Psalms and Pstuff

Matt Retz

Psalms & Pstuff

This is where I post Psalm settings for use by Petrus and Rock of Faith. Of course anyone else who wants to use them is also welcome.

Psalm 139: I Praise You, For I Am Wonderfully Made, for Sunday, June 24, 2012 - The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

by Matt Retz on Monday, June 18, 2012 7:39 AM

I praise you, for I am wonderfully made.
O LORD, you have probed me, you know me:
you know when I sit and when I stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar.

Psalm 92: Lord, It Is Good To Give Thanks To You for Sunday, June 17, 2012

by Matt Retz on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:43 PM

Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.
It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praise to your name, Most High,
To proclaim your kindness at dawn
and your faithfulness throughout the night.

Psalm 116: I Will Take the Cup for Sunday, June 10, 2012

by Matt Retz on Monday, June 4, 2012 10:25 PM

I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the Lord.
How shall I make a return to the LORD
for all the good he has done for me?
The cup of salvation I will take up,
and I will call upon the name of the LORD.

Guitar I Class Materials from 05/24/12

by Matt Retz on Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:24 PM

Next Thursday is the final Guitar class for the year!  We would like to invite parents, and any other family members who want to attend to come to our Year End Showcase Thursday, 05/31/12 at 3:15 in the Music Room.  See you there!

This week, work on:

  • Showcase song
  • Redemption Song
  • Yellow Submarine


Guitar I Class Materials from 05/10/12

by Matt Retz on Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:16 PM

As we wind down the school year we are reviewing much of what we have learned this year.  Each student should also have selected a song to learn as a showcase piece.  It is important that they identify and start working on this song this week.

This week work on:

  • Redemption Song (including the TAB introduction)
  • Yellow Submarine (Use the strum pattern in the picture for the chorus)
  • Identify, print and start learning your showcase piece


Guitar I Class Materials from 05/3/12

by Matt Retz on Friday, May 4, 2012 6:27 AM

As we begin our final month of class for the year, each student will focus on one song either from our repitore or a new song of your choosing.  It is important that you identify this song and begin working on it immediately.

Work on:

  • Redemption Song
  • Your showcase song


Guitar I Class Materials from 04/26/12

by Matt Retz on Sunday, April 29, 2012 10:49 AM

Mostly review this week but we also played through American Pie which Hammy brought in.

This week:

  • Master strum pattern 10
  • Find a song on Google or, print it out, learn it to play for class next week.
  • Review old songs including House of the Rising Sun
  • Master your minor pentatonic scale


Psalm 118: The Stone Rejected by the Builders Has Become the Cornerstone for Sunday, April 29, 2012

by Matt Retz on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:59 PM

The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes.

Guitar I Class Materials from 04/19/12

by Matt Retz on Monday, April 23, 2012 10:45 PM

This week we worked on strum patterns, learned how to transpose on the ultimate guitar site to get your song in a key with chords you know, and did some review.

This week, work on

  • Mastering strum pattern 10
  • Print out a song of your choice and learn it to play in class next Thursday.
  • House of the Rising Sun (Arpeggios)
  • Pentatonic Scale


Guitar I Class Materials from 03/29/12

by Matt Retz on Thursday, March 29, 2012 5:53 PM

We did some more work on reading strum patterns today and were introduced to eighth and quarter rests.  I also showed the class how to find the chords to songs using Google.  The pattern is to enter songname artist and the word chords into google and examine the results. 

This week:

  • Review Strum Patterns 9-12 (write in counts in needed)
  • Master the arpeggios in House of the Rising Sun
  • Pick a song (please make it appropriate for a Catholic class), find it on google using instructions above, print it out and bring it to class.


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