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Gospel Guitar

For those who love to minister, through guitar, "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" on a team/band or with solo arrangements.

Members: 134
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2015

Discussion Forum

Worship Music for Children 11 Replies

Started by Walt Pilcher. Last reply by Walt Pilcher Aug 30, 2013.

What are your favorite "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" to play 34 Replies

Started by Doc Fleetwood. Last reply by Ricky "Lone Wolf" Turner Jun 20, 2013.

Workshop for Christian Guitarists at Messiah College

Started by Randall Zwally Feb 16, 2013.

Workshop for Christian Guitarists 2012 at Messiah College 1 Reply

Started by Randall Zwally. Last reply by Tom H Feb 8, 2012.

Hal Leonard Publications Fake Books 2 Replies

Started by Uyless Wayne Golden. Last reply by Rev. Bill McIntyre Feb 8, 2012.

Using the Baritone in Church!? Anyone?

Started by Olav Loef Sep 30, 2011.

Worship songs for beginning guitarists? 7 Replies

Started by Louis Klein. Last reply by Rev. Matt Fontana Aug 12, 2011.

I have a song I need chords for 6 Replies

Started by Christin Ellington. Last reply by FloridaGull Aug 9, 2011.

Looking for some Advice 16 Replies

Started by George Knight. Last reply by Christin Ellington Jul 19, 2011.

Workshop for Christian Guitarists

Started by Randall Zwally Feb 14, 2011.

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Comment by chuck fugee on February 18, 2010 at 6:44pm
One thought for those on this stream. I am pretty well self taught with basic chords, no music theory or reading ability, but I'm a good strummer, barebones picking, and a growing knowledge of more advanced chording. One thing I find challenging is the approach of some younger musicians to play simplified tunings to make quick runs up and down the fretboard. It's great for modern tunes but they don't understand minors, 7ths, or any of the beauty of these other variants. They are tempted when playing from chord charts in worship, when seeing Am to play and A, when they'd be a lot better playing a C which is structurally closer. I worry that they are selling their talent for God short in not learning traditional tunings first, then branching out. The basics are basic for a reason. Ok, sorry to rant, but I want to bring an offering before the Lord that has cost me something (learning, practice, etc) much like David did when purchasing the field.
Comment by chuck fugee on February 18, 2010 at 6:38pm
To my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. Playing worship music to honor Him who saved me has helped me grow in my music. I pray for my brothers like Jerry for healing. I suffered from Carpal Tunnel such that I could only play for about 20-20 minutes before locking up and numbness. But, by the grace of God, that has almost disappeared. I have played for an hour with only minimal problem. He is every bit as capable of healing you today as He has always been. Keep believing and praising Him and we will lift you up in prayer before that wonderful throne and Him Who sits upon it! May the Lord bless you and keep you dear brother.
Comment by Jerry T. Yates on February 18, 2010 at 3:20pm
Hello Chuck, and welcome! I'm sorry that I'm just now getting around to this, but I've been laid up, for a littlw spell. I just had Carpel Tunnel on my right hand/wrist, last Monday, Feb. 8th, and on March 8th, I'm having my left hand/wrist done. Just as the release date of my new CD was upon me, my right hand(picking hand) started going totally numb, before I could even get through an entire song. When flatpicking, the pick would just fall out of my hand, and I wouldn't know it. Then about a week or so later, my fretting/chording hand started the same thing, just not quite as bad. I've had to cancel every place I had lined up to play, until sometime in April. I got the stitches out of the right hand and wrist, this past Monday, and my doctor said I could start practicing again, very slowly and gently, until I get the other one done in Maech.
I've also been diagnosed with Raynaud's Disease, which is a disease that greatly restricts or stops the bloodflow to the fingers. My fingers swell, turn very red to blue, to purple, with very white areas mixed in, and they also hurt like crazy, at times, especially when anything cold touches them. There's no cure for this.
Then, the most recent diagnosis, which was about on the Tuesday after Christmas, I think, was an autoimmune disease I can't spell, but it causes the white blood cells to get inflammed, causing large patches of hair to fall out, which is what happened to me, Christmas Eve. I've had to totally shave my head, as a result. There's no cure for this either, but they can usually control it with cortisteroids. The Dermatologist put 10 shots(10 injections) into my scalp, this past Monday, so hopefully I won't be a bald headed Gospel Troubadour.
I'mm sorry to dump all my stuff on you as soon as you join, but I figured that most of the group would read it, and since I was going to ask for prayers anyway, I'd just kill two birds with one stone. So I ask everybody who reads this to please pray for my health. It could be so much worse, I know, and I know its only by the grace of God that it isn't, and I thank Him and praise Him for that!!
He'll get me through this! You see, I am going to move into fulltime traveling music ministry/evangelism, between now and June(probably June) and the devil don't want me to.
Take care Chuck, and God bless you!!!

Comment by Rev Ed Skiba on February 18, 2010 at 8:39am
Welcome home Chuck! We saved your place at the table.
Comment by Jeff Hayes on February 18, 2010 at 7:42am
Congratulations, Chuck. Welcome to the family of Believers and to this forum. Playing the guitar is a great gift. Playing for the glory of the Lord is Amazing!
Comment by chuck fugee on January 3, 2010 at 4:08pm
Hello dear friends. I just joined the group. I have played with the guitar for almost 35 years, but only got a bit more serious when invited to join our worship team soon after giving our life to the Lord. We play a variety from hymns to contemporary. Since I'm new to my faith, all of the music is new to me. I look forward to learning from all of you and sharing this incredible new joy!
Comment by Robert Brennhäußer on December 30, 2009 at 4:02am
The child in the manger is the man on the cross is the risen one is the one who touches and guides us right now in his spirit - isn´t that great?!!!!
May he be with you all in 2010!!!

Comment by Tom H on December 28, 2009 at 11:46am
Merry Christmas everyone. May God bless you in the coming year, and may He prosper all your musical endeavors. I'm getting a head start on goal setting for 2010, so ... anyone in Gospel guitar interested in doing a cowrite? I have several lyrics looking for music and/or can put your lyrics to music. I know this is not the Songwriting group but I am looking to write christian folk/gospel/worship songs.
Comment by Rev Ed Skiba on December 25, 2009 at 6:35pm
Hello my friends,

Sorry, I've been off for a while.Between Hospice minstry and a bad case of shingles (not the roofing kind) I haven't been as faithful to the group as I'd like to be. Had a wonderful Christmas Eve service and had the privilage of being with a few families that did lose and are about to lose loved ones at our Hospice House. It never ceases to amaze me at how the ones who know the Lord can deal with that transition we call death and the ones who don't mourn so bitterly and die with such trepidation.

Fear not, we have been given good tidings of great joy! Jesus is born in Bethlehem... hallelujah! Merry Christmas to all!!!
Comment by John Nabors on December 25, 2009 at 5:53pm
I hope and pray that everyone's Christmas services have been as great a blessing as mine have been. Sharing for the Lord.

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