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Re: Church music

Post by dave brum » 08 Sep 2014, 06:20

Funny thing about Welsh hymns is that they, for Cymrophiles anyway, have a magnetic effect. But I am concerned my practice sessions seem to be taking longer and longer (2 scales, Dozen A Day, homework, and 6 repertoire pieces - changed weekly - twice a day) and have emailed Mabel about it.
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Re: Church music

Post by dave brum » 08 Sep 2014, 16:26

With Monk's Gate, I'm up as far as the asterisks.
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Re: Church music

Post by Gill the Piano » 08 Sep 2014, 17:53

Most people only practise once a day; you're making life difficult for yourself again!
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Post by dave brum » 08 Sep 2014, 18:23

But surely any teacher would say 'little and often' and I agree. My problem is that I just like to try and try until I get them right, and the six repertoire pieces I may have forgotten I have to work on each one until I can once again play them and I've remembered what each piece 'feels' like. Mabs has suggested cutting the six down to 3 and only playing one of those repertoire pieces each practice session. Going to try that I think. I really don't mind practising but it's just the length of time I spend on each sesh, sometimes it can be as much as 40-45 minutes.
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Re: Church music

Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Sep 2014, 17:10

Don't worry about losing what you have learned before; it's astonishing what the brain retains and whilst you may initially think 'Aaargh, I've forgotten this, ' the brain and fingers will often remember it.
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Re: Church music

Post by dave brum » 11 Sep 2014, 16:38

Just noticed, the website of Ms.Wicked's church hasn't published any online newsletters since 3rd August. Surely its average age can't have increased to 167 in that short space of time?
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Re: Church music

Post by dave brum » 08 Jan 2015, 22:02

Just been having a go from my EFP hymn book and I've found a hymn tune called St.Mabel. Might be an idea to play that for Mabel next Tuesday??
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Re: Church music

Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Jan 2015, 19:24

Don't know St Mabel - and can't find it on goggle images either...
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Post by dave brum » 09 Jan 2015, 19:34

Yes, there most definately a St.Mabel, though I may call it something else on private messidge mode!!
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Re: Church music

Post by dave brum » 14 Apr 2015, 06:12

This church in our local area has choir members who are mostly CRB checked and even has an anti-bullying policy! I thought this rather amusing...

If I don't have to do any decorating on Saturday, I think I'll catch the 45 buz up there from Longbridge for Open Church. Might even see Tracey the organist floating about!
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Re: Church music

Post by dave brum » 20 Apr 2015, 19:55

Bosting service at St.Nicolas yesterday, hymn tunes based on the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Beethoven Symphony no9 and St. Gertrude. Well, I assume it's the Onward Christian Soldiers tune with a different hymn but I got the title from my trusty A&M wot I purchased in Caerwrangon last wick.

The hymns were all from AHON.
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Re: Church music

Post by Gill the Piano » 21 Apr 2015, 17:01

Trendy words or normal?
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Re: Church music

Post by dave brum » 21 Apr 2015, 18:48

Judge for yourself, written last century according to the hymnbook

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Re: Church music

Post by Gill the Piano » 22 Apr 2015, 16:11

Can't tell...it's a merkin website. And Timothy D-S is quite modern. You'd need to look up something with a politically incorrect (by today's standards) involving heathens,
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Re: Church music

Post by markymark » 14 Jul 2015, 01:30

dave brum wrote:
Gill the Piano wrote:Happy crappy, you mean...
That's the one, without incurring the wrath and anger of the right-wing evangelical zealots.Happy clappy crappy shiny shiny praisey Lordy. I don't know if you're aware of a fundamentalist hymn book called 'Power Praise' but some herbert's attempted to translate it into Welsh. I've seen it and it doesn't translate well at all. 'Grym Mawl' is its enw Cymraeg.

Fundamentalist 'praise and worship songs' are sung at FF's church on one Sunday a month, under the guise of 'Family Service' in which the organ is not used. I guess the Director of Music is relegated to the piano on those Sundays...

It probably works in a church that was only consecrated in 1951.
It works in any church, Dave irrespective of consecration, ordination or construction! "Fundamentalist"? "Happy flappy crappy.." Where do you get this stuff? Just because you prefer to worship in one style does not make another any less valid or correct.

At the end of the day, hymns and songs, in whichever form, are first and foremostly for God - they only serve to ASSIST you in the act of worshipping God; which then begs the question: Why are you bothered by what anyone else does? It's not FOR you at the end of the day.

Really disappointed by this line of commentary, guys!!

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Re: Church music

Post by Gill the Piano » 16 Jul 2015, 18:09

It's merely chit chat, of which nobody took much notice, until attention was drawn to it.
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Re: Church music

Post by markymark » 17 Jul 2015, 00:24

Gill the Piano wrote:It's merely chit chat, of which nobody took much notice, until attention was drawn to it.
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