Keisha Nobles


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[RECORDING–“Let It Rise”]: Praise the Lord, Everyone! I know that it’s been some time since I made a post, but so much has happened since the last time I have been in GU! I missed ya’ll! I reside in South Carolina, and our quarantine has been over every since May 1st— The governor has said that zoos, amusement parks, and entertainment venues […] View
  • 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

    • I sent the re-harm clip to one of my musician friends and they said that it was nice but that they would help me take the re-harm to the next level. So they requested that I send them a recording of me playing the original version. I recorded my interpretation of the original version here. Please excuse the errors, but recognize the effort! Thank you, Lord!
    • I enjoyed this reharm post very much. I really liked how you shared the development process to formulate a strategy. It actually broke down for me how reharms work in a way I had not understood in detail or paid much attention to.

      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!

      • Happy New Year 2020!!
        • Thank you, Michael! I know that if you like it, the Lord was responsible for it, and I always give him the glory for any progress because he is THE MASTER musician. Unfortunately, my teacher really didn’t like the clips. On the origianal reharm, he said that it didn’t obey the rules of “tension and release” and that it didn’t sound “Pianistic” enough. The voicings in the left hand may sound better on the organ though. On the second clip, he had a number of suggestions including cleaning up the runs, NOT using rollups in the beginning, and overuse of the sustain pedal. I plan to re-submit the second clip with corrections, and he also requested that I play the song 3 different ways and send them to him. My teacher is a perfectionist, and I respect that. It’s just that I will be very busy on New Years day completing this new assignment, and I pray that he accepts the finished product.
          I really enjoyed interacting with you in GU, and I am touched that we were able to learn so much from each other. Happy New Year to you in Canada, Michael! May the Lord bless your progress in 2020 as well. #2020ANewYear&AnewMusicalBeginning

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