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 01/17/13

by Matt Retz on Monday, January 21, 2013 11:42 AM

In addition to some review we added the 2 finger G chord (which uses 4 fingers) and the C9.

This week, work on

  • Review
  • Pentatonic Minor scale
  • Grabbing chords - any that you are not comfortable with, especially F, G(2 finger) and C9
  • The Eagle Flies p. 23

Psalm 19: Your Words, Lord, are Spirit and Life for Sunday, January 27, 2013

by Matt Retz on Monday, January 21, 2013 11:28 AM
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple.

Guitar I Class Materials from 01/10/13

by Matt Retz on Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:19 AM

Welcome back!  In addition to a little review, we added the F chord to our toolkit this week.

This Week:

  • Review
  • Grab Chords
  • F Chord (Be sure every string rings clearly)
  • Bonus - start working on Far Far Away (p 17 in your book)

Psalm 29: The Lord Will Bless His People with Peace for Sunday. January 13, 2013

by Matt Retz on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:47 PM
The Lord will bless his people with peace.
Give to the LORD, you sons of God,
give to the LORD glory and praise,
Give to the LORD the glory due his name;
adore the LORD in holy attire.

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,

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