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 12/20/12

by Matt Retz on Saturday, December 22, 2012 9:38 AM

Small class this week but we had fun playing Christmas songs, talking about alternate tunings, slide guitar and acoustic guitar pickups and enjoying some holiday goodies.  We will be off the next two weeks so practice everyday and we'll see you on January 10, 2013.

Merry Christmas!

Guitar I Class Materials from 12/13/12

by Matt Retz on Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:17 PM

We had a great time this week playing Christmas songs and "jamming" using the pentatonic minor scale.

This week:

  • Review
  • Christmas songs (Silent Night and Jingle Bells)
  • Pentatonic Minor Scale
  • Be prepared to "perform" one of the Christmas songs for the class on Thursday!


Guitar I Class Materials from 12/06/12

by Matt Retz on Sunday, December 9, 2012 10:08 PM

We did some review and cleaned up our Christmas songs this week.  Just for fun, we played Wild Thing with our new chords!  Remember, practicing every day will make a HUGE difference!

This Week

  • Review
  • Pentatonic Minor scale - Up and Down
  • Julia's Song


Psalm 126: The Lord Has Done Great Things For Us for Sunday, December 9, 2012

by Matt Retz on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:51 AM

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 11/29/12

by Matt Retz on Friday, November 30, 2012 6:14 AM

Welcome back and welcome to the second trimester!  We mostly did review this week, paying special attention to the E and A chords and the Minor Pentatonic scale.  Remember to practice a minimum of 15-20 minutes a day.  And it does not all have to be at the same time.

This week

  • Review anything we've worked on in the past that isn't "mastered"
  • Practice "Grabbing" chords - E, A and any that you are not 100% comfortable with
  • A Minor Pentatonic Scale - up and down
  • Silent Night
  • Jingle Bells
  • Julia's Song

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


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