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 25: To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul for Sunday, December 2, 2012

by Matt Retz on Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:24 AM

To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.
Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior,

Psalm 93: The Lord is King; He is Robed in Majesty for Sunday, November 25, 2012

by Matt Retz on Monday, November 19, 2012 11:21 AM

The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.
The LORD is king, in splendor robed;
robed is the LORD and girt about with strength.

Psalm 16: You Are My Inheritance, O Lord for Sunday, November 18, 2012

by Matt Retz on Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:29 PM

You are my inheritance, O Lord!
O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
you it is who hold fast my lot.
I set the LORD ever before me;
with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.

Guitar I Class Materials from 11/15/12

by Matt Retz on Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:13 PM

Today we added 2 new chords to our arsenal, E and A, and worked some more on the pentatonic minor scale.  Check out this video to get a glimpse at the power of the pentatonic scale!  No class next week due to Thanksgiving. See you on the 29th.  In the meantime, PRACTICE!

This week and next:

  • Review
  • Grab chords (add E and A)
  • Jump the Gun (DVD)
  • Petatonic minor scale (up and down)
  • Silent Night
  • Jingle Bells (use A in place of the A7)
  • Eat lots of Turkey!


Guitar I Class Materials from 11/08/12

by Matt Retz on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:53 AM

In addition to some review we spent some time working on the pentatonic minor scale and started playing Silent Night.  Again, it's important to practice at least 15 minutes a day.  It doesn't even have to be all at once.  Picking up the guitar for 5 minutes a few times each day will make a big difference!

This week:

  • Review
  • Grab chords
  • Pentatonic minor scale
  • Silent Night


Psalm 18: I Love You Lord My Strength for Sunday, November 4, 2012

by Matt Retz on Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:35 AM

I love you, Lord, my strength.
I love you, O LORD, my strength,
O LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer.

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.

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