Keisha Nobles posted an update 10 months ago
[REHARM NATION: My first piano RE-HARM recording of 2019]: So my new teacher gave me an assignment to reharmonize any song I chose. Of course, I selected one of the songs that I have been meaning to do since 2018, “He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Need”. I followed these steps:
1) On a piece of paper, I wrote down the lyrics as well as the melody note corresponding to each song syllable.
2) Then on paper, I randomly selected 7th chords based on whether they contained the melody note in them. I chose from the 6 chords that I have been diligently practicing for months: Maj7, Min7, dim7, half diminished 7, 7sus4, and dominant7.
3) Then I sat down at the keyboard and practiced playing the melody note in the right hand and the entire 7th chord in the left hand. I think that this was the most time consuming part of the entire process.
I am excited to share with you the finished product! It’s such a simple ear rendition that I would have loved to have played it on the organ, but since I don’t have one at home yet, the piano will do. I still have the second part f the song to do, but this is a start. I call it my “Baby Re-harm” because I know that there is so much more to do in the right hand to embellish the melody, but its a start! I thank the Lord for what he has allowed me to explore musically in 2019, and I look forward to even more in 2020! #1-2-3JesusAndME #2020EnlargeMyTerritory #ReharmNation #ULookedBeyondMyFaultsAndSawMyNeeds #ANewTeacherABrandNewMusicalJourneyAwaits
Your finished product for a start is fantastic. A great way to close out 2019 with a reharm bang with new heights and levels to see and explore in 2020!
Happy New to you and the GU Academy participants. This program and forum literally transformed my life in ways difficult to explain.
Sis Keisha, you in particular have been a rock of inspiration and Vaughan’s smooth approach to laying out material is so thorough and vast I feel confident I am being mentored by one of the best programs in the world for Gospel Music.
All the best in your musical journey!