Southern Gospel’s Top 20 Songs of the Century

Today’s recommended CD is Southern Gospel’s Top 20 Songs of the Century. This CD is “a good foundation or introduction to the genre of Southern Gospel quartets.” It is the original recordings of some of Southern Gospel’s most popular songs. Included on this CD: This Ole House by The Cathedral Quartet What A Savior by […]

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Understanding the Vocal Range – the Soprano Part

To understand the Soprano part it is imperative that you first understand vocal range. Technically, vocal range is “the measure of the breadth of pitches that a human voice can phonate.” * In layman’s terms vocal range is the musical notes that a person can sing. Vocal range encompasses all of the musical notes that […]

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The Story Behind The Song – Alas And Did My Savior Bleed

There are in the Church Hymnal (the Red back Church of God Hymnal) Three versions of Alas And Did My Savior Bleed. They are 264, At the Cross, 355 He Loves Me, and 291, Oh How I Love Jesus, though all of these songs contain the hymn originally composed by Isaac Watts, his original hymn […]

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The Story Behind The Song – All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name

The hymn, “All Hail The Power of Jesus Name”, is often called “The National Anthem of Christendom” . The lyrics were written by Edward Perronet. Edward was a missionary to India and the hymn first appeared in the November 1779 issue of the Gospel Magazine published by the writer of “Rock of Ages”, Augustus Toplady. […]

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Seagull S6 Versus the Martin DRS1

The Seagull S6 Acoustic Guitar is comparable to the sound and quality of entry level Martins, Taylors and Takamine Guitars. The sound of the Seagull S6 is actually quiet impressive. When you first take the Seagull S6 in your hands you can tell right away that this is a quality made instrument reminiscent of hand […]

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Differences Between Acoustic Guitars, Classical and Flamenco Guitars

All guitars are not created equal. There is a difference between steel-stringed Acoustic Guitars and nylon stringed Classical and Flamenco. There is also a difference between Classical Guitar and Flamenco Guitar even though both have nylon strings. The major difference between the steel-stringed Acoustic Guitar and the nylon stringed Classical/Flamenco Guitar is the strings and […]

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History of the Guitar

The Acoustic and Electric guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments in use today. Just about every kind of music that you listen to on the radio makes use of the guitar in many ways. Rock and Roll, Country and Western, Southern Gospel, Praise and Worship has all been influenced by the guitar. […]

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Guitar lessons

For all of you that are interested in learning to play the guitar, I just wanted to do give you a quick review on a fantastic program called Jamorama. With Jamorama you can learn to play the Guitar in the comfort of your own home and save literally thousands of dollars in Guitar lessons. I […]

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How To Choose a Guitar To Learn To Play

What would be the best and most appropriate type of Guitar to learn to play? A flat top Acoustic Guitar? A hollow body Electric Guitar? A solid body Telecaster or Les Paul style? No one can really answer that question but you. You must first determine the style of music that you will be playing. […]

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The Gospel Won’t Rock

The Bible says in Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” Colossians 3:16 says “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with […]

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Various Ways To Learn To Play Acoustic Guitar

Beaten up with the conventional way of learning how to play an acoustic guitar without even perfecting a single tune? Are blisters forming on the tips of your fingers and yet nothing’s making sense? Maybe you have to double check your resources or better yet, yourself. There must be something terribly wrong with the way […]

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Chords In the Key of G for Acoustic Guitar

There are many amateur Acoustic Guitar players who struggle and try to get by on only three chords, G, C and D, but there are only 4 more basic chords that you could learn that would give you the ability to play in almost any key utilizing a capo. When you are finished with this […]

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