Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by Altophile » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:43 pm

souldier wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:37 pm
TheEvan wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:26 pm
souldier wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:57 pm
Look up "The Faithful Guitarist" with arrangements by Rex Thomas. I find some classical guitar hymn arrangements quite boring and basic, but Rex has very tasteful and musical arrangements that are not too difficult to learn. If you can find one online, snatch it because these seem to be out of print.
Souldier, do you have a listing of the titles?
Yes:
My Jesus, I Love Thee
Only Trust Him
I Love to Tell the Story
Faith of Our Fathers
There is a Fountain
Just As I Am
I Need Thee Every Hour
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Near the Cross
In the Garden
Sweet Hour of Prayer
More About Jesus

search: the faithful guitarist chandler music on google and it should be the 5th option or so. I would seriously snatch one as they are becoming very hard to find and the arrangements are good quality but are very playable. Most of the songs usually start with an intro and have a key change. They also have tablature for those who don't like reading notes with the suggesting fingering. I purchased mine from Amazon
Hi Souldier,

Do you know of any performances on Youtube or elsewhere? I generally like to hear a couple pieces from an anthology before purchasing, though I may just take the chance on this one in light of your glowing recommendation.

~Sean

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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by souldier » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:40 am

Altophile wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:43 pm
souldier wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:37 pm
TheEvan wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:26 pm


Souldier, do you have a listing of the titles?
Yes:
My Jesus, I Love Thee
Only Trust Him
I Love to Tell the Story
Faith of Our Fathers
There is a Fountain
Just As I Am
I Need Thee Every Hour
Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Near the Cross
In the Garden
Sweet Hour of Prayer
More About Jesus

search: the faithful guitarist chandler music on google and it should be the 5th option or so. I would seriously snatch one as they are becoming very hard to find and the arrangements are good quality but are very playable. Most of the songs usually start with an intro and have a key change. They also have tablature for those who don't like reading notes with the suggesting fingering. I purchased mine from Amazon
Hi Souldier,

Do you know of any performances on Youtube or elsewhere? I generally like to hear a couple pieces from an anthology before purchasing, though I may just take the chance on this one in light of your glowing recommendation.

~Sean
Hey Sean, currently I don't know of any. Maybe if I have time I can record something and put it up. Considering how inexpensive it is, you wouldn't be taking too much risk. If I post anything I'll be sure to let you know.

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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by fast eddie » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:36 am

does anyone know the cost of TableEdit?
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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by Bernhard Heimann » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:57 am

fast eddie wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:36 am
does anyone know the cost of TableEdit?
A lifetime licence for Tabledit costs 59.97 USD.
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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by Philosopherguy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:20 pm

I have arranged "Nearer My God to Thee" for a funeral if anyone would like the arrangement. It's not great and I think I have made changes to my arrangement on paper that I don't have with me right now. But, I could send what I have. It's a very simple arrangement.

I am on vacation right now in China, so I might not be too quick in sending it.

Pm your email if you would like it.

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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by fast eddie » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:33 am

Bernhard Heimann wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:57 am
fast eddie wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:36 am
does anyone know the cost of TableEdit?
A lifetime licence for Tabledit costs 59.97 USD.
Bernhard
Thanks Bernhard
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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by Dartez82 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:03 pm

Are there hymn arrangements that use the higher positions on the guitar? A lot of arrangements I come across heavily use the first and second position. My guitar's strength is in the higher positions. For example I'm learning a lot of Tarrega right now and his compositional style seems to fit perfectly with this guitar.
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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by Eberhard Mueller » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:47 pm

Dartez82 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:03 pm
...A lot of arrangements I come across heavily use the first and second position. My guitar's strength is in the higher positions. For example I'm learning a lot of Tarrega right now and his compositional style seems to fit perfectly with this guitar.
Try Uros Baric's arrangement of "Nearer my God to Thee." The score is available for a reasonable price on his website and his rendition is on the "YTube." It ranges up to the 12th position and is quite beautifully arranged and not overly difficult. I wish there were more like this rather romanticized genre - quite similar to stuff by Mertz, Coste and Tarrega. However, with a little ingenuity, you might also finger the "first and second position" pieces, that you already have, to suit yourself at a higher position or maybe transpose some lines up an octave with glissando. :wink: :) But, I realize that a lot of hymns may not suit that treatment!

I find that it is hard to find good quality hymn arrangements that are not so difficult as are the beautiful Foster and Parkening arrangements. Maybe some of us are up to that level, but not me and my old hands!
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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by Dartez82 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:38 pm

Thanks for the tip. I'm a big fan of Uros Baric. I just received parkening sacred guitar volume 2 last night. They are difficult arrangements. It's something I will work toward.
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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by Eberhard Mueller » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:13 pm

Dartez82 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Thanks for the tip. I'm a big fan of Uros Baric. I just received parkening sacred guitar volume 2 last night. They are difficult arrangements. It's something I will work toward.
You are welcome! I do have Parkening Hymns Vol.2 and Foster's two volumes. Parkening Vol.1 still eludes me. I dare not attempt to master these because my arthritis is so bad, bone-on-bone, and the pain from the strain would end my playing altogether. Yet, these volumes (as do the recordings) remain on my shelf for inspiration. Best of luck in your mastery!
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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by Ceciltguitar » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:25 pm

Dartez82 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Are there hymn arrangements that use the higher positions on the guitar? A lot of arrangements I come across heavily use the first and second position. My guitar's strength is in the higher positions. For example I'm learning a lot of Tarrega right now and his compositional style seems to fit perfectly with this guitar.
If you find find arrangements that you like that are limited to the lower positions you could also play those arrangements by using a capo bar anywhere from the 2nd to the 7th fret, according to your own taste.

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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by TheEvan » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:13 am

Dartez82 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Are there hymn arrangements that use the higher positions on the guitar? A lot of arrangements I come across heavily use the first and second position. My guitar's strength is in the higher positions. For example I'm learning a lot of Tarrega right now and his compositional style seems to fit perfectly with this guitar.
You also might like the Marc Anthony Cruz arrangements. Some are daunting but all are delightful. Not hackneyed or trite as so many are. Hymnody vol 1 & 2.

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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

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Post by souldier » Thursday 03 August 2017, 21:57 pm

Look up "The Faithful Guitarist" with arrangements by Rex Thomas. I find some classical guitar hymn arrangements quite boring and basic, but Rex has very tasteful and musical arrangements that are not too difficult to learn. If you can find one online, snatch it because these seem to be out of print.
Thanks for bringing these arrangements by Thomas to my attention. I ordered my copy from the South American river today - looking very much forward to playing these pieces.

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Re: Playing Hymns on Classical Guitar

Post by Bill » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:34 am

You might find some arrangements at Jim Nailon's liturgicalguitarist.com
Hope this helps,
Bill

***Oops. I just saw this was already suggested. I will second the recommendation.

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