Author Archives: Hymnprovisor

Hymn of Grateful Praise New Piano Arrangement

Just in time for Thanksgiving- Introducing Hymn of Grateful Praise! (For The Beauty Of The Earth) piano solo arrangement! Accessible Intermediate level piano solo arranged by Chris Dortignac. Performance Time: 3min. 44 seconds. Seven pages total. Digital download delivered right to your … Continue reading

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Pre-Order HYMNPROVISATION BOOK

Finally, at long last, you can now pre-order your very own spiral-bound Hymnprovisation book! Pre-order your copy today and save 40%! Estimated ship date is October 12, 2017. For less than the price of two piano lessons, you will get the … Continue reading

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CORRECTION on Music Conference Simulcast Start Time

I was mistaken. It happens sometimes. Maybe more often than not… The Getty Music Conference is in the CENTRAL Time Zone, NOT the EASTERN Time Zone. I knew that! But I had mental-pause… I just checked the countdown timer and … Continue reading

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Reminder- Getty Worship Music Conference: Sing!

Don’t forget, the Getty Worship Music Conference: Sing! begins today. If you have signed up for the live simulcast, it will begin at 1pm EST, that is 10am (just over an hour from now) for you folks on the West Coast! … Continue reading

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Getty Music Worship Conference: Sing!

Why do we sing?  It seems like a funny question – in our churches, it’s just what we do, every Sunday morning.  But really, why do we sing?  Furthermore, what does our singing say about our view of God? How … Continue reading

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Master Class with Greg Howlett and Heather Sorenson

Another Upcoming Master Class with Greg Howlett! Saturday, March 18, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (12:00 – 2:00 Pacific Standard Time), Composer, arranger, producer, and pianist, Greg Howlett is hosting another online class, this time with highly-experienced arranger … Continue reading

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Book Update March 2017

For those of you waiting on Hymnprovisation: The Art of Effective Improvisational Accompaniment-a Handbook for the church accompanist, which was supposed to be ready by March 1, I have good and bad news: First, the bad: It isn’t done being proofed … Continue reading

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Damien Sneed-“Taking a Hymn To Church” Gospel Style

If you have ever wanted to apply a Gospel Style to your hymn playing, this is for you! How to take a hymn and “Gospelize” it. Damien takes the well-known hymn, Precious Lord, Take My Hand and applies gospel styles to … Continue reading

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Complete Website Makeover

    Dear Fellow Musicians and Worship leaders,   It’s a new year, and we are finally getting around a complete makeover of the Hymnprovisation.com website and branding to make it more readable, useful and practical for you. We are in … Continue reading

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Should You Train To Failure?

Our Practice I just heard a strength and fitness trainer advocating “training to failure,” and I thought that was an odd thing to say. I had to hear more. First though, you need to understand something. It should be obvious … Continue reading

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