Category Archives: Free Arrangements

The importance of the number four (Repost from 2011)

When you start learning music, you are focused on individual notes.  That lasts a long time but at some point, you want to become a functional pianist (able to play real-life music in real-life situations).  It then becomes important to shift your focus so that rather than seeing notes, you see chords. After you get […]

What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Song analysis)

About seven years ago, I recorded a series of videos about the song “What a Friend We Have In Jesus.” If you watch all five, you will probably invest an hour but also get an extensive look at how I evaluate music and reharmonize it. Basically, these videos go through the song line by line. […]

Chestnuts Roasting, free lead sheet, and a studio tour

As we close out 2016, let me wish you a very merry Christmas and a joyous 2017. This has been a great year for us with a new record in sales of music and courses. Thank you for your support. I recorded an off-the-cuff video this morning of me playing “The Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts Roasting […]

Free arrangement: Take My Life and Let It Be

I have just added a free arrangement to the free arrangement page. This one is entirely free to everyone, whether you are in the monthly hymn arrangement club or not.   This is an early advanced arrangement that is not really that hard but sounds a bit hard in places. If you struggle with the […]

Free arrangement: Tell Me the Story of Jesus

Here is a free arrangement for you today:   This is styled a bit differently than most of the arrangements I post here. It is probably more representative of how I usually play. That being said, it is going to be challenging for many because it has thick chords that often require bigger hands. If […]

New arrangement: I’d Rather Have Jesus

I just published a new arrangement for late intermediate: I’d Rather Have Jesus You can get the arrangement here: However, if you are a member of the Monthly Hymn Arrangement Club, do not buy this arrangement. You will be getting it for free later today. If you are interested in joining that club, it costs […]

Free Arrangement: The First Noel

Here is a new free arrangement for you:   This is not quite a 15-minute arrangement. It has some lush harmony in it and that makes it a bit challenging to sight read. Here is a demo of me playing it. If you don’t see the video below, click here:

Free Christmas stuff

I get the question every Christmas about free Christmas arrangements and I do plan to get one out this year. But in the meantime, I want to draw your attention to two arrangements already on the site. They are from my Heirloom CD:     Both of these arrangements are gentle and easy. You can […]

Free arrangement: O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Here is a new arrangement for you:   This is probably not a 15-minute arrangement but it is not so hard. I tried to use repetitive patterns as much as possible even if some of them are pretty fast. You might recognize this arrangement because it is an adaption of a longer version I recorded of […]