Category Archives: Music and the Arts

Experiencing Art

My family lived in Stuttgart, Germany in the early 1990s and during one “in-law” visit, my father in law asked to go to an art museum. I was skeptical; I wasn’t raised to be a fan of art, and had … Continue reading

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Christianity and the Arts

On 31 October 2017 the Protestant world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther was concerned about some of the then-current practices of … Continue reading

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Music, Lyrics and Chords

Many people love to sing. Though individual and group singing seem to have declined in Western culture since professionally produced music is constantly available, making music, not just listening to it, is one of the healthiest and most fun things … Continue reading

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Music Theory Aids

Learning music theory for any instrument can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be here are some pictures to help students decipher the mysteries of music.

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Basic Guitar Lessons

Since I lead music for children with voice and guitar at our church, I am sometimes asked to teach children how to play the guitar. The topics that we cover during each lesson are below. We use a variation of … Continue reading

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