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Voicing/Instrumentation: Guitar

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Comments for this piece:
From Martin: Great arrangement for guitar. I love it.
5.0 stars.

More about David Welker:
I am a hobby classical guitarist. While I have had no formal musical theory or arranging training, I did play the trombone in the BYU Marching Band, - akin to staying at the Holiday Inn Express. I began playing the trombone at the age of 10 upon quitting guitar lessons because my mother said I had to play something. I started playing the guitar when I was 8 when I quit piano lessons after only one lesson, because basically I'm a quitter. Sadly, I was not mature enough to fully appreciate classical guitar at the time, so I quit that too and started playing the trombone in the band. I later began dabbling with other guitars, the banjo and even the mandolin. I picked classical back up after our first child was born when my wife told me my other guitars were just too noisy. So I bought a Yamaha Classical guitar at the main Yamaha store in Shibuya, Japan and tried to retrain myself. Recently a young man I worked with on my mission sent me "How Great Thou Art" which he had arranged for classical guitar. I played it back for him and he challenged me to arrange something myself and send it back. That something became "The Lord is My Shepherd"...and I am now slowly arranging some of my other favorite hymns...these are all arranged at my ZPD. I always stay true to the number of verses in the actual hymn, and try to mix things up in different verses so I don't get bored. There are some easier verses and some that I can just play. Feel free to play the whole arrangement, or just the verses you like! Recordings are done on my phone in the living room...often with some funny background noise! These are provided simply to give an idea of what I had in mind...as you can tell I'm still practicing... I have a list of songs I'm going to get to, so in the event anyone had a request I may move it up my list if it is there. If you would like a TABLATURE version of a song, please email me.
Song background:

I have always loved the hymn "The Lord is My Shepherd", particulary the mens arrangement in the old blue hymnal.  The melody in the alto lends itself particularly well to classical guitar.  Feel free to contact me with errors you find or suggestions you may have.  It can be difficult to write down what you actually play...so I find myself editing a lot.  :)  To that end, I have cleaned up quite a few notation irregularities, as well as found a missing accidental and changed the octave of a few notes in the tremolo sectiion...I apologize to anyone who downloaded this prior to 8/30/17.  I think this may be the actual final edit.   

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