Category Archives: Free Arrangements

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. […]

Analyzing "Hiding in Thee" (Part 1)

A week or so ago, I put out a new free arrangement on the hymn “Hiding in Thee.” Today, let’s talk about it. There is something going on there that is a bit unique (at least for me). Two quick terms that you learn as you study the history of music are polyphony and homophony. […]