• Great Is Thy Faithfulness: These Progressions Will Blow Your Mind [Intermediate Players Only]

    in Chords & Progressions,Experienced players,Gospel music,Hymns,Piano,Playing By Ear,Playing songs

    Post image for Great Is Thy Faithfulness: These Progressions Will Blow Your Mind [Intermediate Players Only]

    Our focus in today’s lesson is on chord progressions to the hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”.

    Although we’ll not be covering the chord progressions of entire hymn song, you’ll love the section of the song we’ll be exploring. Let me show you the section:

    Great is Thy faithfulness
    Great is Thy faithfulness
    *[Morning by morning new mercies I see]*
    And all I have needed Thy hand hath provided
    Great is Thy faithfulness
    Lord unto me

    I’ll be showing you some classic chord progressions that can help you walk through the section that says “morning by morning new mercies I see”.

    “These Chord Progressions Will Blow Your Mind…”

    Before we get into the progressions to the hymn song Great is thy faithfulness, it’s very important for us to take a look at the melody.

    Keep in mind that all the examples will be given in the key of C major:

    The Melody

    Using the upper tetrachord of the major scale:

    …you can play through the entire melody of the section of the hymn we’re focusing on.

    “So, Here’s The Melody Of The Song”

    Mor:

    …ning:

    …by:

    …mor:

    …ning:

    …new:

    …mer:

    …cies:

    …I:

    …see:

    Note that most of the chords in the progression we’ll learn will have the melody note.

    The Chord Progressions

    Alright! I’ll be showing you the classic chord progressions that you can play over the section of the hymn that says “morning by morning new mercies I see”.

    “Here You Are…”

    Mor:

    …ning:

    …by:

    …mor:

    …ning:

    …new:

    …mer:

    …cies:

    …I:

    …see:

    I hope you enjoyed playing through the chord progressions.

    Final Words

    When hymns are approached using classic chord progressions like we did in this blog, they sound very original and traditional.

    We’ll learn more about hymns and explore other chord progressions in a subsequent lesson. Until then, it is recommended that you transpose these chords to other keys.

    Feel free to comment, ask questions, make suggestions and contributions using the comment section.

    All the best!

    The following two tabs change content below.
    Hello, I'm Chuku Onyemachi (aka - "Dr. Pokey") - a musicologist, pianist, author, clinician and Nigerian. Inspired by my role model Jermaine Griggs, I started teaching musicians in my neighborhood in April 2005. Today, I'm privileged to work as the head of education, music consultant, and chief content creator with HearandPlay Music Group sharing my wealth of knowledge with hundreds of thousands of musicians across the world.

    Attention: To learn more about this, I recommend our 500+ page course: The "Official Guide To Piano Playing." Click here for more information.




    songtutor600x314-5jpg

    gospelnewbanner3jpg

    { 1 comment… read it below or add one }

    1 Carolyn

    Thanks and will definitely try this. God bless you.

    Reply

    Leave a Comment

    Previous post:

    Next post: