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.

Guitar I Class Materials from 10/25/12

by Matt Retz on Friday, October 26, 2012 10:37 PM

Worked some more on "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and introduced "Jump the Gun" which uses the new Em chord and itroduces the concept of anticipation.

This week work on

  • Review (2 Lonely Chords, Beach Rider)
  • Grab chords - G D C Am Em
  • Master "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
  • Jump the Gun


Psalm 126: The Lord Has Done Great Things For Us for Sunday, October 28, 2012

by Matt Retz on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:21 PM

The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion,
we were like men dreaming.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with rejoicing.

Guitar I Class Materials from 10/18/12

by Matt Retz on Friday, October 19, 2012 7:24 PM

We added the Em chord from unit 2.2 this week.  We are skipping Unit 2.1 for now.  Be sure to practice the pieces from earlier units until they have been mastered.  Use the DVD and practice daily.  The more you play, the better you will become!

This week

  • Review
  • Work on the Em chord
  • Practice "grabbing" chords - G D C Am Em
  • Practice "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"


Psalm 33: Lord, Let Your Mercy Be On Us for Sunday, October 21, 2012

by Matt Retz on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:28 AM

Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.
Upright is the word of the LORD,
and all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right;
of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full.

Guitar I Class Materials from 10/11/12

by Matt Retz on Friday, October 12, 2012 7:47 AM

In addition to review, we spent some time this week learning some music theory.  We learned all about chomatic and diatonic scales, half steps, whole steps and octaves.  Remember, daily practice will improve your playing dramatically in a very short period of time!

This week

  • Review Just Two Lonely Chords and Beach Rider
  • Focus on Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  • Re-read page 14
  • Grab the G D C and Am chords while sitting around the house


Psalm 90: Fill Us With Your Love, O Lord for Sunday, October 14, 2012

by Matt Retz on Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:19 AM

Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!
Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain wisdom of heart.
Return, O LORD! How long?
Have pity on your servants!

Guitar I Class Materials from 10/04/12

by Matt Retz on Friday, October 5, 2012 10:13 AM

Worked some more on the G D C and Am chords this week and used them in a new song.  When practicing these chords, be sure to play each string separately and listen for it to ring clear.

This week work on

  • Grabbing chords G D C and Am
  • Just Two Lonely Chords
  • Beach Rider
  • Knockin on Heaven's Door


Psalm 128: May the Lord Bless Us for Sunday October, 7, 2012

by Matt Retz on Friday, October 5, 2012 10:01 AM

May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.
Blessed are you who fear the LORD,
who walk in his ways!
For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
blessed shall you be, and favored.

Guitar I Class Materials from 09/27/12

by Matt Retz on Friday, September 28, 2012 2:30 PM

This week we reviewed "Just Two Lonely Chords" and introduced the Am and C chords.  We also played through "Beach Rider" which is on page 13.  I strongly encourage using the DVD during the week as you practice.

This week practice

  • G D - Just Two Lonely Chords (Use the DVD)
  • Am
  • C
  • Practice switching between Am and C (you only move one finger)


Psalm 19: The Precepts of the Lord Give Joy to the Heart for Sunday, September 30, 2012

by Matt Retz on Monday, September 24, 2012 8:44 AM

The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
the decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple.

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