We’ll Bring the World His Truth Piano Solo Arrangement Released!

Harrah!!! I’ve finally got the piano solo arrangement of We’ll Bring the World His Truth available for sheet music purchase. I had to get permissions from Janice Kapp Perry, so it took a little longer than usual. But now it’s here! To see the real store, go to chashathaway.com, but to save you a step, I’ve pasted all the links so you can buy it right from this page if you want:


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Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

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Here’s an arrangement I wrote last year of Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  I’m introducing it again, but earlier this year.  I could create the sheet music for it in a matter of a couple weeks if there is a demand for it.  I’d even throw the simple chords on it for if you play the guitar.  The thing I like about this one is it’s really easy and fun to play.  I think It’s my favorite of my original Christmas arrangements so far.  By the way, there’s still time for me to write some Christmas arrangements before December, so if you have a favorite Christmas song, let me know and I’ll make a piano solo version or piano/flute version, depending on the piece.

Sheet music for this piece is now available at http://chashathaway.com

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Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

I’ve always loved the song, Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  To me it resonates the Passover cry that the Messiah might come.  I can picture the beginnings of the passover celebrations beginning, and the pleading prayer to God that the Messiah might come.

Then in the midst of those prayers, He came – quietly.  In fact His coming was so quiet that while He continued with them, their prayers and pleadings continued.  He dwelt among them, blessed them, taught them the true Gospel, fulfilled the law of Moses, yet their pleading continued.  Come Immanuel, come.

He healed them, suffered the atonement for them, and died for them.  He even rose from the dead for them, yet their pleadings continued.  Come Immanuel, come!

And for many, those prayers still continue today.

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Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

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Here’s an arrangement I wrote last year of Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  I’m introducing it again, but earlier this year.  I could create the sheet music for it in a matter of a couple weeks if there is a demand for it.  I’d even throw the simple chords on it for if you play the guitar.  The thing I like about this one is it’s really easy and fun to play.  I think It’s my favorite of my original Christmas arrangements so far.  By the way, there’s still time for me to write some Christmas arrangements before December, so if you have a favorite Christmas song, let me know and I’ll make a piano solo version or piano/flute version, depending on the piece.

For a free MP3 download of this music visit chashathaway.com

Temple Wall

Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

I’ve always loved the song, Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  To me it resonates the Passover cry that the Messiah might come.  I can picture the beginnings of the passover celebrations beginning, and the pleading prayer to God that the Messiah might come.

Then in the midst of those prayers, He came – quietly.  In fact His coming was so quiet that while He continued with them, their prayers and pleadings continued.  He dwelt among them, blessed them, taught them the true Gospel, fulfilled the law of Moses, yet their pleading continued.  Come Immanuel, come.

He healed them, suffered the atonement for them, and died for them.  He even rose from the dead for them, yet their pleadings continued.  Come Immanuel, come!

And for many, those prayers still continue today.

Come Thou Fount Sheet Music Available

Yay!  I finally finished transcribing my original piano solo arrangement of Come Thou Fount into sheet music.  It’s available for purchase on my official website, http://chashathaway.com

You can also see a sample page there.  I made sure to include the chord names in the sheet music, so if you need the basic guitar chords, they are there!  It also includes a copy of the original lyrics.

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If You Could Hie to Kolob Sheet Music is Here! Yay!!!

If You Could Hie to Kolob

talltabAfter long hours and much pain and suffering (okay, exaggeration, I know), the sheet music for my original arrangement of If You Could Hie to Kolob is now available for purchase.

talltabMany many thanks to all of you who have been requesting and waiting for it. You guys are AWESOME!!! You have no idea how happy it makes me to learn how much you enjoy the music. I just wish I had the means to simply give it to everyone for free! Thanks you guys!

talltabIt’s really simple to purchase, too. Just click the Add to Cart button and fill in the information requested. Once you pay, it will give you a link to download the PDF of the sheet music immediately, and you can print it out from home or wherever you want.  You can keep the file on your computer in case something happens to your hard copy, too.  Just don’t distribute it to all your friends – stinky, I know, hopefully someday that will be an option, but unfortunately it’s not yet.  But feel free to perform it for people!  I know from experience that it’s a great church musical number.

If you could Hie to Kolob Sheet Music:

The price is $2

I intend to eventually put all my arrangements on sheet music, but it will take some time.  Please tell me if there is one that you would like to see in sheet music.  I make the sheet music based on the demand, so tell me which you would like to see in sheet music!

Play by Ear, Write by Heart: Part 5

Play by Ear, Write by Heart: Part 5

In my mind, reading music and learning music by ear are completely different. I do read music. I’m rather slow at it, so far. I have known about reading music much longer than I have known anything about music by ear. I have come to conclude that while the principles of both overlap some, the methods of practice and levels of skill are completely different. I say this for a couple of reasons. For one thing, one who is new at the piano will likely feel very intimidated to play in front of a well practiced, sheet-music reading, piano player. While you may hear and see incredible skill and agility in the hands of the experienced, know that some such players have not developed any of the most basic levels of learning by ear. They do have an advantage, even great advantage, because their fingers and minds have developed great capacity for movement and coordination, but they yet lack the skills necessary for playing by ear or heart.

The other reason I mention that learning by ear and reading music are different, is for the sake of those of you who are experienced in reading music. You do have an advantage, and likely you will learn much faster than if you had no experience. But if you have never learned to play by ear, then you must consider that you are learning a whole new skill, a whole new talent that has very little to do with the skill you already have.

Keeping this in mind as you are getting started will keep you from getting discouraged. There is a risk that you may try to learn by ear, find it too basic or too challenging, get impatient with it, and give up. You must not consider that the ability you have will help you develop this new talent. The fact is, it will help you, but if you have that in mind as you try to learn to play by ear, you will likely find yourself getting discouraged, and you’ll eventually give up. I promise you, the effort is well worth whatever time and energy it may take.

If you have practice and experience with both learning by ear and reading music, wonderful! Help others learn these skills, since there are so few who have confidence in their ability to learn these things.

Most of the accomplished musicians I have met have mastered both arts, ear and reading. They find it easy to play by heart. They can write music with ease. There are reasons for this that we will discuss later. I will say that those who learn to play by ear have a much easier time learning to write their own music and play by heart than those who only read music.

If You Could Hie to Kolob

If You Could Hie to Kolob

If You Could Hie to Kolob is one of my favorite hymns – though I do have a lot of favorites.  So far it’s also the hymn arrangement I get the most requests for.

THE SHEET MUSIC TO IF YOU COULD HIE TO KOLOB IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!! YAY!!!!!!!

If you could Hie to Kolob Sheet Music:

The price for the sheet music is $3.95

It is also available on my new website. ChasHathaway.com