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The problem with Mission Praise arranging is that it is arranged for SATB in most cases and therefore sounds old-fashioned and "empty" for piano playing. I've often had to rearrange the music after playing it through a couple of time as is to see what is happening in the music.dave brum wrote:On Thursday I bought what I thought to be an easy book of praise and worship songs (I like to play p/w songs and hymns even though I'm not a Christian because they're simply constructed and nice and easy to play) It's called 'Children's Praise' from the Mission Praise series of contemporary church music and as its title suggests is squarely aimed at children of primary school age in Sunday schools/youth groups. In the shop it looked really easy, the sort of thing I could easily play, in the familiar and common keys and time sigs and nice cheery rhythm patterns.
So I gets it home and have a quick go at playing some songs from it on Thursday evening. Couldnt - found it was too bleeding difficultly way beyond my musical Ken when it looked so easy and a good sight reading test in the shop.
Has anybody elses eyes ever deceived them when buying music in a sheet music store I wonder?
However, there are some very simply arranged songs in there too!