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Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy

Here is one more little vid I did. Playing around with the old hymn, Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy.
I threw in a little improv about halfway through.
More late night Hymn playing. In Georgia. Go figure.
There is one really funky note. My apologies, it was all un-rehearsed.

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17 thoughts on “Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy

  1. This reminded me of my mother when I was a child. Many nights she’d get the Presbyterian hymnal out and play a couple of hymns – I think it was a sort of therapy for her after dealing with five children and a jerk husband all day. You play beautifully and with emotion. I wish I could spend evenings listening to you play.

    • well i’m glad. i can attest, its very therapeutic. I will usually play through a dozen or so hymns late at night when the house is asleep. ill be sure to post some more for ya…

  2. Thanks. I sent the youtube link to all my sisters and my mother’s grandchildren. Do you play Plangdoodle? Well, that’s what we called it when we begged her to play it.

    • well thank you for the encouragement M. My piano playing is a pretty private thing so I hesitate to put this stuff out there. When you’ve been playing it so long, it’s hard to tell if it’s any good or not. Thanks. I will try to put one up every now and again.

  3. Sonny says:

    All the energy of the soul concentrated into the very tips of the fingers. At its best, it’s hard to separate where the fingers end and the instrument begins. I have always loved– been fascinated by– the hands of a pianist. The touch and flow and nimbleness of the fingers so important to the music that spills out. These posts are so lovely… I agree there should be more.

    • Funny thing is that I am fascinated by that as well. When I play I don’t really ‘see’ my fingers and hands moving. (Most of the time my eyes are closed anyways.) 😉 So watching myself play something is a little surreal. I know that you are also a player – you should try it.

      • Sonny says:

        well I have to say I had this strange observation (perhaps the teacher in me getting too strong). You are so still and quiet. The only movement- all the energy- is focused in your hands. I’m afraid I haven’t the discipline (or the training) to keep my body that quiet when I play. Your piano teacher(s) would be proud. 😉

      • when i play standing in my country band, it’s not so still.

        when it’s just me and my piano…well that’s a totally different story.
        it’s quite an intimate affair.

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