Continuing on the trend of working on Book of Mormon Doctrinal Mastery scriptures, our family is working on learning Mosiah 2:41 - Obedience Brings Blessings and Happiness. The tune ended up quite jaunty at some points! I hope you and/or your family or seminary class may enjoy learning it along with us!
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I have just spent a good portion of my morning re-typing some of my very first scripture songs. Back then, I was not using them for memorization sake - I had dreams of possibly publishing these - so I included accompaniment and some articulations. Unfortunately, since that time in 2009, I lost the files sometime while changing computers. I still had the hard copies, though so I re-entered them into my software and uploaded them today.
In addition, I found two more Book of Mormon scriptures that I had not yet uploaded, so I posted those as well. With this posting, I have now uploaded all of my Book of Mormon scriptures that I have written up to this date.
And lastly, I also uploaded the new Scripture of the Week, Alma 39:9 which is one of the LDS Doctrinal Mastery scriptures for the Seminary program. I have put all of the Book of Mormon Doctrinal Mastery scriptures in bold for easy reference. I have songs for over half of the scriptures.
One last items, on all the songs I posted today, I also included a file with me singing the scripture. If you find that helpful, please comment below!
With the uploading of this week's Scripture of the Week, Matthew 11:28-30, I have now published 80 Scripture Songs by Steve on this site! I plan to keep these songs free for download so you can learn, learn, learn.
I will be going through the Book of Mormon Doctrinal Mastery scriptures and writing songs for those that I haven't done yet. It may take a bit, but I'll eventually get it done.
If you have printed any of these songs and learned them, I'd love to hear about your experience. Was it easy? What would help? How can I aid your experience? Comment below!
I had some time today (finally), so I decided to go on a publishing spree. In addition to a new Scripture of the Week, I also published 15 other Scripture Songs - mostly from the Doctrine and Covenants. Here's the complete list of what was published today:
2 Nephi 26:33
3 Nephi 5:13
D&C 115:5 (Scripture of the Week!)
Which one is your favorite from today's list? Enjoy!!
It's been a couple months since we've had a new Scripture of the Week. The kids have been choosing to review some of our old Scripture Songs, so I haven't had to write a new one. We had Family Home Evening last night and we started learning Romans 1:17, "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith." I wrote a song this morning and can now post it. Enjoy!
I'd love to hear from you if you have downloaded or used any these songs. Also, please comment if you know of other sites that do this same sort of Scripture Song thing. Would it be helpful for you to have someone singing the melodies or is the piano recording enough?
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With the addition of this week's Scripture of the Week, 2 Timothy 3:14-15, I have hit the milestone of having 50 Scripture Songs officially online. Also exciting, this is song 99 that I've written. When I write and post song #100, I'll do a big website blast and post a bunch all at once.
I still don't know if anyone is even using these songs on their own, but I'm mostly writing them for my own kids anyway, so I'll just keep plugging away.
Hello! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've updated anything on this site. I moved across country to Washington state this summer and then started my doctoral studies and just became swamped. Plus, I have been working on another side project. I've launched a web page dedicated to my other compositions. Check it out at SDCompose.and remember to follow me on Facebook!
Anyway, I just updated the Scripture of the Week. We've done this one before, but my son, Jeremiah, decided he wanted to review Jeremiah 1:4-5 again. It's always good to review!
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This week's Scripture of the Week is short and simple: Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." I wrote a fun little tune to this one that can be done in a 4-part round. My kids really enjoyed this one and I think you will as well!
Does anyone out there know how I can track how many times something is being downloaded from my site? I have no way of tracking that and I'm just curious.
One day, in my imaginary future, I'll have time to sit down and upload all the songs that I have that I haven't been able to upload yet. I think in total, I have 87 songs written, but probably less than half of that on this site. Also in my "one day," I want to upload some of the hymn arrangements I've done for choir over the years. I can't seem to get anyone to publish them, so maybe I'll just put them out there myself. One day...
We're down to 29 days until the big move. Things are getting real! I may be offline for a week or two during that time, but I'll get back on the site as soon as physically possible. Not that I have many loyal followers to disappoint, but I'll do it anyway.
Any-who...I've updated the Scripture of the Week. We're in the Doctrine and Covenants this week: D&C 76:22-24. This is Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon's testimony of Christ.
As always, please share with your friends and neighbors and come back each week for a new scripture. And comment on here or on the Facebook page and let me know what you think.
Getting ready to move has really put a damper on things on my end. It's been difficult to make it to the computer to compose or upload new music. I failed to upload last week's scripture of the week: Joseph Smith History 1:17 - the First Vision. I just got it uploaded today.
Our house went on the market yesterday, but I still have more to fix on my house. Even so, I had time to write a new song for this week's Scripture of the Week. This week, we're back in the Book of Mormon and learning 2 Nephi 2:27. This was a fun one to write because the verse is split quite nicely into good and evil which gave me the opportunity to switch from major to minor. We just started it this morning and the kids seemed to like it.
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Happy Scripture Singing!