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.
If you are in the monthly hymn arrangement club, you should already have this one in your inbox.
Here is a demo. If you don’t see the video below, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-bXwyTIO4k