Again I Say Rejoice by Israel Houghton

 When I think of rhythm, I think of Israel Houghton. One of his songs that I've enjoyed playing over the years is Again I Say Rejoice by Israel Houghton.
Chord Chart to Again I Say Rejoice:
Key: E
Chorus 1:
E                   A2/C# C#m7
Rejoice in the Lord al -  ways
     Cmaj7           D
And again I say and again I say
E                   A2/C# C#m7
Rejoice in the Lord al -  ways
     Cmaj7           D
And again I say and again I say
  E
Rejoice


Verse:
E
Come bless the Lord come bless the Lord
             D       A2/C#       E
Draw near to worship Christ the Lord
                                           D     A2/C# E
And bless His name His holy name Declaring He is good


PreChorus:
Am7              Bm7
O that men would praise Him
Cmaj7             D
O that men would praise Him


Other:
(repeat Chorus, Verse, PreChorus, Chorus(2x))


Bridge:
Em11
O that men would praise His name
                                   C/D  Em11
Praise His name to the ends of the earth
Em11
O that men would praise His name
                F#7 E7sus D7sus       Bm7
Praise His name to  the   ends of the earth
Em11
O that men would praise His name.
Am9         Bm9
Again I say again I say (repeat)
 Cmaj9       Dmaj7         Am9          Bm9
Again I say, Again I say, Again I say, Again I say


Tag:
B/C#  C#m7  G/C  Am/C  G/C  D  E  B/C#  C#m7  G/C  Am7C
G/C  D  E   F#m/C#  C#m7  Cmaj7  D  E/G#  Esus/F# E  B#dim7
        rejoice         Rejoice   Rejoice
C#m7  F#m7  Cmaj7  D  Esus  E
          rejoice     Re  - joice
Artist: Israel Houghton
Copyright Credits: ©2004 Champions For Christ Music Publishing (Admin. by Integrated Copyright Group) Integrity's Praise! Music Sound Of The New Breed (Admin. by Integrated Copyright Group, Inc.) All rights reserved. International copyright secured. CCLI song #4302823

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Again I Say Rejoice
Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey
Key: D
Chorus 1:
D                   G2/B  Bm7  
     A#maj7          C 
D                   G2/B  Bm7  
     A#maj7          C 
  D 


Verse:
D 
             C       G2/B        D 
                                           C     G2/B  D 


PreChorus:
Gm7              Am7 
A#maj7            C 


Other:


Bridge:
Dm11 
                                   A#/C Dm11 
Dm11 
                E7  D7sus C7sus       Am7 
Dm11 
Gm9         Am9 
 A#maj9      Cmaj7         Gm9          Am9 


Tag:
A/B   Bm7   F/A# Gm/A# F/A# C  D  A/B   Bm7   F/A# Gm7C 
F/A# C  D   Em/B    Bm7   A#maj7 C  D/F#  Dsus/E  D  ?dim7  
Bm7   Em7   A#maj7 C  Dsus  D 
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Again I Say Rejoice
Israel Houghton, Aaron Lindsey
Key: C
Chorus 1: C F2/A Am7 G#maj7 Bb C F2/A Am7 G#maj7 Bb C Verse: C Bb F2/A C Bb F2/A C PreChorus: Fm7 Gm7 G#maj7 Bb Other: Bridge: Cm11 G#/BbE Cm11 D7 C7sus Bb7sus Gm7 Cm11 Fm9 Gm9 G#maj9 Bbmaj7 Fm9 Gm9 Tag: G/A Am7 D#/G#AmD#/G#/CC DG/A BAm7 CD#/G#G D#/G#D CE Dm/A # Am7 7 G#maj7 Bb C/E # Csus/D #CE ?dim7 7 Am7 Dm7 G#maj7 Bb Csus C 
Sheet Music (one page) to Again I Say Rejoice
http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0052477&mnuid=TJS3ZQZ6RJ62N728YZC7G733Z3MVBL5708KWJ3M7 
I wrote a section on rhythm for beginner students at the piano called Rhythm in Music:


Different kinds of notes are used to make rhythm in music. Some notes are short, while others are held for a longer time. Another way to put it, music has a pattern of short and long tones. The combination of these tones written in notes is called rhythm. Here are some music notes to learn.
Quarter Note = 1 count
A quarter note is all black with a stem on it either going up or down. I call it our “stepping” note because the note just steps and moves along. With 4/4 time, you would have a measure of 4 quarter notes because one quarter note gets 1 count. Remember music and math go together.

Half Note = 2 counts 

A half note is all white with a stem on it. When playing this kind of note you would pause, like coming to a yellow traffic light. You would play a half note, counting 1 & 2 &. With 4/4 time, you would have 2 half notes in a measure to play because 2 + 2 = 4. Remember music and math go together!

If you are not sure what a measure in written music is, always remember that the notes placed between bar lines is a measure. Bar lines divide music into measures. When looking at a piece of music, go to the very end of a song and there you will find a double bar line.

Repeat Dots (Repeat Sign)

The two dots at the end of the piece are a repeat sign, meaning to play the song from the beginning. Sometimes my students ask, “Oh, do I have to?” The answer is “yes” because the composer intended for that section of music to be played again! Another way to look at it is that you won’t have more pages to turn. Just play the first page again or perhaps it will be just a few lines repeated. The repeat sign is a very valuable sign indeed.

Whole Note = 4 counts
A whole note is a white note, too but it does not have a stem on it. I call it our doughnut note. Some of my students call it a “hamburger” note! When you see a whole note, you must hold the note down and count, 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &. It’s just like coming to a red light and making a full stop.

Dotted Half Note = 3 counts

A dot after a note adds half the value of the note. So, you now have 2 + 1 = 3 beats. You hold the note down and count, 1 & 2 & 3 &.

Now, the cool thing is that every type of music note has a corresponding rest. A rest sign means “don’t play” like a rest area. Sometimes it means get your hand ready in position and move up, yet still do not play a note, just rest! Examples of some rests are:

Quarter Rest
It looks like a “Z” and a quarter rest gets 1 count.

Half Rest
It looks like a black top hat. A half rest gets 2 counts or beats of silence. A half rest sits above the third line.

Whole Rest
Looks like an upside down black top hat. The whole rest hangs below the fourth line. It gets 4 counts or beats of silence.

Each measure in 4/4 time has notes and rests adding up to 4 counts.

Time Signature

The time signature is the two numbers written at the beginning of a piece. The top number tells how many beats are in each measure. The bottom number tells what kind of note gets one beat.

2 means two beats in each measure
4 means the quarter note receives one beat or count.

3 means three beats in each measure.
4 means the quarter note gets one beat.

4 means four beats in each measure
4 means the quarter note gets one beat.

Practice Directions


1. Clap and count the rhythm aloud.
2. Play and say the name of notes aloud.
3. Play and count the rhythm aloud.

A great music that I recommend for chord study that is an audio course:
Chords
 
 
Do you have a favorite Israel Houghton song that you would like to learn or that you are currently  working on? I'd love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment below.
Thanks,
LadyD
Charlie Parker once said "Learn the changes and then forget them."
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