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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

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 Tom H on March 28, 2009 at 9:42am
My vote is to keep anything gospel/Christian music oriented in this group for now since we have only 23 members. I think would be a good place for sharing original christian songs and solicit feedback/reviews. But maybe there are only a few songwriters in this group, and that doesn't make sense, so what do you all think?

From my standpoint, happy to have you Walt.
Comment by Walt Pilcher on March 28, 2009 at 7:41am
Good morning. First let me apologize for barging in yesterday without a proper introduction and immediately asking you all to look at a couple of my songs. My name is Walt Pilcher, from Greensboro, NC, where we've lived about for 20 years. My wife and I attend a nondenominational charismatic church in High Point, NC. Until recently I haven't had any musical background or training although I love music, and listening to the Scott Ross Show on the radio in the 70's was instrumental (pun intended) in my testimony. Two weeks after attending a Catch the Fire conference in early 2003 where I was blown away by the worship music, the Lord gave me a song in a dream. That started a process of learning how to write songs and music and produce recordings using computer software. There have been many more songs since then, not all in dreams, of course, and not all worship music either. Two years ago I started learning how to play the guitar, but I'm not good enough yet to perform.

I've been watching your Group and some of the interesting discussions, but I didn't feel I should join since I'm not a worship leader and don't play in a worship band. But when you posted the discussion "What Are Your Favorite Psalms, Hymmns...," and included a request for any original songs, I pounced! I'm also in Songwriters and Songwriting Review and have gotten some very helpful comments there, but those folks are not oriented toward contemporary Christian music. If you don't think Gospel Guitar is a good forum for reviewing original songs, that is perfectly okay with me; it's your Group. In any case, again, I apologize for my lack of common courtesy, and I look forward to following your Group whether I participate or not.

Comment by Chak Aw on March 8, 2009 at 4:25pm
After battling cold/flu-like symptoms for a week, it's good to feel mostly human again. And it's also good to play guitar without coughing all the time! So, I took advantage of that and recorded "What a Friend we have in Jesus". Enjoy!
Comment by Rev Ed Skiba on March 4, 2009 at 9:43am
Hey Donna!

Glad to have another "liturgical" player here. I am a priest in the Charismatic Episcopal Church (CEC) and have played a lot of bluegrass banjo, some mandolin and mostly guitar in church. Blessings.

Fr Ed Skiba
Comment by George Knight on March 4, 2009 at 8:39am
I look forward to learning from everyone and producing a joyful noise for the Lord.
Comment by Jeff Hayes on February 26, 2009 at 9:02pm
Great group! I look forward to gleaning ideas for church music.
Comment by Paul Rice on February 26, 2009 at 3:03pm
Comment by Doc Fleetwood on February 26, 2009 at 10:48am
BTW the name of Mr. Jezzro's CD is "One Way"
Comment by Doc Fleetwood on February 26, 2009 at 10:46am
I knew of Come Sunday by Mr. Ellington from the Real Book and the JazzFake Book but didn't realize that it had made it into the UCC hymnal. That's great. Looks like the words are slightly changed but it is a great piece of music. And yes needs to swing ... this is the Duke after all. Speaking of swinging hymns, The Brentwood Jazz Orchestra put out a CD a number of years ago called Rock of Ages with some great swinging arrangements classic hymns by a 17 piece big band ... just great. Jack Jezzro, a wonderful fingerstyle jazz player, also put out great CD of mostly hymns arranged in a variety of genres with a strong smooth jazz feel on the Brentwood label. Just wonderful playing.
Comment by Robert on February 26, 2009 at 6:13am
Welcome, Donna! Just found the group myself a couple days ago. It's already been a learning experience. Just marvelous to be able to share with other Christian musicians any time.
Bob M

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