Sunday, May 28, 2017

Lesson: Just Enjoy the Music - Blessed Assurance

For a while here … I’ve been mulling music … and songs from my childhood.  Much loved songs.  Some songs I remember with one voice, and others I remember from several records, church choirs and many more.  But I thought, it would be fun to feature some of those songs … into a song study for homeschools.

You can consider this a Free Curriculum if you like - or just something fun.

Compare and contrast the different groups singing the song.

Is the music all the same or did they change it?

Do you like the changes?

Did they change the speed of the song?

Did changing the speed change your emotional response to the song?  Do you feel sadder?  Happier?  Want to dance?  Go to sleep?

Are the voices high or low?  Do you like the song better sung at a higher pitch or a lower pitch?

Which version did you like the best?

Learn this song as sung by your favorite group.  Try to imitate their pitch and tone.

Do the singers move around?   Did that add to your enjoyment or the emotional feel of the song.

Write out the words to the song.  What do they mean to you?

What is the history of the song?  Who wrote it?  Why?

What other things can you learn from these songs?

If the song is Christian… Is the Song based on Scripture?   Can you find Scripture to back up the message in the song?

This is one of many songs popular among many cultures ... how does culture affect how the song is sung?


Fanny Crosby

  In the comments - which were your favorites?  Do you have another favorite not listed?

I will star my favorites.

I am also attempting to make the posts more interesting by embedding the videos ... please let me know how you prefer the posts ... as I know many are emailed to recipients.  


CeCe Winans and Terrence Blanchard

Third Day

*Steven Curtis Chapman

*Alan Jackson

Wes Hampton

Shirley Caesar

Aretha Franklin

 **Harpeth Gospel Quartet

Ashford Sanders

LaRue Howard

Albertina Walker-1967

*Jeharna South

piano instrumental hymn

**Tennessee Ernie Ford


A congregation .... in an Arab country?

South Korea - Gracious Choir


JD Sumner & The Stamps  (serious Bass!)


***George Beverly Shea - 1965 

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