Are you tired of always playing your hymns from your hymnal as written in four parts? If so, you could always re-harmonize your hymns. Let me show you how it can be done.
Since we are in the season of Lent right now, I will create a different harmonization of the hymn tune "Sweet the Moments Rich in Blessing".
This video will have 3 steps:
1. I will first play the hymn tune with the right hand.
2. Then I will play the harmonization exactly as written in the hymnal.
3. Finally, I will create an alternate harmonization. In this step I will explain what kind of chords I'm using and what kind of modulations I'm creating.
Learning to harmonize your favorite hymns can be very handy so try this technique with the hymn tune of your choice. I'm sure you and your listeners will be delighted with the new and colorful ways you play your hymns.
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