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The Lord Bless You and Keep You

As a follow-up from a previous post, here’s a recording of “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” sung by some of our church members. Let’s make an effort to learn this song well so that we can bless our brothers and our sisters as we send them out mission trips and church plants.

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Electric Guitar Tutorial: Essential Effects

Here’s a video from Jeff about the 6 essential effects that electric guitarists here at Gracepoint need to know – as we have more and more people learning to play the electric, training like this is so valuable – thanks Jeff!

Behind the Scenes: Welcome to Gracepoint Video

You all probably saw the “Welcome to Gracepoint” video at Sunday service starring our own Jesse. Well, what you probably didnt know was that the video was filmed by Gracepoint Berkeley, then the raw footage sent down to Abe in Gracepoint Riverside for editing and the music was composed by Dominic in Gracepoint Austin. Pretty amazing huh? Truly and example of the church in action. Anyways, I thought the music was really cool considering Dom composed and put it all together. Here’s what Dom had to say about it:

To welcome all the new students in the fall, our church decided to put together an intro video describing what Gracepoint is all about.  So I was given the opportunity to come up with a background track for the video.  It was a fun project as it involved collaboration between our Gracepoint Berkeley, Gracepoint Riverside, and Gracepoint Austin churches to get the final product fine tuned.  The hardest part was coming up with the right mood for the video.  There’s a lot of short videos out there, including ones our church has done before, but this intro video required something lighter and bouncy.  So we started out with some acoustic guitar riffs, but it didn’t quite capture the mood we wanted.  That’s when we remembered Logic Pro has thousands of audio loops preloaded to experiment with, so I spent some time mining through the percussion loop library to find a nice drum loop to get the creative juices flowing.  Having a nice beat totally makes composing easier – it’s kind of like how runners get inspired to keep running when they listen to energetic music.  Then I just fiddled around with some motifs and chord progressions and stringed them together.  If you break it down, the track is actually very simple – it’s basically just D Bm A G repeated over and over again, with some minor variations here and there.  The key is to vary the motifs by using different rhythms and note combinations.  There were also some other considerations – timing, transitions, sound effects, etc. – that made it more challenging, but overall it was a great learning experience.  Hope you all enjoyed it! – Dominic: Gracepoint Austin

You can listen to the different versions here!

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Campfire 101 – Let Your Light Shine Bright

Here’s a special tutorial from our very Ray C. An expert in campire and those nostalgic oldies but goodies we present to you “Let Your Light Shine Bright”! Now you can play this at your next campire!

Learn to Sing: The Lord Bless You and Keep You

As most of you know, this song is sung at all our farewells and I’m sure that like me, most of you just find yourselves trying to “figure out” the song while the older ones at our church sing it. When well sung, its beautiful but because a lot us dont know it, there have been times where ive been part of a really painful rendition of it.

Well everyone, here’s your chance to learn it! Each part has been posted below and just find your part and start singing away!

Lyrics:
The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord lift His countenance upon you,
And give you peace, and give you peace;
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
And be gracious, and be gracious;
The Lord be gracious, gracious unto you.
Amen(8x)

Alto

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Soprano

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Tenor

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Bass

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What's that song? "Return"

Many of you have requested more details of song we sang this past Tuesday at the weekly Gracepoint Fellowship Church prayer meeting. Kelly Kang, who leads our prayer meeting introduced the song “Return” by Jon Klinepeter. You can find the song on iTunes under the album Eucharist. He is apart of  a band called ‘Mission‘. You can also download the song chart on their site here.

Buy/Listen to it on iTunes

Note: If any of you have a song you are wondering about, please dont hesitate to comment and ask!

Tutorial: Solution – Hillsong United

Tutorial on how to play Hillsong United’s Solution by Mike who’s on the Gracepoint Worship Team

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Tutorial: Our God Saves – Paul Baloche

Hey everyone, here’s a good acoustic guitar tutorial tutorial video from youtube for this song! You might recognize the song because we do sing it here at Gracepoint Berkeley. Check it out and please don’t forget to comment.

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Keyboard Tutorial Videos

In case you haven’t noticed, we are developing a resources section here at our Gracepoint Worship blog. For those of you who have been bummed that there’s no keyboard MYT this summer, we are publishing our own keyboard tutorial videos, made by our very own Dominic! He’s currently serving as our keyboardist at Gracepoint Fellowship Church Austin, Gracepoint Berkeley’s sister church. Here’s the fourth installment of the series. Check out the Resources Page for more videos!

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Tutorial: Where the Love Lasts Forever – Hillsong United

Here is Mike from the Gracepoint Fellowship Church Berkeley Worship Team teaching Where the Love Lasts Forever by Hillsong United.

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