"You Can Play Hymns" is a "do it yourself" study guide for beginners of any age, or a good review for someone who has previously studied music. The course can be studied on either an individual or group basis. Each of the fourteen lessons contain a review of the preceding lesson, new concepts, new music vocabulary, a discussion and exercises for each new concept, review questions, practice instructions, and study aids. The 26 hymns are arranged in simplified form using basic chords in the keys of C, F, or G. These chords are played by the left hand. The melody is a single line played with the right hand. This method of playing the hymns is effective and will lay a basic foundation for those who may wish to pursue additional music training. These popular hymns are included in the book: "Lord, Dismiss Us;" "How Gentle God's Commands;" "Count Your Many Blessings;" "Glory to God;" "The Lord Is My Shepherd;" "I Need Thee Every Hour;" "Abide With Me;" "Onward, Christian Soldiers;" "America, the Beautiful;" "Battle Hymn of the Republic;" "Sweet Hour of Prayer;" "Angels, We Have Heard on High;" "I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go;" "The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare;" "God Be With You;" "Fairest Lord Jesus;" "God So Loved the World;" "Called to Serve:" "Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow:" "There Is a Green Hill Far Away:" "Love at Home;" "Love One Another;" "For the Beauty of the Earth;" "How Firm a Foundation;" "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me:" and "God of Our Fathers." This book is a great source of basic musical information for people of all ages!
Author: Donna R Wangsgard