Month: April 2020

“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

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These two tutorials are based upon my simple arrangement of “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”. It’s a famous Charles Wesley hymn, very popular at weddings.

Love Divine first appeared in a hymn book in 1747 and has stood the test of time as perhaps Wesley’s most famous and successful hymn.  In fact, it features in the hymn books of just about every mainstream Christian denomination! Continue reading

“Sing A Song Of Sixpence”

(PLUS: free sheet music for Sing A Song Of Sixpence)

The next pair of tutorials are based on the popular English nursery rhyme,  “Sing A Song Of Sixpence”.

As with many nursery rhymes, its origins are not very clear. Some think it dates back to the 18th century. Others claim it is referenced by Shakespeare (“Whoa, here’s a stir now! Sing a song o’ sixpence!”)

The lyrics include: Continue reading

“Au Clair De La Lune”

(PLUS: free sheet music for Au Clair De La Lune!)

Today’s two tutorials are based on my easy piano arrangement of “Au Clair De La Lune.”This is a French folk song, dating back to the 18th century. The original composer is unknown.

The title of the song translates as, ” By The Light Of The Moon.” It has a very simple melody, which makes it ideal for anyone just starting to learn. Continue reading

“When The Saints Go Marching In”

(PLUS: free sheet music for When The Saints!)

These two tutorials use my easy piano arrangement of “When The Saints Go Marching In.”

This song is a black spiritual. Sometimes, it’s called just “The Saints.” Although originally a Christian hymn, it’s popular with jazz bands. Louis Armstrong and his orchestra made a famous recording of it in 1938. Continue reading

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