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Abinidi Verse to Go with Come Follow Me Lesson for May 4-10 | Mosiah 11-17 |

I wrote this song a while ago, and I'm so happy that the Abinidi verse goes with this year's Come Follow Me lesson for May 4-10. The lesson covers Mosiah 11-17.
The Abinidi MessageWhat is most important to me is that children understand that Abinidi still stood firm and strong during his life, while he was dying, and after his death. In other words, he is still alive and it's not the end of his story. 
I think Abinidi is glad he did what he did, and he still is alive, standing firm and strong. I hope that makes sense to you and your children.
Easy PianoThis song is easy enough to play that someone in their first year of piano lessons can play it. 
That was another goal I had with this song. I want kids to play it and sing along. Then it's fun in more than one way, and every time they play it, they're remembering an important gospel principle.
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Quick Ways to Play Piano

Have you always wanted to learn to play piano? With very little effort, you can start learning to play. While I do have a free piano course you can take to learn how to read sheet music and such, you can also start playing immediately with what's called Synthesia music.

I love making Synthesia piano videos for people so they can enjoy playing hymns and children's songs right away. Here's a Synthesia video I made today! I hope you enjoy it.

Just play along at your piano or keyboard, if you have one. If you don't, you can get the Synthesia or another piano app and play that way. Of course, it's advisable to get a keyboard or piano at some point soon if you really want to play piano. Sometimes you can get pianos for free because people want them gone and they're heavy!

You can get most songs in the songbook for free at the Church's website: ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Here's "Dare to Do Right" from the Children's Songbook. This Synthesia uses the…

I Am a Child of God - with Vocal Descant or Instrumental

To add a little variety to one of my favorites, this arrangement includes a new third verse descant. You can use a vocalist/vocal group for the descant, or an instrument (I love it with flute or violin).

Let me know how it goes!

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God of Our Fathers - Easy Piano - Key of C

Here's an arrangement of "God of Our Fathers" in the key of C. It has a few accidentals, so it's a good way to introduce newer pianists to that concept. The easy key helps them focus more on just the accidentals. By the way, I have a free piano course that you may be interested in. It teaches the basics of how to hold your hand, read music, identify notes on the keyboard, etc. You can get in here:
https://mailchi.mp/082cccecf8ab/kids-free-piano-lessons

It's a Canvas course, which is the website most colleges and universities use, so it's reliable. I've made it with animated characters who teach concepts, and there are games, jokes and quizzes to make learning super fun. I originally made it for kids, but it has turned out to be fun for adults too. Get it for a limited time FREE at the link if you want: https://mailchi.mp/082cccecf8ab/kids-free-piano-lessons

Anyway, back to the simplified "God of Our Fathers in C"...  I guess Blogger doesn't a…

Love One Another - Arrangement

Thanks for your interest in my arrangement! This arrangement is SAB, although it does have sections where the men split into Tenor and Bass, so I guess I could have labeled it SATB or SAB. It's half and half!

I wanted this arrangement to focus on the message of the song and really call attention to concepts we may gloss over after hearing it so often. I hope your choir benefits from it. Sign up to get a free copy below.
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Quick Facts About This SongTitle: "Love One Another" (also known as "As I Have Loved You")Topic: Loving as the Savior didArrangement: SAB (Soprano, Alto, Bass/Men); arrangement copyright 2017 Stacey OakesTags: SAB, Arrangement
Intent: To focus singers and congregation on the original message of the song (since many of us have heard it so often that it has lost som…

Young Women of Covenant

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Tags: Sacred, LDS, YW, Original

About the Song:Topic: Keeping Covenants, Standing for Truth, Staying StrongVocal Arrangement: SSAThe third time through, both verses are sung at the same timeAlso available as a Relief Society anthem, "Women of Covenant"

Hallelujah

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"Hallelujah" is often used as a Christmas song but is also be used as a worshipful song any time of the year.

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Topic: the joy of the Savior's birth; our responsibility to live like the Savior didSSANote for primary choristers: This piece could be beautiful as a children's song.  Use the same accompaniment in the sheet music, and have the children sing the first soprano line. If you feel adventurous, a few singers could do the Alto "Hallelujah" eighth notes that lead into each "Hallelujah" soprano line.
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Tags:  Christmas, LDS, Sacred, Original