A Christian Perspective on Taylor Swift’s song. I rarely comment on trends and events in the entertainment world, mostly because I don’t follow it. I do follow my daughter’s life, however, and she asked me to comment on Taylor Swift’s latest music video, Look What You Made Me Do. So here I write, as a… Read More Look What You Made Me Do
For Bluegrass and Americana, you can’t do better than the Misty Mountain String Band (MMSB). I saw them for the first time on 12 May 2017 at an open-air concert in Louisville KY. Formed in Louisville in August of 2012, the MMSB has toured throughout the southcentral United States and released three CDs – Red… Read More The Misty Mountain String Band
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 no interest in becoming one. Out of love and respect for my father in law,… Read More Experiencing Art
How and why Christians should engage in the arts at church, at home, and in all areas of life. On 31 October 2017 the Protes***tant 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… Read More Christianity and the Arts
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 that people can do. Singing improves breath control and respiratory health, it improves our mental… Read More Music, Lyrics and Chords
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.
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 the Progressive Beginner Guitar book. Lesson 1 Parts of the guitar Types of guitar Styles… Read More Basic Guitar Lessons