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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, EASY version

I never was really satisfied with the other version, but have left it on the blog, for those like me who like barre chords.  For those who don't, this version has NO BARRE CHORDS, nor any hard chords or techniques at all.  In fact, it is "almighty easy"!

It's so easy, there's really not a lot to say about it.  If you can't do hammer-ons or pull-offs, just ignore them.  The song will still sound just fine. 

There are only four chords in the song, but two of them may look a little strange.   GaddD and CaddG are just very simple variations on normal G and C chords.  GaddD is played exactly like a regular G chord, except the ring finger of the left hand frets the second string in the third space, instead of the first string, which is not played.  It's actually easier to play than a regular G, because the hand doesn't have to stretch so far.   CaddG is played exactly like a regular C, except you have to add the G note on the first string, third space, with your pinkie.  If this is hard for you, you can just play a regular C, but the melody will suffer.  C'mon!  It's not that hard!

There are a couple of spots where you have to hold the first note in the measure for a count of 1 and a half beats.  If you just hold the first note a bit, then make the last two notes very quick, it'll come out right.  If you don't know the song, and don't know how to count, go ahead and make all three notes equal in all the measures.  It'll sound a little different in a couple of places, to those who know the song, but it won't sound  bad, just a little odd.  Your audience may even think you did it that way on purpose!

I like to repeat the final phrase of the last line, using a bass run, on the last time through.

That's IT!  Way better than the other tab I wrote for it at first.  I think you'll enjoy it.  It was written in 1665, so the copyright has definitely expired, if there ever was one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the site. I just stumbled on to it looking for I Am a Child of God. You have a lot of great 3 chord songs. I taught my 11 year old primary class the uke chord for Praise to the Man to sing the Books of the New Testiment. Love the gold mine!