New Arrangement: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

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A wise teacher once gave me a bit of advice. If you want to be a good musician, you have to do three things: practice, listen, and live.

Don’t ever think that writing/performing music is just about Finale and a practice room. You need to listen to music; but even more importantly, you need to live. Living life is where musical inspiration often comes from.

If you wonder why I arranged “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” off the beaten path and in this pretty plaintive way, it is because of how my life has been these last few weeks dealing with death and evil.

I would call this arrangement moderate I guess. Bar 32 is hard but you can simplify it. Just play a different pattern on the two chords there.

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4 thoughts on “New Arrangement: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

  1. Sophie says:

    Your beautiful arrangements always inspire me. They are so soothing and peaceful. Which of your arrangements would you recommend for a beginning intermediate level?
    Thank you.

    • Greg Howlett says:

      Thank you. On my sheet music page, difficulty is listed for each arrangement. Look for ones labelled moderate or early intermediate.

  2. rwalter10 says:

    Used this one in church Sunday – our congregation LOVED it. I love this arrangement! You are an amazing composer and I love all your music. I’m so disappointed you’re not doing the hymn of the month thing. I really looked forward to that. Will you still be composing?
    Thanks so much for your awesome arrangements,

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