A few days ago, I wrote a post about how pianists can improve congregational music in church. The gist of it was that pianists should shape congregational music in a way similar to how they might shape an arrangement with dynamic and textural variety and a focus on matching the style to the text.
I have not really taken the time to learn someone else’s piano arrangement in many years. It is too much work. But I certainly remember how I used to learn arrangements. One of the things that always used to frustrate me was that I would very often come to sections of the arrangement where I […]