2015 Recap


Grandchildren with LadyD

Here I am with 3 of my grandsons. Christmas was such a blessing for me to be surrounded with 5 grandchildren. We were singing the 12 Days of Christmas, sharing our gifts and talents. I hope your holidays have been filled with many warm memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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As 2015 draws to a close, I'm highlighting 12 popular posts from my blog. I hope you enjoy revisiting them... or perhaps you may be reading them for the first time. Although this has been an exciting year for me to have held a piano recital at the skilled nursing facility in our town with so many talented piano students, I'm excited for the new year bringing a new website (this one, only better!) that I'll be working on, including a new teaching approach for preschoolers. I can't wait. Thank you dear readers!

1. O Come All Ye Faithful Chord Chart
2. Beginner Music Steps: The Wheels On The Bus
3. Piano Chords: Let It Be
4. How To Play Amazing Grace Jazz Style
5. Vanessa Carlton: A Thousand Miles
6. How To Play Christmas Time Is Here
7. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
8. Away in the Manger
9. Learn How To Play Let It Rain
10. O Little Town of Bethlehem
11. How To Play Midnight Clear Chris Tomlin.
12. As We Worship You Don Moen

As always, if you're interested in some jazz arrangement, be sure and visit PianoDiana.

If you're working on modulations in your song arrangements, you may want to try Instant Transposer Software.

Wishing you a Blessed New Year!






"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King

How To Play Hark! The Herald Angels Sing: Rend Collective


Rend Collective: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing l LadyDpiano.com

Here is a song chart from a Christian worship band, Rend Collective. Read more about the band from Bangor, North Ireland

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Glory In The Highest)


rend collective

Key of E

Intro


E /// //// A /// //// C#m /// //// B /// ////

Verse 1


E                                     B
Hark the herald angels sing
E/G#   A        B            E
"Glory to the newborn king
E                                          B
Peace on earth and mercy mild
E/G#        A          F#m   B
God and sinners reconciled"
E                    A        B
Joyful all ye nations rise
E                          A       B
Join the triumph of the skies
C#m               F#m
With angelic host proclaim
B              E         B         E
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
C#m                       F#m
Hark! The herald angels sing
B         E        B            E
"Glory to the newborn King"

Repeat Intro

Verse 2

E                                       B
Christ by highest Heaven adored
E/G#          A     B         E
Christ, the everlasting Lord
E                                      B
Late in time behold He'll come
E/G#        A     F#m     B
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
E                              A             B
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see
E            A             B
Hail the incarnate Deity
C#m                            F#m
Pleased as man with man to dwell
B          E    B        E
Jesus, our Immanuel
C#m                     F#m
Hark! The herald angels sing
B       E          B           E
Glory to the newborn King

Chorus

                     A
Glory in the highest
                                    C#m
Our God has come to save us
                      B
Emmanuel is with us

Verse 3

E                                                 B
Hail the Heaven born Prince of Peace
E/G#      A         B              E
Hail the Sun of Righteousness
E                                  B
Light and life to all He brings
E/G#    A                F#m    B
Risen with healing in His wings

E                         A       B
Mild He lays His glory by
E                            A              B
Born that man no more may die
C#m                    F#m
Born to raise the sons of earth
B           E               B         E
Born to give them second birth
C#m                     F#m
Hark! The herald angels sing
B        E         B           E
Glory to the newborn King
© 2014 Thankyou Music

A great music theory book you may want to check out is, 300pg Piano By Ear Home Study Course
This resource will help you with chord formations, progressions and playing by ear.



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Merry Christmas!






"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King

How To Play Midnight Clear: Chris Tomlin


Midnight Clear (Love Song)

I am listening to the album Adore by Chris Tomlin. I caught the awesome special on TV the other night. It was a great celebration of worship. I thought you might want to play along with this song.


Midnight Clear (Love Song)

From Adore (Christmas Songs of Worship)
Additional words by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Jonas Myrin

Intro

Bb  Eb/Bb  F/Bb Bb (2xs)

Bb
It came upon the midnight clear
         Eb2                    F(add4)
That glorious song of old
          Bb                     Gm7
From angels bending near the earth
      Eb2           F(add4)   Bb
To touch their harps of gold

           Dm7                     Gm7
Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
          C                               F(add4)
From heaven's all gracious King
         Bb                     Gm7
The world in solemn stillness lay
      Eb2       F(add4)
To hear the angels sing

Verse 2

Still through the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled
And still their heavenly music floats
Through all the weary world
And man at war with man hears not
The love song which they bring
O hush the noise and cease the strife
And hear the angels sing

Chorus

Eb                            Bb/D
Glory to God in the highest
Eb                     Bb/D
Glory to God evermore
Eb                Bb/D            F
Good news, great joy for all
Eb                                        Bb/D
Melody breaks through the silence
Cm7                         Gm7
Christ, the Savior is born!
Eb2          Bb/F  F     Bb
Jesus, the love song of God! (2nd time to Coda)

Instrumental Interlude

Eb  Bb/D (3xs)
Gm7  F

Chorus

Glory to God in the highest
Glory to God evermore
Good news, great joy for all
Melody breaks through the silence
Christ, the Savior is born! Gm7

Eb2          F(add4)        Bb
Jesus, the love song of God!
Jesus, the love song of God!
Bb  Eb/Bb  F/Bb Bb  Bb  Eb/Bb  F/Bb  Bb 
You're the love song
You're the love song
You so loved the world
You're the love song

Verse

Bb
It came upon the midnight clear
        Eb2                     F
That glorious song of old
          Bb                     Gm7
From angels bending near the earth
      Eb              F           Bb
To touch their harps of gold.







