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“How Great Thou Art”. . . . A Classic Song of Faith arranged as a Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . Contained in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO . . . now Reduced to just $20.00 . . . Check out the Christmas Chord melody ebook

April 20, 2016

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We learn from Wikipidea that:

“How Great Thou Art” is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish traditional melody and a poem written by Carl Gustav Boberg (1859–1940) in Mönsterås, Sweden in 1885. It was translated into German and then into Russian and became a hymn. It was translated into English from the Russian by English missionary Stuart K. Hine, who also added two original verses of his own. The composition was set to a Russian melody. It was popularised by George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows during the Billy Graham crusades. It was voted the United Kingdom’s favourite hymn by BBC‘s Songs of Praise. “How Great Thou Art” was ranked second (after “Amazing Grace“) on a list of the favourite hymns of all time in a survey by Today’s Christian magazine in 2001. Notably, all English versions (a Johnny Cash live performance excluded) are in a slow, partly almost reciting manner, totally different from the uptempo style of the Swedish original.

HOW GREAT THOU ART is a perfect song for the Chord/Melody format.  The beauty of this arrangement lies in both the beauty of the melody but also the beauty of simplicity. 

Here is a short excerpt from the opening of How Great Thou Art to demonstrate its simplicity:

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To play in Chord/Melody style you need only brush the strings with your thumb and the melody automatically presents itself.  Whenever you see “zeros” in the tablature you can rest assured you have very little complex fingering for the left hand.  There is no Barring in this arrangement except for the very LAST 2 measures. . . Here are those measures.Ending 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS of Chord/Melody eBook TWO:

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“How Great Thou Art” is contained in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO and can be purchased by making a payment of just $20.00 through the paypal button on the Ukulele Mike website: Once purchased, it will be emailed to you within the day.

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Each of the Chord/Melody eBooks can be purchased separately for $20.00 or all together at a new “TRILOGY” discount of just $50.00

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  1. August 6, 2016 2:54 p08

    Reblogged this on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH – All things UKULELE.

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