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 24: "Who Is This King of Glory? It Is the Lord!" for Sunday, 2/2/14

by Matt Retz on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 1:16 PM

Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!

Lift up, O gates, your lintels;

reach up, you ancient portals,

that the king of glory may come in!


Guitar I Class Materials from 01/23/14

by Matt Retz on Monday, January 27, 2014 10:42 AM

Added Yellow Submarine to our repertoire in anticipation of the 2/25 Parent Night.  Be sure to keep practicing!

This week work on:

  • Playing the F chord cleanly
  • Master power chords - Move them around
  • 3 Little Birds - for 2/25/14 Parent Night
  • Yellow Submarine - for 2/25/14 Parent Night
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Guitar I Class Materials from 01/16/14

by Matt Retz on Friday, January 17, 2014 2:06 PM

This week we spent some time working on the F chord and learning the roots for power chords.  We also introduced 3 Little Birds which we will be playing for Parents Night on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 PM.

This week work on:

  • F chord - get all 4 strings to ring clearly
  • Power Chords - Should be able to identify the notes on the E and A strings up to the 5th fret
  • 3 Little Birds

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Guitar I Class Materials from 01/09/14

by Matt Retz on Friday, January 10, 2014 9:57 AM

In addition to review we introduced POWER CHORDS this week.  Be sure to get your practice in every day and use the DVD to help you master anything you are still struggling with.

This week work on:

  • Master the F chord (start with the first two strings and when they sound good add the third and then finally the fourth)
  • Get comfortable playing Power Chords
  • Memorize the natural notes up to the fifth fret on the E and A strings. p28

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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.

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