Keisha Nobles


active 1 month, 2 weeks ago
[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 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    [THE BIG THREE] So it really has been exciting having a new online piano teacher. He gives one hour lessons, and before we are done with each lesson, he gives me a homework assignment. Sometimes the assignments have been huge— like once he asked me to record myself playing a song 10 different ways!!!! I take his assignments very seriously because the real transformation in my playing will take place within my personal practice sessions. So I think I shared with GU my original homework submission in which he told me to choose any song and then reharmonize it; then also submit 3 additional versions of me playing it differently. So I chose the song “He Looked Beyond My Faults(Amazing Grace). He really did not like my original submission, and so I re-submitted a redo version.. Along with the re-do version, I also submitted the 3 different versions, which I have attached to this post. My teacher does not like for me to strum in the left hand because he thinks that it makes one sound amateurish. But in spite of this, my favorite version that I submitted was version 3. It does contain some strumming , but I think this version has a better flow than the other two. I’ll admit that submitting different ways to play a song has challenged my creativity in ways I never imagined!!! Which version do you prefer, and why? I’d love to hear your thoughts!!!! #1-2-3JesusAndMe #2020:ANewMusicalJourney #CreativityAwaits #toTHEChiefMusician

    • Hi Keisha,

      Overall I like the version 1. The sequence of left hand chords seems resonate best for me.

      But honestly, each piece has different aspects of musical synergy and dissonance. Like the contrary scale movements in version 3 was cool.

      This listening excercise was great to open the mind to how varied the left context movements can be expressed in almost limitless ways.

      I have not yet memorized all my chords but I never stop tinkering with inversions, rootless chords, and so many finer points of music theory/tensions and chord families. I spend several hours each week pouring over content and each service I approach keys with an open mind like canvas to explore music ideas and maximize the feel and expression of passion in my playing. This program really delivers like. I watch a few others select great minds but know I can always remap what they are saying to my create gospel chord and GU Academy material for indepth learning.

      Keep it up for 2020! It’s going to be another wonderful year of musical growth. What a beautiful thought:)

      • In version 3 the contrary scale move at 1:02 was cool. Nice trill at 0:38 and a couple other select moments stood out to me.
        • In version 2,

          I like a few moments as well, like 0:38-0:40, 1:01-1:05 and the movement of minor chords at 1:15-17 was neat too. Apart from that I struggled with this version due to a strong feeling of dissonance. It felt like he barely looked beyond my faults to see my need in musical expression. So more often than not, using the emotional grid reference of chord theory and combing that with some of the tensions at beginning and several other points in this version was a bit too unsettling comparatively for me

          • ok wow.

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