Keisha Nobles posted an update 2 years ago
[A MUSICIAN’S DESPERATE PRAYER] 10/11/18: Dear Lord Jesus,
I come to you today because I desperately need your help. I feel stuck in my musical journey, but believe that through faith in you, I can overcome. I think that it’s important to not only document my success throughout this journey, but also my struggles. It’s part of the’ law of contrast’: the good and the bad; the pluses and the minuses; the mountains and the valleys. But through it all, you have promised to make it all work together for my good.
I am your child, and I can’t underscore how much I need you. I have come so far since the beginning of the year, but realize that I have so MANY more miles to go! If I look at the territory I still need to cover, I will never continue the journey. So by faith, I rise above my obstacles, and choose to rely upon you. Right now, I feel my organ progress has been stifled by a major roadblock: VOICE LEADING. By your grace, I can play whatever I hear, but I have come to the realization that the missing link to sounding professional is using the voice leading technique to smoothly transition between chords. My problem is that I play so unconsciously; In order to voice lead, you must know what chord you are on AND what chord you are going to. Lord, please help me break the ‘unconscious’ cycle. I don’t know exactly how to do it, but I am sure that you do! Please give me a revelation of the number system, and prick my ‘musical consciousness’ so that I can be more aware of the chords that I normally play by ear. It’s hard to break bad habits in music, but with YOUR help, ALL things are possible.
I want to play skillfully as David did. As a believer, I receive your wisdom and guidance in this matter, and trust that you will answer this prayer. For your glory, and in Jesus Christ’s name, I claim my urgent petition. With PERFECT Love, Keisha.
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You’ll get it 🙂
wait? I heard you play and it sound pretty awesome! what was the first Chord you learned and used when embarking on the musical journey here at GU?
Praise the Lord, Bro. Nate! To answer your question: Since March 2018, I started this experiment of using one chord per week from Vaughn’s CCGC worksheet. My very first chord was: Eb7(b9,#11,b13). Thank you for the compliment about my playing and I can only give God all glory for any progress…. but I honestly feel that I am an average player. I currently play the keyboard during church service, and only recently have I embarked upon trying to learn how to play the organ. I started trying to learn how to play organ in April 2017— I taught myself some things before beginning in the GU program in January 2018. So a majority of the progress you hear has occurred under Vaughn’s direction. He is an awesome teacher, and has developed some great courses! It’s just that I struggle with letting go of playing by ear and clinging to implementing theory. I never get a chance to play organ during service, so my only exposure to playing comes after everyone leaves, and I am alone to make my recordings on the church’s organ. My goal is to play organ during church service more and finally transition from playing keyboard to playing organ. I am honest and upfront about my struggles, but also acknowledge that through God, I am MORE than a conqueror. #prayFORme&BELIEVEwithME