Author Archives: Hymnprovisor

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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Free Master Class This Saturday with Faye Lopez and Greg Howlett

Free Master Class This Saturday, February 4th from 1-3pm Eastern Standard Time (10am-12pm Pacific Standard Time). Faye Lopez will be joining Greg Howlett for an online group Master Class. The class is free to observers, and participants are $25. I … Continue reading

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How Can We Help You This Year?

As we are beginning a new year, would kindly take a moment to give us some feedback as to how we can help you become a better musician in 2017? At Hymnprovisation.com, we strive to bring you valuable resources and education … Continue reading

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Book Update January 2017

I don’t know about you, but I had set my sights pretty high last year. I’ve been trying to finish a book on accompaniment techniques which I had started several years ago, and instead, ended up: Building this website Playing … Continue reading

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“Essentials for the Worship Team Pianist” Webinar

88 Creative Keys is putting on the Essentials For The Worship Team Pianist Webinar on Monday, January 16th from 11am-1pm Eastern Standard Time. The cost is $49 for this two-part, three hour online class taught by Leila Viss, Drew Collins and … Continue reading

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Skill vs. Anointing: The Heart of the Matter

You’ve probably heard someone say, “God doesn’t care what it sounds like, as long as their heart is in the right place.” But is this true? I’ve been thinking about Skill vs. Anointing (or learning a skill, vs. being gifted with … Continue reading

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