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Title: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: 247hoopsfan on September 18, 2017, 01:41:46 AM
This is a beautiful old hymn, and was a favorite of my Mom and Dad.  Always brings back memories.....
Played on my D10 Brazilian.
https://soundcloud.com/247hoopsfan/what-a-friend-we-have-in-jesus


Title: Re: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: broKen on September 18, 2017, 03:28:29 AM
Nicely done,,,your own arrangement?
Thanks


Title: Re: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: 247hoopsfan on September 18, 2017, 04:12:01 AM
Nicely done,,,your own arrangement?
Thanks

Yes.  It's in drop D tuning.  I just came up with the intro recently while noodling around, thought it fit the song nicely.  I don't really do tabs, I find them too complicated. :?
I just kind of make up stuff that I think sounds good. 

Thanks for listening and commenting.


Title: Re: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: Paraclete on September 18, 2017, 05:27:13 AM
Really nice!  That hymn brings back a lot of memories.   I especially like the chording you use on the turnaround at the very end.


Title: Re: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on September 19, 2017, 06:27:39 AM
Need to hear the voices singing the song to give it context.  Regardless, great playing of the song.


Title: Re: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: markj on September 19, 2017, 09:10:32 PM
Very nice playing!  Guitar sounds great.


Title: Re: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: mike in lytle on September 20, 2017, 12:04:44 AM
Great playing. Plus what Paraclete said, love the chord changes at the end.
Your playing is a treasure to this group.
Mike


Title: Re: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: mike in lytle on September 20, 2017, 12:51:43 AM
So....
I went outside after making my last post after listening to your playing, and we had a wonderful golden sunset coming through clouds of a thunderstorm breaking up to the west, and at the same time we are having a minor rainstorm overhead and I look to the east and we have a full rainbow.
Your music, a beautiful sunset and a rainbow..... it does not get much better than that.
Mike


Title: Re: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: 247hoopsfan on September 20, 2017, 04:42:48 AM
Mike, I'm glad the song brought some sunshine to the rainy Northwest.  There is something about the old classic hymns that get to me.  I play in my church
band and like some of the contemporary worship music too, but sometimes the theology is a little lacking in the lyrics.
We need to pass the hymns on to the next generation or they will be lost.  

Thanks for the comments guys. :guitar


Title: Re: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on September 21, 2017, 04:15:33 AM
Need to hear the voices singing the song to give it context.  Regardless, great playing of the song.

(Just an observation, not a criticism).  I felt myself singing the words in my head as I listened to your playing, which I really enjoyed.  Felt I should clarify my previous comment.