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 12/19/13

by Matt Retz on Friday, December 20, 2013 7:08 AM

We had a great time playing Christmas songs and even looked up O Come O Come Emmanuel on the Internet to play together.  This was the last class until January 9th so have a fantastic Christmas (maybe I'll see you at the 4:15 Christmas Eve Mass!) and don't forget to PRACTICE!

Over the break:

  • Master 1st 2 strings of F Chord and then try adding the next 2 to complete the chord
  • Review all songs and chords that we have worked on to this point - They should be mastered - Use the DVD to play along with.
  • Most importantly, play all of the Christmas songs on Christmas for your family! And have a wonderful Christmas!

See you next year!

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Psalm 24: "Let the Lord Enter" for Sunday, 12/22/13

by Matt Retz on Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:09 PM
Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory
The LORD’s are the earth and its fullness;
the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.

Guitar I Class Materials from 12/12/13

by Matt Retz on Friday, December 13, 2013 8:50 AM

Introduced the F chord and had fun playing Christmas Carols this week.  We have one more class before our Christmas break.  Be sure to get your practice in every day!

This week work on

  • Christmas Songs
    • Jingle Bells
    • Joy to the World
    • Silent Night
  • Review and master "Julia's Song" p 25
  • Word on F chord
  • Practice grabbing chords including the F

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Guitar I Class Materials from 12/05/13

by Matt Retz on Thursday, December 5, 2013 4:54 PM

Added two more Christmas songs to our repertoire this week!

This week work on:

  • Grabbing Chords (any you are still struggling with)
  • "Julia's Song" p25 DVD
  • "The Eagle Flies" p23 DVD
  • Jingle Bells
  • Silent Night
  • Joy to the World

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Guitar I Class Materials from 11/21/13

by Matt Retz on Friday, November 22, 2013 7:22 AM

Learned our first Christmas song this week!  No class next week so have a great Thanksgiving!  We'll see you back on December 5.

This week work on:

  • Master "The Eagle Flies" at the fast tempo. p23
  • Practice grabbing chords - any that you are struggling with and adding the new E and A chords
  • Start learning "Julia's Song" along with the DVD. p25
  • Jingle Bells!

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Psalm 98: "The Lord Comes to Rule the Earth" for Sunday, 11/17/13

by Matt Retz on Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:52 PM
The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.
Sing praise to the LORD with the harp,
with the harp and melodious song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
sing joyfully before the King, the LORD.

Guitar I Class Materials from 11/14/13

by Matt Retz on Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:39 PM

We added two more chords today and will be adding a new song next week.  We also discussed rests.  We are moving along pretty fast here and most everyone is managing but it is really important that you get that daily practice in.

This week work on:

  • Review all songs up to this point
  • Practice the Pentatonic Minor Scale, up and down. p20
  • Master "Let It Be"
  • Get "The Eagle Flies" up to the fast speed. p23
  • Practice "grabbing" chords (4 finger G, Cadd9, E and A)

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Guitar I Class Materials from 11/07/13

by Matt Retz on Monday, November 11, 2013 7:53 AM

This week we added two new chords and a new song.  Be sure to get your practicing in every day and we will see you on Thursday!

This week work on:

  • Master "Jump the Gun"
  • Keep working on the A Pentatonic Minor scale
  • Grabbing chords including the new 4 finger G and the Cadd9
  • Try to get to where you can play along with the slow version of "The Eagle Flies"

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Psalm 17: "Lord, When Your Glory Appears" for Sunday, November 10, 2013

by Matt Retz on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:03 AM
Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
Hear, O LORD, a just suit;
attend to my outcry;
hearken to my prayer from lips without deceit.

Guitar I Class Materials from 10/24/13

by Matt Retz on Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:43 PM

This week we expanded our pentatonic minor scale to 3 strings and did some review.

This week work on:

  • Review (all songs up to this point)
  • Master "Jump the Gun" p19
  • At least 3 strings of the pentatonic minor scale p20
  • Let it Be

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