Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New Recording: By Day The LORD Commands His Love

This is a worship song I wrote a few years back. I haven't written that much for some time, and I see this as the season of my life to finally do this recording project. I am excited to see how the Lord will direct and bless this endeavor. I do not plan to stop recording, as this has been a long overdue work that I believe needs to keep going until the Lord takes me home.

Scripture verses used:
Psalm 42:8; 149:5; 65:8b; 17:15b


By day the Lord commands His love
And at night His song is with me (42:8a)
In glory joyful I will sing on my bed (149:5)
A prayer to the God of my life (42:8b)

You make the going out of the morning
And the evening to shout for joy (65:8b)
If my breath shall tarry and I awake
With Your likeness I'm satisfied (17:15b)

(Most of the words are from the Psalms using the ESV.)

May this song bless you richly, encouraging you to keep yourselves in the love of God (Jude 21), and may it bless the Lord as His Spirit leads you to sing it to Him.

Grace and Peace,


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Three Scale Exercises in 11 Keys, Vol. 1

"Three Scale Exercises in 11 Keys, Vol. 1" is now available for download! The keys are in order using the circle of fifths (C, G, D, A, E, B, F#, Db, Ad, Eb, Bb).

The first two exercises are regular ascending and descending scales with different rhythmic variations. The third exercise also ascends and descends in thirds.


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Grace and Peace,


Monday, October 15, 2018

Learn this Guitar Phrase (Part 3 in Dmaj)

Hey Everyone,

Here is Part 3 of my series of lessons teaching part of the guitar intro for Amazing Grace that I am writing:

Here is the notation for the piece up to this point:

I don't have all the chord symbols written out. I still have to finish composing this, and decide along the way if I want to create an arrangement of a couple of verses of John Newton's hymn Amazing Grace. I may just write this as an independent piece, where it would be played simply as an intro to the hymn. I would then switch to accompaniment for voice, probably strumming through the chord changes.

I hope you enjoy it and can get something from it that you can use in your own music!

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Grace and Peace,


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Monday, October 8, 2018

Guitar phrase in D major (Part 2)

This video is part two of my teaching series on a guitar arrangement I wrote in D major. Below is the notation for what is covered (including content from Part 1):

I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful.

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Grace and Peace,


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Learn this new guitar line! (D Maj)


Check out this video to learn a new flamenco-style guitar line in D major. It is the first part of my intro for Amazing Grace. Enjoy!

Grace and Peace,


Monday, July 9, 2018

Offering Transcription Services!

I am available to write transcriptions for personal study and performance!

I can transcribe for the guitar and solo instruments. All work is digitally produced in standard notation and sent to the customer in PDF format.

Is there something that you are playing on your instrument and you want to have it notated? Or maybe you found something on YouTube that you want to learn and study. Anyone who wants to learn that difficult phrase, solo, melody, or composition and can't find the sheet music should contact me. All that you will need to send me is a decent recording of what the musician is playing, and I will take care of the rest!

You can email me at thisisjoshgarrett@gmail.com.