Category Archives: Education

Videos clips on Hymnprovising and more

Dear readers, I’ve just added several new videos to the Videos and Youtube clips page, which you may be interested in checking out. One of the most interesting ones is the TED talk by Julian Treasure, on Sound. I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Chord Substitute on “Take Time To Be Holy”

How to Substitute ii Minor instead of V Here are two links to videos of a piano improvisation lesson that Mr. Neil Craig taught to three sisters, sometime ago. Neil was very kind to give me permission to share them with … Continue reading

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Learning from my own advice

Today, I played an offertory for church. Offertory isn’t my favorite thing to play for. I’d much rather play for the congregation to sing. I am an accompanist, not a soloist. But I was asked to play, and the others … Continue reading

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Improvisation on Allelu, Allelu (Praise Ye The LORD)

Here’s an improvisation for you! Last Sunday, as I was playing the organ at church, we did the chorus, “Alleu, Allelu”. On the second time around, one of our very capable pianists played this variation, and it worked well! It sounded … Continue reading

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Announcing: Powerful Praise! -A conference for music ministers

Mark your calendars! Hymnprovisation.com is excited to present: Photo credit: T.Spang, cropped. A conference for music ministers striving to “Make God’s Praise Glorious!” (Ps. 66:2) June 1-3, 2016 Spokane, WA/Coeur d’ Alene area Conference Webpage High quality, hands-on instruction by dynamic … Continue reading

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Some more thoughts on Worship vs. Entertainment…

Mike Livingstone, on his appropriately named blog, mikelivingstone.com, wrote an article titled, “The Heresy of Worshiptainment”, which caused quite a furor among the church today, and inspired the last article I linked to in my previous post. If you did … Continue reading

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Worship-tainment…wait, what??

I just read this interesting article, chronicling some of the church’s history as an entertainment venue. I’d never really considered it as such before, but I think the author is correct. I suggest reading it with an open mind. It’s … Continue reading

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