I am starting something new in 2012–15-minute hymn arrangements. By 15 minutes, I am referring to how much time it will take you to learn them and also how much time I spent arranging them 🙂
Here is the first of the series:
Click on this link and print the arrangement out: Amazing Grace (free download)
And here is a YouTube clip of me playing it.
Here is what I am thinking. There are tons of good arrangements out there to buy. However, most of them are advanced to the point where you really have to sink some time into learning them. Since that is not always possible, I wanted to give you some options that you can literally print out the day before you play them and yet not be embarrassed by their simplicity.
Since I have almost no time in these myself (no more than 15 minutes of actual arranging), don’t expect genius or overly polished stuff. Beethoven spent years on some of his pieces. Since I am hardly a Beethoven, you might not see great things from me if I spent 15 years on these arrangements. But you will certainly not see great things when I only spend 15 minutes.
By the way, let me know what you think about that YouTube clip concept above where I show the notes sort of like Guitar Hero does. It is the rage on the internet right now and a lot of people are learning that way but I am on the fence.