"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King

Learn to Play: O Lord, You're Beautiful

O Lord, You're Beautiful: Keith Green l LadyDpiano.com


I met Keith Green a very long time ago. My husband and I were waiting in line to attend one of his concerts. The line was so long and we were oh, so cold patiently waiting with the crowd. Unexpectedly, there was Keith green talking with us and apologizing for the wait. We quickly were ushered inside and the concert began. This very talented musician, beautiful inside and out, is greatly missed and his music lives on.

O Lord, You're Beautiful


Words and Music by Keith Green
© 1980 Birdwing Music

D            G/D    D   A 
Oh Lord, You're beau-ti-ful
D            G   D/F#  Asus A 
Your face is all I seek
Bm           F#m/A#    Bm  A/C# D 
And when Your eyes are on this child
  Em7    D/F# A  A7sus D 
Your grace a - bounds to me


D             G/D    D   A 
Oh Lord, please light the fire
D            G    D/F#     Asus A 
That once burned bright and clear
Bm        F#m/A#    Bm  A/C#  D 
Replace the lamp of my first love
Em7   D/F# A  A7sus       D 
That burns with ho - ly   fear


D          G    D    Em   D    A           D 
I want to take Your word and shine it all around
G         E       Asus4 
First help me just to live it Lord
D            G  D   Em7 
And when I'm doing well
A            F#m 
Help me to never seek a crown
Bm       A      G  A     G2 D 
For my reward is giving glory to You

Practice the D Major scale before playing the song. Remember that there are two sharps
(F# and C#) and that the fingering is exactly the same as C Major.

Chord Breakdown

D = DA/F# and DF#/A
G/D = DB/G
A = A/C#E
G = G/DB
F#/D = F#/DF#A and F#A/DF#
Asus = A/DEA
Bm = BB/DF# and BF#/DF#
A/C# = C#A/EA
Em7 = EG/DG
A7sus = AG/D
B/G = BG/DG
A7 = AG/C#F#


Online Chord Chart 

http://www.azchords.com

D            G    D   A 
Oh Lord, You're beau-ti-ful
D       G   D  A 
Your face is all I seek
Bm        F#m     Bm   A     D 
And when Your eyes are on this child
Em7 A7sus4 A7      Dsus4 D 
Your grace a - bounds to me


D             G    D   A 
Oh Lord, please light the fire
D            G    D     A 
That once burned bright and clear
Bm        F#m    Bm  A      D 
Replace the lamp of my first love
Em7    A7sus4  A7  Dsus4 D 
That burns with ho - ly   fear


D          G    D    Em   D    A           D 
I want to take Your word and shine it all around
G         E       Asus4 
First help me just to live it Lord
D            G  D   Em7 
And when I'm doing well
A            F#m 
Help me to never seek a crown
Bm       A      G  A     G2 D 
For my reward is giving glory to You

Another Chord Chart: http://www.kennycarter.net/ and http://www.guitaretab.com

Have a favorite Keith Green song?

All the best,







"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." B.B.King

Learn To Play: Christmas Time Is Here



Christmas Time Is Here: Vince Guaraldi l LadyDPiano


I have always been a Vince Guaraldi fan. I love his music. I found  a cool arrangement that I wanted to share with you. On my other blog I posted an intermediate chord chart that you may want to use.

Christmas Time Is Here 

Written in 1966. Words by Lee Mendelson and music by George Peter Tingley. 

Key: F
Time: 3/4 
Slowly with expression

Intro

L.H. / R.H.

AG/C, D
AbGb/CbEb, F
GF/BbD,F
CBb/C#EA

F/GCE, C   Christmas
C/GAC       Time is
EbGDb/FA  Here
F/GCE         Happi-
C/GAC        ness and
EbGDb/FA  cheer

BA/DA        Fun for all
BbAb/E       that
AG/CG       children call
AbGb/Eb    their
GF/BbD     fav'rite time
C/BbDbF   of
FCF/CEG   year

F/GCE        Snow-flakes
CE/GAC    in the
EbGDb/FA air
F/GCE        carols
C/GAC       ev'ry
EbGDb/FA where
BA/DA       Olden times
BbAb/E       and
AG/CG        ancient rhymes
AbGb/Eb     of
GF/BbD       love and dreams
C/BbDbF     to
FCF/CEG    share

DbAbC/FAbC  Sleigh-bells in the 
GbC/EAbC   air
DbAbC/FAbC beauty ev'ry
GbC/EAbC   where
GAC/EGC    Yule-tide by
EbGDb/C      the
DF#C/EC      fireside and
FGBb/DFBb  joy-ful mem-
DbCb/FA       ries
CEBb/BbEA  there.

F/GCE            Christmas
C/GAC           Time Is
EbGDb/FA     Here
F/GCE            we'll be
C/GAC           drawing
EbGDb/FA     near
BA/DA           Oh, that we 
BbAb/E           could
AG/CG           always see
AbGb/Eb        such
GF/BbD          spirit through
C/BbDbF        the
FCF/CEG        year.

Outro

BA/DFA
BbAb/E
AG/CG
AbGb/Eb
GF/BbDF
C/BbDbF
FCF/CEG
F/GCE
CC/GAC

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Blessings,






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