Care? - Chris Dortignac
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Oh Love, That Will Not Let Me Go

Played by Chris Dortignac on a Mason and Hamlin BB courtesy of Schroeder’s Pianos, Downey, CA

Oh Love, That Will Not Let Me Go - Chris Dortignac
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Nearer, Still Nearer

Played by Chris Dortignac on a Mason and Hamlin BB courtesy of Schroeder’s Pianos, Downey, CA.

Nearer, Still Nearer - Chris Dortignac
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